Lamborghini, Maserati Joins Competition With Iran Pullout

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It’s hard for rival automakers to find a consensus on topics regarding the industry, but every now and then, you’ll find that these companies are in agreement over a certain issue. The mass exodus from Iran appears to be one of them.

Last year, a number of automakers, including Porsche, Hyundai and Toyota, all announced their pullout from the Iranian market. Now, after mounting pressure from the group United Against Nuclear Iran, Italian supercar makers Lamborghini and Maserati have pulled also out of the country.

The decision to leave Iran was a response from calls made by the UANI during a press conference last October that outed the two automakers as still in business in the country. As soon as the conference ended, Lamborghini announced its departure with Maserati following suit. Maserati’s case, in particular, seemed to catch a lot of people by surprise, including the automaker itself, particularly because its parent company, Fiat, had already announced it was ending their business in the country a few months earlier.

It’s no coincidence why these automakers are all pulling out of the country. Rising economic tensions are at the forefront of the move, and it’s easy to understand why the massive automotive pullout was being done to support anti-nuclear efforts.


Source: Algemeiner

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  (548) posted on 04.19.2013

Wow. I did not realize that the car companies will be able to choose pulling out their cars. I hope they will reconsider the option. It is because this will certainly affect the car owners and those people who will need cars.

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