TEHRAN: Renault brand cars stood at the top of Iran’s auto imports’ list during the first nine months of the current fiscal year (started March 20, 2017), Farhad Ehteshamzad, head of Iranian Automobile Importers Association, said. Renault was the top imported brand in the 9-month period, followed by Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, Kia, SsangYong, BMW, Lexus, and Mitsubishi, Ehteshamzad said, the official website of the association said in a statement. Renault’s share from imports registered a 14-percent rise, the highest increase year-on-year, meanwhile the share of Kia from imports witnessed the highest fall in the period by 11 percent, he added. Renault brand share from Iran’s car imports was 30 percent in the first half of the current fiscal year. Iran imported 55,816 passenger cars during the first nine months of the current fiscal year (started March 20, 2017), Ehteshamzad said. Over 69 percent of Iran’s car imports came from the UAE during the 9-month period, followed by South Korea, France, China, Turkey and Germany, he added.