Pars Khodro is an Iranian automobile manufacturer founded in 1967. It was the first manufacturer of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in Iran.Formerly, Pars Khodro built different foreign brands vehicles like American Motors' Rambler, General Motors (GM) and Jeep under license.After Iran's revolution, Pars Khodro switched to the manufacture of the Nissan Patrol and Renault 5 under license. In 2000, 51 percent of Pars Khodro's shares were purchased by SAIPA, which in turn is 48 per cent owned by the Iranian Government. Today, Pars Khodro builds Renault and Nissan models under license. Nissan models include Maxima, Roniz (Xterra), Teana, Patrol, and Safari.Renault models include Logan and Megan. Also Pars Khodro's cars complement SAIPA's range of Kia