Sri Lanka gets first hybrid service centre

  Published : 2:02 am  August 6, 2011  |  2,371 views  |  13 comments  |  Print This Post   |  E-mail to friend

Company invests US$ 500,000 on venture to be opened on Monday

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By Shezna Shums
Hybrid Motors Lanka Private Ltd., a subsidiary of Hybrid Motors Singapore, will open the very first hybrid service centre in Colombo on Monday (8), marking its entrance into the automobile market.

The opening comes exactly four years since the launch of the company in Singapore, when it launched its first state-of-the-art engineering centre there. This will be the first of the many such engineering centres to be opened islandwide by Hybrid Motors Lanka in the months ahead.

The hybrid service centre was set up with an investment of US$ 500,000 to meet the technical needs of the estimated 2,000 to 3,000 hybrid cars in Sri Lanka, while a further 2,500 are still in the port awaiting clearance.
Although hybrid cars are becoming increasingly popular, there is no warranty issued with the car, nor are there any service centres to meet the mechanical needs of such cars here.
Hybrid Motors Singapore imports hybrid vehicles into Singapore, but with regard to its Sri Lankan operations, it will presently contribute towards the technical and service needs of hybrid vehicles. The company is also considering importing hybrid vehicles to Sri Lanka in the near future.
According to Hybrid Motors Lanka Sales Director Azli Ismail, the labour cost charged by the company will be on par with local car service centres while the cost of spare parts will be as determined by the manufacturers.
Chairman of Hybrid Motors Lanka Eddie Lo sees Sri Lanka’s growth potential and wants to contribute towards the growth of the country. “I am confident Sri Lanka will do well,” he said.
He quipped that he had seen a lot of people driving hybrid cars while in Sri Lanka, there was no service centre for them to go to for a problem and assured that the company planned to expand the number of service centres around the island as more hybrid vehicles enter the market.
Currently the company is planning on working with hybrid car dealers to sell with a warranty to ensure that the car can be serviced and maintained.
Hybrid Motors Lanka Technical Director Robert White added that the services provided at the centre would be of superior standard since the company had garnered experience from the last four years in servicing hybrid vehicles.
An increasing number of people are showing interest in hybrid cars to save on fuel and car manufacturers too are now moving towards producing these green friendly cars.
Hybrid Motors Lanka will promote hybrid technology in this distinctive engineering precinct, providing consistent and finest maintenance facilities to hybrid car owners in Sri Lanka.
Hybrid Motors Singapore is one of the largest players in the automobile industry in Singapore with a paid-up capital of Singapore $ 2 million and is a leading importer and service provider for hybrid, MPV, SUV and luxury cars.
Hybrid Motors’ marketing strategy in Sri Lanka is to become the most preferred brand for maintenance of hybrid, MPV, SUV and luxury cars, joining the development process of Sri Lanka with the public and private sector.
The company’s marketing objectives are manifold. Primarily, it will strive to change the mindset of the potential customers to the green car concept, whilst encouraging the Government and other organisations to go for green vehicles, promoting hybrid technology in Sri Lanka.
In this endeavour the company plans to have three seminars yearly to educate the potential buyers on the benefits and advantages of using Hybrid vehicles.
Franchise businesses are planned for the future to enhance the confidence of customers with satellite workshops to be conducted islandwide.
“In line with the vision of the President and the Government of Sri Lanka, who believe in the good effects of safeguarding the environment we live in, we will also strive to promote the green concept in Sri Lanka,” said Lo.

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13 Responses to “Sri Lanka gets first hybrid service centre”

  1. Dishan on August 8th, 2011 9:08 am

    A very good initiative. Can we please have the exact location (address) of this place please.

  2. Indrajith on August 12th, 2011 5:24 pm

    Join with us & share your experience.

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  3. kumara l on August 24th, 2011 12:43 pm

    Can we please have the contact no

  4. Marco on September 7th, 2011 1:27 pm

    I bring my Prius to Hybrid Motors Lanka service in last week.

    Very good & professional.

    You can visit at 265/2 Sri Saddharma Mawatha, Colombo 10

    Their no. 11 269 6246. Make the booking first…

  5. hemal on September 12th, 2011 10:42 am

    what is da engine oil ull use and how much does a full servive costs , can we see the vechile during the service thank you.

  6. chaminda on September 13th, 2011 4:26 pm

    what is the different 2nd and 3rd generation prius car?
    thank
    chaminda

  7. Ashoka Dissanayake on September 23rd, 2011 7:15 pm

    How much do you charge for the full service,(changing engine oil/Filter)

  8. T.A. Fernando on October 26th, 2011 2:57 pm

    How can I get a manual of athe Hybrid Toyota 2009 UK model?

  9. Hybrid Lanka on October 30th, 2011 9:41 am

    Pelase visit http://www.hybridlanka.net

    you can find everything about this service centre and we have dedicated forum for hybrids.

  10. seelan on December 9th, 2012 9:18 am

    How can manually recharge hybrid battery in Sri Lanka ?.if have,please give the details .thanks.

  11. Kumar on July 11th, 2013 11:25 pm

    I have Toyota Aqua hybrid car. I have to do full service that car. how much it will cost? please tell me if my car hybrid battery expired when I want to replace that hybrid battery what should I do? how much hybrid battery cost & how long it will work?
    thank you

  12. Suraj on October 9th, 2014 9:43 am

    I need to do the 1 st service of my Toyota Aqua hybrid car which is a reconditioned & imported several weeks back .
    Kindly let me know the cost of the service and can I get a scaning report

  13. neomal on October 24th, 2014 1:27 pm

    Honda hybrid Fit car Full Service how much will cost please let me knpw

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