Motor

Hyundai Motor crowned BBC TopGear Magazine’s Manufacturer of the Year

Views - 6 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

BBC TopGear Magazine highlights Hyundai’s rapid development over the years and commends its diverse and ambitious product range specifically the ‘mega-hyped’ i30N, the ‘teardrop eco-hatch’ IONIQ and the ‘quirky-looking but chilled driving


Sarvodaya Development Finance (SDF) and Ideal Motors signs special MoU

Views - 10 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Sarvodaya Development Finance Ltd. (SDF), the pioneer in the microfinance business in Sri Lanka, recently signed a special MoU with Ideal Motors Ltd. to provide increased benefits to its customers dispersed far and wide in Sri Lanka who are looking t


“Seasonal Bonanza - II” from Auto Miraj Group

Views - 4 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Auto Miraj – the leading auto care partner in Sri Lanka has launched their Seasonal Bonanza - II promotion for the 2nd consecutive year rewarding their customers with a whopping Rs. 25 million bonanza of attractive gifts, discounts, free services,


Electric Jaguar I-PACE voted Norway’s Car of the Year

Views - 12 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has been awarded Norwegian Car of the Year 2019. Eight expert jurors voted for Jaguar’s first electric vehicle (EV) against eight other finalists, including the Volvo V60, Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus. The jury, which


Amãna Takaful partners up with Associated Motorways

Views - 10 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

Amãna Takaful PLC (ATL), the pioneer of the Takaful concept of insurance in the Island, recently partnered with Associated Motorways Limited (AMW) to offer its policyholders a host of exclusive benefits and offers. With a heritage that spans over 6


Formula E accepts challenge to race fastest animal after fans lay down gauntlet on social media

Views - 11 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia: Formula E driver Felipe Massa went up against a peregrine falcon in a straight fight to outrun the fastest animal on the planet - behind the wheel of the Gen2 car.


Electrifyingly fun to drive: the Audi e-tron

Views - 10 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

The Audi e-tron is the first fully electrically powered series production model from the brand with the four rings. Standing still or on the move, the Audi e-tron is electrifying. Its expressive sill area, the electric tailboard and the light grey si


Team Asia New Zealand join Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY

Views - 24 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Jaguar announced details of Team Asia New Zealand, who will compete in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars. Simon Evans, brother of Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans,


Formula E wants race in New Zealand, London return

Views - 7 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

LONDON (REUTERS): Formula E is keen on a race in New Zealand and hopes to return London’s streets even if Brexit means moving its logistics base out of Britain, chief executive Alejandro Agag said on Monday. The all-electric city-based series is p


Racing Drivers’ Association holds inaugural AGM

Views - 10 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

The inaugural Annual General Meeting of the recently-formed Sri Lanka Racing Drivers’ Association (SLRDA) was held on Wednesday 28 November, at the National Institute of Sports Science, in Colombo. Formed with the intention of uniting all national


Uber plans smaller, more cautious self-driving car launch

Views - 9 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

(Reuters): Uber Technologies Inc.’s UBER.UL is plotting the return of its self-driving cars, but the company known for its hard-charging style is taking a much more conservative approach as it tries to recover from a fatal accident that upended its


DIMO marks Michelin Man’s 120th birth year in celebration

Views - 10 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) has been bringing international brands and technology to give convenience and advancement to Sri Lankans for almost eight decades. While DIMO has won over the trust of manufacturers from every corner of the world


Mahindra and Ideal Motors launches ‘Maximile’, Mahindra Genuine Oil with Lanka IOC in Sri Lanka

Views - 20 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the $ 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, and Lanka IOC, the leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing company, have announced the re-launch of Mahindra Genuine Oil – Maximile. Mahindra will endorse the


Bajaj identifies Sri Lankan as key market and introduces Bajaj Qute

Views - 13 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

Standing among the top 10 business houses in India, the Bajaj Group’s footprint stretches over a wide range of industries, spanning automobiles (two wheelers manufacturer and three wheelers manufacturer), home appliances, lighting, iron, steel, ins


Porsche Club Sri Lanka: Bringing Porsche owners and enthusiasts together

Views - 23 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:52

Porsche Club Sri Lanka was formed on the initiative of gathering like-minded motoring enthusiasts, united by a shared passion. The Porsche Club Launch & Breakfast Drive 2018 in February 2018 was able to display that united passion by bringing togethe


LAUGFS launches Bike Point in Koswatta

Views - 15 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:51

Marking another momentous milestone, LAUGFS recently unveiled a state-of-the-art high-tech motorbike service centre in Koswatta. The LAUGFS Bike Point caters to the diverse service and maintenance needs of motorbike and scooter customers. Commenting


Hyundai Nishat Motor selects IFS Applications for nationwide rollout in Pakistan

Views - 18 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:48

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Hyundai Nishat Motor Ltd. will deploy IFS Applications 10 featuring robust, best-practice capabilities tailored for the automotive sector.


‘2018 Jeep Compass’ breaks the mould for urban SUVs

Views - 13 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:46

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently unveiled the newest addition to the Jeep family the ‘2018 Jeep Compass’. The leading automotive giant and sole authorised general distributor for the inimitable Jeep brand of vehicles in Sri Lanka, D


Bajaj Auto sells record 502,000 vehicles in a month

Views - 16 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Bajaj Auto India has recorded its highest-ever monthly sales after reporting 502,000 units sold in September. It is a 17% growth compared to the same period last year which sold a total of 428,000 units.


Wurth recognised among most admired companies in Germany

Views - 10 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Wurth AG, the leading German company in the vehicle aftermarket and construction and metal/maintenance industry, has been recognised recently as one of Germany’s most admired and recognised companies by ServiceValue together with the widely-circula


President makes donation to Moratuwa University students who produced electric-powered racing car

Views - 13 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena donated Rs. 6 million to utilise for the future innovation works of the electric-powered racing car, produced by a group of students at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa at the Presidenti


Prestige Automobile unveils first-ever BMW i8 Roadster in Sri Lanka

Views - 20 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

BMW Asia and Prestige Automobile Ltd. introduced the first-ever BMW i8 Roadster, a car that takes the BMW i8’s combination of locally emission-free mobility and high-calibre performance and sprinkles the drop-top driving experience into the mix.


Nissan votes unanimously to fire Chairman Ghosn, ending two-decade reign

Views - 14 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

YOKOHAMA, Japan/PARIS (Reuters): Nissan Motor Co.’s Board voted unanimously to oust Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Thursday after the shock arrest of the industry heavyweight, ushering in a period of uncertainty for its 19-year alliance with Renault. The


DIMO Premier: Hassle-free one-stop shop for certified pre-owned vehicles

Views - 10 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

DIMO is bringing the best of tailored, high quality service to customers via ‘DIMO Premier’, its product for certified pre-owned franchised and non-franchised vehicles. These vehicle owners can upgrade, or sell their vehicles via DIMO Premier wit


Hyundai Lanka partners with HNB to offer exclusive leasing packages

Views - 12 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Hyundai Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised importer and distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Sri Lanka has joined hands with Sri Lanka’s premier retail bank, Hatton National Bank, to offer exclusive leasing offers on brand new Hyundai vehicles. The excl


Abans Auto collaborates with Piaggio Group for iconic Vespa and Aprilia scooters launch in SL

Views - 33 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Abans Auto, the automobile retail arm of Abans Group, officially announced their appointment as Piaggio’s exclusive authorised distributor, and the subsequent launch of the famed Vespa and Aprilia Scooters in October. Being a symbol of freedom, spo


PickMe moves to new Advanced Technology Centre to further fortify IT stronghold

Views - 25 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:10

In a bid to fortify its technological capacity and to offer enhanced services to customers, PickMe “Sri Lanka’s largest ride hailing and logistics service provider” moved its entire IT force in to a well-equipped, modern IT centre at 14th Floor


Toyota Lanka hosts dealer get-together for world-renowned Pirelli Tyres

Views - 13 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

World-renowned Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli recently held its annual dealer get-together at the Toyota Plaza in Wattala. Toyota Lanka is the authorised supplier and distributor of original Pirelli tyres in Sri Lanka and h


Classically British – Classic Car Club of Ceylon hosts 4th edition of British Car Day

Views - 20 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

It was all about classic design mastery when the Classic Car Club of Ceylon partnered with SML Frontier Automotive Ltd., Hatton National Bank and Top Gear Sri Lanka for the fourth edition of British Car Day last mo


Financial Intelligence Unit signs MoU with Department of Motor Traffic

Views - 20 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

In terms of the provisions of the Financial Transactions Reporting Act No. 6 of 2006 (FTRA), the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Sri Lanka entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) on 1 November


Today's Columnists

Reaping relevant results: Reflections on ‘Mind before Action’

Monday, 17 December 2018

The recent political turbulence that shattered the prestige edifices of governance proved several fundamental points. For me, one such is the need to have holistic thinking with emphasis on far reaching implications before taking a crucial decision.


The quality of some justice

Monday, 17 December 2018

We must, if we are rational beings and not mindless beasts, treat the herd instinct with due vigour. In the week before the Incarnation of the Son of God, a Son of the Soil seems fit for Crucifixion. The UNP’s sleek bloodhounds, some crossover SLFP


JVP’s task ahead

Monday, 17 December 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe has reclaimed his Prime Ministership, not because he deserved it but because of President Sirisena’s impulsive irrationality driven by hunger for power and because of a determined commitment by JVP, TNA and Muslim parliamentari


If the new regime fails to uphold democratic good governance, society will bark loud and bite

Monday, 17 December 2018

Let the leaders of the new regime clearly realise that the civil society and citizen voters are watching with eyes open, ears attentive, and minds alert, and the body ready to spring into mindful strategic action to establish whether the much hard-fo


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