Motor

Jaguar Land Rover tests first driverless vehicle on public roads

Views - 10 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:22

Britain’s biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has tested its first driverless car on public roads, it


Electric cars not ready for mass production yet: Toyota chairman

Views - 16 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:20

Battery-powered cars are not ready for mass production yet, the chairman of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp told a German


Maxxis rolls out award-winning Premitra HP5 tyre

Views - 9 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:19

One of the world’s most well-known tyre brands, Maxxis, offers a high-quality tyre product range to customers in 180 countries


Volkswagen to invest $ 27 b in core brand until 2022

Views - 11 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:18

Volkswagen will invest 22.8 billion euros ($ 26.9 billion) in its main car brand over the next five years, it said on


Going green needs defined regulations to go forward

Views - 33 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

With the new ‘Blue-Green Budget’ for 2018, Sri Lanka is taking a leap to the future to ensure that we leave behind a sustainable and environmentally friendly landscape for future generations


Suzuki frets about India’s electric shift despite sales boom

Views - 12 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): A sudden move to electric cars in India, which is considering electrifying all vehicles over the next 15 years, could catch Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corp out in its largest market.


Jaguar Land Rover takes over Ratnapura yet again

Views - 10 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

SML Frontier Automotive, the sole agents for Jaguar and Land Rover in Sri Lanka, along with HNB Leasing will be present in Ratnapura with a range


SML Automotive rolls out unique luxury loyalty program for Jaguar, Land Rover owners

Views - 39 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:10

SML Frontier Automotive, the sole agents of Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) in Sri Lanka, launched its customer loyalty program, The Jaguar and Land Rover Owners Clubs, which ensures customers receive a variety of benefits and exclusive privileges when t


Browns Batteries crown power generation kings at Dealer Convention

Views - 58 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

Browns Batteries, a strategic business unit of Brown & Company PLC, successfully concluded its Dealer Convention at the BMICH recently. Over 550 participants including Browns battery dealers across the island took part in the convention, ‘Browns Ba


Kia opens showroom in Kandy

Views - 49 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

Kia Motors (Lanka), the sole local distributor for the popular Korean automobile brand, hasopened a new showroom in Kandy as part of the company’s ongoing dealer development initiative in Sri Lanka. Just a kilometre away from the Katugastota Bridge


Janashakthi Insurance rolls out Full Option ‘High Speed Claim’

Views - 10 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

Demonstrating its credentials as a progressive and customer-centric insurer, Janashakthi Insurance trail blazedits new Janashakthi Full Option ‘High Speed Claim’serviceproduct whereby its Full Option motor insurance policy holders can obtain clai


Jaguar Land Rover takes centre stage in Ratnapura

Views - 31 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:33

Jaguar takes centre stage in Ratnapura this week in partnership with HNB Leasing, offering its customers a range of unique offers. The Jaguar team will be onsite at the HNB Ratnapura branch on Wednesday 25 and


Carmart retains MTI to strategise legacy of family business

Views - 31 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

Carmart, one of Sri Lanka’s pioneering auto businesses, has retained the services of MTI Consulting to chart the group’s strategic direction and to gear the business to capture the opportunities that the Sri Lankan economy will offer the transpor


Tesla to recall 11,000 Model X SUVs due to seat issue

Views - 12 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

Reuters: Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is recalling 11,000 Model X sport utility vehicles worldwide due to a faulty locking mechanism in their rear seats that raises the risk of the seats falling forward in a crash. Tesla said a small number of cables


Mahindra & Mahindra tops sales satisfaction index by JD Power

Views - 22 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

Ideal Motors Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary company of the Ideal Group, which has been representing Mahindra & Mahindra since 2009, with core business interests in motor franchise imports and motor spare parts in Sri Lanka, announced the fact that Ma


Sampath Bank partners with Porsche Centre Colombo

Views - 40 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

Sampath Bank PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading private commercial banks, and Eurocars, the official agent of Porsche cars in Sri Lanka, have entered into a business partnership for the very first time to offer a host of benefits to their premium clie


Toyota Lanka contributes ‘Hybrid Learning Centre’ for AETI

Views - 32 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

Toyota Lanka Ltd., the national dealer/distributor for Toyota and Hino vehicles in Sri Lanka, has been a longstanding supporter of automobile mastery in Sri Lanka, especially in the automobile engineering sector. Adding to their continued efforts the


LIOC joins forces with DIMO and Tata

Views - 52 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

Three giants – Lanka IOC (LIOC), Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) and Tata Motors Ltd. India are proud to announce the launch of Tata Motors Genuine Oil. The said oil is the highest performance new generation oil (CI4 Plus & 15w40 along with


LAUGFS secures distributor deal from Japan’s Denso

Views - 71 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Japan’s Denso Corporation, a reputed global automotive components manufacturer, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with LAUGFS International, the trading arm of LAUGFS Holdings, a diversified


Seylan Bank partners with Ideal Motors to offer convenient leasing services

Views - 20 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Seylan Bank partnered with Ideal Motors, the sole authorised importer and distributor of Mahindra vehicles, to offer customers tailor-made leasing solutions to purchase Mahindra’s renowned Bolero trucks and other types of tipper trucks.


DIMO partners with Assetline Leasing to offer innovative leasing solutions for Tata vehicles

Views - 41 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) and Assetline Leasing Co Ltd. partnered each other to offer innovative leasing solutions for Sri Lanka’s bestselling commercial vehicle range. The partnership includes leasing facilities


Oxford to become first UK city to ban petrol and diesel cars from centre

Views - 6 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

LONDON (Reuters) - The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its centre as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution.


People’s Leasing initiates innovative leasing partnership with Toyota Lanka

Views - 26 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading non-bank finance company People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC) tied up with Toyota Lanka for promoting Toyota vehicles. On this special occasion on behalf of PLC, Lionel Fernando and Laksanda


Nissan to recall all new cars sold in Japan in last three years

Views - 24 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

YOKOHAMA (Reuters): Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. will recall all 1.2 million new passenger cars it sold in Japan over the past three years after discovering final vehicle inspections were not performed by authorised technicians, it said.


Prestige Automobile unveils new MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid

Views - 54 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

Prestige Automobile recently launched the new MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid, the most spacious and versatile model of the premium brand and a pioneer of efficient and sustainable mobility. The first-ever MINI Plug-in Hybrid model offers not only spo


GT2 RS is fastest Porsche 911 of all time at 6 minutes, 47.3 seconds

Views - 36 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Porsche set a new record for road-approved sports cars on the 20.6-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife in the 911 GT2 RS on 20 September.


Ideal Motors partners with COOPFED in landmark agreement

Views - 27 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Ideal Motors partnered with the Consumer Cooperative Societies Federation of Sri Lanka Ltd. (COOPFED), in a landmark


Toyota to form electric car technology venture with Mazda

Views - 13 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Tokyo (Reuters): Toyota Motor Corp has established a new venture to develop electric vehicle technology with partner Mazda Motor Corp, seeking to catch up with rivals in an increasingly frenetic race to produce more battery-powered cars.


DIMO provides unmatched value for Mercedes-Benz customers

Views - 23 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Buying a brand new Mercedes-Benz from DIMO is not merely a question of warranties and security. It’s more about starting a relationship with a company that has waded through with a history that has adorned the nation for over 78 years. As the only


There’s more to driving with Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV

Views - 45 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

Someone once said that driving is an art that is perfected every time you take to the wheel. It also requires a vehicle that is an extension of your personality. Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV, the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric SUV, is speci


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Budget 2018: Will it help realise goals and targets of Vision 2025?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Budget 2018, besides being a budget for the forthcoming year, is another declaration of policies and plans of the Government in power. Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) approved by the UN have been accepted as the goals of Budget 201


Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law


Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence


Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.


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