Tata Motors launches Nexon Compact SUV

Views - 88 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

Tata Motors last week announced its entry into the growing compact SUV segment with the commercial launch of its compact SUV, the Tata Nexon.

Jaguar cars set to go electric from 2020

Views - 14 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

AFP: Jaguar Land Rover will make all its new vehicles available in electric or hybrid models from 2020, it said, two months after a similar announcement from Volvo.

David Pieris Group trains women in auto repair

Views - 20 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

In the auto repair industry, a field where 99% of employees are men, David Pieris Group of Companies has begun making inroads to change this statistic with its ‘Empowering Women through Technical Training’ program.

Ford exploring strategic alliance with Indian automaker Mahindra

Views - 21 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Mumbai (Reuters): Ford Motor Co and Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. announced they are exploring forming a strategic alliance, as traditional automakers increasingly collaborate to meet the threat of competition from technology-focused fi

Audi aims to be first to market with ‘level three’ car

Views - 23 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Frankfurt (Reuters): German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology.

Castrol partners Jaguar and Land Rover in Sri Lanka

Views - 267 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Two global automotive giants – Jaguar and Land Rover inks its agreement with lubricant giant Castrol this September. The partnership was entered between AMW and SML Frontier (SMLF) Automotive – AMW for Castrol and SMLF, the sole agents for Jagua

NANKANG partners VIP limousine service provider Transcend Drive

Views - 39 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

NANKANG a well-known tyre in Sri Lanka for over 25 years, is now seeing significant and rapid growth in Sri Lanka’s high/ultra high performance range of tyres used in prestigious brands such as Audi, Jaguar, Range Rover, Mercedes and BMW.

Softlogic Finance partners Suzuki Motors

Views - 35 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s most dynamic financial services solutions provider, Softlogic Finance Plc, announced an exclusive breakthrough partnership with globally renowned automotive brand Suzuki Motors to facilitate leases for aspiring motorcycle owners.

BMW says car keys may be replaced by mobile phone apps

Views - 11 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:18

FRANKFURT (Reuters): BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys, Ian Robertson, the company’s board member responsible for sales told Reuters.

Mazda to make all models hybrid, electric by early 2030s

Views - 26 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:17

TOKYO (Reuters): Mazda Motor Corp plans to make all of its vehicles electric-based, including petrol hybrids, by the early 2030s, Japanese media reported on Friday, as more automakers shift strategies to meet tightening global emission regulations.

Hyundai launches new Genesis sports sedan

Views - 25 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:16

SEOUL (Reuters): South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co launched its first new sedan under the premium Genesis marque in Seoul on Friday, hoping to cement the brand’s place in the luxury segment and make up for its lack of a strong SUV line-up.

President opens new building of Automobile Engineering Training Institute, Orugodawatta

Views - 27 Monday, 18 September 2017 10:16

President Maithripala Sirisena opened the new building of Automobile Engineering Training Institute at Orugodawatta, which is under the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority last week.

Daimler delivers first electric trucks: “The game has started”

Views - 21 Monday, 18 September 2017 08:14

DETROIT (Reuters): Daimler AG last week said United Parcel Service Inc will be the first US commercial customer for its new battery-powered eCanter truck, and the company will expand its electric truck production as lower cost, longer-range batteries

People’s Leasing initiates innovative leasing partnerships with DIMO for Tata Vehicles

Views - 26 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading non-bank finance company People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC) exclusively tied up with Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) for promoting TATA Commercial Vehicles. In this special occasion on behalf of PLC, Sabree Ibrahim (CE

Prestige Automobile extends flagship workshop with state-of-the-art facilities

Views - 46 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

Prestige Automobile Ltd., Sri Lanka’s only authorised importer and distributor of BMW, BMW i and MINI in Sri Lanka, expands its flagship workshop with state-of-the-art facilities to continue offering unparalleled aftercare services.

Commercial Bank rolls out special rentals during 3-month ‘Leasing Vaaré’

Views - 29 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has declared September to November ‘leasing season’ and will help customers celebrate by offering extra special interest rates during these three months.

Grand car for Hyundai Star in ‘Grand Talk Grand Win’

Views - 27 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

For the first time in Sri Lanka, a brand-new vehicle has been given as the grand prize by an automobile company. This momentous event took place on 31 August at Water’s Edge during the grand finale of the Hyundai Grand Talk Grand Win competition. I

DIMO and Jeep power adventure in great outdoors of Habarana

Views - 32 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:00

The hallmark of ultimate adventure in the great outdoors, Jeep together with Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) organised a trek into the indomitable terrain of Habarana.

CEAT scales new heights with premium tyres for luxury segment

Views - 29 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

A year after its successful foray into the premium automobile segment in Europe, CEAT has entered the ‘big league’ in the Sri Lankan market with a range of radial tyres globally benchmarked for top nameplate marques.

TVS three-wheelers reaches 1,000 customers in Sri Lanka

Views - 23 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Abans Auto, a leading automotive retailer, recently reached 1,000 TVS customers in Sri Lanka just three months after introducing the new futuristic range of TVS King 200cc three-wheelers on 28 June.

Nissan signals a future EV crossover model

Views - 33 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Yokohama, Japan (Reuters): Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Thursday it was considering producing an electric SUV in the near future as it expects demand for electric vehicles (EVs) to increase in coming years.

Sujith Auto Electricals wins CNCI Gold and Silver awards

Views - 19 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Matara Sujith Auto Electricals operating for nearly two decades has been able to secure the Gold award in the Service Sector (Southern Province) and the Silver award in the Service Sector (National Level) at the CNCI Awards Ceremony organised by the

Environmental and eco-friendly pro-green tyres from Perera Tyre Service

Views - 18 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Perera Tyre Service Ltd. has come to the apex in business within a period of time. Located at No. 773/1, Talangama North, Malabe, Perera Tyre Service started its journey three decades back. It is accepted in the local market as well as international

DPMC goes full throttle at Colombo Motor Show 2017

Views - 44 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Motorcycle enthusists got a rare treat at David Pieris Motor Company (DPMC) lounge during the Colombo Motor Show 2017. On display was the widest array of bikes from the Bajaj, from Dominar 400, Avenger Street Cruiser and the Bajaj V premium commuter

Lanka IOC celebrates 15th Company Day anniversary

Views - 13 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

There were huge celebrations at the headquarters of Lanka IOC PLC on the occasion of its 15th Company Day anniversary. Every year Lanka IOC celebrates 29 August as Lanka IOC Day. There were celebrations at various retail outlets across the island inc

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume presents new SUV generation

Views - 14 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Porsche held a spectacular event last week in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen to unveil the new Cayenne. The third generation of the successful model, more than 760,000 units of which have been sold since 2002, is a completely new development.

Seylan Colombo Motor Show 2017 revolutionises automobile industry

Views - 32 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Seylan Colombo Motor Show, the largest automobile exhibition that is creating ripples in the local automotive industry, concluded successfully with a remarkable turnout of motoring enthusiasts at the BMICH recently.

Tyre House Group rolls out global Zeetex brand to Lankan market

Views - 30 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Tyre House Group’s sister company Benedictsons Ltd. last week launched a new tire range, the Zeetex brand.

Uber to end post-trip tracking of riders as part of privacy push

Views - 10 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Palo Alto, Calif. (Reuters): Uber Technologies Inc is pulling a heavily-criticised feature from its app that allowed it to track riders for up to five minutes after a trip, its security chief told Reuters, as the ride-services company tries to fix it

VW engineer sentenced to 40-month prison term in diesel case

Views - 13 Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Washington/Detroit (Reuters): A federal judge in Detroit sentenced former engineer James Liang to 40 months in prison for his role in Volkswagen AG’s multiyear scheme to sell diesel cars that generated more pollution than US clean air rules allowed

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Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.

Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.

The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000

Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.

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