Toyota Lanka opens modern showroom with service facility in Ampara

Views - 41 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

Toyota Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised dealer for Toyota vehicles and spare parts in Sri Lanka has declared open its latest showroom with service facility in the Ampara city. Making its presence felt in the rapidly booming eastern coast, the modern f

Mercedes-Benz Club of Sri Lanka organises ‘Sunday Drive’ for members and enthusiasts

Views - 30 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

It was a Sunday morning that brought with it a taste of the luxury lifestyle as Mercedes-Benz Club of Sri Lanka together with Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) successfully organised ‘Sunday Drive’ for Mercedes-Benz owners. DIMO is Sri Lanka

Bajaj Genuine Spare parts customers win brand new Bajaj motorcycles with ‘Bajaj Genuine Luck’ 

Views - 17 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s largest automotive company, David Pieris Motor Company Ltd. (DPMC) announced the winners of ‘Bajaj Genuine Luck’ Grand Draw at a brief ceremony held at its City Office in Battaramulla recently. Bajaj Genuine Luck is a special prize

First self-driven vehicle app ‘TerryPick rent a car’ unveiled

Views - 41 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Revolutionising car rental services in Sri Lanka, TerryPick Ltd. has introduced an app which enables customers to order self-driven vehicles (driverless) on a rental basis. The new service software was introduced recently amidst a large gathering, wh

Kia Motors revs up for growth with Rs. 800 m Malabe complex as nucleus

Views - 507 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Top Korean nameplate KIA is to strengthen its presence in Sri Lanka with a distributor dealership model following the recent corporate structure change which saw Managing Director Mahen Thambiah securing 100% ownership with a total investment of Rs.

Kobe appoints racing legend Dilantha as Brand Ambassador

Views - 200 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

The largest Japanese vehicle supplier to the Sri Lankan market, Kobe Motor Company has appointed Sri Lankan racing legend Dilantha Malagamuwa as its Brand Ambassador. Since 2013, Kobe Motor Company has introduced the revolutionary warranty on Japanes

Mobil partners with PickMe to offer driver partners more benefits

Views - 23 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

In line with the company’s endeavours to enhance and deliver more value to its driver partners, PickMe, Sri Lanka’s own technology driven digital mobility solutions provider, announced a partnership with McLarens Lubricants Ltd. (Mobil). The par

HNB and AAC partner to offer motorists exclusive leasing facilities

Views - 34 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC announced the launch of an exclusive partnership with the Automobile Association of Ceylon (AAC) to offer motorists special leasing packages inclusive of discounted annual and lifetime membership fee

Yamaha-AMW launch MT-15

Views - 44 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

Associated Motorways Ltd. yesterday launched the Yamaha MT-15 to the Sri Lankan market at a packed event held at Waters Edge. Referred to as the ‘Return of the Samurai – signifying The Dark Side of Japan,’ the MT-15 is the ideal vehicle for the

Mahindra and Ideal Group vehicle assembly plant opens in Mathugama on Saturday

Views - 182 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:05

By Darshana Abayasingha Diversified global conglomerate, Mahindra and Mahindra, in partnership with Ideal Group will inaugurate its vehicle assembly plant in Mathugama on Saturday (17). This is the first time a globally-acclaimed auto major is invest

Sri Lanka continues to shine at ‘Jaguar Land Rover Everyday Legend Global Technician of the Year’

Views - 45 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

SML Frontier Automotive, a member of the Access Group and sole agents for Jaguar Land Rover Sri Lanka, has won top honours at the ‘Jaguar Land Rover Everyday Legend Technician Awards 2019,’ held at the Jaguar Land Rover Training Academy Center in

Pan Asia Bank promotes ‘Budget+Leasing’

Views - 24 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Leasing vehicles offer many benefits to consumers, the greatest being lesser costs, smaller down payments and lower monthly payments, which makes owning a dream vehicle easy on the pocket and stress-free. A market where many leasing service providers

Mahindra warns of job losses in auto sector, seeks government help

Views - 20 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Mumbai/Bengaluru (Reuters): Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) said on Wednesday it saw a “huge danger” of job losses in the ailing domestic auto sector, as it sought government intervention, including tax reductions to revive dema

Ideal First Choice offers world-class services to multi-brand vehicles

Views - 61 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Ideal First Choice, the latest venture by the Ideal Group of Companies, has entered into regional au-tomotive hubs in Sri Lanka to provide world-class after sales services for multi brand vehicle owners. The first workshop was launched in July 2018 i

HNB-Indra Traders team up for special offers on unregistered vehicles and Foton trucks

Views - 56 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, HNB PLC teamed up with Indra Traders to offer exciting leasing packages for all unregistered vehicles and Foton trucks, made available by the local automobile giant. The agreement was finalised at HNB Tower

Volkswagen Beetle Owners’ Club to hold Beetle Pageant on 18 Aug

Views - 27 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners’ Club formed in 1997 having a membership of over 250, has made arrangements to hold a Beetle Pageant 2019 on Sunday 18 August. The event will bring together a large array of Volkswagen Beetles to this unique display whi

India cuts tax rate on electric vehicles to boost uptake

Views - 24 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India has slashed taxes on electric vehicles and chargers, as it looks to encourage the use of more environmentally friendly cars. The goods and services tax (GST) on electric vehicles and chargers was reduced to 5% from a previo

Tergo launches premium auto care centre in Pamankada

Views - 35 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

A fully-owned subsidiary of Redline Capital, Tergo Auto Care opened its state-of-the-art auto care and vehicle detailing centre in Pamankada, Colombo 6 recently. The opening ceremony was attended by Nawaloka Holdings Director Harshith Dharmadasa. The

Land Rover breathes new life into older Defenders

Views - 30 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

Land Rover Classic is introducing a range of upgrades for older Defender models which deliver enhanced performance and on-road agility inspired by the exclusive limited-edition Defender Works V8 – 70th Edition. The new Upgrade Kits, the first of th

Three steps to check ride with Uber

Views - 15 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

With the aim to strengthen the safety of its riders, Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, has launched a public awareness campaign, Check Your Ride, to all riders across the six continents where Uber operates. Every time someo

Abans Auto opens Aprilia and Vespa flagship store in Panadura, Sri Lanka

Views - 55 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Abans Auto, one of Sri Lanka’s leading scooter and motorcycle retailers, announced the opening of its brand new Vespa and Aprilia flagship store in Panadura, Kalutara District. The store was inaugurated by Piaggio Vehicles India Two-Wheeler Busines

DFCC Bank signs MOU with Senok Commercial Vehicles

Views - 37 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

DFCC Bank, a fully fledged, dynamic commercial and development bank in Sri Lanka, recently entered into an MOU with Senok Commercial Vehicles Ltd. on 2 July, for a period of six months. Graced by members of the senior management of both institutions,

Nissan quarterly net profit plunges, 12,500 job cuts planned

Views - 16 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Yokohama, AFP: Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan said Thursday it would cut 12,500 jobs and announced a plunge in quarterly net profit as it struggles with weak sales and the arrest of its former chief. The embattled firm has been buffeted by poo

HNB Leasing partners Carmart for special offers on Peugeot SUVs

Views - 48 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

HNB PLC partnered with Carmart Private Ltd., the sole authorised dealer for Peugeot vehicles in Sri Lanka, to offer customised leasing packages on Peugeot’s popular 3008 and 5008 SUV models, bundled with a slew of special incentives and benefits de

UMW expands specialised service capacity for BMW vehicles with Bavarian Auto Services acquisition

Views - 36 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading multibrand workshop, Ultimate Motorworks Ltd. (UMW) announced a drastic expansion to its ability to provide specialised auto servicing solutions for the entire spectrum of BMW vehicles flowing from its landmark acquisition of BM

Carmart introduces attractive offer on Peugeot SUVs for permit holders

Views - 39 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

Carmart Ltd., the sole distributor in Sri Lanka for the world-renowned European vehicle brand Peugeot has introduced an attractive and one-of-a-kind offer. New buyers – both permit holders as well as full duty purchasers – of Peugeot 3008 and 500

Greasemonkey launches first mobile mechanic service in Sri Lanka

Views - 93 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

Greasemonkey Automobile Ltd., Sri Lanka’s largest e-commerce platform dedicated to automotive products and services, launched the country’s first mobile mechanic service, ‘Mechanic at Your Doorstep’. Offering clients efficient and convenient

Vintage Car Owners Club sets sight for annual drive to Point De-Galle

Views - 28 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

The Vintage Car Owners Club of Ceylon (VCOC) has made arrangements to hold the annual drive to Galle on the weekend of 24 and 25 August this year. This event is one of the most sought-after events that will hold the Grand Finale at the Peddlars Inn C

Esports: Ferrari make the first pick for F1 Pro Series

Views - 10 Friday, 19 July 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Debutants Ferrari were given first pick in the Pro Draft for the 2019 Formula One esports series on Wednesday and chose Italian gamer David Tonizza to race for them against the other nine teams. Ferrari were the only absentees last

TVS launches new 100cc motorcycle, TVS Sport 100 in Sri Lanka

Views - 21 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today launched their 100cc economy motorcycle TVS Sport 100 in Sri Lanka. The mileage-efficient motorcycle boasts of new generation graphics and style. At the

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