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Sathosa Motors unveils next gen Isuzu D Max double cab at Colombo Motor Show 2019

Views - 57 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Pioneering automotive specialists, Sathosa Motors PLC (SML), unveiled the rugged 2019 edition of its increasingly popular Isuzu D Max RT66 Double Cab at the Colombo Motor Show amidst the eager anticipation of Sri Lanka’s most enthusiastic gear-head


Aggressive and innovative new models as BMW strengthens service segment

Views - 41 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:03

2019 will be one of the best years for BMW globally, as the iconic automotive brand embarks on a major model offensive this year. Leading the list will be its luxurious X7 large SUV, the marque’s first seven-seater, followed by an all-new 3-series,


Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus all set to launch Ceylon Motor Show 2019

Views - 34 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:00

The official motor show of the year ‘Ceylon Motor Show 2019’ presented by the country’s leading motor insurance provider Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus together with the Classic Car Club of Ceylon (CCCC) and Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CM


Consul General in Mumbai meets Mahindra Group Chairman

Views - 23 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:00

Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai Chamari Rodrigo met with Chairman of the Indian multinational conglomerate Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra, on 26 February at Mahindra Headquarters in Mumbai. Mahindra & Mahindra (M & M), which is part of Mahindra


PickMe – Shaping the mobility eco-system through technology driven innovation

Views - 33 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:00

PickMe’s journey as an innovative technology service provider for the mobility sector has taken great strides forward. The Company’s founder CEO Zulfer Jiffry and Chief Technology Officer Mithila Somasiri talk about technological trends that are


NTB and United Motors in exclusive partnership to provide attractive leases on SUVs

Views - 47 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Nations Trust Bank’s leasing arm Nations Leasing and United Motors Lanka PLC have entered into an MOU to provide customers with the best possible terms on leases for Mitsubishi Eclipse and Xpander SUVs. The MOU was signed on 12 February in Colombo


Fintrex rolls out finance options for three-wheel drivers

Views - 26 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Fintrex Finance Ltd., rolled out an island wide campaign focusing on empowering Sri Lanka’s youth to be economically independent through self-employment. Specifically targeting three-wheel drivers, the campaign, titled ‘saadarayen piliganimu’ t


HNB signs MoU with AMW Suzuki to offer customers exclusive leasing packages

Views - 30 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier financial solutions provider HNB PLC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AMW Ltd. to offer exclusive leasing packages with attractive interest rates and benefits for customers who intend to purchase Suzuki cars. HNB


Daimler, BMW autonomous alliance seeks to define self-driving rules

Views - 23 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

GENEVA (Reuters): Daimler and BMW are teaming up to develop autonomous driving technology to cut costs and set an industry standard that can help to shape future regulation for self-driving cars, senior executives said on Wednesday. “It is a chicke


Porsche Centre Sri Lanka launches loyalty program

Views - 42 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Porsche Centre Sri Lanka marked yet another milestone when it launched its much-awaited Porsche Loyalty Program on 8 February at One Galle Face amidst Porsche’s most loyal customers. It was an evening of glamour and grace where Porsche customers an


Autogroup International appoints Chamath Tennekoon as MD to position group for global expansion

Views - 62 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The Chairman, Peter Hill of Autogroup International, a global leader in the conversion and re-manufacture of high-value American vehicles from left to right hand drive, has appointed Chamath Tennekoon as its new Managing Director to drive its global


BOC Leasing and Motor Vehicle Carnival comes to Gatambe MC Grounds

Views - 21 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Bank of Ceylon (BOC) has organised its unique ‘Leasing Pola’, a leasing promotion campaign on the Gatambe MC Grounds – Central Province from 1 to 2 March. This will be held together with motor vehicle companies such as TATA, DIMO, AMW, DPMC and


LAUGFS unveils second solar-powered fuel station in Sri Lanka

Views - 51 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Setting another benchmark in the fuel retailing industry in Sri Lanka, LAUGFS’s Southern Petroleum launched the country’s second solar-powered fuel filling station at Waskaduwa, Kalutara with a 46.1 kW solar-panelled roof. The iconic solar-powe


DSI Tyres launches GenX with enhanced safety and innovative design for motorcycle riders

Views - 118 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

For the first time in Sri Lanka, DSI Tyres, the revolutionary leader of the tyre world and one of the most trusted name for quality tyres, has introduced GenX, a superb tyre with a glowing neon strip to enhance the safety of motorcycle riders. Accor


Peugeot 3008: The most produced car in France in 2018

Views - 27 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The PEUGEOT 3008 was the most produced car in France in 2018, having been manufactured in 258,460 units. Produced at the PSA Group’s Sochaux plant, the SUV has carried the ‘Origine France Garantie’ certification since the launch in October 2016


ComBank and Ideal Motors offer special deal on lease of Mahindra commercial vehicles

Views - 25 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon and Ideal Motors Ltd. have joined hands to offer attractive discounts, reduced lease rentals and other benefits to customers leasing Mahindra branded commercial vehicles. The discounts offered by Ideal Motors will be ap


DIMO partners with HNB Finance to offer exclusive leasing packages for Tata vehicles

Views - 58 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) and HNB Finance Ltd. once again partnered to foster the Tata Commercial vehicle range which includes a rich product portfolio starting from the mini trucks (payload below 1 ton), single cabs, intermediate and l


Special discounted chauffer service for AAC members by Drink Drive

Views - 20 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

OMBC Solutions (Drink Drive) enters into a strategic partnership with the Automobile Association of Ceylon, to provide a safe and affordable option for consumers to get back home safely, without driving under the influence, at a special discounted ra


Tyre House Trading Awards Night 2019

Views - 31 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Tyre House Trading Ltd. of Tyre House Group, had their Awards Night 2019 in a very grand scale on 9th Feb 2019 at Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo. Sunil Fonseka The Managing Director of Tyre House Group was the Chief Guest and Gayan Fonseka the Group Direc


Uber posts $ 50 billion in annual bookings as profit remains elusive ahead of IPO

Views - 25 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Uber Technologies Inc had $50 billion in total bookings for its ride-service and food-delivery businesses last year, a testament to the size and global reach of the company as it prepares to woo investors in one of the bigges


DIMO strengthens Olympic Tyre House partnership with new premium Michelin concept store

Views - 58 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) cemented two decades of successful partnership with Olympic Tyre House Ltd., by sponsoring their new tyre shop dedicated to Michelin products recently. This new branch of Olympic Tyre House, located at No. 128,


Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus – Ceylon Motor Show 2019 to be staged in March

Views - 279 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

The premier motor show of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus – Ceylon Motor Show will be staged at the Bandaranaike International Conference Hall from 15 to 17 March this year. Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) and Classic Car Club


Toyota Lanka signs MOU with HNB

Views - 45 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:09

In another pioneering venture in Sri Lanka’s motor industry, Toyota Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised dealer for Toyota vehicles and spare parts in the country partnered with Hatton National Bank to introduce a range of specialised services for mutua


Automobile Association of Ceylon Secretary felicitated

Views - 16 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:08

Automobile Association of Ceylon’s Staff Welfare Society felicitated the Association’s Secretary Devapriya Hettiarachchi for being elected as a member of the Federation Internationale de I’Automobile (FIA) Mobility Services Commission at the re


DIMO organises Industry Networking Night to uplift vocational education of SL’s automobile sector

Views - 29 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:08

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently organised a forum for representatives of the vocational training sector in Sri Lanka under the patronage of DIMO Group CEO Gahanath Pandithage. Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training Add


Tata Motors posts record $4 b loss on Jaguar woes, shares crash

Views - 35 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:07

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI (Reuters): Jaguar Land Rover’s owner Tata Motors Ltd. stunned markets by posting the biggest-ever quarterly loss in Indian corporate history of about $4 billion on slumping China sales, sending its shares crashing as much as 30%


Mag City expands service to Nugegoda

Views - 33 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:53

Mag City, Sri Lanka’s premier automobile maintenance chain with the ability to service over 300 vehicles at any given moment has now opened a state-of-the-art facility in Nugegoda, adding to an already well-established network of service points acr


Euro Motors hands over JAC trucks fleet to ACL Cables and Kelani Cables

Views - 33 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:51

Euro Motors Ltd. (JAC sole agent), a leading automobile company in the forefront of providing economical solutions to Sri Lanka’s transportation needs, symbolically handed over a fleet of trucks recently to ACL Cables PLC and Kelani Cables PLC, two


Fuel up and witness the Northern Lights with Nations Trust Bank American Express

Views - 33 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:50

Few natural phenomena are as captivating as the Northern Lights; a naturally occurring display of colourful dancing lights in the night sky, also known as ‘Aurora Borealis’. Witnessing the Northern Lights in person is a dream shared by many. That


Ashshar and Andrew at helm of Southern Motor Sports Club for another year

Views - 62 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Ashshar Hameem was re-elected as the President while Andrew Silva was re-elected as the Secretary of the Southern Motor Sports Club at its 23rd Annual General Meeting held at the Dutchman’s Street Hotel recently. The Office bearers of the Southern


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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

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Monday, 17 June 2019

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