HNB-DIMO partner to offer exclusive leasing options for Mercedes-Benz and Jeep

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From left: DIMO Executive – Business Development Buddhima Banneheka, Business Unit Manager Harin De Silva, DIMO Mercedes-Benz and Jeep Head of Marketing Shervin Fernando, Finance Business Partner Sanjeewa Karunarathne, Business Unit Manager Shamal Fernando, DIMO Mercedes-Benz Passenger Car Sales General Manager Tharanga Gunawardana, DIMO Mercedes-Benz Vehicle General Manager Rajeev Pandithage, DIMO Group CEO Gahanath Pandithage, HNB Retail and SME Banking Deputy General Manager Sanjay Wijemanne, Head of Personal Financial Services Kanchana Karunagama, Senior Manager – Leasing Niluka Amarasinghe, Assistant Manager – Leasing Roshan De Silva and Leasing Executive – Business Development Mahesh Ratnayake


HNB PLC, has partnered with Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) the only authorised general dealer for Mercedes-Benz and Jeep in Sri Lanka, to offer customers an exclusive range of leasing packages inclusive of attractive interest rates and benefits.

The partnership is applicable for all brand new/pre-owned Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and commercial vehicles, as well as Jeep SUVs sold by DIMO. The offer extends to Mercedes-Benz and Jeep vehicles already in stock with new models to be added to the list soon. 

HNB Deputy General Manager – Retail and SME Banking Sanjay Wijemanne and DIMO Group CEO Gahanath Pandithage graced the ceremony held at ‘DIMO 800’ to cement the partnership.

“The longstanding relationship between DIMO and Mercedes-Benz is a partnership built on innovation and excellence. This tie-up will offer vehicle enthusiasts in our loyal customer base a unique framework to access tailor-made leasing packages to purchase some of the world’s finest motor vehicles and enjoy outstanding after-sales service. This tie-up will undoubtedly excite customers who have been dreaming of acquiring a premium vehicle as they have the means to make their dream purchase via our flexible, convenient leasing package,” HNB Deputy General Manager – Retail and SME Banking Sanjay Wijemanne stated.

HNB customers can obtain lease facilities for special concessionary interest rates and optional repayment methods where leases with a residual value of 50% and structured leases with ‘Interest only’ option made available

“Coming up with unique, customer-focused mechanisms to enable our clientele to purchase their dream vehicle has been our forte. Through this latest partnership with HNB, we can offer the lowest rates in the market. As a result, more clients will be able to afford their dream Mercedes-Benz or Jeep vehicle through us,” DIMO General Manager Mercedes Benz Rajeev Pandithage said.

DIMO will offer HNB customers with special discounts of up to Rs. 300,000 for specific vehicle models, in addition to five years of free service up to 300,000 km, as well as a five-year warranty for 14 seater mini-coaches and single cabs and a three-year warranty for Jeep gladiators.

Furthermore, DIMO offers unmatched after-sales services. All DIMO imported vehicles receive service repairs for every 10,000 km, with factory warranties, and one year warrantees for each repair.

New leasing customers will be offered the HNB Prestige Prime credit card providing access to exclusive discounts on automobile products, servicing, spare parts, tyres and batteries. The first year annual fee for the credit card is waived off.