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China EV maker BYD ties up with JKH of Sri Lanka

BYD makes cars, buses, trucks, battery storage and electric charging systems

November 22, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to implement new vehicle revenue licence issuing system

A new system of issuing vehicle licences called eRL 2.0 is to be implemented in 8 provinces

September 30, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka sees more than one elephant killed daily in 2023 - data

The island nation has been using its tuskers to attract more foreign visitors to boost nature tourism

July 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka President opens electric vehicle assembly plant

Will produce tractors, three and two wheelers

March 3, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka to promote electric vehicles with renewable power expansion

A study by the University of Moratuwa has found that 60 per cent of the air pollution was caused by vehicle emissions.

Sri Lanka auto workshops say they can fix state vehicles at a lower cost

Sri Lanka Automobile Service Association representing automobile repair workshops around the country say they could repa...

New Range Rover Evoque — City Car or Softroader?

Sam D. Smith
April 4, 2020 5 min read

A new leaf for MG? — The MG HS

The MG HS is the latest offering from the originally British but now Chinese-controlled auto manufacturer. Think not of ...

Sam D. Smith
March 15, 2020 5 min read

BMW 530e — One for the drivers left amongst us

The BMW 5-Series is a hugely-important car in the Bavarian automaker's model architecture. The 3, 5, and 7 have been aro...

Sam D. Smith
March 7, 2020 5 min read

Mahindra & Ideal Motors roll-out the KUV100 NXT K6+ to the market

The latest KUV100 from Mahindra has been launched to Sri Lankan consumers. Assembled in Sri Lanka, the first KUV100s hav...

March 1, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka auto garages lobby regulations for domestic protection

Sri Lanka's automobile repair service (garages) are pushing for state controls to stop agents of major brands from quick...

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 1, 2020 5 min read

Southern Expressway: Final stretch opens to public

The final stretch of the Southern Expressway was declared open on Sunday by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Mini...

February 24, 2020 1 min read

Completed Southern Highway opens tomorrow

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will declare open the last two phases of the Southern Expressway tomorrow and the Road Deve...

February 22, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's petrol, diesel prices lower if price formula was in place: Sajith

Sri Lanka's fuel prices would have fallen in February if a monthly fuel price formula was not abolished by the new admin...

Chanka Jayasinghe
February 21, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka to revive China's CNTIC backed Ruwanpura expressway

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Highways had been given the nod by the cabinet of ministers to seek a proposal from China Nation...

February 21, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka vehicle registrations pick-up in Jan 2020

Sri Lanka's new automobile registrations picked up to 34,475 in January 2020, up from an unusually low 25,291 a month ea...

February 18, 2020 1 min read
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The King Goes Hybrid — Range Rover P400E Autobiography

When the covers came off the very first Range Rover in June of 1970, the whole world sat up and took notice, because the...

Sajiv Weerakoon
February 15, 2020 7 min read

Ford Ranger XLT: Can the blue oval's pick-up unseat the local competition?

The latest Ranger XLT comes into a market that is dominated by the likes of Toyota’s Hilux and the Mitsubishi L200, wi...

Jason Diaz
February 8, 2020 5 min read

Audi agent in Sri Lanka eyes stronger sales in 2020, pleads for stable policies

Drive One (Pvt) Ltd, agents for Germany-based Audi in Sri Lanka is expecting a revival in the vehicle market, which coul...

February 4, 2020 3 min read

Does the facelifted Jeep Renegade offer enough to be a credible SUV?

The Renegade spearheads this push to convert car users into Jeep-lovers, while offering an alternative for hard-core ent...

Sam D. Smith
February 3, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka's large engine car registrations slow to a trickle on luxury tax

Registration of cars with engines larger than 1,600cc has nearly halted in December 2019, which requires a rethink of th...

January 28, 2020 2 min read

Hyundai and Kia bet on London startup for electric cars

South Korea's Hyundai and its Kia affiliate announced plans Thursday for a major investment in London-based startup Arri...

January 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka KIA dealer expects pick up in market

KIA Motors (Lanka) Limited, agents for Korea's Kia vehicles said it was expecting a pick up in vehicle sales as it laun...

Mahadiya Hamza
December 29, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka scraps controversial carbon tax

Sri Lanka will scrap a controversial carbon tax from the end of the year, under tax changes passed in parliament.

October 27, 2019 1 min read