Chana to set up local factory
Launch: Merenchige with Chinese Embassy officials and partners
from Chana China at their launch at Galadari last week. Picture
by Sumanachandra Ariyawansa
Chana Automobile of Jiangbei China introduced this motor car range
last week, through their agent Wasana Trading Lanka.
Director of Wasana Trading Indika Merenchige said that this car would
be the cheapest import Auto Car from China. "We are working towards
bringing you a 'Truly Sri Lankan' vehicle, produced by or in-house
technical experts within the next three years.
The main objective is to give our customers the pride of driving our
own Sri Lankan product at a reasonable price, as well as to take the
talents of our technical staff to the next level. With this, we intend
to create more job opportunities for the talented youth," he said.
In addition, our network of service stations, spare part depots,
after sales service centres and area offices are well placed and well
equipped to provide customers with superior service that we aspire as
To further enhance the customer comfort and to provide a complete
satisfying experience, we have made in-house arrangements with many
reputed financial institutions to facilitate leasing and insurance
services, etc, so that you finalise all formalities and drive away your
vehicle in no time," he said.
"As a customer focused company, we saw that many customers lack
affordability to purchase a brand-new Japanese vehicle due to various
economic pressures of present day.
After a lengthy research and due consideration over the quality,
suitability and so forth, we joined hands with Changan/Chana Automobile
Imports and Exports Company Ltd, (A well-reputed automobile manufactures
sponsored by the Chinese Government) to bring you a high-quality and
relaxable range of brand new vehicles manufactured using Japanese
technology, with collaboration of Ford Company, Japan.
As the sole distributors in Sri Lanka for this range of vehicles, we
continuously work with them to improve the quality of vehicles that we
bring into our country.
We have obtained the sole distributorship for the famous "Atul Shakti"
diesel three-wheeler from Gujarat state, India.
With these two brands and more in the future, we are well placed to
provide you with brand new vehicles at an affordable price, thus
"meeting customer needs within their means." We have already marketed
over 600 units so far," he said.
Hyundai i10 wins it all
Award: Hyundai has a distinguished track record in India with
Santro winning the awards in 1998, Getz in 2005 and Verna in
2006. i10 keeps the Hyundai flag flying high by its winning edge
The i10 wins it all, taking home the coveted CNBC Autocar Car of the
Year Award, BS Motoring Award and NDTV's Car & Bike Award.
It's raining awards for the Hyundai i10, which has bagged the most
prestigious award including - the BS Motoring 'Car of the year' Award,
the CNBC - TV18 'Car of the Year 2008' Award and the NDTV Car a Bike
Award for 'Compact Car of the Year 2008' as well as 'Car of the Year
Hyundai's i10 has captured the entire gamut of the most prestigious
of Indian automobile awards with its distinction and performance.
Over the last seven years, the awards have proved to be the
benchmarks for auto excellence in India and are widely recognised as the
most trusted word on automobile for consumers, manufacturers and auto
experts alike The 'Car of the Year' awards, the most coveted of the auto
awards, put to test the latest cars in India to find a car that
satisfies all customers needs.
Hyundai i10 came out of the acid test of each of the award-giving
institutions with flying colours, taking it away once again.
Commenting, on the awards, Managing Director, HMIL H.S. Lheem said,
"At a time when the market is crowded with a slew of new products,
Hyundai i10 has emerged a clear winner.
i10's victory denotes the acceptance and popularity of the Hyundai
Motor India as a brand that has raced ahead of its customers by its
excellence in technology and performance, eye for detailing and finesse
in design. It's an honour for us to receive these awards as Hyundai i10
was launched recently and we have received overwhelming response from
our customers, dealers and the media across India".
The i10 won various counts, including build quality, ride, handling,
driverbility, comfort and safety features.
It evidenced a perfect blend of compelling price tag above-average
fuel efficiency. It has won accolades for its overall dynamics as well
as the liberating space on the inside. Some of its features - like the
center-console mounted gear lever and the overall fit and finish - added
to the positive impression.
All the awards won by Hyundai's i10 are instituted to recognise the
honour excellence in the automotive field.
David Pieris introduces XCD 125 DTS-Si motorcycle
David Pieris Motor Company Ltd., introduces another motorcycle to Sri
Lankan roads with the all new Bajaj XCD 125cc DTS-Si motorcycle.
Bajaj XCD 125cc DTS-Si features the new Digital Twin Spark Swirl
Induction (DTS-Si) engine which allows for a mileage of 109 kmpl under
standard test conditions while delivering the power of a 125cc engine.
This gives riders the best in fuel-economy and power from a 125cc
Bajaj had first improved on existing engine technology in 2003 when
it launched the DTS-Si (Digital Twin Spark-ignition) engine with two
Spark plugs located at opposite ends of the combustion chamber (as
compared to a single spark plug in conventional 4-stroke engines) to
achieve faster and more efficient combustion.
The DTS-i technology offered better performance, improved fuel
efficiency with lower emissions.
Bajaj Auto worked on the mother DTS-i technology to design the DTS-Si
engine to deliver outstanding mileage. The DTS-Si technology gives the
highest possible fuel efficiency by introducing 'Swirl induction' to the
DTS-i engine to create turbulence in order to achieve extremely
The DTS-Si engine is far superior to the conventional 4-stroke
engines, which dominate the 100cc segment at present. With the new the
DTS-Si engine the consumer now would not have to compromise between
power and mileage.