Kia Sorento awarded 5-Star safety rating by US Govt. agency
The 2014 edition of the Kia Sorento which arrived in Sri Lanka in May 2013, has been awarded the 5-star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the highest possible overall safety rating in that country.
The coveted rating recognises the new Sorento's outstanding performance in frontal and side impact crash tests as well as high marks in rollover testing, the company said.
The Kia Sorento is one of the highest selling SUVs in Sri Lanka, where its design-driven performance, features and value-for-money price enable it to out-compete Japanese and European marques.
In addition to the NHTSA's 5-star rating, the 2014 Kia Sorento has also been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
"For thousands of satisfied KIA Sorento owners in Sri Lanka, news of these safety ratings will be like icing on the cake," said MahenThambiah, Managing Director of Kia Motors (Lanka) Ltd., Kia's 'Distributor of Distinction' in Asia in 2012-13.
"They are already proud of their choice of vehicle, and these endorsements of the Sorento's safety performance will further strengthen their confidence."
Portrayed as 'an expression of unrivalled refinement,' the new Sorento is described by its manufacturer as a more mature and sophisticated SUV that sets a new standard for style, comfort, performance, safety and convenience. Even smarter and safer than its previous version and endowed with enhanced styling, the new seven-seater offers several noteworthy new features that have reinforced its status as one of the most popular vehicles in Sri Lanka in the category.
Kia Motors Corporation (www.kia.com) - a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart - was founded in 1944 and is Korea's oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Over 2.7 million Kia vehicles a year are produced in nine manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 150 countries.
Kia today has over 47,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of US$42 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of FIFA - the governing body of the FIFA World Cup(tm).
Kia Motors Corporation's brand slogan - "The Power to Surprise" - represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.
Kia Motors (Lanka) Limited, has represented the Kia brand in Sri Lanka since 1996.
Colonial Motors reignites passion for Mazda
Colonial Motors (Ceylon) Ltd, the authorized distributor for Mazda in Sri Lanka and the Maldives is proud to announce that they have been able to achieve the rare accolade for being the first distributor for launching the Mazda 6, a luxury sedan which is the flagship model of the Mazda family, in the South Asian region in the year 2013.
They were also instrumental in launching the Mazda' Corporations SUV, popularly known as the CX-5 in Sri Lanka, which is an active lifestyle vehicle with performance, style and utility.
Although Colonial Motors was appointed an agent and distributor for Mazda Vehicles by the Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan only in late 2012, they have been able to make great strides within this short period of time.
Further, during the calendar year ending 2013, CMCL was the only organization to import brand new Mazda motor vehicles to the island.
Mr. Mohan Ratnayake, the Managing Director went on to comment that sales for Mazda vehicles in 2013 has far exceeded the organizations expectations and he is pleased that Colonial Motors has been able to reignite the passion for Mazda Vehicles in Sri Lanka.
Colonial Motors have set high benchmark for service facilities, accident repairs and have specialized equipment and technicians to handle repairs and maintenance of SKY ACTIV vehicles in Sri Lanka.
They have received good reviews from their growing customer base on the efficiencies with regards to the services provided.
Colonial Motors is in the process of expanding operations with the addition of another showroom and its' 3rd workshop on a site located in the North of Colombo to offer greater conveniences to customers dispersed in various geographical areas.
Construction of a futuristic showroom and workshop equipped with all modern amenities has begun.
The service facilities will be equipped with modern tooling from Japan and Germany along with the installation of automated and integrated systems for faster and efficient delivery of spares.
A facility with the ability to accommodate over 100 vehicle repair bays and showroom capacity for all models of Mazda vehicles is underway.
Ratnayake went on to comment that due to growing demand and favorable conditions for Mazda vehicles, future plans include introducing new Mazda Sports cars and compact cars as well.
Colonial Motors is the first company in Sri Lanka to import and supply the latest 2014 model - Mazda3, with the highest grade in terms of trim levels and options available in a variety of colors, currently available ex stock.
Colonial Motors (Ceylon) Limited , is a company engaged in the import and repairs of motor vehicles in Sri Lanka.
It is a fully owned subsidiary of CM holdings PLC, a Public Limited Company listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange.
With over 100 years of trusted service and a commitment to providing high levels of service and motor engineering expertise along with constant innovation, timely delivery and excellence.