Swedish Trading Company launches Volvo S60 and luxury compact XC60
Ryan Todd Assistant General Manager Sales and Marketing, Lasitha
Senanayake-Director. STC ,Dushmantha Senanayake, Managing
Director, STC, Kapila Gunaratne Director, After Sales .
Swedish Trading Company (Pvt) Ltd. introduced the latest Volvo S60
and XC60 vehicle models in Sri Lanka at a gala event held at the Light
House Galley Fort amidst a large corporate gathering. Volvo’s 2012 S60
and XC60 mark the return of power upgrades to the Volvo fold in the
Launch of brand new Volvo’s 2012 S60 range.
These vehicles are supported by an all-new petrol and diesel engines
and come with very competitive price tags. Making it a worthwhile for
Sri Lankan customers, the two models are priced competitively to appeal
to the Scandinavian vehicle lovers. The new engines will offer greater
driving pleasure across the range with its reduced displacement and
optimize fuel consumption. The injection system of the engines has a
different type of piezoelectric fuel injector.
Ryan Todd, Assistant General Manager – Sales and Marketing/Volvo and
Proton said, “Through the introduction of these two new models we aim to
provide a value “offering which is efficient, enhanced in performance
and low on fuel consumption” delivering more for less. With the new
range, we will provide the best to our customers, a true experience of
luxury performance, coupled with sophistication through Volvo
technologies like City Safe and Pedestrian Detection”.
The vehicles are available through Swedish Trading Company (Pvt) Ltd
and are backed by the companies’ excellent service offering through the
Service Centre in Ratmalana. The Volvo family of cars has been on track
and demand for over 30 years and the introduction to spearhead a new
trend in the vehicle world. The event was graced by Chandra Senanayake –
Chairman and Dushmantha Senanayake - Managing Director and the Board of
Directors of Swedish Trading Company (Pvt) Ltd.
Hybrid Motors Lanka offers specialized services
The increasing drive towards eco-friendly automobiles has seen global
automobile manufacturers innovating to produce a number of well-known
models today. The combination of both a combustion engine and a
battery-driven electric motor has seen the birth of ever-popular hybrid,
which can be seen on the streets of Sri Lanka.
Unlike the much-maligned, carbon monoxide spewing combustion engine,
hybrid vehicles combine the latest in technology to efficiently provide
both the power of a standard engine while limiting harmful emissions
including deadly sulphur dioxide and a variety of other greenhouse gases
which continue to ravage our planet’s ozone layer.
Taking hybrid vehicle maintenance to the next level and providing
much-needed expertise and professional services in this category is
Hybrid Motors Lanka. The venture, which is a subsidiary of its
Singaporean counterpart, is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka and
offers state-of-the-art facilities, professional overseas and trained
personnel to ensure the best for your hybrid vehicle.
The US$ 500,000 centre, located at Colombo 10, has the capacity to
handle up to 15 vehicles a day, while the highly trained technical
personnel comprising three Singaporean experts, a Japanese and a British
expert are on hand to ensure quality and service guarantee at each step
of the evaluation and service process. In addition, the centre, which
was launched in August 2011, whilst offering standard service and fault
repair, also aims to promote the green car concept in Sri Lanka, while
providing much-needed training and expertise and technical knowhow to
Elaborating on the services offered at the centre Azli Ismail , the
Sales Director for Hybrid Motors Lanka said: “Our concentration at
present focuses on Toyota and Honda Hybrids, which are the best selling
brands in the country. In addition, the company also offers a
superlative warranty package for hybrid drive train systems
Eddie Lo , the Chairman for Hybrid Motors Lanka also spoke of a few
important green tips by pointing out that ,” if you switched to a hybrid
car, a full tank can get you 700 kilometres and more. Not only does this
save you money, it also reduces the number of trips you make to the
petrol station, thus saving you time and you will also be contributing
in doing your bit to save the earth.” He also added that Hybrid Vehicles
boasts a higher performance with low fuel consumption and stated that a
1.8L Hybrid Car, whilst having a fuel consumption of a 1.0L car, will
still have the power of a 2.4 litre.
With many years of experience in dealing with all types of Japanese
hybrid vehicles, the hybrid specialist in Sri Lanka – Hybrid Motors, has
the vision to not only “enhance the standard of workshop quality for
future growth in Sri Lanka”, but also to “become the most preferred
brand for maintenance of hybrid, MPV, SUV and luxury cars in Sri Lanka”.
Kishan heads Rent a Car Association again
The third annual general meeting of the Rent – a – Car Association
was held last week at the Galle face hotel and Kishan Perera was
re-appointed as the Chairman for the third consecutive year.
It was significant that the members proposed the same officer bearers
to remain for the coming year too which was approved.
Accordingly the Secretary Vijitha Jayathilake, Assistant Secretary
Zakir Ahamed and Treasurer Mohamed Affan were also reappointed for this