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Unveils 2013 Sorento in Colombo:

Kia Motors invests Rs 600 mn in new logistic centre in Malabe

Kia Motors (Lanka)Limited plans to invest Rs 600 million in a fully fledged logistic centre in a three and a half acre land in Malabe.


Models posing with the 2013 Sorento at the launch


Andrew Perera

This would house a showroom, a fully equipped vehicle care centre and a centralized stores which would also house the vehicles cleared from the harbour for PDI, polishing and delivering to the showrooms, said Andrew perera, Chief Operating Officer, Kia Motors (Lanka)Limited at a gala get-together held in Colombo to celebrate the Distributor of Distinction award won recently by Kia's sole distributor in Sri Lanka, Kia Motors(Lanka)Limited.

He said the facility would be located in a strategic point at Malabe on the main road which would be an exit point to the highway. He said the Sorento has been the best selling model of theirs and it had already sold over 3,000 units over the last few years and had planned to sell at least a 1,000 vehicles this year.

He said on a monthly basis they sell around 60-70 units and use the Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port as their port of import. He said they had entrusted their clearing agents the task and received a smooth delivery to the showrooms. He said the new Sorento introduced had 10 new options and a facelift.

He also disclosed that they intent to open their first franchise operation in a one and a half acre land on the Colombo Kurunegala main road in Kurunegala, which is a Rs 70 million investment.

That would also include a service centre and showroom. He said they hope to finish both these projects by the first quarter of 2014.

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