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Sri Lanka: One of the Top 10 ‘Emerging engines of growth’

Tata Nano

After Iraq and Myanmar, we continue exploring the 'Top 10 emerging engines of growth’ as nominated by Business Monitor International and now land in Sri Lanka. My previous Sri Lankan article was based on the observation of the streets of the capital city Colombo through recent YouTube videos and focused on the domination of the Nissan Sunny and the success of the Maruti Alto similarly to neighbouring India.

Honda Brio

I can now share with you overall car sales figures for Sri Lanka over the last few years and the growth is absolutely spectacular: down to 7,000 units in 2009, the Sri Lankan car market is up to 22,000 sales in 2010 and almost 60,000 in 2011! BMI says successful models in the country include the Tata Nano and that the Honda Brio should fit the local consumer's tastes perfectly when it is launched there next year. BMI also reported that Chinese manufacturer Geely is thinking about a microcar alliance with the local Sri Lankan automotive industry, using the country as an export hub...

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  1. February 2nd, 2013 at 04:20 | #1

    Which car is better for long drive?

  2. manjula
    December 10th, 2012 at 14:48 | #2

    I will send details of models sold and whats going on in the market … how do I send you details ???? email ??

  3. manjula
    December 10th, 2012 at 14:47 | #3

    You can contact me on maryaratne@gmail.com

  4. November 28th, 2012 at 03:22 | #4

    Nice post really awesome :D keep it up lankan hot stuff

  5. manjula
    November 21st, 2012 at 17:05 | #5

    by the way the pictures are of Indian origin….

  6. manjula
    November 21st, 2012 at 17:04 | #6

    Your information is wrong the top car models sold were not Honda Brio (which is even not available in srilanka), Tata Nano is not the top selling cars in sri-lanka.. please correct this as it bad on your site.. Im a professional in the field and can provide you much better inside on the industry and its statistics

    • matgasnier
      November 21st, 2012 at 18:11 | #7

      Hi Manjula and thank you for your message.

      3 things.

      1) If you read the article closely you will see that I am not saying the Honda Brio and Tata Nano are the top sellers in Sri Lanka. I say ‘successful models include the Honda Brio and Tata Nano’. This is based on information provided by Business Monitor International.
      Now I will correct the info for the Honda Brio – do you know when the model will be launched in Sri Lanka?

      2) Yes the pictures are of Indian origin. They are for illustration purposes only. It is relatively difficult for me to get my hands on local pictures for absolutely every country in the world.

      3) You say you can provide me with much better insights on the Sri Lankan industry and its statistics. I would love for you to share this with me. Is the email address you entered when you made that comment the correct one for me to get in touch?

      Thanks again

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