Isuzu for Sale in Sri Lanka
The Isuzu motor corporation or known officially as Isuzu Motors Ltd, as a company has been in existence since 1916, and has been a pioneer when it comes to manufacturing diesel engines. Isuzu Motors offers a range of rugged and durable trucks, SUVs, pickups and busses. The company’s vehicles are popular in many commercial markets around the world. Isuzu has also produced more than 23 million diesel engines over the years, which can be found in vehicles that are manufactured by companies such as the General Motors, Renault and Nissan.
Currently based in Minami-oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan, the company’s present name, Isuzu, was first adopted in 1949, after some of its prominent vehicle models were given the Isuzu name back in 1934, after a decisive meeting with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI) of Japan, at that time. Employing around 8000 employees, the company has recorded a revenue of 1,760,858 million Japanese Yen as of 2014, ensuring its place as a prominent automobile manufacturer in the world.
Isuzu Vehicles in Sri Lanka
Isuzu as a vehicle brand has been present in Sri Lankan soil for more than half a century since 1962. The most commonly sold Isuzu models in Sri Lanka in 2010 are the light trucks and pickups that are frequently being used for small to medium scale commercial activities across the country. Sathosa Motors, the official agent, offers a range of brand new vehicles to the Sri Lankan market. The company now has modern facilities such as a state of the art workshop in Peliyagoda, as well as retail sales outlets, in cities such as Peliyagoda and Panchikawatta.
Spare parts for most Isuzu branded vehicles in Sri Lanka are available through the official agent, though third party suppliers can also be seen, providing further parts as well as accessories for those who have bought an Isuzu. Overall, if you want a well performing vehicle that can reliably tackle the tough road conditions seen in Sri Lanka, then buying an Isuzu might be the best option available for you.
5 Reasons to Buy an Isuzu
- Isuzu vehicles are known to be dependable and highly durable over the years
- Isuzu vehicles are built with some of the toughest terrains in mind, which means that it is rugged and durable on the outside and offers luxury and comfort on the inside
- The drive trains offered in Isuzu models in Sri Lanka are highly potent and provides you with ample power
- Isuzu models come with a range of options, safety features and driving assists so that you get more bang for your buck
- Vehicles from Isuzu comes with aggressive design cues that sets them apart from the rest
Top 3 Best Selling Isuzu Models in Sri Lanka
These are the most popular Isuzu vehicles (Sedans, Subcompacts, Hatchbacks, Crossovers, SUV’s, MPV’s and Vans etc...), sold in Sri Lanka.
- Isuzu Gemini
The Isuzu Gemini is a sedan that entered the market in the 70s thanks mostly to the company’s low pricing strategy that was adopted for stronger market penetration. There is still a considerable demand for the Isuzu Gemini in Sri Lanka and prices can range from 400,000 to 500,000 Rupees. First introduced more than 40 years ago in 1974, the car had a long run, until Isuzu eventually discontinued its production in 1993. Built as a midsize car, the Isuzu Gemini came in either a 2-door coupe, a 3-door hatchback or a 4-door sedan variety and was powered using a 1.5 L, 1.6 L or a 1.8 L engine displacement that moved its drivetrain.
Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 330,000 to Rs. 1,200,000
- Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu D-Max is a heavy duty pick up that is gaining a strong following in Sri Lanka due to its aggressive looks and above average performance. If you wish to buy a brand new Isuzu D-Max pick up, you will find that prices range from 4 to 5.6 million Rupees. First introduced to the market nearly 15 years ago in 2002, it has gradually gained popularity particularly among middle class consumers for having a rugged and reliable build. Currently available in its successful second generation, it is powered using either a 1.9 L, 2.5 L or a 3.0 L diesel engine that also uses a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission to move its drivetrain.
Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price (As Of 2016): New vehicles, between Rs. 4,000,000 to Rs. 5,600,000
- Isuzu Fargo
The Isuzu Fargo is a light van that rolled off production lines from 1980 to 2001. This model became popular particularly due to its comparatively lower price margin. If you intend to buy a registered Isuzu Fargo in Sri Lanka, you will find many options ranging from 1.2 to 1.7 million rupees. The Isuzu Fargo spanned for two whole generations, with its first generation running from 1980 to 1995 where it was built in both van as well as utility body styles, to be more appealing for the masses. The final generation however, only came in one body style, which was limited to a large size passenger van to streamline its production.
Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 350,000 to Rs. 1,820,000
Other notable Isuzu models found in Sri Lanka includes the Isuzu Elf, the Isuzu Trooper, the Isuzu ELF Van, Isuzu NPR, Isuzu Como, Isuzu Panther and the Isuzu DoubleCab
Isuzu Hybrid Vehicles Found in Sri Lanka
Most vehicle manufacturers these days are known to experiment with alternative fuel technologies to power their range of vehicles. Isuzu as a leading manufacturer has also been conducting its own experiments to come up with new and innovative methods to power its consumer as well as commercial vehicle range. Typically, the company has been a bit slow to adopt such technologies due to a variety of constraining factors. As a result, there are not many alternative fuel vehicles, particularly Hybrid fuel vehicles that are being mass-produced by the company. The Isuzu ELF Diesel Hybrid commercial vehicle is a rare example of such vehicle running on the hybrid technology. However, these might not be available for buying in Sri Lanka, though that might change in the future.
Availability of Isuzu in Sri Lanka
Isuzu has maintained its presence in Sri Lanka since the 1962 through Sathosa Motors PLC, which is currently located in Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02. However, for a buyer who wants to obtain an Isuzu branded vehicle, this is not the only option since these vehicles are also available through third party vehicle distributors, who are based in prominent cities mentioned below.
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Did You Know?
The company’s brand name “Isuzu” is said to be inspired by the Isuzu River of Japan. In addition, the rough translation of the word Isuzu in English is said to be, "fifty bells".