Maruti Suzuki Cars for Sale in Sri Lanka
The Maruti Suzuki India Limited is the leading automobile manufacturer of India, with roughly 50 percent of the country’s vehicle market being dominated by vehicles manufactured by Maruti Suzuki. The company is a subsidiary of the famous automobile and motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan. It was founded more than 35 years ago in 1981, as a collaborative agreement with the Indian government and Suzuki Motors. India’s Maruti is an extremely popular brand of cars in Sri Lanka, which has a lineup of economical and fuel efficient, durable hatchbacks. Most of the company’s popular models are also available in Sri Lanka, starting from the venerable and old Maruti Suzuki 800.
Maruti Suzuki cars are famous for having small, economical engines, which are coupled with closely packed gear ratios, driving the front wheels of its lightweight cars. This means that the small power output of the cars are still adequate to give enough usable power to accelerate the vehicles along the road. Repairs for cars are simple and widely available, and have often been compared to those of the Russian Lada Riva.
Maruti Suzuki Vehicles in Sri Lanka
The entire lineup of Maruti Suzuki cars are well suited to Sri Lanka’s rough roads and available fuel with impurities, because the vehicles were designed for the Indian market. All of the Maruti cars found in the country are original imports. The extreme durability of these vehicles mean that older cars which have clocked excess of 100,000 km would still run on the roads, sipping a tiny amount of fuel as they trot along.
Maruti in Sri Lanka is sold through the dealer Associated Motorways (AMW), which is also the dealer for Renault, Nissan and Suzuki. The entire current fleet is available through them, as well as a wide range of spare parts. AMW themselves have qualified mechanics across the island, but the wide popularity, and the non-complex nature of the vehicles means that basic repairs for Maruti cars in Sri Lanka can be done without much hassle. India’s transformative car marque also paved the entry for many first-time buyers in Sri Lanka, and the popularity of the Maruti brand continues to this date.
5 Reasons to Buy a Maruti Suzuki
Excellent low price vehicle offerings that are ideal for the middle class families in Sri Lanka
Maruti Suzuki cars are famous for being very fuel-efficient, achieving around 15 to 20 km/l that helps to save money in the long term
Good level of comfort and convenience features can be seen in most Maruti Suzuki vehicles when compared with other low priced vehicle brands
The cars are offered in Sri Lanka through AMW, who are known to provide a good level of service to its customers
Maruti Suzuki vehicles provide outstanding value for money, which makes them highly productive vehicles in Sri Lanka
Top 3 Best Selling Maruti Suzuki Models in Sri Lanka
These are the most popular Maruti Suzuki vehicles (Sedans, Subcompacts, Hatchbacks, Crossovers, SUV’s, MPV’s and Vans etc...), sold in Sri Lanka.
- Maruti Suzuki 800
The Maruti Suzuki 800 is the classic and quintessential Maruti. This four-dour small city car is the world’s second-longest running production vehicle, being made for more than 30 years, since 1983 to the beginning of 2014. The car was based on a 1970s Suzuki, and has sold nearly 3 million units worldwide, with most of those units being sold in India. As of 2016, a used Maruti Suzuki 800 can be found for a price of around Rs. one million with air conditioning as well as other essential safety features. Powered by a very modest 800 cc engine, the Maruti 800 can produce 29.8 kW of power at 5000 rpm, which is enough to tackle the roads of Sri Lanka.
To learn more about the Maruti Suzuki 800, you can read our detailed review here at Carmudi Sri Lanka.
Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price (As Of 2016): New vehicles, around Rs. 1,800,000
Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 800,000 to Rs. 1,150,000
- Maruti Suzuki Alto
The Maruti Suzuki Alto is a more stylish version of the Maruti 800 with a bit more of creature comforts thrown in. The same formula of fuel efficiency and ruggedness continues in this car, but with features like cup holders, central locking and power shutters coming into the overall form factor. The Maruti Suzuki Alto has also been used in small-scale class racing in Sri Lanka. You can expect to pay around Rs. 1.2 million rupees for a used car in good condition with high-mileage. Powered by a 3-cylinder 800 cc engine with 5-Speed Manual or Automatic transmission, similar to the Maruti 800, this car can generate more than 30 kW of power, to handle most daily commuting activities seen in our country.
If you would like to learn more about the Maruti Suzuki Alto, then remember to read our review at Carmudi.lk.
Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 450,000 to Rs. 1,735,000
- Maruti Suzuki A-Star
Maruti took a turn to a more comfortable vehicle with the introduction of the stylish Maruti Suzuki A-Star. Power steering came in, along with power windows and power mirrors. Looks of this vehicle also improved and was influenced by small hatchbacks like the Nissan March. The car was made in Japan as the Suzuki Alto, but was rebadged and made in India as the Maruti Suzuki A-Star. Expect to pay roughly around Rs. 2 million for a good vehicle in the used car market. Introduced to the market at the end of 2008, the car is powered using a modest 1.0 L, 3-cylinder petrol engine that also achieves an impressive mileage of around 19 km/l on the roads seen in Sri Lanka.
Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 1,890,000 to Rs. 2,550,000
Other notable Maruti Suzuki models found in Sri Lanka includes the Maruti-Suzuki Zen, the Maruti-Suzuki Estilo, Maruti-Suzuki Wagon R, Maruti-Suzuki Esteem and the Maruti-Suzuki Omni
Maruti Suzuki Hybrid Vehicles Found in Sri Lanka
Due to it being a low priced vehicle manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki has always strived to make its range of cars more fuel-efficient on the road. Even without the implementation of any alternative fuel saving technology, Maruti Suzuki cars were well known to achieve a mileage of around 15 to 20 km/l, saving a lot of money for its owner in the long term. The company however has been experimenting with new and innovative fuel saving hybrid technologies to power its vehicles in recent times and the ultimate achievement of this is the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS Hybrid car. Nevertheless, these models are currently not on offer in the Sri Lankan market, though this can be expected to change, as demand for fuel saving technologies increase in the near future.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS Hybrid: around 26.21 km/l on a combined drive cycle
Availability of Maruti Suzuki in Sri Lanka
For a buyer who wants to buy a Maruti Suzuki car from the local market can easily do so by getting in contact with the authorized distributor for the brand, the Associated Motorways (Private) Limited, which is located in Union Place, Colombo 2. Nevertheless, for being a low budget brand of vehicles, Maruti Suzuki cars are also available through third party vehicle resellers, who are based in some of the prominent cities mentioned below.
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Did You Know?
In 2005, Maruti Suzuki founded a driving school in Delhi, India, called the Maruti Driving School, as a part of its corporate social responsibility.