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Mazda Demio for Sale in Sri Lanka

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Mazda Demio Review

Mazda has been producing supermini cars under the "Demio" nameplate since 1996. It was previously marketed in Sri Lanka as the Mazda 121 or the Mazda Metro. It is only with the second-generation model that the "Demio" nametag began to make its mark in the Sri Lankan market. The Mazda Demio is currently in its fourth generation however, the most commonly seen variant in Sri Lanka is the third generation model, which became an instant hit around the world and as a result it was recognized as the "World Car of the Year" in 2008.

On the features front, the third generation Mazda Demio comes with Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Power Shutters, Power Mirrors, Keyless Entry, 4-Speaker sound system with AM/ FM Radio, CD Player and MP3 Decoder. The Mazda Demio scored satisfactorily on the safety front as well, since it came with Dual Airbags, Occupant sensing Airbags, Overhead airbag, Immobilizer, Electronic Stability control, ABS and Electronic brake assist.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Mazda Demio

1. History and Facts about Mazda Demio in Sri Lanka

The Mazda Demio is a spirited little hatchback, which you can throw around and have a lot of fun on the road. It might not rate really high when it comes to fuel economy but the ride comfort, the finish, its looks and driving dynamics are far greater than most of the other hatchbacks in Sri Lanka. The only complaints would be the lack of cargo room and tight backseat compared to its counterparts. However, the Mazda Demio is a great driver’s car that many will enjoy.

One of the key attributes that made the Mazda Demio a success in Sri Lanka was its futuristic design. The third generation model still looks relevant on the roads even though a successor has been introduced. The designers gave the car a sporty and youthful look, which appealed to many Sri Lankans. Overall, the Mazda Demio remains one of the best-looking hatchbacks in the Sri Lankan market to date.

2. Mazda Demio Specifications and Performance

The Mazda Demio comes with a midrange engine that is fully capable of powering itself on the tough roads seen in Sri Lanka.

Mazda Demio Engine Specs

  • Type: In-line, DOHC, 16-valve
  • Size: 1.3 L/ 1.5 L
  • Cylinders: 4-Cylinder
  • Compression Ratio: 14.0:1
  • Maximum Output: 85 kW @ 6,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 148 kW @ 4,000 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • Top Speed: 184 km/h
  • Acceleration: 10 seconds (0-100 km/h)
  • Steering Specs: Electric Power-Assisted Rack and Pinion
  • Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive
  • Suspension (Front / Rear): MacPherson strut/ Torsion-beam axle
  • Brakes (Front / Rear): Ventilated Discs/ Drums
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 4,060 mm x 1,695 mm x 1,495 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1,519 kg
  • Seating Capacity: 5-Seats

3. Mazda Demio Fuel Consumption

The third generation Mazda Demio in Sri Lanka is commonly fitted with the 1.3 L ZJ-VE I4 and is paired with a 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox (which is found on the more recent models).

When it comes to fuel consumption, it was found that the statistics were on the average side. The Mazda Demio recorded close to 8 - 10 km/l in the city and between 12 - 13 km/l on the highway.

Fuel Category: Petrol

Recommended Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded

Fuel Tank Capacity: 44 L

CO2 Emissions: 119 g/km (As tested by LTA)

4. The Design and Features of the Mazda Demio

The Mazda Demio is truly a uniquely designed car that is offered by the Mazda Motor Corporation. From the outside, it looks a lot similar to the Toyota Vitz or the Toyota Yaris hatchback, though Mazda has made sure that their car gets the design edge when it comes to the overall looks. The front side of this car looks striking and aerodynamic that has a longer sloped hood and sharp looking headlights. Most Mazda Demio cars also have front fog lights that helps to increase its attractiveness when seen on the road. The cabin area may seem smaller from the outside though it can be surprisingly spacious from the inside, helping to provide seating space for adult passengers. The rear side of the car is dominated by its larger back door and comes with high mounted stoplights and a rear wiper, to improve safety as well as its looks in the long-term.

Mazda Demio Interior: AC Front, AC Rear, AM/ FM Stereo, CD Audio System, Cassette Radio, DVD Player, Heated Seats, Rear Wiper, Leather Steering Wheel, Audio Control Switches, Bluetooth, Leather Shift Knob, Parking Brake Knob, MP3 Compatible, Speakers, 7-Inch Center Display, Navigation System, Active Driving Display.

Mazda Demio Exterior: Alloy Wheels, HID Lights, Tinted Glass, Headlamps, Daytime Running Lamp, Front Fog Lamps, Electrical Retractable Side Mirrors, Reverse Sensors, Side Mirror Indicators, Five Doors, Outside Door Handles, Rear Spoiler, High Mounted Stop Lights, Antenna, Windscreen Wipers.

5. Available Color Options of Mazda Demio in Sri Lanka

For Interior: Black, Beige, White, and Gray

For Exterior: Arctic White, Aluminum Silver Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl, Metropolitan Grey Mica, Black Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Dynamic Blue Mica, Smokey Rose Mica, Soul Red

6. Safety Rating and Associated Features of the Mazda Demio

The safety is something the passengers of the Mazda Demio does not have to worry about with this small car offering a wide range of options to keep your loved ones safe and secured.

  • Airbags Front
  • Airbags Side
  • Cruise Control
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
  • Traction Control
  • Smart Key

7. Standout Elements of the Mazda Demio

What makes the third generation Mazda Demio in Sri Lanka stand out would be the high-end finish, extensive list of safety features and driving assists, which helped it become a cut above the rest.

The long list of standard features and tight turning circle, which makes the car a dream to drive under urban conditions also made it unique. The design as stated previously played a key role at winning customers over.

8. Mazda Demio, Compared to Other High-Featured Cars in Sri Lanka

The Mazda Demio can be compared with other similar car models such as the Honda Fit, the Toyota Yaris and the Suzuki Swift, which are widely available throughout Sri Lanka.

Mazda Demio vs. Honda Fit - The Demio has a larger fuel capacity when compared to the Fit

Mazda Demio vs. Toyota Yaris - The Demio has a faster acceleration compared to the Yaris

Mazda Demio vs. Suzuki Swift - The Demio has a better fuel economy when compared to the Swift

9. Key Reasons to Buy a Mazda Demio

Before considering buying this productive car, remember to consider the following aspects of this vehicle as well, which will help you to arrive at a more informed buying decision in the near future.


  • Very powerful engine for its size and class
  • Attractive modern design
  • Excellent handling capabilities
  • Favorable fuel economy
  • High aftermarket value in Sri Lanka


Some reviewers have noted that the rear boot space of the Mazda Demio to be a bit less compared to some other car models. While taller passengers may find this a bit inconvenient, the Demio does provide a wide range of other features to keep its passengers comfortable for the ride.

The Demio is primarily offered as a hatchback car. Therefore, some vehicle buyers who prefer a sedan might not like the Mazda Demio as their primary vehicle. However, the additional cargo space available in this hatchback may be enough to allure some buyers.

10. Where to Find a Mazda Demio for Sale in Sri Lanka?

For a buyer who is looking to buy a Mazda Demio from the Sri Lankan market can get in contact with some of the prominent third party vehicle distributors who import this vehicle to the island. Such distributors can be found in a number of cities mentioned below.

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Mazda Demio Price in Sri Lanka

If you intend to buy a Mazda Demio in Sri Lanka, you will come across many options including models from the second and third generations. A second generation Mazda Demio although slightly rare to find will come to you at a price that ranges from 1.5 - 1.8 Million Rupees. A third generation Mazda Demio in Sri Lanka would set you back by something between 2.2 - 2.8 Million Rupees depending on the year of manufacture, trim level and overall condition of the car.

Mazda Demio Price List on Carmudi.lk

Price for Reconditioned or Used Mazda Demio (As Of 2016)

  • Mazda Demio 1998: Rs. 1,390,000
  • Mazda Demio 2000: Rs. 1,600,000
  • Mazda Demio 2001: Rs. 1,750,000
  • Mazda Demio 2007: Rs. 2,550,000
  • Mazda Demio 2008: Rs. 2,600,000
  • Mazda Demio 2009: Rs. 2,650,000
  • Mazda Demio 2010: Rs. 2,700,000
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