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Tata Cars for Sale in Sri Lanka

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Founded in 1945, just before India gained its independence from Britain, the Tata Motors Limited, which was formally known as TELCO, has come a long way to become one of the most recognized automobile brands in South Asia. One of the main reasons for why Tata made vehicles have become popular is that while they lag behind innovation, they tends to be more time-proven in the long term. The agricultural and utilitarian nature of its vehicles helps it to find popular appeal in the hearts of owners who want extremely affordable and durable machines. The proven record of accomplishment of Tata’s buses and Lorries in Sri Lanka have also contributed to a solid reputation in this front.

The vehicles tend to be fuel efficient, stands up to the abuse that Sri Lanka’s rough roads can throw at them, and has a function-first approach in how the vehicles are designed and implemented. The marque’s small car, the Nano, is the world’s cheapest four-door car that can be bought, which is an attempt from Tata to give affordable personal motoring to the masses.

Tata Vehicles in Sri Lanka

India’s Auto giant Tata has been a marque that has been present in Sri Lanka for decades, but has only over the past five years have entered the Sri Lankan market with its consumer vehicles segment. This is opposed to the company’s previous strategy of selling only commercial vehicles, such as buses and trucks, which the brand was well known for throughout Sri Lanka. A number of passenger vehicles can now be seen in the country, including the Nano, Indica, Sumo and the Tata Safari. The Tata Xenon pickup is also available in the country, as it is slowly entering the market as an alternative to the Japanese consumer vehicles already sold in Sri Lanka.

Most Tata cars in Sri Lanka are the same models that are designed and manufactured for the Indian market, and are therefore capable of managing Sri Lanka’s rough conditions including fuel impurities, weather and the rough roads.

5 Reasons to Buy a Tata

  • Rugged build quality that is ideal to tackle the rough roads seen in Sri Lanka
  • Very fuel-efficient engines that can achieve a high mileage compared to most other vehicle brands found in the local market
  • Low price margins, even for high-end vehicles compared to popular Japanese brands
  • Having an official distributor for Tata vehicles in Sri Lanka that is known to provide a good aftersales service to its customers
  • Reasonably high aftermarket value, which makes buying a Tata an investment for the future

Top 4 Best Selling Tata Models in Sri Lanka

These are the most popular Tata vehicles (Sedans, Subcompacts, Hatchbacks, Crossovers, SUV’s, MPV’s and Vans etc...), sold in Sri Lanka.

  1. Tata Indica

The Tata Indica is Tata’s small size hatchback, and along with its cousins the Tata Indigo and the Indigo Marina estate, have become popular in Sri Lanka. They are affordable and economical for a small family or as a second car for someone with a more upmarket vehicle. Prices tend to float around the Rs. 200,000 to 1 million mark, but vehicles in the second hand-market are rare to come across. Currently running in its third generation this car is powered using either a 1.2 L, 1.3 L or a 1.4 L displacement locomotive, which also utilizes a 5-speed manual transmission to move its drivetrain. As a result, the Tata Indica can generate a maximum power of roughly 66 kW, which is enough for daily commuting activities seen in Sri Lanka.

Hybrid Model: Not Available

Price (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 250,000 to Rs. 875,000

  1. Tata Indigo

First introduced to the world in 2002, the Tata Indigo at its core is a sub-compact sedan that is primarily targeted at middle class buyers. Based on the design platform of the Tata Indica, the Tata Indigo was made to be larger, with a higher wheelbase and a bigger trunk capacity of 350 liters. Built to a front engine, front-wheel drive layout, the car costs competitively less compared to most other car models in the same class, helping it to distinguish itself in the Sri Lankan car market. Currently available in its second generation, the Tata Indigo comes with a midrange 1.4 L engine displacement that can produce more than 52 kW of power, helping it to tackle the road conditions seen across the island.

Hybrid Model: Not Available

Price (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 1,150,000 to Rs. 1,300,000

  1. Tata Safari

First came into the limelight nearly 20 years ago in 1998, the Tata Safari, has a unique place among the SUV models that came out of the Tata Motors Corporation. It holds the unique position of being the first truly Indian made SUV, which had its entire process, from design to manufacturing done solely within India. Built as a 5-door mid-size vehicle, the Tata Safari has a front engine layout that came either in a two-wheel drive or in a four-wheel drive form factor. Currently available in its second generation, the Tata Safari is powered using a 2.2 L 16-Valve DOHC VTT DiCOR locomotive that also uses a 5-speed manual transmission to move its drivetrain. Due to this, it can generate more than 102 kW of power, to move its wheels on tough terrains seen in Sri Lanka.

Hybrid Model: Not Available

Price (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 1,000,000 to Rs. 1,850,000

  1. Tata Nano

The small four-door, five-seat Tata Nano is the cheapest car in its brand new condition that is available for buying in Sri Lanka, and this appeal has helped it find popularity among low-income first time buyers, just as Tata intended when it initially designed this car. They are also being used in Colombo as city taxis. A used Tata Nano can be found in the market for around 900,000, with a brand new one costing north of Rs. 1 million depending on the extras. The Tata Nano is powered using a very modest engine displacement, which is around 624 cc that manage to produce a bit less than 30 kW of power and roughly around 51 Nm of torque, giving it a maximum speed of more than 105 km/h in the process.

Hybrid Model: Not Available

Price (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 1,200,000

Other notable Tata models found in Sri Lanka includes the Tata Dimo

Tata Hybrid Vehicles Found in Sri Lanka

Tata has taken a number of attempts at designing new alternative fuel vehicles that can be very economical for owners in the long term. These attempts includes fully electric vehicles (EV), in both its passenger car segment as well as its commercial vehicle segment. Tata has also developed base technologies for hybrid fuel vehicles, particularly for passenger transporters. However, currently Tata does not have production vehicles that uses the hybrid technology. Nevertheless, with further research and development, this could change in the future.

Availability of Tata in Sri Lanka

Most Tata vehicles in Sri Lanka’s used car market are available through the dealer, Diesel and Motor Engineering Company (DIMO), which is also the agent for Mercedes Benz in Sri Lanka. They offer the entire range of products that are available from the Indian manufacturer. These include spare parts and servicing across the board, along with support through the wide network of dealers and agents throughout the island.

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Did You Know?

Tata Motors is the owner of famous luxury vehicle brands Land Rover and the Jaguar Cars, which were purchased in 2008.

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