Volkswagen Cars for Sale in Sri Lanka
Founded officially as an automobile manufacturer more than 70 years ago in May 28, 1946, the Volkswagen Corporation has gradually grown throughout the decades to become the second largest vehicle manufacturer on earth. Currently headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, the larger Volkswagen Group recorded a revenue of more than 260 US dollars in 2014, further elevating its status as a leading giant in the global vehicle industry.
One of the unique aspects about the greater Volkswagen Group is that it is made up of not only the core Volkswagen brand itself, but also with a number of other highly popular vehicle brands, which all contributes to the impressive growth of this company. These vehicle brands includes Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche, Ducati as well as Skoda.
Volkswagen Vehicles in Sri Lanka
The Volkswagen brand is without a doubt one of the very first vehicle brands to enter Sri Lanka that is available for buying even today. Ever since the first Volkswagen vehicles were imported to the island, right after the country gained its independence from Britten it became an icon, largely thanks to its legendary car model the Volkswagen Beetle. Practically all iterations of the Beetle, until the model was eventually discontinued in 2003, are found in the Sri Lankan market, though with the revival of the nameplate, the latest models are also now being imported to the country.
As of now, Senok Trade Combine (Pvt) Ltd is the company that is responsible for importing most brand new models and further acts as the authorized distributor for the Volkswagen vehicle brand in Sri Lanka. Spare parts, accessories as well as a variety of servicing options are also available, though these might be more common in major metropolitan areas.
5 Reasons to Buy a Volkswagen
Superb build quality that is on par or even exceeds other competitors seen in Sri Lanka
Highly innovative features for comfort, convenience as well as safety and security
Modern and sporty design that makes these vehicles highly attractive for middle class buyers
Outstanding technology that helps to create very efficient and powerful engines
Very high aftermarket value even for the low-end models making the purchase of a Volkswagen an investment for the future
Top 3 Best Selling Volkswagen Models in Sri Lanka
These are the most popular Volkswagen vehicles (Sedans, Subcompacts, Hatchbacks, Crossovers, SUV’s, MPV’s and Vans etc...), sold in Sri Lanka.
- Volkswagen Beetle
It is not an over exaggeration to say that the Beetle, from Volkswagen, to be the most recognizable and popular car model to come out of this German automobile company. First introduced nearly 80 years ago in 1938, the car has singlehandedly come to represent the quality and design capabilities of Volkswagen, both locally as well as internationally. The latest iteration of the Volkswagen Beetle is available in Sri Lanka and comes with a very powerful engine that can produce 118 kW of power at 5,800 rpm and a torque of 240 Nm at 1,500 rpm, giving it an impressive top speed that exceeds 200 km/h in the process.
Hybrid Model: Coming Soon
Price (As Of 2016): New vehicles, around Rs. 8,500,000
Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 1,850,000
- Volkswagen Jetta
The Volkswagen Jetta is one of the leading car models from Volkswagen in both sales as well as technology. Introduced more than 35 years ago in 1979, the Jetta is marketed as a small family car primarily targeted at middle class buyers. It was inspired by the platform of the Volkswagen Golf, and was built to be a small sedan for purposes that are more productive for the vehicle buying masses. Currently running successfully in its sixth generation, the Volkswagen Jetta is an admirably powerful machine, with the car producing a maximum power of around 90 kW and a torque of around 200 Nm for daily commuting activities seen in Sri Lanka.
Hybrid Model: Available
Price (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 3,000,000 to Rs. 3,750,000
- Volkswagen Golf
After the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, the Golf can easily be recognized as the most successful vehicle model to come out of the Volkswagen Corporation. Built as a productive compact small-family car, the Volkswagen Golf is at its core, a hatchback vehicle that is marketed towards the middle class consumers. Introduced in 1974, it has gone through a number of changes to become the highly praised vehicle that we see today. Running in its successful seventh generation, the latest version of the Volkswagen Golf is powered by a capable engine even for its compact class, with the car achieving 90 kW of power and 200 Nm of torque, for daily traveling activities.
Hybrid Model: Available
Price (As Of 2016): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 475,000 to Rs. 1,975,000
Other notable Volkswagen models includes the Volkswagen Polo, the Volkswagen Polo GT, Volkswagen Vento, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen CC, Volkswagen Tiguan, and the Volkswagen Touareg
Volkswagen Hybrid Vehicles Found in Sri Lanka
As one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, both by volume as well as revenue as of 2016, Volkswagen is also invested heavily in alternate fuel technologies. It holds the world record for designing the most fuel-efficient car in the world, the Volkswagen XL1, which has a mileage of more than 100 km/l for a tested drive cycle. The company has been developing Hybrid as well as Plug-in Hybrid varieties of its popular models for the past few years and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid as well as the Volkswagen Golf GTE has been the leading models that came with these fuel saving Hybrid technologies. However though, as of 2016, some of these vehicles might not be available in Sri Lanka through the brands official distributor, but it is possible to import one by getting in contact with a third party reseller.
Volkswagen Golf GTE: around 28.6 km/l on a combined drive cycle
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: around 19.1 km/l on a combined drive cycle
Availability of Volkswagen in Sri Lanka
As of now, by far the best possible option available for buying a brand new Volkswagen vehicle from Sri Lanka is to get in contact with the official agent for the brand, the Senok Trade Combine (Pvt) Ltd, who’s main Volkswagen showroom is located at No. 33, Dr. Lester James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 05. Nevertheless, this is not the only option available and Volkswagen cars can be bought through third party distributors, based in prominent cities throughout Sri Lanka.
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Did You Know?
The fastest mass production car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron, is designed and developed by the Volkswagen Group, but is sold under the Bugatti name for branding purposes.