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Commercial Vehicles for Sale in Sri Lanka

Isuzu bused and trucks

Commercial vehicles have a long history in Sri Lanka, something even most classical vehicle collectors seems to ignore. Ever since the first internal combustion engine based vehicles were imported to the island at the time of the British colonial rule, commercial vehicles also came through. These were used to transport economic crops such as rubber products, tea or coconuts that were later exported to foreign markets. According to historical records, the first known vehicle accident in Sri Lanka also involved a commercial vehicle. It was between a classic British made car and an early passenger bus that did not involve anyone seriously being injured. Nevertheless, since the arrival of these machines from the time of the early 20th century has helped the country a lot to enhance its economy to the level that we see today.

As a country, Sri Lanka has now come a long way since the arrival of the first industrial vehicles, with vehicles that belong to popular brands being utilized for an assortment of everyday jobs across the island. These help hundreds and thousands of Sri Lankans to make ends meet for their families, which has had an enormous effect on the overall standard of living in Sri Lanka.

Commercial Vehicles in Sri Lanka

Generally, in Sri Lanka a commercial vehicle is loosely defined as a motorized vehicle, which is built for transporting either cargo or paid passengers or both, from one location to another. As a result, vehicles such as light-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, minicabs, passenger vans and busses, fall into the common category of being a commercial vehicle in Sri Lanka. While vehicles such as busses are being used for a specific task, which is to transport passengers, other vehicles such as minicabs and vans are being utilized for a much diverse array of responsibilities. These can include something as simple as providing transportation to schoolchildren, to tasks that are more demanding such as transporting heavy construction materials, in order to provide logistical support for large-scale development projects in the country.

Today, Mitsubishi is by far the most popular manufacturer for light duty commercial vehicles with Isuzu coming at a close second in the Sri Lankan local market. Other renowned manufacturers such as Daihatsu and Suzuki has also seen considerable growth, with Indian manufacturers such as Tata starting to stir up the market with their range of low budget commercial offerings, for low income consumers.

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Commercial Vehicle in Sri Lanka

  • The reason you might consider buying a commercial vehicle, is obviously to use it as a tool to enhance your business. However, most commercial vehicles do not come cheap. Therefore, it is important to have a good understanding of your specific business needs, in order to determine the vehicle that should be suitable for your investment.
  • It is important that you conduct a thorough research before settling down on the model that captured your mind. Prices for commercial vehicles, especially used or reconditioned ones can differ significantly depending on the dealer who is selling it. Have a good understanding of the average market value of the model as well, since the price may differ, depending on its built year and the used condition.
  • Remember to consider whether buying a brand-new vehicle or a used or reconditioned one to be the most ideal for you. While new vehicles can be more reliable and suited for long-term use, a reconditioned or used one may be better fitted for small tasks that are not conducted frequently.
  • Since most commercial vehicles do not come cheap, you must have a clear understanding and a plan to finance your undertaking. Currently, various banks and other financial institutions offer loans for vehicle buying. However, learn as much as possible about these offerings, since being stuck while trying to complete the down payment will have an obvious negative affect on your investment.
  • Buying a vehicle that eventually does not match your specific needs can be a huge waste of both time and money. Therefore, it is always important that you test drive the model you intend to purchase, more than once, so the practicality of your purchase will be clear. Remember also to check for any defects thoroughly if the vehicle is a used or reconditioned one, since hefty repairs are not going to be very productive in the long term.

Top 5 Best Selling Commercial Vehicle Brands in Sri Lanka

These are the most popular Commercial Vehicle brands, which manufactures light duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, and Busses, to be sold in Sri Lanka.

  1. Mitsubishi

Manufacturing its first commercial vehicle as far back as in 1932, the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is now one of the most well recognized heavy commercial vehicle manufacturers seen in Sri Lanka. From minicabs to light-duty trucks, the brand has certainly managed to make its mark on the demanding commercial vehicle market in our country. The company underwent a number of changes before it attained the successful level that we see today. While their very first commercial vehicle carried the now popular nameplate “Fuso", it was only as recent as 2003, when a separate industrial vehicle manufacturing division, known as the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation was created to supply the heavy demand for its commercial vehicles.

Best Selling Models and Prices (As Of 2015):

Mitsubishi Minicab Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 960,000 to Rs. 2,600,000

Mitsubishi Fuso Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 400,000 to Rs 6,800,000

Mitsubishi Canter Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 250,000 to Rs 5,100,000

Hybrid Models: Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid, Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star Eco Hybrid

  1. Isuzu

Headquartered in Minami-oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan, the Isuzu Motors Corporation, which was established in 1916, is the second most widely used commercial vehicle manufacturer seen in Sri Lanka. While taking a close second to Mitsubishi, the Isuzu Motors has managed to create some truly innovative vehicle designs that are now being embraced by hundreds and thousands of small to medium scale investors in Sri Lanka. The company’s most affective model within the island is its range of Isuzu ELF commercial vehicles. These are capable of transporting impressively heavy payloads, at the same time keeping its balance and safety while reaching its intended destination.

Best Selling Models and Prices (As Of 2015):

Isuzu ELF Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 1,225,000 to Rs. 4,300,000

Isuzu NQR Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 3,350,000 to Rs. 4,500,000

Isuzu Forward Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 725,000 to Rs. 3,900,000

Hybrid Models: Isuzu ELF Diesel Hybrid

  1. Suzuki

As an automobile manufacturer Suzuki has managed to gain a considerable amount of popularity in Sri Lanka. The company is famous among local buyers for producing lightweight, affordable and highly reliable vehicles, which are being used by a countless number of citizens throughout Sri Lanka. Founded as far back as 1909, Suzuki’s main headquarters is based in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, Japan, while one of its important subsidiaries, the Maruti Suzuki, is based in New Delhi, India. Currently a number of prominent models from the brand are available throughout the country with particularly its minitruck and microvan being the most widely used for commercial purposes.

Best Selling Models and Prices (As Of 2015):

Suzuki Carry Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 1,325,000 to Rs. 2,200,000

Hybrid Models: Not Available

  1. Tata

Diverging from most other commercial vehicle manufacturers in Sri Lanka, which are primarily Japanese manufacturers, the Tata Motors Limited, is an Indian brand that has managed to gain a lot of popularity in the past few decades. Its main strength has been its highly competitive pricing strategy that was also coupled with a robust build quality to tackle the transportation challenges seen in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1945, it is based in Mumbai, state of Maharashtra, India and as of now, is considered as the world’s fourth-largest manufacturer of trucks and the world’s second-largest manufacturer of busses by volume, allowing it to become the 17th largest motor vehicle manufacturer in the world.

Best Selling Models and Prices (As Of 2015):

Tata Dimo Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 175,000 to Rs. 600,000

Tata Super Ace Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 450,000 to Rs. 1,650,000

Hybrid Models: Not Available

  1. Daihatsu

The popular Japanese vehicle manufacturer Daihatsu, which is in fact a subsidiary of the world’s largest automaker Toyota, is also considered as the oldest surviving vehicle manufacturer in Japan. Founded more than hundred years ago in 1907, Daihatsu is now one of the best small-size vehicle manufacturers in the world. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, it is popular for building vehicles that are highly robust, efficient and reliable, particularly under the hot and humid climatic conditions found in Sri Lanka. As of now, some of its most well received vehicles includes the Daihatsu Terios and Charada as well as its bestselling range of Daihatsu Hijet vans and trucks, which are available for buying throughout the country.

Best Selling Models and Prices (As Of 2015):

Daihatsu Hijet (Truck) Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 450,000 to Rs 2,500,000

Hybrid Models: Daihatsu HIJET Hybrid-IV

Other notable Commercial Vehicle brands found in Sri Lanka includes The ABL, DFSK, Foton, Hino, Honda, JAC, JMC, Mahindra, Mazda, Nissan, and Subaru.

Hybrid Commercial Vehicles Found in Sri Lanka

These days plenty of automobile manufacturers are investing in Hybrid fuel saving technologies to power their range of vehicles. Implementing such technologies in commercial vehicles however, has been a bit slow, due to various practical and business considerations. Nevertheless, a few number of manufacturers, particularly the most popular industrial vehicle manufacturers have been investing in alternate fuel technologies, to give their range of products an extra advantage on the global market. As of 2015, companies like Mitsubishi, Isuzu as well as Daihatsu have Hybrid vehicles that are under experimental levels. These includes the Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid and the Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Star Eco Hybrid, as well as the Isuzu ELF Diesel Hybrid and Daihatsu HIJET Hybrid-IV. However, currently these models are not available for buying on the Sri Lankan domestic market, though this is obviously expected to change in the near future.

Availability of Commercial Vehicles in Sri Lanka

Usually, the best method to purchase a brand new commercial vehicle from the Sri Lankan local market is to obtain it from the authorized distributor for the brand that you intend to buy. Such distributors are located across the country and some of the most notable of these sellers can be seen below.

Top Commercial Vehicle brands and their official distributors in Sri Lanka


Merchant: United Motors Lanka PLC.

Address: No. 100, Hyde Park Corner, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka.

Telephone: (+94)112448112 - 4, (+94)114797200

Fax: (+94)112448113

Email:[email protected]

Website: www.unitedmotors.lk



Merchant: Sathosa Motors PLC.

Address: No. 25, Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka.

Telephone: (+94)114714077, (+94)112327360

Fax: (+94)114713663

Email:[email protected]

Website: www.sathosamotorsplc.com/sml_NV.htm



Merchant: Associated Motorways (Private) Limited.

Address: Corporate Head Office, No: 185, Union Place, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka.

Telephone: (+94)112309300, (+94)112433371 - 8

Fax: (+94)112449909, (+94)112304646

Email:[email protected]

Website: www.amwltd.com



Merchant: Dimo - Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (TATA Commercial Vehicle Division).

Address: No. 65, Jetawana Road, Colombo 14, Sri Lanka.

Telephone: (+94)112449797

Fax: (+94)112449080

Email:[email protected]

Website: www.dimolanka.com/tata/commercial-vehicles



Merchant: Softlogic Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd.

Address: No. 14 De Fonseka Place, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka.

Telephone: (+94)115575000

Fax: (+94)112595441

Email:[email protected]

Website: www.softlogic.lk/Softlogic-1-3-12.html

Apart from the authorized dealers, commercial vehicles either brand new, reconditioned or used ones are also imported to the country through several third party distributors, who are conducting their business while being based in prevalent cities across Sri Lanka. To see if such dealers exist in your city, you can check the links given below.

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