As fast as the Sri Lanka’s economy is growing, people’s tastes for vehicles are also seeing a rapid change, with more and more buyers adopting spacious and highly comfortable vehicles as their primary mode of transport. SUV models may have had the best press when it comes to spacious and feature rich vehicles, but the MPV’s, which combines both a Van and an SUV at the same time, are also experiencing a rapid growth in Sri Lanka.

Designed by Japanese vehicle manufacturers and sold mostly within the Asian market, the MPV vehicle models are proving to be a true competitor among spacious family vehicles, by offering a high degree of comfort as well as safety in the long term. To give you an idea of the MPV options available to you if you are searching for such a vehicle, we at Carmudi.lk has compiled a list of the best MPV models you can buy in Sri Lanka, as of 2016.

1. Toyota Alphard

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The Toyota Alphard can easily be named as by far the best MPV available in Sri Lanka. With a passenger capacity of seven or eight passengers, it provides more space for an individual than any other SUV. The Toyota Alphard also has a very powerful V6 engine that can produce more than 202 kW of power and more than 340 Nm of torque, helping it to reach an excellent acceleration on local roads.

Passenger Capacity: 7 to 8 passengers

Combined Fuel Economy of the Toyota Alphard: 11.6 km/l* (Hybrid Model Available)

Unique Aspect: Very Powerful Engine

Toyota Alphard Price (As of 2016):

New Toyota Alphard, around: Rs. 14,500,000*

Reconditioned or used Toyota Alphard, between: Rs. 11,800,000 to Rs. 13,300,000*

2. Toyota Estima (Toyota Previa)

toyota-estima

The Toyota Estima, which is also known as the Toyota Previa in the international market, is the best luxury level MPV, which is only second to the Toyota Alphard when it comes to the overall features offered. Currently available in its third generation, the Estima can also provide seating for seven or eight passengers, while also achieving a 12 km/l fuel economy, even on local roads.

Passenger Capacity: 7 to 8 passengers

Combined Fuel Economy of the Toyota Estima: 12.4 km/l* (Hybrid Model Available)

Unique Aspect: Comfort and Convenience Features

Toyota Estima Price (As of 2016):

Reconditioned or used Toyota Estima, between: Rs. 5,300,000 to Rs. 7,500,000*

3. Toyota Esquire

 

2015-Toyota-Esquire

Designed as a more luxurious version of the Toyota Noah, the Toyota Esquire is one of Toyota’s more affordable feature rich MPV vehicles sold in Sri Lanka. It may not be as high end as the Alphard or the Estima, but the Toyota Esquire has a very powerful engine for its level that can produce more than 111 kW of power and 193 Nm of torque, which is more than enough to tackle the road conditions seen in the country.

Passenger Capacity: 7 passengers

Combined Fuel Economy of the Toyota Esquire: 17 km/l* (Hybrid Model Available)

Unique Aspect: High Fuel Economy

Toyota Esquire Price (As of 2016):

New Toyota Esquire, between: Rs. 6,700,000 to Rs. 7,100,000*

4. Nissan Serena

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The Nissan Serena is the oldest of the popular MPV vehicle models sold in Sri Lanka and is a much more affordable vehicle for its size. Offered with a 2.0 L 4-cylinder Diesel engine, it has Nissan’s proprietary X-Tronic transmission to handle its drivetrain. As a result, the MPV can generate 108 kW of power and 210 Nm of torque, which is ideal for most daily commuting tasks.

Passenger Capacity: 8 passengers

Combined Fuel Economy of the Nissan Serena: 15.4 km/l*

Unique Aspect: Affordable MPV

Nissan Serena Price (As of 2016):

Reconditioned or used Nissan Serena, between: Rs. 1,275,000 to Rs. 2,700,000*

5. Honda Freed

honda-freed

The Honda Freed is the smallest of the top MPV models available in Sri Lanka and is mostly categorised as a mini MPV. Nevertheless, surprisingly, the Honda Freed can actually provide seating space for seven passengers, while also offering a high level of comfort and safety in the process. The Honda Freed also comes with a midrange engine, and as a result has a high fuel economy of more than 16 km/l under a combined drive cycle in Sri Lanka.

Passenger Capacity: 7 passengers

Combined Fuel Economy of the Honda Freed: 16.6 km/l* (Hybrid Model Available)

Unique Aspect: Innovative Safety Features

Honda Freed Price (As of 2016):

Reconditioned or used Honda Freed, between: Rs. 4,000,000 to Rs. 4,675,000*
(*Subject to change)

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