Sri Lanka, as a country, has seen considerable socio economic changes for the past decade that is increasingly becoming prevalent when observing the streets of major cities found across the country. Due to improved education, healthcare and especially income, has contributed to the evolving vehicle preferences and needs of most middleclass vehicle-buyers of Sri Lanka. While in the early days, most islander’s would prefer a small size subcompact car or even a motorcycle for their daily commuting tasks, these are now increasingly being done through more spacious and feature rich SUV models that are offered by almost all major vehicle brands seen in the country.

Such SUV’s may differ from price as well as comfort and convenience options, but only a handful has rightly managed to reach the top, by providing advanced elements in all important areas that defines a truly outstanding vehicle. As Carmudi Sri Lanka, we are always on the lookout for the latest and the greatest, and would like to give you a glimpse into the most advanced Sport Utility Vehicle models that are currently available for buying in the local market.

5. KIA Sorento

The Sorento, from Kia, is the largest size SUV to be manufactured by the KIA Motors Corporation. First debuted in 2002, it is a mid-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle, which is offered to the upper middle class consumers of Sri Lanka. Running successfully in its third iteration, the Kia Sorento has improved a lot through the years. Currently, this excellent peace of engineering uses a 2.4 L or 3.0 L, DOHC, 16-valve I-4 (CVVT) engine that has been successful in generating 138 kW of power and 241 Nm of torque in the process. This gives the Kia Sorento an outstanding 195 km/h top speed, while still being able to achieve an acceleration of 0-100 km/h at just 10.2 seconds on the highways of Sri Lanka.

Kia Sorento in Sri Lanka - Carmudi

If you would like to learn more about the Kia Sorento SUV, then also remember to read our review here at Carmudi Sri Lanka.

Kia Sorento Price (As Of 2015): Rs 9,675,000

  • Where to Buy: KIA Motors (Lanka) Limited
  • Address: No 297, Union Place, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: 011 2342725 – 7


4. Hyundai Santa Fe

The Santa Fe, from Hyundai, is the first SUV to have ever to come out of the make and is without a doubt the most popular Sport Utility Vehicle from the Korean manufacturer to date. From its initial introduction in late 2000 to the US market, the Hyundai Santa Fe has seen exponential growth in sales not only in the US, but also in other countries including Sri Lanka. Currently running strong in its third iteration, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a reasonably powerful machine, for its relative size and price category. Its top-notch engine is powered using a 3.3 L V6 locomotive that was able to produce 290 horsepower’s and 252 lb.-ft. of torque, making it a clear competitor for all other high-end SUV’s in the local market.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2015 in Sri Lanka - Carmudi

To learn more about the Hyundai Santa Fe and its hidden capabilities, you can read our review on

Hyundai Santa Fe Price (As Of 2015): Rs. 10,000,000 – Rs. 12,000,000

  • Where to Buy: Hyundai Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
  • Address: No. 1035, Pannipitiya Road, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: 0112866 866
  • Email: [email protected]


3. Mitsubishi Montero

The Mitsubishi Montero, which is also called the Mitsubishi Pajero in Sri Lanka as well as in the international market, is one of the most feature rich vehicles being manufactured by the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. Being in production since the early 1980’s, the Montero has gained a reputation for being a luxury SUV that also does excellently well on all off-roading activities that are seen in Sri Lanka. Currently running at its fourth generation, the Mitsubishi Montero is powered using an engine that can range from 2.8 L TD I4 to a 3.8 L V6, which is capable of producing up to 184 kW and 329 Nm of torque, to move its heavy bulk on Sri Lankan roads.

Mitsubishi Pajero in Sri Lanka - Carmudi

If you would like to learn more about this excellent SUV from Mitsubishi, then you can read our in-depth review about this model at

Mitsubishi Montero Price (As Of 2015): Rs. 9,300,000 – Rs. 15,000,000

  • Where to Buy: United Motors Lanka PLC
  • Address: No. 100, Hyde Park Corner, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: 0112448112 – 4, 0114797200
  • Email: [email protected]


2. Toyota Land Cruiser

What most people do not know is that this super luxury SUV from Toyota, is in fact one of the companies longest running vehicle models of all time. First came into the spotlight more than sixty five years ago in 1951, the Toyota Land Cruiser is also one of Toyota’s most recognized four wheel drive vehicles. According to Toyota itself, more people in the world have seen the Land Cruiser and its variants than any other vehicle model from any manufacturer on earth. The current generation models of the Toyota Land Cruiser, which is named the J200 series, is powered using an advanced 5.7 L V8 engine that was able to produce 381 horsepower’s and 401 lb.-ft of torque, allowing it to reach a top speed of 200 km/h in the process.

Toyota- and Cruiser in Sri Lanka - Carmudi

To learn more about the Toyota Land Cruiser, read our detailed review at Carmudi Sri Lanka

Price Toyota Land Cruiser (As Of 2015): Rs. 17,000,000 – Rs. 32,000,000

  • Where to Buy: Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited
  • Address: Toyota Plaza, No. 337, Negombo Road, Wattala, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: 0112939000 – 6
  • Email: [email protected]


1. Land Rover Range Rover

Without a doubt, by far the best high-end SUV that money can buy in Sri Lanka is none other than the legendary Range Rover, from the iconic British born off-road SUV manufacturer the Land Rover. Introduced to the world as far back as 1970, the Land Rover Range Rover is now widely regarded as one of the best all round luxury SUV’s by any vehicle manufacturer currently available in the market. Running in its fourth iteration, this dominant SUV is powered by a longitudinal V6/ V8 engine that has managed to generate 190 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque, at only 4000 and 2000 rpm respectively. This not only gives the Range Rover a smooth performance on the highway, but also superb off-roading capabilities to tackle the road conditions seen in rural areas of Sri Lanka.

Range Rover in Sri Lanka - Carmudi

To learn more about the Land Rover Range Rover, you can read our in-depth review here on

Price Range Rover (As Of 2015): Rs. 46,500,000

  • Where to Buy: SML Frontier Automotive (Private) Limited
  • Address: No 488, Nawala Road, Koswatta, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: 0115552444
  • Email: [email protected]

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