Ceylon Motor Show 2010, (CMS) the biggest event for the automobile franchise holders in Sri Lanka will feature globally known automotive brands, and will showcase a variety of new Cars, SUVs, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles, as well as classic cars.It held on 12-14 November at the BMICH in Colombo.
The Ceylon Motor Trader’s Association (CMTA) is collaborating with the Classic Car Club of Ceylon to present a breathtaking array of motor cars from vintage versions to the sleek lines of today’s modern automobiles.
“With the participation of 14 leading car companies in Sri Lanka which are franchise holders, of globally known automotive brands, Ceylon, Motor Show 2010 will be a grand spectacle of the latest and most advanced vehicle models to classic cars from the world’s major auto manufacturers,” said Tilak Gunasekera, President of Ceylon Motor Traders’ Association, who is also the CEO and Executive Director of Sathosa Motors Plc.
Among the popular automotive brands that will be represented in the exhibition are Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Toyota, Nissan, ISUZU, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Peugeot, Tata, Land Rover, Honda, Daihatsu, Micro and Proton.
In addition to the latest car models, Motor Show 2010 also had feature Yamaha, Bajaj, Hero Honda and TVS motorbikes, and tractors. This is an international motor show which displays motor vehicles not the accessories, he said. The show is being organised following international standards.
The Sri Lankan automobile industry is expanding rapidly. Irrespective of the urban or rural demography, the requirement of motor vehicles has increased due to personal and business demand. Sri Lanka has increased diverse demand for all types of motor vehicle, where we see the latest luxury vehicle running on Colombo streets.
Due to the reduction of excise duty on cars, SUVs and jeeps there is a remarkable increase in the demand for new vehicles. Therefore, the time is opportune for motor vehicle dealers to show case their brands at the upcoming Ceylon Motor Show, he said.
The membership of the Ceylon Motor Traders’ Association comprises brand new franchise holders. The Association was founded in 1919 and is affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
The CMTA which is the third oldest Association under the aegis of the CCC has a history of 90 years. During the 90 years, the Association has taken various measures to develop, support, and protect the interest of the motor industry.
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