100% made in Sri Lanka cars by next year: Dilantha Malagamuwa

Cars manufactured only for the local market for the middle-class people

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Sri Lanka’s first-ever hundred per cent locally manufactured petrol and electric prototype cars would be launched by next year, Sri Lanka's racing legend Dilantha Malagamuwa said, yesterday.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror exclusively he said all arrangements had been made for the manufacturing of these cars.

“We already have several vehicle brands which used to assemble in our country. But the vehicle which I am planning to build would be hundred per cent made in Sri Lanka,” he said.

However, the VEGA Innovations had manufactured the fully electric, two-seater supercar challenging the world’s leading electric car manufacturers with liquid-cooled motor controllers and Li-ion battery pack.

“I do not want to sell my car models in the world market, but to sell in the local market in an affordable price which can be accepted by the middle-class people in the country,” he said.

“The estimated selling price of the car would be between Rs.1 million and Rs.1.2 million and those cars would be manufactured in manual, auto and fully electric transmission models,” he said.

“The designing part of the four-seaters 1, 000 cc petrol and electric cars had been completed. The location of building the manufacturing plant is also defined.”

“However, the engines and gearboxes will be imported as the manufacture costs would be much higher than the manufacturing of other vehicle parts,” he said.

“Therefore, we have decided to import high-quality car engines and gearboxes from Japan, China or Korea with a warranty. Except for the engines and gearboxes all other parts including the vehicle chassis, seats, wiring, and other parts, will manufactured locally.” Mr  Malagamua said.

“We have the technology to manufacture electric car a hundred per cent in the country. The prototype cars would launch by next year under the brand name Dilango Cars with various models.

These cars would be built with the collaboration of university professors, technical specialists and various supporters from the country and Sri Lankans overseas.

The proposal of manufacturing the cars would be handed over to the President and Prime Minister in the future, Mr Malagamuwa added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Dihan Sunday, 10 May 2020 12:32 PM

    Good initiative

    Dennis Davis Sunday, 10 May 2020 12:36 PM

    Could I make an order fr one Mr. Dilantha.

    Gerard Canisius Sunday, 10 May 2020 01:13 PM

    If engines and gearboxes are to be imported, how can these be 100% made in Sri Lanka cars?

    Libtard Sunday, 10 May 2020 01:47 PM

    Can't wait for that day. Can we skip this whole year?

    Lokusalli Sunday, 10 May 2020 01:49 PM

    A Camel is a horse designed by committee ...sounds like this car will drive like one too !

    B D Suraweera Sunday, 10 May 2020 02:22 PM

    Heartiest congratulations. Fine, Marvellous, brilliant , unpresident and incredible. We are proud of you sir. All the very best from a prospective future customer from Qatar.

    Mifaz Sunday, 10 May 2020 05:59 PM

    Very good luck Mr. Malagamuwa. We can end high priced Indian "Takarang" if no politician drags it down..

    GSegaram Sunday, 10 May 2020 05:59 PM

    Can't wait to see. Can we see any graphics?

    Don Liyanage Sunday, 10 May 2020 06:11 PM

    Ethically it is wrong to claim 100 % SL manufacture when key components of the car will be contracted out to foreign manufacture's. How can we place any trust on what they say about the quality of the car or any guarantee. It is important that the media should not get involved in this sort of wild information to protect the public.

    Dr D P.D Wijesinghe Sunday, 10 May 2020 06:24 PM

    Good news. Congratulations.

    vince Sunday, 10 May 2020 07:28 PM

    how about showing the publiuc a model; or a prototype.

    Sandman Sunday, 10 May 2020 07:38 PM

    A fine initiative! The problem is Sri Lankan consumers look at cars not for practical convenience but as a luxury to show off! They will always want their expensive foreign versions over any good local one. Will have to first change consumer behaviour!

    A.P.E.Harsharpriya Sunday, 10 May 2020 10:20 PM

    EXCELLENT !!!!

    Jana Sunday, 10 May 2020 11:25 PM

    University professors involved? Must be an R

    Nishal Fernando Tuesday, 12 May 2020 11:02 AM

    ridiculous,a locally manufactured car for the middle class ,with high price.Nobody will buy such crap!

    Neleesha weerakoon Wednesday, 13 May 2020 07:19 PM

    Congratulation n thanks a lot for considering about the middle class people.would like to buy it.


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