Colonial Motors PLC is a public quoted company listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange and is a member of Colombo Fort Land Building & Company PLC, a 100 percent-owned subsidiary of its parent company and is the authorized distributor for Mazda vehicles in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The company recently launched the newest vehicle, Mazda2 in Sri Lanka.
Mazda has a lot riding on its all-new 2016 Mazda2. Boasting brand-new Skyactiv technologies that encompass the chassis, powertrains, body and suspension, the totally redesigned Mazda2 is a good looker. It has four trim levels, improved materials, quality and refinement that could make European and Korean rivals take notice.
With the arrival of the 2016 Mazda2, the Hiroshima-based company has finally solidified its four core Skyactiv models, adding the new 2 to the CX-5, Mazda3 and Mazda6. The outgoing Mazda2 captured the World Car of the Year prize in 2008, so the new model has a lot to live up to.
The fourth all-Skyactiv Mazda model is totally new inside and out. Slightly bigger all-round, the 2016 Mazda2 gains 6.3 inches in length to 160 inches, picks up one inch in height to 59 inches, while its wheelbase stretches 3.1 inches to 101.2 inches. Width remains unchanged. The bigger body delivers more leg- and headroom, as well as all-round visibility thanks to a larger windshield and A-pillars that shift 3.9 inches further forward. Employing Mazda’s new signature ‘Kodo’ design language, the 2 inherits a similar grille and flowing lines as seen on the 3 and 6. The Mazda2 is a good looking car powering the new compact Mazda is a new 1.5-liter Skyactiv gasoline engine.
Mazda2 chief engineer Ayumu Doi says that higher trailing arm mounts for the torsion-bar rear-end improve ride comfort and low- to medium-speed stability. In addition, caster angle has been laid back 1.7 degrees to improve straight-line stability. Mazda claims that in combination with the longer wheelbase, reduces pitching under braking and flattens out the car in corners.
The Mazda2’s footwell will now take shoe sizes up to 14. Meanwhile, the front seats were given more back support and can now handle drivers from five feet to six feet three inches tall. Boasting four different interior trim combinations, the car’s cabin is a much nicer place to be. Apart from the entry-level bland grey cloth seat variant, the new Mazda2 offers class-leading interior trim with the top of the range being a three-tone (cream, red and black) leather seat design taking Mazda design in a direction it’s never been before.
Safety features have been significantly enhanced too. These include traction control, dual front air bags, keyless entry system, burglar alarm. Mazda has put a lot of effort into lifting the 2’s dynamics, design and quality levels to bring it in line with Europe’s class-leaders. With a totally new, stylish look, new engines, sporty handling and improved trim levels, Mazda has placed it in the same playing field as its competition.
Mazda2 exclusively distributed by Colonial Motors who is the new Mazda Distributor for Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Colonial Motors has invested in a ‘state-of-the-art’ service centre for its customers in Palawatte, Battaramulla, with trained staff and latest equipment including electronic diagnostic system, vehicle aligning and special tooling to accommodate servicing of Mazda Skyactiv Engines. The customer lounge is conveniently located for those who want a quick service for their vehicles. The customers have the option of booking a service through our website; the schedule calendar would aid the customer to book a time convenient to them.
The company barked on yet another major development for the convenience of Mazda customers and has commissioned a new showroom at Mazda 449, Negombo Road, Peliyagoda with a breathtaking view on the banks of the Kelani River reassuring the commitment to the Mazda brand in Sri Lanka. This complex will also house the corporate office and the third service centre catering to Mazda customers which will be opening soon.
Colonial has also invested over Rs.450 million on two fully green state-of-the-art workshops. The fully green facility uses solar energy for electricity and water is recycled with sound proof technology.
Under Colonial Motors Ceylon Ltd, all Mazda vehicles including the award-winning SKYACTIV Technology incorporated vehicles-the Mazda6, Mazda CX5, Mazda3 - 2014 model, come standard with Mazda Total Care – 3-year/100,000km WARRANTY, 3 –year/100,000km FREE road side assistance, 3-year/100,000km FREE Diagnostics.
Colonial Motors Ceylon Ltd is the new importer and distributor of Mazda automotive products in Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives. Colonial Motors also imports and distributes Mazda2 subcompact, Mazda3 compact, Mazda6 executive sedan, CX5 compact SUV, BT50 pickup and the iconic roadster MX5 in Sri Lanka.