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Video Segment 9162 - The first ever Sri Lanka manufactured vehicles - Micro Cars
Friday, 3 November 2006 - 2:35 AM SL Time - Some news pictures are worth a million words



Micro Cars is a car company based in Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka. Founded in 1995, they produce the Micro 800 mini-car, the Micro MPV Junior van, and the Micro Trend hatchback.

The first ever Sri Lanka manufactured car named `Micro`, which has been designed, developedand prototyped locally by Transmec Engineering (Pvt) Ltd., was officially launched in April 2002.

These cars is not only built for local roads and tastes, and also designed to meet international standards.

Sri Lanka started to export this car since 2005 and now finding it hard to keep up with the local and international demand.

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AnuD
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LK Information  2 Nov 2006 20:50:39 GMT  Report for Abuse  
What is the price range and the cababilities depending on the model.

This is like volkswagon westfalia cut in half.
Edited By - AnuD - 3 Nov 2006 00:32:24 GMT
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LK Information  2 Nov 2006 20:59:32 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Manufacturer's website says:


Welcome to Transmec Engineering Pte Ltd official webpage.

Our site is currently under construction, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Please come back at a later time for more updates.

Micro cars' owner's manual could say:


Welcome to Micro 800 mini-car's owner's manual.

Our user manual currently contains engine's and gear box's instructions in Italian, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Please buy another 'Micro' car next year for a updated owner's manual.
Edited By - Sritharan - 2 Nov 2006 21:13:07 GMT
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LK Information  2 Nov 2006 21:00:11 GMT  Report for Abuse  
What is the price
- Cheap

cababilities depending on the model.

First does not come with the model standing in front of the car. Take a cold bath.
Will take you from point A to B.
Enough room to pack explosives.
Small and tested on SL roads could reach targets better than white vans.
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LK Information  2 Nov 2006 21:01:37 GMT  Report for Abuse  
These cars are good for claymore bomb transporation. LTTE must buy them.
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LK Information  2 Nov 2006 21:23:56 GMT  Report for Abuse  
This is how companies start - it is a great move
but for right now I will stay away from purchasing
LOL
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LK Information  2 Nov 2006 21:34:25 GMT  Report for Abuse  
// Snap. avoid off topic posts on 1st pages of an article. thanks
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LK Information  2 Nov 2006 21:38:46 GMT  Report for Abuse  
I am not trying to advertise this. It's a local product and we all should be proud, so here goes.

They come with a 25,000 km or 4 year warrenty. (bumper to bumper). Pricing starts at Rs 5 lakhs. They export them to several south asian countries now. Production chain has grown a lot since 2001 and no long waiting lines to get them now. In 2001, these cars had water leaks! in the rain (didn't come with umbrellas). Official site is http://www.microcars.lk (Not very useful yet)

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LK Information  2 Nov 2006 21:41:37 GMT  Report for Abuse  
(didn't come with umbrellas)

Do they at least provide a banana leaf? ;
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LK Information  2 Nov 2006 21:47:50 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Well done Sri Lankan! Excellent job!!

Micro car made in Sri Lanka. Holly cow! :)

It sounds like some expatriates are really jealous of this proud innovation. Only thing I have to say for them is 'grow up'.

Sri Lanka is better off without these cheap morons.
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LK Information  2 Nov 2006 22:07:53 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Sritharan and Jaguar havent found anything constructive to say. rather sound frustrated

i think we all should be proud of products such as this and should thank 'lanka'newspapers for appreciating this and showing it to all.

May be ELAM tigers will advertise a pregnant suicide woman if they had a product exhibition.

off to bed good nite.
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