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Toyota’s Latest Corolla, Rav4 and HIACE Hits the Streets

Tue, 15 Oct 2019


Colombo, Thursday 10th October 2019: Toyota Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the sole authorized dealer for Toyota vehicles and spare parts in Sri Lanka today launched the newest version of its signature Toyota Corolla, Rav4 SUV and the HIACE Van. The launch was held at the Toyota Plaza in Wattala under the patronage of Toyota Lanka’s Managing Director Shungo Yoshioka and Director/Chief Operating Officer Manohara Athukorale. Toyota’s long-standing clientele, partners and members of the media were also present.

Speaking at the launch Toyota Lanka’s Managing Director Shungo Yoshioka said, “Toyota Lanka has for many years been the trusted brand of vehicles for all walks of life in Sri Lanka. In particular, the Toyota Corolla, the RAV4 SUV and the HIACE brands have established themselves among the respective groups as the go-to name for their transport needs. The brand new versions of these vehicles come with enhancements that are best in their class, and are yet affordable and reliable. The unmatched Toyota warranty and after-sales service that we offer also means that customers get a great product and exceptional service to follow”.

“Regardless of the rising competition, and constantly changing nature of the Automobile Industry, Toyota Lanka has been growing steadily over the past years, and the launch of these new ranges of our trusted brands will definitely boost our sales numbers as well. If you take a look at our current customer base many have used brands like the HIACE and Corolla for generations, and we look forward to carrying on that tradition” said Manohara Athukorala – Director / Chief Operating Officer of Toyota Lanka.

The all-new RAV4 SUV which comes with a 2L petrol and 2.5L hybrid engine has been dubbed one of the most versatile crossover SUVs in the world. Power-packed with an electric sunroof, energy-efficient lighting systems, 6-speaker radio and multimedia sound system, 18” alloys, multi-information displays, power shutters and power doors to name a few the all-new Rav4 has been engineered for versatility. With a distinct exterior design that is both stylish and hardy, and an interior that spells luxury, the Rav4 has captured markets around the world also for its ruggedness in performance on any terrain.

The Toyota Corolla has for generations captured the hearts of vehicle enthusiasts around the world and is still one of the best-selling vehicles with over 48 million units running worldwide. The latest version with its 1600cc engine, is also fully equipped with sound systems, 16” alloy wheels, LED headlamps, fog lamps and cruise control for safe and secure driving. The sedan which is the ideal car for families and young executives looking to mix style with comfort.

As tourism booms in Sri Lanka, Toyota also introduces the perfect vehicle for long-distance travel and even transport solutions within the city. The 2019 version of the much-loved HIACE van has a 2,800cc diesel engine typically built for endurance. The 15 or 16-seater interior is designed for optimum comfort levels with superior leg space and luggage space as well. A rugged exterior look and feel also makes this version of the HIACE quite the commanding presence on the road.

The latest versions of the vehicles will be on display at Toyota Plaza, Wattala. For more information please call 0777 93 93 93.






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Wed, 13 Feb 2019

Toyota Lanka signs MOU with HNB Introduces Toyota Branded Credit Card

Sat, 9 Feb 2019

Toyota Lanka signs MOU with HNB Introduces Toyota Branded Credit Card

Toyota Lanka signs MOU with HNB
Introduces Toyota Branded Credit Card

Colombo, Thursday 31st January 2019: In another pioneering venture in Sri Lanka’s motor industry, Toyota Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the sole authorized dealer for Toyota vehicles and spare parts in the country partnered with Hatton National Bank to introduce a range of specialized services for mutual customers. The Memorandum of Understanding between the two corporate giants was signed at HNB Towers under the patronage of Supun Dias, Head of Business Development – HNB, Sanjay Wijemanne, Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking) – HNB, Jonathan Alles, Managing Director/CEO – HNB, Shungo Yoshioka, Managing Director – Toyota Lanka, Manohara Atukorala, Director/Chief Operating Officer – Toyota Lanka and Ashan de Silva, General Manager (New Vehicle Sales) – Toyota Lanka.


The collaboration marks a new era in vehicle sales, servicing and spare parts in the industry. HNB and Toyota customers can now apply for a special branded credit card that rings exclusive offers and promotions.


Furthermore, special leasing and personal loan packages with attractive rates for brand new Toyotas and certified Toyotas will also be available. All brand new and certified Toyota vehicle owners are entitled for 50% off on insurance for the first year coverage while they also can avail a 10% discount on all spare parts for up to three years from the date of purchase. The credit card will have no annual fee.


Extending the benefits even further brand new Toyota owners will have no charges levied to them for accident repairs for a total of 5 years from HNB Assurance.


Operating through 251 customer centres across the country, HNB was recognised by the prestigious Banker Magazine as one of the Top 1000 banks in the world and is also the highest ranked local bank in this listing. HNB has also been adjudged Best Retail Bank 2018 by The Asian Banker Magazine in addition to being declared Best SME Bank, Best Digital Bank and the Best Cash Management Bank in Sri Lanka at the Asiamoney Awards 2018.


As the first to introduce leasing to the banking industry in Sri Lanka, HNB holds the largest lease portfolio within the private banking sector in the country. HNB will also be providing special services and leasing options for all HNB customers, while also providing discounted insurance premiums and tailor made leasing repayment facilities, and an HNB Credit Card with every lease, in order to drive a new paradigm in customer convenience.


For more information please call Toyota Lanka on 0112 939 000

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Image I – (L-R) Supun Dias, Head of Business Development – HNB, Sanjay Wijemanne, Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking) – HNB, Jonathan Alles, Managing Director/CEO – HNB, Shungo Yoshioka, Managing Director – Toyota Lanka, Manohara Atukorala, Director/Chief Operating Officer – Toyota Lanka and Ashan de Silva, General Manager (New Vehicle Sales) – Toyota Lanka

Toyota Lanka Warmly Welcomes Mr. Tetsuya Ezumi, the Executive Officer of Toyota Tsusho Corporation to Sri Lanka today the 14th of January 2019

Mon, 14 Jan 2019

Mr. Ezumi is the Division Officer of Automotive Division and Senior General Manager of Toyota SBU. He is also responsible for Americas and Europe Automotive Department, Asia, Oceania and Middle East Automotive Department.

Recalling the History of Mr. Ezumi, he first Joined Toyota Motors in 1985 with a Post in the Purchasing Department. Then from 1993 to 1994 he was assigned to work for Toyota Australia and he was transferred to the Oceania Subsidiary of Toyota Motors as in charge of the Australian Market. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as the Head of Marketing Department Toyota Australia.

During his visit to Toyota Lanka he will observe the Wattala Head Office Facility. Apart from this he will be visiting the Mahara CPD site which is a major ongoing project of Toyota Lanka.


Toyota Lanka Warmly Welcomes Toyota Motor Thailand Dignitaries

Fri, 11 Jan 2019

We Warmly Welcome Mr. Michinobu Sugata the President – Toyota Motor Thailand & Mr, Kiyoyoshi Oba President – Toyota Tsusho Thailand.


Toyota Sure – Certified Vehicles by Toyota Lanka

Tue, 13 Nov 2018

Under the patronage of Mr. Shiro Irikawa, Executive Officer – Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Mr. Shungo Yoshioka, Managing Director – Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited and Mr. Manohara Athukorala, Director/Chief Operating Officer – Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited, the Toyota Sure Certified Vehicles showroom was opened on a grand scale on the 12th of November 2018.

This marked the beginning of a new business venture for Toyota Lanka as the company embarked on the journey in importing certified Toyota vehicles from Toyota Motor Corporation Japan. All the vehicles purchased from Toyota Sure will carry a Toyota Lanka warranty that gives peace of mind to the customers and access to a world class after- sales service from Toyota Lanka.

Addressing the gathering the Management thanked all the customers for their loyalty and continued trust in Toyota Lanka & product offerings over the years.

The occasion concluded with the delivering of vehicles to the very first customers of Toyota Sure. Currently Toyota Sure offers the models such as Toyota Premio, C-HR, Axio, Vitz and will continue to expand the model range to meet the needs of the Sri Lankan customers.

For more information on certified Toyota vehicles please contact Toyota Sure – +94 11 2939639.

Toyota’s “Rush” on a Highway to Becoming Sri Lanka’s Favourite SUV

Tue, 21 Aug 2018

Toyota Lanka says Demand is Increasing Exponentially


Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited, the sole authorized distributor for Toyota vehicles in Sri Lanka proudly announces the success of its recently introduced SUV, the Toyota Rush. The 7-seater vehicle which was launched in Sri Lanka a few months ago has seen exponential growth in demand coming in from all corners of the island.


The all-new Rush which is also becoming increasingly popular in the Asian vehicle market, is designed to provide comfort, performance and versatility, all at an affordable price. At an introductory price of just 7,995,000 SL rupees this versatile vehicle is much sought after for its impressive range of features.


The 2018 Toyota Rush version comes with LED head lamps and tail lamps, electronically retractable mirrors with LED turn indicators, 17-inch alloy wheels, a shark-fin antenna, and a rear spoiler that adds to the rugged exterior look. On the interior, the effectively positioned steering wheel carries mounted controls to operate the infotainment system in a cabin that blends strength with elegance. It even has Dual AC and 13 cup holders, making it ideal for large families and young adventure seekers who enjoy travelling and exploring.


However the market-winning attribute of this stunning SUV is its 7 seat configuration. The seats are foldable ensuring that seating options can be changed depending on your requirement. The foldable seats also contribute towards additional storage space, making it the ideal outdoor vehicle as well.


The power and drivability that comes from the 1.5ltr Dual VVTI engine combined with a rear wheel drive platform, assisted by Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Traction Control, Electronic Brake Distribution creates a feeling of confidence in any driver. An impressive ground clearance of 220mm and best in class submersion height (wading depth) of 600 mm provides a unique advantage in your adventures be it in the city or countryside while providing best in class safety endorsed by its ASEAN NCAP 5-star rating.


The second batch of Toyota Rush vehicles recently arrived at Toyota Plaza and was delivered to customers who have been eagerly awaiting its arrival. Speaking at the ceremony Toyota Lanka’s Managing Director Shungo Yoshioka said, “Toyota Lanka has been overwhelmed by the positive response from our customers for the all-new Toyota Rush. We strongly believe that the vehicle market in Sri Lanka has welcomed this competitively priced SUV for its features, specifications and best-in-class performance.”


“The Rush comes with a total new exterior and interior, with more features compared to its predecessor and we see many customers from all walks of life simply loving what this vehicle has to offer. This SUV delivers on its promise of being fully-equipped and multi-functional. It also comes at a great price and value for money, backed with the unmatched Toyota warranty of 3 Years / 100,000km and an unparalleled after-sales service”, said Toyota Lanka’s Director/COO Manohara Atukorala.


The Rush can be viewed and test-driven at Toyota Lanka Sales outlets in Wattala, Ratmalana, Maharagama, Kurunegala, Negombo, Matara, and Kandy by prior appointment. For more information please contact 0112-939000


Toyota Tsusho Corporation/ Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific Dignitaries at Toyota Lanka Annual General Meeting

Thu, 9 Aug 2018

Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited AGM for the financial year 2017/18.

Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) General Manager Mr. Mitsuyoshi Okutusu along with a team of TTC/TTAP delegates visited Toyota Lanka today the 9th of August 2018. They visited Toyota Lanka Rathmalana branch in the morning and visited Toyota Lanka Wattala Headquarters to attend the Annual General Meeting for the financial year 2017/18.

The delegates will be visiting Toyota Lanka Matara branch and Galle branch tomorrow (10th August 2018) for the purpose of market observation.

Foreign VIP’s of Toyota Lanka Visit Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya

Tue, 24 Jul 2018

20th July 2018 – Chairman of Toyota Tsusho Corporation Mr. Jun Karube accompanied by President of Toyota Tsusho Asia Pte Ltd Mr. Hideki Yanase visited the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya during their recent tour of Toyota Lanka Private Limited’s Sri Lankan Operation. Among the many Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka, the Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya stands out as one of the most historic, revered & exquisite of Sri Lanka . Its history runs back more than 2500 years. The Honored Guests received a personal guided tour of from the current Deputy Chief Incumbent Ven. Dr. Deniyaye Pannaloka Buddharakkhit.