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Jeep Club Expedition 2017 – “Paradise lost”

December 5, 2017

Jeep Club Sri Lanka (JCSL) together with DIMO organized its Annual Expedition tagged as the “Lost Paradise”, from the 24th to the 26th of November 2017.

Fifteen  JCSL members with their families and friends eagerly took part in this expedition travelling from Colombo via Udawalawe , Lunugamvehera to Arugambay. The expedition commenced from DIMO 800 on the 24th of November and it was a thrilling experience throughout with unbroken rain making it more exciting.

Whilst driving to Arugambay, the route saw them passing through the charming greeneries and the amiable beauties of wild life of Lunugamwehera National Park whilst experiencing the scenic and breathtaking views of Udawalawe where the Lunch was served. Grand Hotel Udawlawe was the perfect stop to get refueled and no doubt members and families had a really good time not just enjoying the food but experiencing the scenic beauty of its surroundings.

Soon after the lunch stop, Jeeps took the roads to fascinating Lunugamwhera National Park. Rich in biodiversity the park is a habitat for a large number of wild elephants and so many other wild species such as Fishing Cat, Grey Mongoose, Bear, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer and Mouse Deer. In addition Park is very well known as a corridor for elephant migration from the Yala National Park to the Uda Walawe National Park’s Western region. The team was lucky enough to capture few moments of elephants passing by along the way. BBQ night by the poolside of Blue Waves Hotel Arugambay marked the end of an experience of overwhelming excitement.

Waking up for the second day was more exciting since the schedule read the next stop as “Kumana National Park” a well-known sanctuary for an assortment of local & migratory birdlife in Sri Lanka. Making the visit further interesting the team had the chance of visiting the ancient cave inscriptions which was discovered in Kumana dating back to 1st and 2nd Centuries BC. Surprising entrance of leopards and sloth bears amidst all the native beautiful species of birds and the history lessons learned nailed the summit of the visit to this amazing paradise “Kumana”. A feast of grilled flavors over charcoal marked the closure of the day two, letting the dreams shamble on the return to Colombo next day.

DIMO and Vallibel Finance initiate ground-breaking Mercedes-Benz and Jeep deals

July 28, 2017

Proving its commitment to deliver the best powerhouses speedily and conveniently, Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently signed a special MOU with Vallibel Finance at the Mercedes-Benz Centre to deliver customised, accessible and convenient solutions and deals to DIMO Mercedes-Benz (Passenger and Commercial) and Jeep customers.

Prime among these offers will be Vallibel Finance’s breakthrough loan facility, the Auto Draft (similar to a bank overdraft), where customers pay an initial down payment of 50% of the value of the vehicle and thereafter pay the interest for only the remaining 50%. Via this short-term liquidity requirement, customers using the facility will not have to have a huge capital base to fulfil their dream of using or upgrading to a brand-new Mercedes-Benz or Jeep vehicle via DIMO.

Customers will also be open to a bonus instalment scheme to pay nothing up to 6 months once 50% of the vehicle value is paid as an advance, with the instalment payments beginning from the 7th month and further facilities arrangeable for 3, 4, 5 and 6 years. This scheme was developed especially for customers who purchase commercial vehicles, where they could earn and then start paying later so as to yield a better return on their investment.

A residual payment scheme amounting to 20% of the vehicle value would facilitate a reduced rental throughout the lease period. Thereafter, only one-fifth of the vehicle value would be payable to the leasing company. No additional interest will be charged here. This scheme was designed for customers who are purchasing passenger and SUV vehicles and would like to upgrade their vehicles after 3 or 4 years without committing themselves to a higher monthly instalment.

As the nation’s premier distributor of luxury vehicles, DIMO has again proved its commitment to its customers, with a history of more than 78 years in the nation. DIMO is the only general distributor for Mercedes-Benz and Jeep, and has always ensured that its commitment to the customer extends beyond the sales point through an array of after-sales services unparalleled by any other in the industry.

Vallibel Finance has consistently proved itself as one of Sri Lanka’s most respected conglomerates. Having revolutionised the role of a finance company with its breakthrough Auto Draft facility, Vallibel Finance has become increasingly popular for its wide array of Hire Purchase, Leasing, Pawning (Gold Loan), Fixed Deposit, Group Personal Loan, Mortgage Loan, Education Loan and Microfinance Product packages and offers deployed via a cutting-edge framework.

DIMO introduces the new Jeep Renegade: The latest addition to the off-road icon.

July 17, 2017

The official unveiling of the Jeep Renegade took place last Friday at the Water’s Edge, Battaramulla where approximately 300 individuals consisting of Jeep Owners, Off-road enthusiasts and likeminded individuals graced this occasion. The theme of the event was tagged “Create Your Own Rules” which targeted individuals who want to be unique and for the daring few. The event commenced at 7.00 PM and went on till mid night.

The 2017 Jeep Renegade puts a new spin on iconic Jeep® Brand styling. It combines great looks with outstanding capability and smart technology, all in a smaller city-friendly package. From the iconic seven-slot grille to its strong stance, the Renegade is definitely a Jeep® Brand vehicle. For exploring new trails or heading out on the city, the 2017 Jeep Renegade is ready, willing and able. Jeep Renegade® puts this kind of freedom well within one’s grasp, backed by authentic Jeep® brand engineering and legendary style. It’s about going the distance, without losing ground. It’s about seeking what one intends to find, and finding something more.