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MercedesTrophy 25th Anniversary Tournament to be played at Nuwara Eliya

March 31, 2015

Owners of the three-pointed star who are passionate about golf can look forward to teeing off in style, as Mercedes-Benz celebrates the Silver Jubilee of Sri Lanka’s most exclusive golfing tournament – the MercedesTrophy. The MercedesTrophy 2015 will be held at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club amidst a grand celebration of epic proportions. Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), the Authorized General Distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Sri Lanka is proud to sponsor the 25th Anniversary of this exclusive and prestigious tournament.

MercedesTrophy is once again here to transform a pure sporting extravaganza into a ‘lifestyle brand experience’. The participants of this tournament comprise of distinguished achievers from all walks of life and many find this event a great opportunity to meet and interact with other Mercedes-Benz owners.

Sri Lanka’s top golfing community will be gathering at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club on 23rd of May 2015 for the MercedesTrophy Sri Lanka Country Finals. This event promises to gather the most elite golfing community and boasts to be the most exclusive sporting event in the Sri Lankan sporting calendar, where participation is limited to owners of Mercedes-Benz, Jeep & Chrysler vehicles. Moreover, this is a highly anticipated tournament among the golfing fraternity solely due to the prestige and the rewards which await the winners. The winners stand the chance to compete in the MercedesTrophy Asian Finals and if successful compete in the world finals in Germany.

To commemorate the Silver Jubilee, DIMO will be offering a brand new Mercedes-Benz passenger car as the hole-in-one prize. There will be three handicap groups for men (Division A : 3-12, Division B : 13-20, Division C : 21-24) and one handicap group for women (Division D 0-36). Closing date for entries will be 15th May 2015 and registration can be done online at

In 1989 when the first MercedesTrophy was held, six European countries took part. 25 years later, there are now more than 60,000 participants every year – and over the year’s nearly a million customers and fans of the brand have teed off at the MercedesTrophy, all over the world.

The climax of the series is the world final, which for years has been held traditionally in and around Stuttgart, the “cradle of the automobile”. This venue underlines the close relations between the brand Mercedes-Benz and golf. The top winners in each handicap categories will qualify for the Asian final, with an all-expenses paid trip to Australia. The winner of each handicap category at the Asian Final will qualify for the World Final in Stuttgart, Germany. Alongside their sporting activities, the participants were able to experience the brand and its products at close hand with guided tours of the Mercedes-Benz Museum, the Sindelfingen plant and Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach, as well as test drives in the latest models.


Freedom is a state of mind. The Jeep® is back

March 23, 2015

The iconic Jeep brand is recognized the world over – forever tied to freedom, capability and adventure. DIMO relaunched the Jeep Brand 21.03.2015 at the Jet wing Blue Hotel (Beach), Negombo. Jeep enthusiasts and their families witnessed a great demonstration of the off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles, on a custom built track on the beach. Fireworks, unlimited entertainment, launch of the Jeep Club and a great collection of old and new Jeeps made the evening a memorable one.
“There’s Only One. Jeep.”

(Press Release: March 2015)

Freedom is a state of mind. The Jeep® is back.

The iconic Jeep® brand is recognized the world over — forever tied to freedom, capability and adventure. Every Jeep® vehicle has a unique story to tell, with a rich heritage that links back to the original Willys MA. DIMO recently had a spectacular event at the beachfront of Jetwing Blue to familiarize and introduce the new Jeep® range to customers.

The word ‘Jeep’ is a household name in Sri Lanka. Every SUV is referred to as a Jeep®. Such is the familiarity and deep rooted association that one brand has had on Sri Lanka’s automotive vocabulary, starting from the Willys decades ago. However there is only one brand which can legitimately use that word, with a rich history that no competitor can even come close to.

Over 150 customers and their families gathered at the beach to witness the on-road & off-road capabilities of Jeep®. The event showcased the 2015 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the 2015 Jeep® Cherokee, the Jeep® Compass and the ever famous Jeep® Wrangler. A part of the beach stretch was converted on to a test track that tested the Jeep’s capabilities on different terrains such as mud, rock, sand and logs. Customers had the opportunity to test drive the brand new range of Jeep® vehicles as well as their own vehicles on this test track. The day also marked the inauguration of the Jeep Club of Sri Lanka, a club established by likeminded enthusiasts, keen on wandering the wilderness, spreading the wings of freedom while pushing their Jeeps beyond the limit.

Jeep® owners have long known that Go Anywhere, Do Anything® is a way of life — not just a marketing slogan. The legendary lineup of Jeeps, allows each owner to create their own timeless story. Moreover, Jeep® is a versatile vehicle. It permits you to take on different situations and allows you to enjoy each one of them. Though having made a name for off-road driving, Jeep is actually an everyday vehicle – a

DIMO was represented by Mr & Mrs Ranjith Pandithage (Chairman & Managing Director), Mr Gahanath Pandithage (CEO), DIMO Directors and other senior management. Mr Rajeev Pandithage (Head of Jeep® Sales and Parts) and Mr Tharanga Gunawardena (Head of Jeep® Service) and Jeep® sales, parts and service teams were also present at the event.

Built on more than 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep® is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep® vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. The Jeep® brand recorded sales of more than 1 million units across the globe in 2014, setting a new all-time record for the third consecutive year.  In addition to its 39 percent global increase, Jeep® sales rose 41 percent in the U.S. in 2014, with a record 692,348 total sales. Jeep sales rose 40 percent in Europe and 42 percent in the Asia-Pacific region in 2014.

Designed for peak performance in rugged conditions. Jeep® is created for living life without limits. For open-air enthusiasts who long to nurture their sense of adventure, for families who delight in the call of the wild, for those who yearn to head for parts unknown, your love of the outdoors is reflected in everything you do. You’re authentic, enthusiastic and always ready to meet the world with your feet firmly planted on the ground, in the mud, or rising up to reach the mountain’s highest crest. Passion, freedom, and adventure are the powerful values at the very heart of the Jeep® brand. Since 1941, the Jeep® name has been globally renowned for rugged outdoor adventure without comparison or compromise. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

More information about the Jeep® Brand in Sri Lanka can be found out on and newly launched Jeep Facebook page


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