Micro Cars Limited was established in 1999 by veteran automobile engineer, Dr. Lawrence Perera. The idea was to engineer and build Sri Lanka’s first truly home-grown automobile. The company would develop a low-cost manufacturing and assembly operation that could produce high quality vehicles utilizing the resources and labour force of a developing nation.
Today Micro Cars Limited remains the only national car manufacturer, with the distinction of holding a patent for small city cars. We assemble a full range of vehicles, from Compact Cars and Vans to Luxury SUV’s and Prime Movers.
All Micro vehicles are manufactured to world-class standards using components sourced from global leaders. They are backed by comprehensive warranties and an islandwide support network.
Developed by Dr. Lawrence Perera after years of planning, research and development, the Micro Car is a unique vehicle specifically designed to be manufactured under low cost production methods:
- The car is produced with a reinforced composite body and galvanized chassis. Composite body manufacturing requires no expensive high tech machinery or robotics. Chassis are also hand made and galvanized to give a warranty of 15 years.
- The manufacturing process is simplified, semi manual but every car meets international standards for quality and safety.
- "Micro Privilege" is a four door city car , with a 970cc, 4 cylinder, 4 stroke MPFI water cooled engine and 5 speed manual transmission which averages between 15 - 16kms per Liter making this car economical in terms of fuel consumption.
- OEM quality components such as Engines, Transmissions, Steering mechanisms, axels, breaking systems, suspension systems are used for the manufacturing of the Micro car. Each car is attractively designed with ergonomic seats, sitting areas and dashboards. Available options include air conditioning, central locking, Electric windows, Alloy wheels, customized interior, exclusive customized exterior paint and sound systems. The car can be manufactured in left/right hand drive and EURO II versions.