Tata Nano Challenge Mileage Rally 2016
Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman and Managing Director of DIMO
with the winners of the Tata Nano Challenge Mileage Rally
2016. Officials from DIMO - Tata local office and Tata India
were also present.
The Tata Nano Challenge Mileage Rally 2016 was flagged off from
Colombo to raise customer awareness and highlight the Tata Nano as one
of the most fuel efficient passenger cars in Sri Lanka.
Nearly 100 Tata Nano owners from across the island took part in the
rally which started off from the Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO)
Head Office and covered close to 100 km through Kiribathgoda,
Siyambalape, Gampaha, Udugampola and Divulapitiya, before arriving at
the finish line in Negombo.
The participants were provided with a time chart, route map and
riding tips, which had to be followed to reach the final destination.
'Top-up to top-up' method was used to calculate the fuel efficiency,
a method which ensured accurate measurement of the fuel consumed by each
vehicle and the mileage achieved. Ranika Sulakshani from Nugegoda was
the overall winner as she recorded an impressive 36.88 km/l in her Nano,
and won an all-expenses paid tour to India with a visit to the Tata
Motors plant for her outstanding driving efforts. R. A. Upali Kithsiri
from Colombo 12 who recorded 36.73 km/l was placed second and won a
2-night stay at a 5-star hotel while T.B.G. Soysa from Angoda, recorded
33.9 km/l bagged third place and was rewarded with a dinner for four at
a five-star hotel.
Prizes were also given to the Tata Nano with the 'Highest Mileage',
'Best Modified/Accessorized car', 'Best Maintained car' and 'Highest
Number of Services done at DIMO'. All drivers received consolation
prizes and certificates of participation.