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    MG ZS 2018

    Well Haru, Do you think it would be cheaper to import this from UK than getting from local agents ? When I went through the specs, UK has a 1.5 L version too. But it comes only with manual and lower powered than 1.0 L turbo , even at higher rpm. Here what I copied from the specs, 1.5 L vs 1.0 L Also it seems 1.5 L less fuel efficient that of 1.0 L, see below I wonder why they offer 1.5 L.
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    MG ZS 2018

    Well despite all the pros and cons, I saw several MG suv's roaming around the roads in Colombo. Also couple of my friends already owing this model. So far they are happy interns of comfort, performance, options for the price they paid. Of course they can't be that happy with the fuel economy and the level of detailing. This is the compromise what they paid for. In vain, if they had gone for a japanese b/n suv, they would have spent another 3-4 million, from that they could have fuel the car for more than 150k kms. What is material here is the resale value of the vehicle after few years. I think it is too early to say anything about it.
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    Revised Import Duty on Cars from 2018 August 01

    I was also wondering the same. But this revision didn't mention anything about the upper ceiling. It only says minimum is Rs 1.5 m. According to the schedule before 01 Aug 2018, it was 1750 * 1000 = Rs. 1,750,000.00 . If there is a upper ceiling from this revision, yes we can expect the non-hybrid 990 CC should be reduced by Rs.2.5 laks. Most impacted is hybrid 660cc (kei ) cars. tax increase is 660*1250 = Rs.825,000.00 from Rs. 1.25 m.
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    Revised Import Duty on Cars from 2018 August 01

    Only model left unchanged is Suzuki Xbee. I think finance minister didn't know about this model. Otherwise he would have come up with a different equation.
  5. " Import Duty on vehicles less than 1000cc had been increased up to Rs. 1.5 million and hybrid and electric vehicles less than 1000cc up to Rs.1.25 mn ". Round of applause to finance minister. http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Customs-Tax-amended-for-vehicles-less-than-cc-hybrid-electric-153435.html
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    MG ZS 2018

    Thanks mate for the feedback. Keep update us with the fuel economy and other mechanical issues (if any).
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    Difference between Hustler and Xbee

    "decently put together car" - agree with you 👍
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    Difference between Hustler and Xbee

    Hi Zinger, I started a topic on this under news and updates last year. You can read further on Xbee there. It is not identical to hustler, but has a similar design concept. Major differences to the Hustler : 1. Size : X bee is quire bigger in length and width. Eventually more cabin space. You feel more spacious compared to Hustler. 2. Engine and transmission : Xbee comes with K10 C turbo charged S-ene charged engine. But Hustler only has s-ene charge. Which is far better compared to hustler in pick up and running. By default Xbee comes with paddle shift/ triptronic. 3. Seating : Most of the kei cars are having a big problem of comfort and space of the rear seating. Many new kei models , including the Hustler come with only 2 seats at the back. Also comfort ability in long travelling is bit questionable. Contrast to that Xbee offers 3 seats at the back with reasonable travelling comfort. 4. 2WD vs 4WD : You can get 4WD version in Xbee. Hustler also has the 4WD option, but not many fans in SL seem to interest on that. Could be due to smaller engine. 5. Price Tag : 2WD-Xbee is having a price tag of LKR 4.4-4.5 M vs Hustler of 2.8-2.9 M in Sri Lanka. Already one AL member has a Xbee. 😊 Entire Baleno (both Indian and JDM) car is assembled in Indian Suzuki plant. I am not sure which part come from Japan. But its badge under the bonnet says it is made in India. Interior finishing is far better in Xbee compared to Baleno ( of course it has to be..otherwise ?)
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    Suzuki XBEE

    Some of the customized versions ; http://kakaku.com/kuruma/used/item/18602534/ http://kakaku.com/kuruma/used/item/18602534/ http://kakaku.com/kuruma/used/item/18602534/
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    Suzuki XBEE

    http://kakaku.com/kuruma/used/spec/Maker=7/Model=33309/Sort=u3/Page=2/ According to my calculations 4WD option should not be more than Rs. 4.75 m (currently it is over 5.2 m in Sri Lanka)
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    Suzuki XBEE

    Well, 2WD MZ will cost around 1.8-2.0 m Yen in Japan, import tax in Sri Lanka is Rs.1.25 m. With all other expenses it comes around Rs. 4.0-4.3 m when it comes here. So not that bad. But the 4WD version is bit too high.
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    Suzuki XBEE

    ..congratulations !
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    Suzuki XBEE

    Hi Mate, Its good to hear that you bought a Xbee. In fact I was following this car even before it was officially released in Japan. It is a good car according to the reviews from Japan. I also had a look of one of the units for sale in Sri Lanka since. Of course the interior is far better than the WagonR. According to my calculations, price is bit bloated. Because this car has the lowest import tax in this category (LKR 1.25 m). Higher price tag could be the case since all these units come to SL are unused in Japan. Probably second hand ones may be reduced later. However it may be too early to say lot of things. So you can share your experience, driving comfort, fuel economy, safety, performance, etc. If you don't mind you can share the price you bought including few pics. 😊 Cheers !
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    MG ZS 2018

    Thanks mate, please keep update us. 👍
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