Micro Cars is a automobile company based in Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka, Founded in 1995. This was established by automobile engineer, Dr. Lawrence Perara. Their first introduction was "Micro Privilege" which had 1000cc gasoline engine with inline 4 cylinders. After that they have produced Micro MPV Junior van and the Micro Trend hatchback which are somewhat advanced than the first introduction.
As Sri Lanka's first ever car, the "Micro" is designed, developed and prototyped to be manufactured locally with at least 60% of local content. The prototype was prepared in 1999 with the running chassis, making its debut run in December. The body was modeled in styling clay and then transferred to composite for final analysis in June 2000.
Its designs are well suited for this country, where cars are frequently considered luxury accessories. The first Micro was made in mid-2001. The board of Investment provided state support for the car project. Its first car was legally registered only in 2003 after a lengthy battle with the motor car registration department of the country.
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