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Mileage low due to disconnected road network in Sri Lanka

Car Mileage
Car Mileage
How do used cars
fare by mileage in Sri Lanka? Carmudi analysed
thousands of its car listings from various Sri Lankan cities to find out. The
research team gathered and compared averages of mileage based on brand, fuel
type, as well as age, with cars ranging from two to five years old.
The average mileage
for cars in Sri Lanka was 38,500 km, which is 9% lower than the average of
across Carmudi markets (42,000 km). The youngest cars averaged
23,000 km, while five-year-old cars reached an average mileage of 57,000 km.
A factor leading to
Sri Lanka’s lower average mileage may be a lack of roadways conducive to
long-distance travel on the island. With over 70% of traffic in the country
being carried out on national roads, it is vital that they be well maintained.
Uncontrolled roadside development and substandard maintenance hinder traffic. A
good quality of interstate roadways is essential, as over 65% of the country’s
populace lives in the villages, making them dependent on interconnected roads.

After investigating
the effect of brand on mileage, the team found that Japanese brands traveled
the most distance before being offered on Carmudi LK. Makes like Honda, Toyota and Nissan range
between 31,000 km and 34,000 km. The highest mileage belongs to Suzuki, with an
average 47,000 km traveled.
Lastly, Carmudi looked at the effect of fuel type on mileage.
The cars with the highest mileage run on diesel fuel, averaging 49,000km. They
are followed by hybrids (29,100km) and petrol-fueled cars (22,000 km). The
reason for diesel cars being driven the farthest, could be that diesel
engines can be up to 15% more fuel-efficient, encouraging longer commutes.
‘We see that the
low cost per kilometer associated with diesel vehicles is a key factor in the
higher usage seen in these types of vehicles. However, we expect to see hybrid
vehicles overtake the usage levels of diesel vehicles in the future due to
customers being able to gain similar mileage along with more environmentally
friendly combustion. Average resale values for hybrid vehicles also tend to be
higher than their diesel counterparts. We’re glad to see this trend of getting
more bang for the buck while also being more environmentally conscious,’ says
Firaz Markar, MD of Carmudi LK.
About Carmudi
Carmudi was founded in 2013 and is currently available
in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Myanmar,
Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sri
Lanka, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and Zambia. The vehicle
marketplace offers buyers, sellers and car dealers the ideal platform to find
cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles online.

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