Footage of the two vehicles that were taken while the vehicles were transported via the Southern Expressway, was widely shared and questions were raised on how they were imported amid import restrictions.
It is now revealed that the vehicles were being taken to the Autogroup International Sri Lanka (AGI), a fully Australian owned BOI approved company specializing in automobile conversions. The company has offices in Dallas, USA and in Melbourne, Australia.
The company celebrates 25 years of international presence in 2020 as a global leader in conversion and re-manufacture of high-value American vehicles from Left Hand Drive (LHD) vehicles to Right Hand Drive (RHD)
After a few years of its inception, Autogroup expanded its wings to Sri Lanka and the fully-fledged facility situated in Kaduwela provides a top-notch service in vehicle conversion with industry leading expertise.
At present, the ISO certified company exports such converted vehicles to countries such as India, United Kingdom, Indonesia, South Africa and Malaysia while 90 percent of the company's output goes to Australia.
The company which has been operating in Sri Lanka for over 15 years and has been given tax free bond facilities through the BoI to import these vehicles. Being an industry leader, the company specializes in conversion of all types of American vehicles from cars, Pickup trucks and SUVs including Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Camaro, GMC Sierra, Dodge Ram, Ford Raptor, Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator and many more. Autogroup collaborates with brands such as Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Hummer, Dodge, Ford, Lincoln, Toyota and Nissan.
Edinrisinghe Brothers are the Sri Lankan partners in this venture.
The video which had gone viral on social media is as follows :