PUBLISHED : Saturday, 06 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 06 June, 2009, 12:00am

Dealer ramps rare Defenders

Land Rover Hong Kong will introduce the Defender 110 Fire & Ice Limited Edition between July and September, says the dealership's spokeswoman, Maggie Wong. The 2.4-litre turbo diesel-powered models (HK$448,000) stand out in Vesuvius orange (right) or Arctic white with a Santorini black roof, boonet wheel arches and matching centre grille panel. Kitted with a six-speed manual transmission these Landies can whip up 360Nm of torque at 2,000rpm and 90kW of power at 3,500rpm, she says. The models can also handle gradients up to 45 degrees, 49-degree approach angles, 35-degree departure and traverse angles and ramp breaks of up to 150 degrees on SVX Diamond turned alloy wheels with 235/85R 16' tyres, Wong says. 'Only around 10 [mainly orange models are] available for pre-order now,' she says. Inquiries: 2713 2383

Tiidas gain 'Green' status

The new Nissan Tiida 'Green' saloon (left) and 'Green' sportshatch (both HK$139,000) have been designated environmentally friendly cars by the Hong Kong government and are eligible for a 30 per cent reduction in first registration tax, says Vincent Tung of dealers Honest Motors. Fitted with a 107-horsepower (109ps) 1.5-litre HR15DE engine, an Advanced Xtronic continuously variable transmission and a new powertrain, the Tiidas promise 20km per litre of petrol, and their sip is the 'best in [their] class', Tung says.