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  1. SAIC Motor gears up for US, UK markets

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... with the MG TF LE500 in Britain last summer, SAIC Motor Corp plans to introduce its own brand, the Roewe, which uses the MG Rover's technology, in this mature market. Next in line, say analysts ... largest carmaker now sells on average about 10,000 Roewe 550 units a month domestically, CSM Worldwide figures show. But China's carmakers are in a race to land their products in the US ...

  2. New engines race ahead

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Motors' Ampera and Volt electric vehicles won the 'best green engine' category. Both models' 150ps electric motors can cover up to 80km on lithium-battery power, but the 86ps petrol ...

  3. Turbocharged R gets pulse racing

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Volkswagen Golf GTI is fast, but the new Golf R is even faster. Launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a replacement for the previous top Golf, the 250ps R32, the R is built ... stainless-steel pedals, new gear knob and clear, blue-needled instrumentation. The R can frighten a newcomer in congested Causeway Bay, for the engine can race at the slightest touch of the accelerator ...

  4. Footdown

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... 3UZ-FE has just won the 2007 Race Engine of The Year award and its circuit experience helps Green motoring, Toyota says. 'By entering hybrid systems into racing events, Toyota engineers ... Edited by William Wadsworth Macau in the driving seat You can see a Bugatti Veyron 16.4, the Maserati Gran Turismo, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe and the new Ford Mondeo at the Motor ...

  5. American Wheels, Chinese Roads: The Story of General Motors in China

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... William Wadsworth American Wheels, Chinese Roads: The Story of General Motors in China by Michael Dunne Wiley General Motors was bailed out by the American government two years ago, yet its China operations are thriving. Last year Detroit's biggest car manufacturer sold 2.35 million vehicles on the mainland (versus 2.21 million in the US) and plans to sell five million ...

  6. HK$4b cross-strait motor venture thinks big

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough in Shanghai Taiwan's Yulon and China's Dongfeng motor companies have set a 2012 sales target of 70,000 cars for their new joint-venture factory in Hangzhou, according to a senior executive. In one of the biggest cross-strait joint ventures to date, Dongfeng Yulon Motor, a 3.4 billion yuan (HK$4 billion) partnership, plans to start production of its first model ...

  7. Volkswagen gets in the driving seat to launch eco motor

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Touareg is a 'parallel hybrid', which means its motor is powered by both a dedicated battery and a petrol engine, similar to the Toyota Prius. By contrast, in a 'series hybrid' like the Chevrolet Volt, the petrol engine's function is to recharge the battery, which in turn powers the motor. Volkswagen's SUV does feature an all-electric mode- ...

  8. AT A GLANCE: Nissan GT-R

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... kilometre; 4gpk more than a Porsche 911 Carrera but 64gpk less than a Maserati GranTurismo. Availability: HK$1.2 million from Richburg Motors, tel: 2877 6700 ...

  9. Stop-start motoring is good news, and it's here to stay

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Li Bin, Car mechanic Extra road capacity is being filled almost as quickly as it is becoming available in the mainland's more developed regions and the resulting congestion is taking an increasingly heavy financial toll on motorists. Shenz ...

  10. foot down

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Crown Motors, the sole distributor in Hong Kong for Toyota, Daihatsu and Lexus cars and Hino heavy goods vehicles, has won the Toyota Triple Crown Award for the 12th consecutive year. The award is given only to distributors that achieve No1 local market share for Toyota in passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and overall markets. Crown Motors had 31 per cent of the Hong Kong ...




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