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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. First for HK as pair race against each other in WTCC

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the two Hong Kong drivers as the WTCC is a big event in motor racing,' said Lee, who has been preparing for the tour for more than a month. 'But it is a great opportunity... especially as this is the first time we have a team from China. 'The tour is very competitive and it's too early to say if a Hong Kong driver can win any race, but I will certainly congratulate Darryl if he ...

  3. Race for China's car buyers now one of endurance

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai First-mover advantage no longer exists as seller's market ends, says Ford chief Ford Motor, the last global giant to start making cars in China, says the market will be won by a tortoise in an endurance race, not a hare in a sprint. Mark Schulz, the company's executive vice-president for Asia-Pacific and Africa, said at a news conference ...

  4. Big three racing to a dead end

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... Industry experts are sceptical that lay-offs will help carmakers get back on track, writes Markus Gaertner When General Motors chief executive Rick Wagoner announced 25,000 lay-offs at the company's North American factories last week, the depressed stock rallied more than 10 per cent within days. But while shareholders applauded, vehicles analysts and industry insiders watched ...

  5. Great Wall Motor to boost capacity

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Great Wall Motor, the mainland's largest maker of SUVs and pickup trucks, is adding manufacturing capacity and showrooms after profit more than doubled last year. The Hebei-based carmaker will boost annual production capacity by 38 per cent to 550,000 units when its 4.5 billion yuan (HK$5.33 billion) Tianjin plant comes online, expected to be before July, chairman ...

  6. Chrysler seeks tie-up with Great Wall Motor to expand sales

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Chrysler, the smallest of the three major United States carmakers, is seeking to expand sales in the mainland market by teaming up with Hebei-based Great Wall Motor. Following ... 'Chrysler is taking a similar approach to General Motors, which is to enlarge its market share in China by every means in order to compensate for sliding sales in the United States market,' ...

  7. Kelly helps Holden corner podium places

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meryl Chow in Shanghai General Motors' Holden Commodore chassis put on a dominant performance in the opening race of the triple-header weekend of the Australian V8 Supercar ... the Oceania region, led by Todd Kelly of the Holden Racing Team. Kelly, who was seventh in the drivers' standings after four rounds and had hardly been picked out as a possible winner here, ...

  8. Milestones behind 100 years of automotive success

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... brands, which were combined under Auto Union. 1934 The Auto Union's Silver Arrow makes its first appearance on the Avus race track in Berlin; Type A Grand Prix. 1936 The Audi brand ... stage of the Auto Union 16-cylinder racing car. 1949 Auto Union is incorporated as a GmbH (public limited company). 1958 A new venture is initiated with the establishment of the Auto Union GmbH ...

  9. The road to Shanghai

    Posted Sep 24th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... involved in motor racing knew it was just a matter of time before China would make another audacious attempt to be part of the Grand Prix circus- and this time become successful. And that day came on October 21, 2002, when F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone signed a seven-year deal with the Shanghai International Circuit Co Ltd. The Zhuhai International Circuit became the first purpose-built motor ...

  10. Driving times

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by John Goodall

    ... with motor racing and the company has just announced an all-new TAG Heuer Link Tachymeter Automatic Chronograph for men. Its ambassador is Formula 1 legend Juan Pablo Montoya, who shares with his TAG Heuer chronographs a commitment to precision and performance. Oris has built close links with motor racing first through its sponsorship of Ralph Schumacher and, this season, by becoming ...




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