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  1. Ghost's imminent arrival causes surge of interest

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for driving in the city. 'The Ghost exercises an enormous appeal,' said Colin Kelly, regional director for Rolls-Royce in Asia-Pacific. 'It has effortless power and a great contemporary style- it's not in any way stuffy. There is a great work ethic in Asia-Pacific, and especially in Hong Kong, and I think people like to reward themselves for their hard work, ...

  2. Ford to launch new 'global' Focus early next year

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... according to Ford executive director for business strategy in the Asia Pacific and Africa, Will Periam. The new model launches are part of a major US$1.6 billion expansion programme that will double ... Neil Gough in Tianjin neil.gough@scmp.com Ford Motor will launch the new generation of its best-selling Focus compact car on the mainland 'early next year', the first of 15 new ...

  3. Carmakers giving global models a China twist

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the rear seats,' said John Zeng, a Shanghai-based director of forecasting at JD Power Asia-Pacific. Even entry-level models such as the Audi A4 and new BMW 3 series are getting extended ... Neil Gough neil.gough@scmp.com Two years ago, on a visit to a General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, US President Barack Obama dubbed the Chevrolet Cruze the 'car ...

  4. Fast and free

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

    ... technology such as anti-lock brakes activated. Also in the line-up are the classic Volvo 240 Turbo Group A, the Volvo 850 estate car, British Touring Car Championship veteran the S40, the S60 racer from a few years ago and the C30 (above), which is competing at this year's Swedish Touring Car Championship. Volvo- The Game includes leader boards that will be published on the Volvo ...

  5. Championship contender

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart

    ... the Toyota RAV4 or the Land Rover Freelander. The Santa Fe fills a more modest niche. Rather than trying to battle the giants, 2006 World Cup partner and official car supplier Hyundai has entered ... The twin exhausts hint at bad-boy potential but are also designed to reduce noise. Almost 1.8 metres tall, the Santa Fe is higher than a standard saloon car, but it's not too high that you ...

  6. Too posh by half

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... that vied with Mitsubishi Evos and sprayed grit at little Citroens in the World Rally Championships. The muscle and rev of Subaru's top-of-the-range ride in Hong Kong marked you as a nutter ... O Road and formidable as the safety car for two Macau Grand Prix. But Subaru's gone all clever and given the latest, 10th version, airs and graces that don't always come off. I hear ...

  7. Precious metal

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... and a 1972 BMW 2002 that won three classic car racing championships for owner Gerry Kipling and is up for sale. And while Veedub fan Andrew Ng now has 33 stickers in the windows of his beige 1972 ... seemed far away at the Classic Car Club of Hong Kong's Chater Road Show on Sunday, when the glint of 93 collectables brought smiles back to Central and reaffirmed Hong Kong's role ...

  8. Wire wheels

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... version, the Camden edition will go into production in August for only one year. The Mini John Cooper Works World Championship 50 is finished in Cooper's signature Connaught Green and based ... for distribution in Europe' and it will be on sale in Britain from September, BMW's blurb says. 'Every car will display its unique production number, ranging from 001-250,' the marque ...

  9. High note

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Calum Gordon

    ... car wowed audiences at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the first pre-production models of the FCX Clarity, Honda's radical, zero-emissions, hydrogen fuel cell sedan, were unveiled ... and it was as easy to drive on (virtually empty) steep mountain roads as it was on the undemanding highways, and the car happily accommodated copious amounts of luggage- and drinks. It also proved to be very ...

  10. Footdown

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... and a steady hand- by Mark Court, Rolls-Royce's specialist painter for coachlines and crests,' the marque says. Bravo. The marque's Asia-Pacific director, Colin Kelly, has a point when he says the Phantom is 'the car of choice for the world's finest hotels'. Hong Kong is back on the world hotel-motoring map. But it's been a long time coming. In April ...




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