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  1. Footdown

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... offroader expected to cakewalk a five-star rating in the European New Car Assessment Programme's (NCAP) crash tests, alongside the Ford Galaxy, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Lexus IS and the Citroen ... William Wadsworth Buy a Lotus Elise R (HK$649,000) or any of three Exige S demonstrator cars (from HK$765,000) this month, or while stocks last, and Richburg Motors will fly you ...

  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Self-driving vehicles a step closer, say carmakers

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have a car that will never crash, why don't we let it drive?" said Nady Boules, GM's director of autonomous technology development. However, Boules and executives like him ... a carto driveitself It's been more than half a century since some of the first concept cars boasting self-driving features were presented to the world and they're still not on the road. ...

  3. Short and sweet

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... a four-star rating in New Car Assessment Programme crash tests. So, until I learn otherwise, don't be influenced by test-drive reports of the Swift on western websites. Treat the Gloucester Road models as a separate car. Even so, the Suzuki Swift is still worth a look, because it's an engaging integration of Japanese rally technology, European design and a tradition of making ...

  4. Footdown

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... with Euro NCAP's four-star or five-star rating for crash protection, the institute says. But a great car is no substitute for good driving, and British drivers under 25 are involved in almost ... the dealer says. The muscular four-door car revives the name of the Le Mans track straight after 17 years and has yet to be priced for Hong Kong. The marque offers few technical details, ...

  5. Car firms face uphill drive for success

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... crash test in June was a public relations disaster for the mainland's car industry. 'Koreans build better cars. Say no to Chinese cars,' was one comment on the posting, ... mainland car to fail the test after the Landwind SUV from Jiangling Motor suffered a similar setback in 2005. 'The BS6 model received only one out of five possible stars in the crash test ...

  6. Footdown

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... in a near-fatal crash while filming, defies his more fortunate Sagittarian sign. Which reminds us, have you had your car fung shui-ed or blessed? Tell us on cars@scmp.com ... Edited by William Wadsworth Classic investments Motor traders are notoriously optimistic in recession. So we are not surprised to hear British classic car experts say the value ...

  7. Wacky racers

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... FSI turbo engine. Weighing 700kg, the X-Bow hits 100km/h in 3.9 seconds. You'll need a good visor on your crash helmet because this car hasn't a roof, doors or even a windscreen. ... preconceptions about cars. From Russia comes luxury. The flowing lines and even the name of the debutante Russo-Baltique Impression mark a shift in gear for Russia's motor industry. So does ...

  8. What comes around

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an intense affair for this writer, who has had the privilege of driving both this new car and the original to which it pays homage. In May, on the shores of Lake Como, Aston Martin and design and engineering company Zagato unveiled a stunning new concept that won the design award at the Villa D'Este Concorso D'Eleganza car competition. Just a month later, that same car was being ...

  9. Vehicle value-adding tactics

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... might not pass its next service. Apart from the obvious harm that can befall you and your passengers, a serious crash will also devalue a car, however well it is fixed up. The higher the speed, ... Mark Sharp If you're planning to buy a new car, you'll have to face the fact that, once the warranty has expired, the value is going to drop significantly when you put ...

  10. Footdown

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Motors spokeswoman Sancy Chan. Alfa Romeo has some fine cars, with the swish GT and the new 156 earning a five-star Euro crash-test rating. We look forward to seeing the Spider, the chunky Brera ... to join a readers' tribute to Ferrari, as we did for Porsche, a couple of years ago. If you've ever owned a Ferrari, or have fond memories of one, e-mail cars@scmp.com, and we'll ...




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