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  1. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Luxury cars score poorly in new U.S. crash test

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cars fail new U.S. crash test Several luxury cars, including the top-selling Mercedes-Benz C-Class, scored poorly in a new frontal crash test designed to mimic what happens when a car hits ... the outer edges of the car, which are less protected. In those cases, the front wheel, suspension system and firewall bear the brunt of the crash, which can lead to serious leg and foot injuries. ...

  2. 'Crash and grab' thieves are out to hit you, Mercedes drivers warned

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo It's known as the crash and grab. Hong Kong drivers of Mercedes-Benz cars are being warned by police to hold on to their keys after minor traffic accidents. A 58-year-old ... of the targeted vehicle, usually when it stopped at a red traffic light. Only minor damage was caused in the crash. After the crash, the driver of the thieves' car remained in his vehicle in order ...

  3. Export strategy success

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... achieved a five-star safety rating in the Australasian New Car Assessment Program's crash tests with protection that includes eight airbags, electronic stability braking and hill-control ... look sleek. The marque describes the cars' look as 'linear sculpture', but their bodywork was really designed to reduce wind resistance and thereby save fuel. The i40 is also ...

  4. Playing it safe

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Saab, the Swedish marque owned by United States car giant General Motors, produces a compact luxury saloon that has been holding its own against the best Teutonic competition. The 9-3 saloon was voted one of the 10 best cars of last year by a leading local car enthusiast magazine, while being heralded the best compact executive saloon, ahead of the Audi A4 and the outgoing BMW ...

  5. Seriously uncomplicated

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart

    ... a seatbelt feature that acts as a pretensioner and force limiter and is designed to minimise whiplash injuries. Whiplash is the most common injury from car crashes and anything that prevents ... Sometimes, what you really want out of a car is lots of comfort and no nonsense. Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart relaxes in the new Toyota Camry I LIKE A GOOD, easy life. Nothing is better than ...

  6. Lexus hybrid targets young guns

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lexus expands its range of hybrids in Hong Kong this evening with the Ocean Terminal launch of the CT 200h, the first petrol-and-electric small luxury car and the Japanese marque's ... 200h has been given a low centre of gravity, a lightweight body shell and an optional lateral performance damper system- a first for the small luxury car segment- that features horizontal ...

  7. Fan club growing

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... van (from HK$183,800) have also grown from 'around 15 units per month', when it was introduced in 2008, to 'close to 100 cars per month', says dealer Hyundai Hong Kong. But the South Korean marque's cars are less visible in Hong Kong and Macau. The 2.4-litre Sonata was as comfortable as a Toyota Camry, and the i30 saloons - at 1.4-litre (HK$148,193) and two litres ...

  8. Billionaire smashes his car 'to set an example'

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... By giving up the car that had served him well since the early heady days of his business empire, Chen hoped to encourage others to give up their vehicles for a better environment, according ... not to buy a luxury car with a big engine, don't buy it. If you have already bought it, don't use it.' Chen became a national celebrity after donating 180 million yuan to the 2008 ...

  9. Jaguar XF offers opulence at an affordable price

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ed Joyce

    ... Ed Joyce Think of a luxury car and Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Maybach come to mind. Apart from their price, luxury cars are defined by perception of the brand, excellence of design, quality of materials and craftsmanship. But do you really have to spend millions to experience a luxury car? Not if the car is a Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 Luxury. The base-model XF defines entry-level opulence ...

  10. Living up to the hype

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alfa Romeo has a long tradition of making stylish, racy cars. Founded in 1910 as A.L.F.A (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili), the marque began at the Portello factory in Milan and, in the following year, entered a car in the Targa Florio, an open road endurance race. In 1915 industrialist Nicola Romeo took over the company and three years later cars sold as Alfa Romeo. The marque ...




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