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  1. King of the road

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... SLK, the 2004 South China Morning Post Car of the Year. The German marque's two-seater trounced all other soft tops for the Convertible prize and pipped the impressive Aston Martin DB9 ... This award's a big achievement for Mercedes-Benz; their SLK has won the hearts of China's richest and most demanding car lovers. Satisfy readers such as Lau Cho-yiu of Kowloon and your marque ...

  2. Money makes the wheels go around

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Sales of luxury cars surge despite slowdown in overall market China's wealthy are buying more luxury cars despite macroeconomic tightening and a slowdown in overall vehicle sales. While some consumers' propensity to spend has been affected by economic uncertainties, sales growth in the mainland's luxury car market- where most buyers pay cash- has surged, ...

  3. Customer care tops the priority list

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Victoria Button

    ... Reports by Victoria Button MERCEDES-BENZ CARS are a dream product to sell because of their excellent quality and reputation, according to the winning team from Zung Fu Company. 'To a large extent we assist our customer in buying the best car for them within our range. They already want to buy a Mercedes-Benz,' said sales consultant Phibee Wong. 'Selling ...

  4. foot down

    Posted May 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wheels, the marque says. The RS4 is said to sprint to 99.2km/h in 4.8 seconds, and 0-195km/h in 16.6 seconds, with top speed at a governed 248km/h. The MG Car Club of Hong Kong has been unlucky with the weather this year. Its annual concourse was washed out on February 27, and drenched again last Sunday. But old British cars teach their owners to be optimistic, and every cloud had a silver lining ...

  5. Toyota pays for late China start

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

    ... models of Honda Motor, Kia Motors and General Motors. Its total sales in the period of about 85,000 were less than 4 per cent of the passenger car market. But, by 2010, it wants to sell one ... the biggest car market in the world. Our initial target is 10 per cent of the market in 2010.' Toyota's problem in China is not one of production or technology, of which it is the industry ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Chinese car sales trail consumer aspirations

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... manufacturers should focus on internet marketing to reach potential buyers, Mr Coquelle said. 'In China, buyers don't get information about car models at the dealerships, they go online or get ... of mainland respondents to an internet survey realise their ambitions to own cars. Fortunately, authorities still have time to build extra roads- only 26 per cent of those polled plan to make ...

  8. foot down

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and year of the evolving Mercedes-Benz SLs. Award yourself a point for each correct model and year of manufacture, giving two points for each car. Q3 The lovely models Xenia (left) and Sandra pose ... name the car (for one point) and the year of its manufacture (one point)? Q10 Can you name the model (one point) and year of manufacture (one point) of this classic fastie? Clever Dick bonus ...

  9. Footdown

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some of the cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show (see main report) are already scheduled for sale in Hong Kong. Shirina Kwan of Toyota dealers, Crown Motors, says the Yaris (below) ... and voice-recognition systems, MP3 player, Bluetooth and a Compact Flash memory card reader that allows the owner to store and play four gigabytes of music, Ferrari says. The car's handling in tight spaces ...

  10. Big in the city

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart

    ... into the boot. The Disco 3 is a sleek, luxury people carrier and the only way a sheep is going to get access is as part of the deep-pile carpet. The exterior of the car is less aggressive and, ... rear window and a split tailgate. I was once told by a Land Rover salesman that the rear spare tyre was useful because, when I reversed into a wall, it would hit it first and spare the car ...




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