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  1. Carmakers say export growth to keep slowing

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... a reduction caused by the global slowdown that has dampened demand for vehicles in emerging markets. Exports rose 79 per cent last year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers ... and September. Figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers showed that the country's vehicle exports decreased 15.7 per cent in September from a year earlier. The exports dropped ...

  2. Five-seater taxis' days are numbered

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... rushed to secure the last batch of stock from the main manufacturer, Toyota, since early this year. Hong Kong dealer Crown Motors saw a nearly 70 per cent rise in business in the eight months ... The manufacturer said the new taxi would be more environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient and powerful, but it would also be more expensive and have one less seat. Toyota dealer Crown Motors, which said ...

  3. VW conquers long and winding road

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... with Samantha Kierath Before there was Buick, Hyundai or Honda, there was Volkswagen. From around the late 1980s, the German car giant's Santanas were synonymous on the mainland to sedan, and even today a random sampling of five cars on Beijing roads will include at least two Volkswagen models. Martin Posth, a former member of the Volkswagen and Audi executive management ...

  4. Footdown

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

    ... 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 of collectible cars remains buoyant despite the meltdown. James Szkiller, from the Classic and Sports Car Centre, says some classic models are bought as investments. '[People] are looking ...

  5. 100,000 yuan hatchback on drawing board for US, Europe

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong in Ningbo and Taizhou Geely Automobile Holdings is poised to export a mid-range car priced at some 100,000 yuan (HK$114,362) to the US and European markets by early next year. ... US$500 million to build a manufacturing plant in that country. It believes it would be easier to enter the United States by building connections from the South American market. Should the Mexican ...

  6. Great Wall shifts focus to low-emission cars

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Great Wall Motor, the nation's largest sports utility vehicle maker, will focus on producing low-emission passenger cars after it reported net profit grew a mere 0.5 per ... manufacturers have already said they experienced slower sales last month because of the Beijing Olympics and a weaker economy. Dongfeng Motor Group, the country's third-largest carmaker, yesterday ...

  7. Running on empty

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US car industry can look to a string of management failures for its demise, writes Sin-ming Shaw These idiots don't deserve a dime. That was director Michael Moore's comment, ... manufacturing union in the US. The 'idiots' are, of course, the senior executives at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler who have taken the legendary companies to the brink of bankruptcy. ...

  8. Footdown

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... isn't quite right, and that's a worry when a car is bought for family days out but is actually used in the rushed mill of school runs, and in parts of Hong Kong where elderly pedestrians ... Department's incentive scheme for 'environmentally friendly petrol private cars'. At our prompting Crown Motors later told us that the Noah spews 174.9 grams of CO2 per kilometre. That's ...

  9. Precious metal

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

    ... 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 as China's capital of cars. Moet & Chandon gave best-of-show prizewinners bottles of champagne and the bodywork seemed brighter this year, partly due to the increased marketing presence ...

  10. Footdown

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

    ... than 80 Alfa Romeos will gather for the first Alfa Day Hong Kong from 2pm to 6pm at the open car park of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education in Tsing Yi tomorrow. 'The cars ... in Lantau. The car seems the ultimate brand-slave boast in the choice of 'ebony and brick', 'indigo blue and vermilion', 'indigo blue and lime green', ' black ...




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