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  1. Lifestyle - Technology

    Car manufacturers connect cars to the internet

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... crossroads. Questions troubling motor manufacturing executives are plentiful. For example, should a company that makes cars even attempt to create a smart dashboard operating system, or should ... the world's 800-plus mobile network operators. "It depends what kind of services a car manufacturer wants to offer. For instance, Ford relies on smartphone integration, which solves a few ...

  2. Volkswagen eyeing factory in Guangzhou

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Volkswagen China may build a manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, its first south of the Yangtze river, as the country's largest foreign carmaker attempts to seize market share from its Japanese competitors in southern China. The firm will build the new plant to make its compact Seat model, with an initial production capacity of 200,000 units, according ...

  3. Rescue mulled as car sector loses steam

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... of Automobile Manufacturers. Last year, mainland carmakers sold 9.38 million vehicles, including buses, trucks and export vehicles, up 6.7 per cent from 2007, in line with the adjusted expectations ... for buying cars during the Golden Week holiday, the mainland recorded monthly sales declines in August, September, November and December, as the A-share market slump dampened consumption. Nick ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Top brands shrug off luxury car tax raise

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 100 per cent. Mr Rushworth said that while many of the top car manufacturers were increasing their market share, the market in smaller cars was suffering from a lack of buyers among ... car market, with Mercedes-Benz and BMW actually increasing their market share. Although some dealers had feared a drop of 50 to 60 per cent in sales, figures show that Hong Kong's love ...

  8. Wacky racers

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

    ... 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 ... to hand-build and has a 555 brake-horsepower Mercedes-Benz engine that's said to give the car a top speed of 304km/h. The production run will be limited to 16, and the only model on show has ...


    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a disused building at the top of Tai Mo Shan (right). Chairman Ian Foster says the club is also trying to cut a deal with a Hong Kong developer to get an area of cheap unused car-park basement for Classic Bike and Car storage (for the museum exhibits). Foster also sent us a picture of a stack of bikes in a farmyard (far right)- he's not saying where- including a 1957 BMW R-27 in quite ...

  10. 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 ...




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