Alfa Romeo

Living up to the hype

Alfa Romeo has a long tradition of making stylish, racy cars.

Friday, 6 July, 2012, 12:00am

MiTo is epitome of cool

The Alfa Romeo MiTo is one of the most attractive cars in Hong Kong, particularly in red. Launched in 2008 as the Italian marque's answer to the BMW Mini and Audi's A1, the three-door, five-seater MiTo has a shield-shaped grille, sculpted V-shaped bonnet and clear lens, and teardrop headlamps inspired by the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Swire brings Italian flair to car market

Nearly a decade after it closed its last Hong Kong dealership, Swire Pacific is re-entering the local car market - this time as the exclusive distributor for Italy's Alfa Romeo and Fiat marques.

'For Swire, we picked Alfa and Fiat because we believe these two brands have huge potential here,' said George Lau, managing director of the newly established Swire Motors unit.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Beauties purr over Alfa Romeo's sporty hatchback

Inspired design-wise by the muscular 8C Competizione sports car, Alfa Romeo's MiTo hatchback is getting a lot of love from the girls. At the packed grand opening of the Italian carmaker's Hong Kong showroom in Wan Chai on Friday, the sporty supermini had celebrity beauties Ella Koon Yan-na, Jennifer Tse Ting-ting and Alice B singing its sweet praise.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mamma mia, Italy rules

There has been a resurgence, or risorgimento, of Italian cars in Hong Kong this week. Members of the local Italian community celebrated their national day on June 2 and then toasted their compatriots' automotive expertise at three events.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Country to showcase strengths

A celebration of some of the best Italy has to offer gets under way today, with Italians in Hong Kong eager to see their home country overcome the major economic challenges facing Europe.

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Mi generation

When Alfa Romeo decides to make a hot hatch based on its stunning 8C Competizione special, there's good reason to get excited.

1 Aug 2009 - 12:00am


Volkswagen struts its stuff

Volkswagen Hong Kong is set to highlight the new Golf series, the Tiguan sports utility vehicle and the marque's Passats and Jettas from 10am to 9pm today and tomorrow at Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui.

16 May 2009 - 12:00am


Bike show gets a tour de force

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am


Audi heavyweight in town

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


Alfa Romeo of Auto Sportiva will open new facilities by the end of this month, and the first examples of Alfa's new range will be arriving shortly, says Italian 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.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

An Italian Renaissance

WILLIAM IS GOING to become unbearable. My brother-in-law has always been stubbornly loyal to Alfa Romeo, leading the rest of the family to tease him by offering the number of a towing service in case he breaks down on the way over for Sunday lunch.

4 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

In the next issue of STYLE...

Rev up with our special Motoring issue, which will ensure you always take the stylish route. Take a ride through France with the vintage-car enthusiasts at the Le Mans Classic, and travel to Turin to find out whether the new Alfa Romeo Brera lives up to its hype.

7 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


AT THE MACAU Grand Prix, this weekend, the safety and rescue crew are ready and waiting in case of a serious shunt and injury. They are out of sight and out of mind for most motorsport spectators, but for me they are knights in shining armour.

15 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Bottoms-up police win day down

'Roger two-zero, suspect identified, over'.

'On my signal, one-zero'.


Picture the scene. It's Friday lunch time, the sun is shining, a cool breeze is blowing, and the band outside the Forum in the Exchange Square complex, Central, is cranking out some catchy tunes.

30 Apr 2001 - 12:00am