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City Cars

Reverse gear

Retro car is probably a misnomer: they may have links to the original in terms of either its manufacturer, or because it resembles a long-lost cousin; however, it is usually based on a model already within the carmaker's line-up.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm

Turbocharged tribute

At first sight, the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari seems just like any other urban runabout in To Kwa Wan.

Give or take a few go-faster stripes, the Abarth Scorpion and 'tribute' badges, this yellow three-door, four seater could pass for a pumped-up Fiat 500 - until you put your foot down.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Car showroom's caf? offers a taste of Italy

Why else would you hang out in a car showroom if not for the vehicles? But it's likely that the latest addition to Fiat's showroom in Leighton Centre, Causeway Bay, will draw as many gourmands as car fans.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Gucci gears up in style

The Fiat 500 has become one of the hottest selling cars in Hong Kong. Small, beautifully chic and a delight to drive around town, the four-seater saloon embodies everything that is so stylish and practical about Italian creativity and design.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Offer to draw buyers

If you order a Fiat 500 over the border before its mainland launch on September 15, you might be offered a limited-edition First Edition, with Chinese characteristics.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

'People's car' falls victim to its own hype

It was meant to be the 'People's Car' that would herald a huge lifestyle change, by allowing the Indian middle class to trade in their scooters for their first car, the world's cheapest at US$2,000.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Chery suffers 8.7pc decline in car sales

Chery Automobile is expected to fall short of its yearly target after sales in the first 11 months dropped 8.7 per cent from last year, hurt by slow domestic and global demand.

The Anhui-based carmaker, ranked fourth in the country, sold 323,612 vehicles in the period. Earlier this year, it had set a target of 480,000 units.

30 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Go, baby, go

When it first appeared in 1957, the Fiat 500 was hailed as the antidote to Italy's post-war transport problems. Fiat's diminutive two-door mobilised the masses in an affordable and attractive package two years ahead of Britain's iconic Austin Mini.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Chery to set up three assembly plants abroad

Chery Automobile, which makes China's best-selling domestic car brand, plans to set up three assembly plants abroad to boost overseas sales, joining other mainland counterparts in their global push.

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am