Ford C1 Platform

Resistance is futile

The season of Christmas shopping and running the family around for festive get-togethers may be an opportune time to launch a multi-purpose vehicle.

Saturday, 18 December, 2010, 12:00am

C30 fulfils its original promise

Every so often, Volvo breaks away from its traditional conservative design and comes up with cars that break the mould and turn heads.

In the 1960s, there was the P1800, the runabout of Simon Templar in the television series The Saint, and later its estate variant, the P1800 ES. In the 1980s, there was the funky looking 480 Coup?

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Sensor security

Hot on the heels of the excellent XC90 update, Volvo's new compact 4x4 may prove to be the Swedish marque's most adventurous creation to date.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Sturdy as she goes

More commanding than its V40 predecessor, the Volvo V50 is faster, a little bigger and a lot easier on the eye.

The round-nosed, convex-sided 2008 model has been tweaked stylistically, with a curved roof line, aluminium roof rails and more abrupt tail section, and a longer and wider track makes the V50 more imposing.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Streets ahead

Volvo C70

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Five drives that rate in 2008

Mercedes-Benz C280 Avantgarde

This C-Class (HK$538,000; above) has borrowed its bigger siblings' technology and swish and is no longer the runt of the Benz range. It's a smooth commute to Lai King with enough oomph for airport runs and the bling of the Avantgarde's big-star grille turns heads on Lockhart Road.

Volkswagen Golf GT

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Short and Swede

That taxi driver is in for a ribbing from his mates. Perhaps he glanced at this test car's grille and thought that lane space was as good as his. After all, a goody-two-shoes Volvo seems easy meat in the cut and thrust of Kwun Tong traffic.

28 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Footdown

Alice Siu of Volvo Cars Hong Kong says the sound system in the new variable-roof Volvo C70 (below) offers 'concert hall' sound when the metal roof is up, or become 'an open-air arena' when it's down.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am