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Full-Size Vehicles

Seeing is believing

The Volkswagen CC was launched at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show as the world's first four-door coupe in the US$30,000 to US$40,000 class.

Friday, 27 April, 2012, 12:00am

On the cyber highway with iBentley

It has five LCD monitors - two of them on touchscreen iPads - a Mac Mini, three Apple keyboards, an iPod docking station and runs its own Wi-fi hotspot.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

COVET: Extended luxury

Rolls-Royce has given the chauffeur-driven buyer more to love (6.7 inches, to be exact) with the debut of the Ghost Extended Wheelbase. The extra space is added to the rear seat, where knee room doubles compared with the standard Ghost. A new panoramic moonroof and an optional rear-seat cooler with Champagne flutes enhance the already sumptuous interior.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Celebrate in classic style

Those who watched last month's British royal wedding will have seen Prince William and Catherine Middleton drive around in style. The bride arrived at Westminster Abbey in the quintessential British car, a 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI. With the knot tied, the couple left in a 109-year-old open-topped horse-drawn carriage on their way to Buckingham Palace.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty in the beast

Being invited to drive a Bentley Mulsanne is like being summoned to Buckingham Palace: it doesn't happen every day unless you're a chauffeur. The 2011 model was launched in Hong Kong last April and the first orders are just being delivered.

19 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Sleek Jaguar is no old man's car

Remember the classic scene in old Western movies - usually the precursor to a hair-raising chase - when the hero leaps aboard his steed, which obligingly rears up on its hind legs before galloping off madly in all directions?

Horses are in short supply in Hong Kong - and there's also a distinct shortage of heroes in the city.

13 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Santa Fe is in a class of its own

A glance at the specification sheet for the revamped Hyundai Santa Fe shows it is well-equipped, with seven seats, four-wheel drive, 18-inch alloys, five-star NCAP safety rating, six-speed automatic transmission, eight air bags, dual-zone climate control, a sunroof and a five-year warranty. That's a lot of SUV for HK$268,000, but is it as good as it looks on paper?

25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Ghost under starter's orders

The new Rolls-Royce Ghost will be presented by the marque's senior Asia and China executives at Entrance E of the Hong Kong Jockey Club at the Happy Valley Racecourse at 3.30pm on September 17, the first stop of its regional tour.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Agenda - Road

Sporty Spice

7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

The Editor's Note

Ovid, the magister amoris of Rome, was banished to the bleak Bulgarian port of Tomis by Caesar Augustus in 8 AD. Just before the poet's departure he sent Augustus a message which read: 'Fortune and Love favour the brave.'

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

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