Luxury Vehicles

Vehicles bearing military plates spotted after ban

Soldiers at a People's Liberation Army unit in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, display new and old military vehicle licence plates. Photo: Xinhua

New restrictions on using military licence plates on luxury cars came into effect in the mainland on Wednesday - prompting an immediate wave of furious microblog posts exposing vehicles still bearing them.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 6:59am 4 comments

Posh spices up Evoque

One of the highlights of the Beijing Auto Show was the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition. A collaboration between Land Rover and designer Victoria Beckham, the crossover will be a collector's item as only 200 will be built.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

In the lap of luxury

The Toyota Alphard is ubiquitous in Hong Kong. Popular with cross-border tycoons and celebrities, the eight-seater vans can offer the comfort and stretch of a luxury saloon, and an interior that can be converted into a people-mover, mobile office or an air conditioned sanctuary from the smog or paparazzi.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Van wars heating up

Luxury multipurpose vans (MPVs) have a strong following in Hong Kong. They transport executives in comfort and can be easily converted into mobile offices, celebrity retreats or family entertainment centres at weekends.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Hot wheels

Hong Kong summers are always demanding on cars and their owners. The heat and damp that used to blow Jaguar gaskets and reduce MGBs to rust now challenge Japanese and German electronics. Then there's the stifling pollution and the risk of typhoons and their detritus on drives. But some cars can help you through the sticky season, and for reasons you might not hear in local showrooms.

3 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Business class

Hong Kong's multipurpose vehicle scene is pretty much a two-horse race. One contender is Nissan's grandiose Elgrand, and the other is Toyota's carriage for the discerning peripatetic, the Alphard.

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Korea move

Hyundai's i30 shows the marque is serious about shifting up the automotive pecking order, writes William Wadsworth

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Swish upon a star

TO PEOPLE OF a certain age, the name Highway Star evokes thoughts of long hair, flared jeans and a rip-roaring, air-guitar number by rock band Deep Purple. And when our motoring editor e-mailed me the lyrics of Highway Star, I thought how odd it was that Nissan had named its special-edition, eight-seater Elgrand van after rocker Ian Gillan's anthem to speed.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


Maggie Wong of Land Rover Hong Kong (tel: 2713 2383) says the Range Rover Sport beat 42 other offroaders to win the top award in Britain's 4x4 Magazine's 4x4 of the Year 2006 competition.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

More flash to go around

Forget limousines. Every self-respecting tycoon or pop star knows that the only way to get yourself and your entourage around town comfortably these days is in a luxury MPV. And not many come more luxurious than the Toyota Alphard.

27 May 2005 - 12:00am

Cars stolen

SEVEN luxury cars worth $3.5 million were stolen from a Pat Heung car park early yesterday - one day before they were due to be exported to China. The five left-hand drive Mercedes-Benzes and two Toyota Crowns were stolen from the Yat Fung Motor Trading Company.

26 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Eunos really grips runway

MOST Hong Kong car distributors are extremely reluctant to allow their test cars out in the rain.

The measure is meant to preserve the test fleet as long as possible by preventing over-zealous journalists and potential customers losing control in slippery conditions and running the latest model into the scenery.

19 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Mazda's marque of respect

MAZDA'S model line has been expanded with the introduction of the Eunos 800. Billed as a highly accomplished luxury touring sedan, it joins ranks with the 30X sports coupe and the 500 executive sedan.

24 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Sporty crowd pleaser gets a new look

THE new generation Nissan Skyline was released on the Japanese market last month, with the highly successful sports-cum-racing car returning in its ninth incarnation.

Since its debut in 1957, the Skyline has developed into one of the most effective sports saloon cars in the world.

17 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Japanese giant puts a charge into the luxury market

TOYOTA launched the electric-powered version of its popular domestic luxury model, the Crown Majesta, in Japan.

The new vehicle looks identical except for one obvious modification - no exhaust pipe.

While sitting still in traffic the car is vibration-free and consumes no energy. While under way, not a sound is heard, except for the faint drone of the tyres.

1 Aug 1993 - 12:00am