Mid-Size Cars

Nissan to set up Infiniti plant in China

Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti is setting up a production base in China through its joint-venture partner Dongfeng.

Saturday, 21 April, 2012, 12:00am

Export strategy success

Hyundai has built a strong following in Hong Kong. A decade ago, the South Korean marque was regarded as 'cheap', but then the Santa Fe and Tucson sports utility vehicles became worldwide hits on account of their mechanics, durability and economy.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Technical sophistication

Audi has launched several exciting new cars in Hong Kong over the past year, from the chic A1 compact and the halo R8 convertible, to the sleek A7 Sportback 3.0 TFSI quattro (HK$857,700) and plush A8L 4.2 FSI quattro limousine (HK$1,769,050) which stretched VIPs to last month's Van Cleef & Arpels store opening in Central.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hooked on a feline

The Jaguar XF comes in several guises and engine sizes, and now there's a three-litre V-6 'Sport' model available in Hong Kong to complement this already sporty series. The Sport, which arrived last month, gives the XF slightly larger wheels, at 19 inches, and the bucket seats used in the racy XFR.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Fast forward

Don't be fooled by the slick exterior of the new S60 T6 - this car remains a Volvo through and through. It still features the marque's traditional sober qualities of high safety standards and comfort; among small executive saloons, the S60 is a range topper.

16 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Sporty Volvo S60 packs a punch

Older readers might recall that in the 1990s, a Tsim Sha Tsui East nightspot hit on what it thought would be a swish name for itself. A certain Swedish carmaker subsequently raised strenuous objections, and 'Club Volvo' found itself in the tricky situation of having to change its name fairly swiftly.

27 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Jaguar XF offers opulence at an affordable price

Think of a luxury car and Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Maybach come to mind. Apart from their price, luxury cars are defined by perception of the brand, excellence of design, quality of materials and craftsmanship.

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

HK sales racing ahead

Audi's largest individual export market is the mainland and Hong Kong, with sales of 119,598 units, an increase of 17.3 per cent compared with 2007.

24 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Fast and free

Get behind the wheel of some of Scandinavia's fastest and finest cars in Volvo - The Game, a free racing title you can download (at www.volvocars.com/intl) from Tuesday and play on a personal computer.

24 May 2009 - 12:00am

Poise under pressure

Recession tends to dampen bosses' appetites for new executive rides, but many Hong Kong dealers have been cautious in their pricing and several new premium mid-sized cars are expected on Gloucester Road.

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Gentle giant

Shunned in Europe, but the best-selling sedan in the US for nearly a decade, the Toyota Camry has been a fixture on Hong Kong roads for years. Although the Camry was dropped from European markets five years ago in favour of the Avensis, its domestic market and Asian sales remain strong.

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


Head over wheels

Happy Valentine's Day. We asked readers how cars had played a role in their love lives.

Automotive publicist Nikki Law likes the classic Big Cat. 'A boyfriend attempted to teach me to drive in his beautiful bright-red E-Type,' she says. 'I almost put it into a wall, but I fell completely in love with the car, if not the boy.'

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Batteries included

Hybrids are not popular in China. Toyota has produced the Prius at its joint venture with First Automobile Works since 2005, yet last year total sales were just 414 units. On the face of it, Buick's decision to introduce a hybrid version of its LaCrosse seems unjustified by the market. So, why does the US marque's owner, General Motors, think it will succeed where Toyota has failed?

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

City slicker

This year's summer storms gave Hong Kong its wettest June on record, wreaking havoc on the roads. It was much the same five years ago when the Post tested the then all-new Mazda 6 around Hong Kong Island during a typhoon, and the 2.5-litre wagon proved it was no shrinking violet in the wet.

2 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Think big

On the face of it, the Brilliance BS6 seems like a lot of car for your yuan, but fleet managers might ask whether it really offers value for money and where it fits into the market. Sizewise, the car is up against the BMW 5 Series, the third-generation Ford Mondeo and the eighth-generation Honda Accord.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am