Minivans

Revamp shows class

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class had mixed reviews when it was launched in 2006. The seven-seater was big, but hardly sexy, critics said.

Friday, 3 December, 2010, 12:00am

Budget MPV offers great value

The Toyota Noah was a big success last year, becoming Hong Kong's best-selling multipurpose vehicle (MPV). Building on that success, Toyota recently introduced an updated Noah range, with extensive body and engine modifications, to the local market.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am

At a stretch

New for 2010, Honda has given one of Hong Kong's most popular seven-seaters a sharp new facelift - and made some clever updates to the Odyssey's interior and reworked some key mechanicals.

Described by Honda as its flagship luxury seven-seat sedan, the Odyssey sports new 17-inch alloys, a full body kit, HID headlights and an eye-catching chrome grille.

3 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Great indoors

Is it a car, is it a van, or is it a house on wheels? Perhaps because it's a combination of all three, the Serena is Nissan's best-selling MPV in Hong Kong and a popular choice with families and businesses.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Footdown

Beijing or bust

The Hong Kong-Beijing Classic Car Rally left Hung Hom after 'some licence/money matter' cropped up on the eve of its scheduled Sunday start, and postponed the nine-classics' 13-day trip to the capital for a couple of days.

31 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

THE QUIET LIFE

DON'T DRIVE THE Mazda8 in heavy traffic after a big lunch. The car is so smooth, quiet and comfortable that the chances of dozing off behind the wheel are very real; and I almost did.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Footdown

Liqui Moly's Spirit of Westphalia racing car (below), the Hong Kong Drift Club's butch Nissan (under) and Honda were the main attractions of last Saturday's dour Hong Kong International Auto Parts Fair at the AsiaWorld Expo site at Chek Lap Kok.

15 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Widening the gap

The Isis is the latest seven-seater MPV from Toyota. Launched late last year, the car was destined to be a model solely for the Japanese domestic market.

Fortunately, parallel importer Richburg Motors has made the Isis available in Hong Kong.

27 May 2005 - 12:00am

Stylish venturer

ULYSSES OF ancient Greece managed to cram a 10-year voyage, devoted wife, cunning suitors, bewitching sirens, pigs and assorted gods and goddesses into his Odyssey. Honda has managed to pack seven seats and a 2.4-litre engine into its third-generation MPV version.

3 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Zoom with a view

ONE MINUTE you're young and carefree, driving a fab sports car and partying like it's 1999 and then, seemingly overnight, you morph into a grown up, with a couple of saucepan lids and a dog. You spend enough at ParknShop to finance a small nation, turn into a pumpkin at midnight, struggle into jeans that fitted when you were 20, and realise you've outgrown your car.

15 May 2004 - 12:00am

Price of Toyota Previa

In our front page article headlined 'Passion for people carriers grows' (Classified Plus, March 5), we wrongly reported the price of the Toyota Previa. The correct price for the seven-seater Previa Luxury Wagon is $299,190.

12 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Family retainer

THE HONDA STREAM is a practical, mid-sized people carrier that's well-built and moderately priced - so why are there so few on Hong Kong's roads? In the past, the Stream may have been overshadowed by its larger Honda counterpart, the Odyssey.

6 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

FOOTDOWN

Maggie Wong of Ford Hong Kong tells us the marque's 2.3-litre Galaxy seven-seater is selling for a $40,000 discount at $199,800 and will be displayed with the rest of the Blue Oval range at Metropolis, next to the Hunghom railway station between 10am and 8pm today and tomorrow.

22 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

GM to produce new mini-van

General Motors intends to add at least one vehicle - a mini-van, known as a U-Van - to its Shanghai production line, scheduled to begin turning out Buicks at the end of this year.

The U-Van is the name for the new generation of GM front-wheel-drive mini-vans, which includes the Pontiac Trans Sport, the vehicle named by one insider as the type that will be produced in Shanghai.

13 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Galaxy of extras on people carrier

People carriers, or multi-purpose vehicles (MPV), are all the rage these days. Every major manufacturer offers one, from the pioneering Renault Espace, first launched more than 10 years ago, to the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Previa and Mazda's eponymous MPV, the bestseller in its class.

8 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

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