Road Transport

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

Third child dies after preschool bus accident

The death toll from a kindergarten bus accident in Guangdong climbed to three yesterday after another pupil died in hospital.

The accident in Yangchun city occurred on Monday, as new national regulations for school bus safety came into effect. Fourteen other children were injured, Xinhua reported.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Enforce city's traffic regulations and crack down on dangerous drivers

I concur with Y. C. Lee's letter ('Motorists ignore zebra crossing', April 6) and have to take issue with the Transport Department.

Drivers are supposed to slow down as they approach these crossings.

11 Apr 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

Plug-in, recharge and go

Electric cars are popular in many world cities, but have yet to catch on in Hong Kong.

There are about 370 recharging stations across town, but only 300 of the city's 630,000-odd licensed vehicles are plug-ins, the South China Morning Post reported on March 17.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pedestrians feel the squeeze from cars and planners

When urban planner Peter Cookson-Smith steps out of his Wan Chai office, he does not like what he sees.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Best of both worlds

The Nissan Murano was first launched in North America as a 'crossover', combining the size and ruggedness of a sports utility vehicle and the manoeuvrability and comfort of a saloon car. First launched in Hong Kong in October 2008, the Murano has 'established a strong following' here, according to Nissan dealer Honest Motors.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Privacy promised in new traffic monitoring

The government will protect the public's privacy when it tests four new devices for tracking real-time traffic on the streets, lawmakers were told yesterday.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Shenzhen drivers face new toll

Shenzhen plans to begin charging motorists congestion fees after the third phase of its subway network is completed in 2016.

The city announced last week that there were two million registered vehicles on its streets, the second highest in any mainland city, trailing only Beijing.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Shanghai car parks ... a space odyssey

Shanghai held a public consultation last month on a draft plan to relieve its chronic shortage of car parking spaces. But even if it is implemented, the plan is unlikely to be of much help.

The city government is considering ways to better use car parks in residential compounds after people drive their cars to work.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

There's more than canals and bicycles to friendly Amsterdam

Amsterdam turned out to be a great European family holiday for this writer and has a lot to offer those travelling with a child or two.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

From GP to school run

Subaru's popularity in Hong Kong grew with no-nonsense Imprezas, functional Forester wagons and brutish, rally-tested WRX STI, with rear spoilers as big as bookcases.

In recent years, the Japanese marque has refined its designs and shown how its saloons can be speedy safety cars at the Macau Grand Prix, and still be sufficiently comfortable for school and supermarket runs.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

No evidence to say mainland motorists will drive us crazy

There's been much ado about mainland drivers entering Hong Kong, a lot of it based on assuming they are worse than Hong Kong drivers or at least unable to adjust to rules of the road here.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Car showroom's caf? offers a taste of Italy

Why else would you hang out in a car showroom if not for the vehicles? But it's likely that the latest addition to Fiat's showroom in Leighton Centre, Causeway Bay, will draw as many gourmands as car fans.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New entry plan for mainland cars

Fifty mainland-registered vehicles a day will be allowed into Hong Kong for up to seven days when the next phase of the cross-border driving scheme begins, say people familiar with plans being made by the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am