Road Transport

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

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

Audi's small wonder for families

Affluent Hongkongers have long equipped their family fleets with chic, small cars such as the Mini Cooper (HK$282,275), Mercedes-Benz A160 (HK$225,500) and Smart ForTwo (HK$139,800). They know such cars can cut the cost of zips to the shops, give mum branded swish in town and provide recently-licensed offspring with alternative wheels to the family Maserati and Alphard at weekends.

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Blind pedestrians forced to run gauntlet of the thoughtless

It was famously, if unkindly, said of a former American president that he had not the mental ability to chew gum and walk at the same time. Perhaps we should ask ourselves if some of Hong Kong's pedestrians are equally challenged.

13 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Volkswagen gets in the driving seat to launch eco motor

Volkswagen plans to launch its first 'full hybrid' passenger vehicle in the mainland and Hong Kong markets from next year.

Executives from the German carmaker revealed their plans yesterday on the sidelines of a green technology exhibition.

4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Street music is a welcome sound

Street performers are a common sight in Hong Kong. Many seek handouts from passersby, but some do not. Either way, I think they should be welcome on city streets.

First, street musicians provide free entertainment to the public. They can cheer people up, especially during dull mornings.

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Consumer tests for electric Mini

BMW Group plans to launch a pilot leasing programme for 50 consumers in Beijing and Shenzhen to help test the Mini E - an electric version of its popular Mini Cooper.

Mini began taking mainland applications for participants this week and planned to deliver the vehicles by January, Glenn Schmidt, the German carmaker's head of steering for governmental affairs, said.

20 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Old, fast and furious

On the first weekend of October a group of Young Post junior reporters had a look at the classic cars on display at the Chater Road Show. The annual event, organised by the Classic Car Club, showcases rare automobiles.

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Bollards are killing us, manager of Kowloon Bay car body shop says

The manager of a Kowloon Bay car body shop has accused the Highways Department of killing his business by installing metal bollards in front of three of his shop's four entrances, preventing cars from driving through for a wash or tune-up.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Blitz on jaywalkers! What about selfish drivers

29 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Pedestrians lose ground as railings turn footpaths into obstacle courses

It's midweek in Mong Kok and two pedestrians try to push their way through a mass of people on Dundas Street.

One of the pair glances at the grey metal fence along the pavement that stops him from escaping the crush by stepping into the road or crossing the street.

'What a hassle,' he says. 'That thing is such a pain.'

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Cats in the cradle

It was hard not to be impressed when the 2011 Jaguar XJ rolled into the car park. It's a head-turner among the other luxury sedans you see on Hong Kong's roads every day. The fruit seller didn't feel the same, though, when the 5.25-metre wheelbase basic Portfolio model pulled up in front of her stall, blotting it from view.

18 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Ahead of the curves

If the SUVs produced by BMW's motorsports division were a sign of middle-age spread, the carmaker is convinced its next M car will be something of a second childhood.

11 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Bad professional drivers know they can act with impunity

I refer to the report ('Five hurt on pedestrian crossing', September 3).

This issue of road traffic accidents is something that demands our attention, as it kills many Hongkongers every year.

Hong Kong claims to be 'Asia's world city' and wants to be compared with the top cities globally in all matters.

8 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Change in mentality vital to stop drivers drinking

As the capital city, Beijing is the heart of one the world's most exciting economies. It is a shame therefore, that the first impression of any foreign visitor to Beijing, is one of horror at the chaos on the roads between the airport and their hotel.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am