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Road Transport

Flying the flag for safety

Chinese cars have often been punished in overseas crash tests. Videos online show the buckle of the 2005 Jiangling Landwind X6 and 2007 Brilliance BS6 in Europe while the Chery J11 sports utility vehicle scored only two stars in Australian evaluations.

Friday, 2 December, 2011, 12:00am

Flying the flag for safety

Chinese cars have often been punished in overseas crash tests. Videos online show the buckle of the 2005 Jiangling Landwind X6 and 2007 Brilliance BS6 in Europe while the Chery J11 sports utility vehicle scored only two stars in Australian evaluations.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Carmakers giving global models a China twist

Two years ago, on a visit to a General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, US President Barack Obama dubbed the Chevrolet Cruze the 'car of the future'.

Indeed, the model has proved one of GM's biggest post-bankruptcy successes and is on track this year to overtake the Toyota Corolla as the best-selling compact car in the US.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Pursuing urban mobility

Some car lovers scratched their heads when Aston Martin announced it would make a small city car. But if Porsche and Ferrari can make plush four-seaters, a baby Aston might make sense.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Specialists look into car's future

The design of a new car entails numerous specialists who must consider everything from performance and brand image to technology and sales targets. Those aspects and how they affect the final product will be highlighted at this year's Business of Design Week, where some of the automotive industry's most influential figures will discuss their work, successes and approach to innovation.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Peter Ho indulges in a bit of horseplay at BMW party as he goes from horseback to horsepower

What better way to launch a hot new car than with hot 'his and hers' celebrities?

At the unveiling of its new 5 Series car at Ocean Terminal on Friday, BMW invited actor Peter Ho Run-dong and model Ana Rivera to pit their good looks against those of the M5 sedan - 'a super racing car in disguise'.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am