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Road Transport

BMW demand boosts Brilliance profits

China overtook the US as the second- biggest market for BMW-branded luxury cars in May, helping the German carmaker's mainland partner boost first-half profits by 84.7 per cent, the firm's chairman said.

Thursday, 25 August, 2011, 12:00am

At the touch of a button

General Motors is thriving on the mainland. Thanks to the popularity of Buick's Excelle saloon, Chevrolet's Cruze and Sail runabouts, and Cadillac's SLS business saloon and SRX luxury utility vehicle, the group last month reported record sales of 1,273,502 vehicles in the first half of this year, up by 5.3 per cent on the same period last year.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

American Wheels, Chinese Roads: The Story of General Motors in China

American Wheels, Chinese Roads: The Story of General Motors in China by Michael Dunne Wiley

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Sick, damaged old banyan removed to protect public

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Offer to draw buyers

If you order a Fiat 500 over the border before its mainland launch on September 15, you might be offered a limited-edition First Edition, with Chinese characteristics.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Drivers get pampered

The latest heavy-duty trucks must comply with increasingly tight emissions laws, save diesel costs for shareholders and be sufficiently comfortable to keep drivers' eyes on the road for the long haul.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mercedes-Benz goes all out to wow media and VIPs for launch of new SLK-Class and C-Class Coupe cars

It can never be too over-the-top when it comes to a car launch. What the latest convertibles have to do with scantily clad pole dancers escapes us, but last Friday's Mercedes-Benz party was quite a blast.

The carmaker hosted an afternoon session with the media and a soir?e for VIPs at the Convention and Exhibition Centre to introduce the new SLK-Class and C-Class Coup?.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A nation's driving force

The dust has settled on the Ordos International Circuit - as it does daily over everything and everyone out here on the high plains of Inner Mongolia - and Rodolfo Avila is reflecting on what he has just witnessed.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am