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Saab Automobile

Saab's hometown prays for electric vehicle revival

Saab Automobile is raising fresh hopes in its Swedish hometown as the mothballed brand gears up for another revival, more than a year after it went bankrupt.

Saturday, 26 January, 2013, 4:56am

Spirit of Saab to live on Spyker-Zhejiang Youngman sports car

Dutch car manufacturer Spyker and Chinese partner Zhejiang Youngman Automobile Group plan to launch a new upmarket model that would be a cross between a Spyker sports car and the now-defunct Saab.

The deal announced by the companies yesterday highlights China's interest in acquiring Western brands and technology, taking advantage of the Saab and Spyker names and know-how.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:38am

Elie Saab

Everyone's a winner It's been more than a decade since Halle Berry accepted her best actress Academy Award, in an unforgettable burgundy gown created by a little-known Lebanese designer. It proved to be a pivotal moment for Beirut-born Elie Saab, opening the floodgates for royalty and red carpet regulars drawn to his elegant crystal-encrusted gowns and feminine silhouettes.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A driving force for creativity

The Hong Kong SAR has designated 2012 as 'Hong Kong Design Year', and has allocated HK$50 million to support design-related activities and programmes. The aim is to use design as a driving force, turning Hong Kong into the world-class creative city that it can be. All of this is uplifting news to local designers; even the least ambitious among them are dreaming a little bit bigger.

31 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Wordplay one-off for Bank of China

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Another Chinese white knight knocked from the saddle?

Alas, struggling Saab Automobile has been left standing at the altar by its Chinese white knight.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lo's legacy lives on in latest Saabs

Saabs used to be seen as more of an expatriate drive in Hong Kong.

That changed five years ago when Dah Chong Hong unit Metro Motors started to tell Saab's story more fully in Cantonese: that the Swedish marque stemmed from aircraft building, had a long hi-tech tradition, and makes cars that can be just as fast and comfy as their better-known German rivals.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Footdown

Car club counts down to Olympics

The Collectors Car Club of Hong Kong is to hold a 2008 Olympic Games 200-Day countdown display and parade at the Anchor Street Football Ground in Tai Kok Tsui tomorrow.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Police pair jailed 30 months for scam

Officers who staged 19 crashes found guilty

Two traffic policemen who staged 19 car accidents and cheated the drivers out of HK$25,000 'compensation' were jailed for 21/2 years yesterday.

District Court judge Colin Mackintosh told constables Ng Chun-ming, 33, and Hui Man-tai, 30, they had disgraced the force and damaged public confidence.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Footdown

Something in the air

The Aero X is more than a timely 60th-birthday boast for Saab. It also warns the world's marques to monitor their Hong Kong dealers' marketing or risk their brands withering in the car capital of China.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

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