Saab Automobile

Saab's hometown prays for electric vehicle revival

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.

7 May 2015 - 1:03pm

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

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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

Triumphant homecoming for father of the ride

The Saab Aero X (above) is a triumphant homecoming for General Motors car designer Anthony Lo Wai-kei (right). Born in Hong Kong in 1964 and raised in Kowloon, Lo has come a long way since he studied industrial design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and earned a master's degree in transportation design from the Royal College of Art in London.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Footdown

Alfa Romeo of Auto Sportiva will open new facilities by the end of this month, and the first examples of Alfa's new range will be arriving shortly, says Italian Motors spokeswoman Sancy Chan. Alfa Romeo has some fine cars, with the swish GT and the new 156 earning a five-star Euro crash-test rating.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Footdown

We were sorry to see that Porsche Carrera 4S in the Jebsen Motors lift shaft (below) last Saturday, and hope that its driver and owner have recovered from the shock. We can't mock the Porsche engineer's manoeuvring because, after all, we've also pressed the accelerator when we meant to brake. It happens to the most experienced drivers, particularly those with big feet.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

No respite for Ankor earnings downturn

Swedish car-trader Ankor Group will deliver a lacklustre performance this year despite a strong rebound in Hong Kong's car sales, chairman Christer Agell says.

The company, which distributes Saab and Opel cars and Iveco trucks, has been losing money in the past three years, troubled by a lack of new models and excessive stock.

11 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Ankor Group suffers loss in weak market

Ankor Group has suffered a further loss of $27.47 million in the first half compared with $21.02 million in the previous period, due to the depressed car market.

18 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

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