Facelift for cult favourite

The Subaru Forester has developed a cult following in Hong Kong over the past decade because it is easy to handle, has lots of space and is fitted with an excellent four-wheel drive.

Friday, 9 September, 2011, 12:00am

Contestants hands on as Subaru tries to palm off a new car

Personally, I can't understand why anyone would want to own a car on Hong Kong's congested roads, but 40 folks were eager enough for a new Subaru to compete in this year's Subaru Palm Challenge at Olympian City. The annual contest requires competitors to keep one hand on a car for an extended period while occasionally performing some tricky manoeuvres with the other.

8 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Dance, Subaru! (DVD)

Yet another movie adaptation of a popular manga, Dance, Subaru! is an inspiring but slightly overdramatic tale of a dancer trying to make it big.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Beautiful celebration of dance

Yet another movie adaptation of a popular Japanese manga, Dance, Subaru! is an inspiring but slightly overdramatic tale of a dancer trying to make it as a star.

5 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Dance Subaru!

Starring: Meisa Kuroki, Kaori Momoi, Ara, Miku Sano, Ken Maeda

Director: Lee Chi-ngai

Category: IIA (Japanese)

Ballet has rarely been made so worthy an object of teen aspiration as in this adaptation of Masahito Soda's manga about budding Japanese dancers.

26 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

At A Glance: Subaru Impreza WRX Sti

What drives it? A 2,457cc, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine with multipoint sequential injection and a six-speed manual transmission. It's fitted with Brembo brakes, inverted MacPherson strut-type suspension at the front and double wishbones at the rear, and has power steering with a 5.5 metre turn radius on 18-inch wheels.

28 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Four killed in horror crash on NZ holiday

Four members of a Hong Kong family died yesterday when their car was involved in a head-on collision with a four-wheel-drive vehicle during a holiday in New Zealand.

A fifth, a woman identified as Clara Ng, was seriously injured in the crash near Clevedon, south of Auckland. She was being treated in Auckland's Middlemore Hospital.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Open day in Repulse Bay

Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong is celebrating its launch of the CLS 63 AMG and E 63 AMG models in an open day at its 60 Repulse Bay Road showroom, from 10am to 6pm, today and tomorrow.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Hand then there was one ...

Subaru dealer Motor Image invites adult readers to register for its third annual Palm Challenge at Times Square, Causeway Bay on September 21-22.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Hands-down winner of Subaru Palm Challenge gets a free ride

The Subaru Palm Challenge is back. If you think you have the patience and endurance to keep your hand on a car longer than 99 other contestants, then here's your chance to win a brand new Subaru hatchback. This kind of competition is quite popular in the US and this is the third time the Japanese carmaker is holding a Hong Kong match (as pictured in Causeway Bay last year).

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Beijing or bust

The Hong Kong-Beijing Classic Car Rally left Hung Hom after 'some licence/money matter' cropped up on the eve of its scheduled Sunday start, and postponed the nine-classics' 13-day trip to the capital for a couple of days.

31 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

True grit

LONG REGARDED AS one of the most significant cars in rallying, the Subaru Impreza's formidable reputation was dented two years ago following a controversial facelift by Subaru's design team.

10 May 2003 - 12:00am

Security blanket

THE COMPARATIVE ABSENCE of auto crime in Japan doesn't help motorists who live in a country where theft is rife. It is, therefore, difficult to explain to a Japanese engineer the need for good security in a vehicle, even if he does help produce the discerning car thief's favoured choice.

11 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Rally title to Burns

Richard Burns celebrated before his home fans on Sunday as the first English driver to win the world rally title. 'It feels amazing. I can't put it into words, I just feel fantastic,' he gasped after bringing his Subaru to a halt at the end of the 17th Margam stage of the season-ending rally of Britain.

27 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Fuji to form car venture

Japan's Fuji Heavy Industries has signed a letter of intent to establish a car-making joint venture with China's Guizhou Yunque Car Corp.

Fuji Heavy would take a 49 per cent stake in the 600 million yuan (about HK$557.45 million) venture, the China Daily said.

3 Jun 1997 - 12:00am