Events for April
M T W T F S S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Videos


Polls

  • In Croatian Times I want more info on:
  • show result

    all polls


Croatia real estate


Angry_drivers_besieged_a_Hyundai_factory_in_southern_China_demanding_compensation_after_the_firm's_most_popular_model_was_revealed_to_be_the_easiest_car_to_steal_in_the_country.

Keysy Prey For Thieves

croatiantimes.com

Angry drivers besieged a Hyundai factory in southern China demanding compensation after the firm's most popular model was revealed to be the easiest car to steal in the country.

Official figures show that 120 brand new Verna saloons - only available in Asia - were pinched last year because the model has no security chip in its engine management system.

And more than 50 motorists who lost their cars picketed the factory to demand a refund for their lost cars, which have a showroom value of 8,000 GBP.

"They are expensive cars but they have cheated us on the security. A child could steal one of these and I want my money back," said one.

Other drivers sparked by the backlash want to sell their cars back to Beijing-Hyundai in Chengdu, Sichuan province, saying they were duped into buying them.

Another victim Lou Peng said: "The thief who stole my car was caught on CCTV and it took him less than three minutes to get into it and start it."

"My insurers refused to pay out saying it must have been my fault. Now I know the factory was to blame," he added.




Tag cloud blame  child  sparked  Sichuan  factory  Hyundai  value  Beijing  lost  insurers  security  Chengdu  drivers  buying  fault  money  cars  backlash  duped  cheated




Latest News

 

Prime Minister calls for Croatia to turn to production
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has said that the country has to turn to production.

Danes visit the Croatian School of Surviving
Croatian School of Surviving from the western town of Pula has received further interest in their offer for people to come visit and learn urban combat lessons.

Arsenal targets Sime Vrsaljko
English Premiership side Arsenal is interested in signing Croatian right full back Sime Vrsaljko, the British media is reporting.

Bank official secretly takes money from accounts of his relatives
A bank official in Croatia has illegally taken 1.2 million Croatian kuna (over 100,000 GBP) from accounts of his cousins who were clients in the bank where he worked.

Opatija hosted 10 percent more tourists during Easter holidays
The western Croatian town of Opatija had 4,455 tourists registered during Easter holidays.

Gibonni records a duet with Italian singer Danilo Sacco
Croatian pop star Gibonni has recorded a duet with Italian singer Danilo Sacco.

Croatian ship collided with Singapore ship near Dutch shores
Croatian ship Atlantic Tramp hasa collided with a Singapore flag ship Bulk Costa Rica near the shores of Netherlands.

Good start of the season for Dubrovnik
Some 14,000 tourists on cruising ships have visited the southern Croatian town of Dubrovnik during Easter holidays.

Tourism Minister says Croatia got better prepared for Russian tourists
Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin has revealed that Croatia is better prepared to host Russian tourists in 2014, compared to last year when a visa regime saw a decrease of 60 percent of visitors from that country.

Donna Vekic wins her first WTA tournament
Croatian tennis player Donna Vekic has won her first ever title on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour.

 


Cosmo&Nanu


The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Friends and Partners