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Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:50 AMKareem LaTouche Automotives Coordinator

Men often get a lot of flack for being absent fathers. However, the tide is shifting in a positive direction, as more fathers are seen bonding with their children. One of the preferred ways many fathers go about doing this is with the use of...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Car companies battling for their share of $2 trillion in annual global auto sales increasingly lean on shiny tech that takes over some of the driving from humans.Boasting names such as Autopilot, Super Cruise, and ProPilot Assist, these systems -...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

Hagley Park Road is famous for being home to several car dealerships and auto-parts shops, but one young business is still hell-bent on making its mark right there.BM Auto Sales is the name of the company whose letterhead will show '24 Hagley Park...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If we didn't know it before, we know it now: climate change is no longer the elephant in the room that our children and grandchildren need to concern themselves with. It's no longer research papers and scientists hypothesising over what might happen...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Tesla Model 3 is the most hyped car since the days of the Model T. Since it was announced in June 2016, more than half a million people have deposited US$1,000 to reserve their Model 3 sight unseen, drive untested. But with deliveries to...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Over the next two months, motorists across the island will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the new TOTAL Excellium fuels during the Excellium Road Tour organised by Total Jamaica Limited. The first stop of the tour took place on...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Even though Victor Dixon did not have a lot of resources while growing up in Mandeville, he did not let it stop him from developing a love for cars at a tender age. "Back in the days we had to carve out...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Stewart's Auto Group launched Jaguar's brand new E-Pace on May 26 at sunset at Strawberry Hill. The event had guests arrive at The Blue Mountain Inn, where Jaguar/Land Rover shuttles took them up to Strawberry Hill, allowing them to experience not...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

After having a highly successful excursion to Holly Mount Great House, Mount Rosser in February, Toyota Jamaica decided to host another one last Sunday. This was met with great enthusiasm by its TJAM 4 x 4 club members, who turned out in huge...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

At this point, Jamaicans' love for SUVs is undeniable and for good reasons such as their ground clearance and versatility. So the Kia Sportage, a mid-size SUV, will definitely have its work cut out for it in a strong existing market. Luckily, it...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Many new vehicles are being built with many of convenient features like steering-mounted controls or wireless charging that make driving an enjoyable experience. However, not all of us can afford new vehicles, so we have to make do with the ones we...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKaren Naidoo

Peter Rae's first leg of the CMRC 2018 was a nail-biting performance. Fans poured into the Jamwest Speedway's stadium for a glimpse of the epic start to the Zoom Zoom's retiring tour.His fan base included a couple from Toronto, Norman and his wife,...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:06 AM

On an average weekend, Richard Byles likes to take a break and go for a drive out. “I drive a BMW M4, which has superb handling, so I like to take it on the North-South highway then find a spot to eat...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO:Right now on a busy stretch of highway somewhere, a driver is gazing out of the window, hands on his lap, feet off the pedals.Such driver-assisted motoring, a midpoint on the journey to fully self-driving cars, uses radar and cameras...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche

Steven James, a service technical manager who can fix almost anything on a vehicle, said it's hard to remember specifically when he started loving vehicles. It's just something that began when he was young, and the passion has...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Stewart's Automotive Group has become synonymous with the auto industry in Jamaica as it is the official dealer for brands like Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Suzuki. With over 50 years in the industry, the company, led by...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Owner of: STS Vehicles Ltd Having been heavily influenced by his father who did amateur racing in the 1970s, Steven Thomson was an auto fanatic from an early age. He now operates his mechanic business at 21 Lyndhurst Road where he services and...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tesla, General Motors (GM), Volkswagen and other automakers scored a big win last month as China announced plans to lift strict rules requiring foreign car companies to share profits and operations with local firms.The decision comes after President...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The 250-acre DaCosta Farm has come a far way from its origin as a fish farm, to it now being a must-go-to attraction for persons living in and around Kingston."We started first as a fish farm, where we would export fish to Europe, until we lost the...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

The Caribbean's premier racing event, the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motorsport Championship (CMRC), is finally here. Participating riders and racers have lit the flame of the midnight oil for weeks, getting their machines prepared for optimum...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Read Jacqueline Stewart-Lechler's story in next week's Automotives on how she runs a successful auto company while balancing motherhood and the unpredictable challenges of life."As mothers, there are a lot of things we have to balance, especially...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

The minivan has not necessarily been one of the most-sought-after vehicles in the world, but in Jamaica, the segment has been steadily growing. Both by design and functionality, minivans are a favourite for anyone who is interested in transporting...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNathan Bomey

TNS:The growl is gone, but the speed, performance and brand pizzazz haven't gone anywhere in the latest Jaguar. The British luxury automotive brand last week Thursday revealed its...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NICASIO, California Were it not for a wife, kids and moral compass, this review might have been written from some badlands hideout south of the border, my trusty 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 doubling as both escape vehicle and cramped hotel room.Instead, I...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Silver Star Motors, in association with Mercedes-Benz, held a private viewing of the Caribbean's first Mercedes-AMG GT R, nicknamed The Beast of Green Hell.Celebrated as the first in the Caribbean, Silver Star Motors...

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