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Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Classic Car Club is hosting its third car show for the year today at the Jamaica Horticultural Society, Hope Pastures. Unlike previous events, which were dubbed 'drive-outs' where some members drove their vehicles out to various...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Magna Motors Dealers Limited, the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Jamaica, recently introduced their latest sport utility vehicle (SUV), the 2019 Creta. The launch event took place at their showroom on Old Hope Road, where customers...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dyson is taking another step towards making an electric vehicle. The British vacuum-cleaner company recently announced that it will build an automotive factory in Singapore, where it will assemble its first electric car.The company, which first...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

I recently got the opportunity to drive the Kia Caren, an amply equipped seven-seater, which managed the rigours of our road quite well. The challenge was the tight space when fully occupied. So, this time around, I went for its larger brother, the...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Natalie Avina-Lopez was visiting Disneyland in July when she got an alarming text from her mother.Someone had broken into Avina-Lopez's 2017 Honda Civic, which was parked in the driveway of her Los Angeles-area home in Montclair, California.But...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Until recent years in the Jamaican market, Jaguars were prominently known for their XJ models. These were full-size sedans, with the '60s and '70s models having two gas tanks on both rear-side panels of the vehicle. They were a status symbol of the...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Nigel Wilmot and Troy Bernard recently staged their highly anticipated event, Off Roading on the Farm part 2, which was held in Brighton, St Elizabeth. The event, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., didn't see droves of persons entering the venue until...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:13 AM

Entering into a strategic partnership, Volkswagen and Microsoft Corp will collaborate to develop the 'Volkswagen Automotive Cloud', one of the largest dedicated automotive industry clouds for all future Volkswagen digital services and mobility...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

No windshield? No roof? No problem! The new limited-edition Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2, priced at around US$1.85 million, made appearances at the Paris Auto Show last week. The Italian sports car manufacturer said that all 499 of the retro-racers...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Mazda is determined to separate itself from its Japanese counterparts, especially where design is concerned. They have opted for the simplistic, clean, and elegant aesthetics of their European competitor, and no vehicle exudes this mantra more than...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:17 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley/ Gleaner Writer

On a list of seasoned competitors in Jamaican motorsports, Gregory 'Tallman' Cross should easily come to minds. Cross has won several drag championships locally and regionally for Jamaica, including the Dover Raceway 'Rookie of the...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last week Friday, the new 2019 BMW X4 was launched to the delight of guests who watched the unveiling at the company's showroom on Lady Musgrave Road. The model, which debuted in 2014, is now in its second generation and has been improved with...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMContributed

The recently held race meet at Dover Raceway dubbed "Heroes of speed" did not fail to invigorate patrons, who came out in droves to show their support.

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Pajero has successfully created a mark in Jamaica that is emboldened by hard work and success without the flair and flashiness. Before the compact SUV dominated the market, or mid-size SUVs like BMW X5 or Audi Q7 existed, the Pajeros were the...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The upmarket electric-car floodgates are starting to open.Audi last month threw an elaborate bayside party just north of San Francisco to unveil the e-tron, a US$75,000 SUV that arrives fast on the heels of Jaguar's US$70,000 I-PACE.Together, the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Land Rover has had an undeniable run of success, especially with the off-road community throughout the year. Since its origin in 1947, drivers have looked to it for its to-the-point driving mandate. Now, the brand has carved out a new niche in the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Porsche has always matched its product range to its customers' requirements and the pursuit of technological excellence. That is why the sports car manufacturer is intensifying its activities in the areas of hybrid technology and electromobility and...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

New cars and trucks need substantial improvements, including better headlights, to protect pedestrians following a spike in deaths on US roads, federal safety oversight officials said earlier this month.The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Our pick-up market is a demanding one as Jamaican roads are riddled with rocky and uneven surfaces. Not to mention the fleet operators who demand reliability when loading their vehicles with cement and workmen before heading to a construction sight...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

"I've always had a passion for quads and ATVs, but I've never actually owned one, so I tried building one for myself, and this is the end product." This is essentially the story behind 24-year-old Blair Steele's development of his personal brand of...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Trump administration's new tariffs on aluminum and steel and the threat of more duties on imported cars and car parts will weaken the US economy and inflict serious damage on the nation's auto industry, a panel of trade analysts warned earlier...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:08 AMContribued

The multitude of road works that have been taking place over the past couple of months have taken a toll on many corporate businesses. Now members of the auto community on Hagley Park Rad have started to feel the pinch, especially with the heavy...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The popularity of cars and trucks with manual transmissions is falling sharply as fewer Americans learn how to drive them and automakers avoid making them.On top of that, the long-held arguments in favour of driving a stick - that they make cars...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican companies Massy Gas Products Jamaica Limited (Gas Pro) and Excel Motors are partnering to give motor vehicle users the opportunity to experience the economic and environmental benefits of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).The two companies have...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Americans continued to flock to crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks and abandon passenger cars in August, likely resulting in a slight increase in overall US auto sales.Forecasters at Edmunds.com and Cox Automotive predicted industry sales increases...

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