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

With so many auto-related events taking place during the summer, a group of friends decided that they wanted to do something that was different from the norm, and the first thing they thought about was having a unique name. "We wanted a name that...

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

It's no secret that Jamaica is heavily populated with vehicles as persons commute from all distances to get to work. Hence, motor companies like Kia believe that they can score a hit with multipurpose vehicles (MPV) like the Carens. Though it is not...

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

"There is a risk in buying used cars because you might think that you're buying something that only has 30,000 kilometers on it that could actually have in excess of 130,000 kilometers, so in other words, where you think you have a car to drive for...

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

German automaker Daimler revealed the first Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan for sale in the US market.Designed to appeal especially to buyers who are new to the Mercedes brand, the four-door compact luxury car debuted at an event in Brooklyn. It will...

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

Tesla on Tuesday announced plans to build a new factory in Shanghai that's expected to make 500,000 electric vehicles annually within about five years.The Palo Alto, California-based automaker signed a deal with the government of Shanghai as CEO...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:17 AM

The Jamaica Karting Association held its well-supported meet last Sunday to the delight of those who were present. The event, which was held at Palisadoes, was packed throughout the day as patrons came to show support for...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Magna Motors, dealers of Hyundai, believe that the Veloster turbo is a car that can be a big hit in Jamaica. Its unique design merges the two worlds of a hatch back and a race car in a discreet manner.The car comes with an unconventional rear door,...

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

SUBARU OWNER'S club of Jamaica recently had their link-up at the Total Service Station at the Harbour View Roundabout, where persons from all over came out to showcase their modifications to their machines.

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:11 AM

With the threat of tariffs looming, consumers could face higher costs for imported vehicles.American-made vehicles are largely insulated from tariffs. But the key question is: What qualifies as American-made?Automotive parts are often sourced...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

His 2005 Mitsubishi Evolution IX doubles as a standout competitor on the racing scene and as his everyday vehicle that takes him to and from his nine-to-five, affording him the best of both worlds.Patrick Patterson told Automotives, "It's the car...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Toyota came out strongly against President Donald Trump's plan to impose a steep tariff on automotive imports.Such a tariff would "increase the cost of every vehicle sold in the country", the world's largest automaker said in a statement Thursday....

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche Automotives Coordinator

Porsche Cayenne, the bigger brother to the Macan, is a mid-size luxury SUV that has been on the market since 2002. From the moment Porsche stepped into this category of vehicles, the company has been constantly tweaking the mechanics to create the...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Built-wise, it may look like a car, but it's really a crossover SUV that is intended to take drivers all over Jamaica. At first glance, it's hard to miss the pronounced chrome-front grille, which gives it an aggressive and fearless appearance....

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Brothers Matt and Andy Wonnacott of Livonia, Michigan, are young, single guys who choose to drive Buicks.They are atypical Buick buyers given its reputation as an old-man sedan brand. But the Wonnacotts are unfazed."Look at them now. They don't look...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Toyota has become a staple automotive brand in Jamaica, with top sellers like the Corolla and Coaster buses that are ubiquitous on the road. The company is taking another step with the launch of the Rush, an entry-level SUV that can seat seven...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

She has raced competitively in her career and is now a key administrator in the local motorsports fraternity, but for this champion, her greatest reward has been, simply, becoming a mom. "I actually enjoy being a mother I think I have a really good...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For many, road safety is just a catch phrase one that is posted on billboards, heard on the radio, and printed in the press but is easily ignored and forgotten.However, for IGL's driving fleet, the term road safety is more akin to a mantra, a way of...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Derrick Johnson, owner of Superior Parts Ltd, professes to have had a love for vehicles since he was about 11 years old. "I used to tell my father that I loved carpentry, but he kept encouraging me to do something in the auto industry. He was a...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It may be a possibility for some car shoppers as they get squeezed by economic factors in coming months, according to a midyear review of the auto industry in Detroit by Cox Automotive.Although the economy remains strong, with low unemployment, a...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:14 AM

Mazda has continued to push the envelope where refinement and engineering is concerned with there various models. This is most prevalent is the latest iteration of the CX-5, which is now in its second...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Round 1 of the 2018 Moto Cross was recently held at DaCosta Farm and Attraction, and it was a day filled with excitement and thrill for the entire family.CorrectionIn our article 'Auto bonding' published last week, the following errors were made:...

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...

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