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Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:00 AM

ATL Automotive Car Rental, the Jamaican franchise of Enterprise Holdings Inc, recently introduced over 100 new vehicles into its fleet. The company, which prides itself on having the newest fleet in the industry, is also selling approximately 20 of...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

For the second year in a row, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that Hyundai has the most combined Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick-rated vehicles in the automotive industry. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is taking home its...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Audi Q8 brings together the best of both worlds - the elegance of a four-door luxury coupe and the practical talents of a large SUV. The vehicle is designed to compete with the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe, which means it's both luxurious...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

In the auto industry, business is booming for the undertaker. Automakers are killing vehicle models at a steady clip largely because buyer preferences are changing.It's all part of a sweeping shift into SUVs and crossovers, which offer more space, a...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

As the momentum picks up in motor racing in Jamaica, Automotives continues to showcase some of the prominent and growing figures in the sport.This week, we highlight Matthew Jordan Lee, a 25-year-old circuit racer and member of the increasingly...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

Automotives has featured circuit racers, mechanics enthusiasts, drag racers, and rally racers. However, rarely have we been able to feature one who falls squarely into all categories. Racer Nigel Wilmot participates in almost every genre of...

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

Call it a stocking stuffer if you want. After all, a key fob will fit nicely and snugly into a stocking on the mantel.Just as retailers capitalise on the holiday shopping craze, automakers and dealers have got in on the action with holiday deals of...

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

Creativity is a quality that is valued globally, and there is no exception in the world of automotives, where such genius manifests itself in countless forms. This week, Automotives highlights a young man, Claydon Ennis, who delights in putting his...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:16 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

The increasingly popular Chill Drink Chat Ride (CDCR) auto event had its second staging recently, which had a perfect mix of party vibes and motorsport activities. According to one of its main organisers, Tavar Mighty, CDCR exceeded his...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Ever since the launch of the BMW X6 in 2009, it has been clear that the company isn't afraid to try new design concepts. For this reason, they have continued with the coupÈ-SUV hybrid and brought it to the X4.The first thing that stands out is the...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 11:12 PM

As Ford Motor Co continues a global reorganisation that is certain to include significant job reductions, one way forward could lie in Ford Credit and the consumer data it collects.More than US$1 in US$3 in profit is coming not from car or truck...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:10 AMNeville Craham /Gleaner Writer

You'd be forgiven if you walk up to the side of the 2019 Toyota Rush and think it is the latest Rav4. They both have the same ride height and the side-on lines are strikingly similar, but all that ends when you step back and look at the length...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMContributed

Years ago, foreign automakers disrupted the US auto industry with their fuel-sipping small cars - a category of vehicles that American car companies had long neglected.That forced American automakers General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler to play...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

If you like shimmering water, cool ocean air, and the freedom of rocking on open water, all while enjoying the protection of a 69-foot yacht, you might be interested in booking a tour with Loose Cannon Tours.The Loose Cannon company started as an...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

From its inception in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 has been a hit with auto enthusiasts as it reminds many persons of sports cars made in the 1950s and '60s, like the Lotus Elan. The rear-wheel-drive vehicle was small and fun as it stuck to its design credo...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Starting tomorrow, December 10, car lovers and fanatics can take advantage of The Gleaner Company's annual eight-day auto sale event, just in time for the holidays!Confirmed for this year's sale are industry giants Stewarts Automotives Group, ATL...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

America's torrid love affair with pickups is getting even steamier.For the last several years, the Ford F-series, Chevrolet Silverado, and Ram full-size pickups have dominated the industry as the first-, second- and third-best-selling vehicles in...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Stuttgart, Germany:Sensation in Los Angeles: the Porsche 911 is now entering the eighth generation. The new 911 celebrated its world premiere on the eve of the LA Auto Show. It continues to set the standard when it comes to exclusive sportiness....

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

After finding great success with the inaugural off-road meet in July, the Chill Drink Chat Ride (CDCR) event is back to add more adventure to the usually busy December period. The event will be held in Bog Walk, St Catherine, on December 9.CDCR...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When California Governor Jerry Brown announced his plans for a statewide bullet train, my initial reaction was overwhelmingly positive. I loved the notion of a train. I think I was a tad romantic about the idea initially because I had personally...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) has lauded the recent efforts of the government to introduce new measures aimed at tackling the increase in road-crash fatalities through the passage of the new Road Traffic Act 2018 in the House of...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

We don't often hear of medicine and motorsports crossing paths. But, hearing of doctor who also happens to be a man with a genuine love for racing might easily mollify the novelty of the idea in our heads.An orthopaedic surgeon at Cornwall Regional...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

This week, Automotives highlights Demar Lee, another youngster making a name for himself in Jamaican motorsports. The 17-year-old was introduced to racing by his uncle. However, he actually learned to drive from his father and grandmother at age six...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES:Rick Perkins said that he spends up to two hours commuting across this metropolis in bumper-to-bumper traffic, but if he could zip to his destination by air at rush hour, he figures that the same trip would last only nine minutes.All it...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recently, Mercedes-Benz Jamaica took its entire range of AMG models for a drive out to Grizzly's Plantation Cove in St Ann for the second annual Mercedes-Benz Driving Experience. From South Camp Road via the Portmore Toll and a straight shot on the...

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