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Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

As new vehicle dealers roll out their 2016 models, Automotives continues to take an in-depth look at some of what is new on the Jamaican market, or has been upgraded. Today, it is sedan time with the Nissan Sentra.The Nissan Sentra (B17) has grown...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Chevy's 'Like a Rock'-themed advertising campaign sums up the perfect use and characteristics of a 4x4 vehicle. However, in Jamaica and in some parts of the world, 4x4 rides are often seen as a status symbol. Oftentimes they are 'rimmed up',...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Last week, the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) announced that it will be selling 60 of its scrapped buses to scrap-metal dealers. The sale is would provide some much-needed revenue for the cash-strapped entity.However, according to...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

When buying a car, parts availability is always a consideration if you plan to have it up and running instead of up on four blocks. While some parts are hard to get locally, based on the brand vehicle and year it was made, some are readily available...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

With Magna Motors Limited taking over the dealership for Hyundai from Key Motors, the focus will be on satisfying the needs of customers. Since its takeover, the company has invested approximately US$6 million into its new service centre located at...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

When the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) rolled out its 2015 summer promotion as the school year wound down, it had hoped to gain an additional 40,000 riders and increase revenue to $4 million daily. Fast-forward to the end of the...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Despite the promise - which has been delivered on - of shorter travel time between St Catherine and St Ann, the Linstead to Moneague leg of Highway 2000 has come under a lot of criticism, mostly related to its eight per cent grade.Immediately after...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

So it's 2015 and there are all these cars with sophisticated features, some so futuristic they tend to make people give you that stare of 're you OK?'. And there is the other kind of 'How did you do that?' look.There are feature in cars these days...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Although the recent shortage in private motor vehicle plates has been rectified by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), the organisation is unable to say what led to the unexpected excess demand which led to the situation.Leighton Beckles, communication...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

I can't say I have always been a fan of the small-car concept. I don't really think they fit me. Maybe it is my inflated concept that a car should sit on the road with nice-sized tyres, or the fact that I like to offer a ride to my friends and...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

In purchasing a motor vehicle, especially with the currently weak state of the Jamaican economy, there are a number of factors to consider, including fuel cost, maintenance and loan repayment. While crossovers are the new rage, offering a balance...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Buying a car is a significant expenditure, what with the cost of gas, general maintenance, the loan repayment, insurance - and those pesky traffic tickets every now and then.As with any investor, new car owners are looking for a safety net in the...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

There are many businesses within Kingston and St Andrew and insufficient parking spots, which usually translates into an extra expense to doing business because of the limited options that are available,The motorist can either 'squeeze' the man on...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) are driving down to the Stewart's Auto Sales lot after local control of the brands was given up by ATL Automotives.The...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

One of a motorist's biggest fears is being involved in an accident. In the aftermath, your memory could be affected and hence your account of what has happened, delaying the insurance claim process. However, thanks to access to technology, a number of...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Dodging potholes, looking out for pedestrians, using your cell phone, applying make-up and chatting with your passengers are some things that have made driving a task.In addition, drivers who are running behind schedule are often forced to attempt...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

With the first shipment already rolling off the wharf with 'Sold' tags on them, Stewart's Auto Sales is optimistic that the new-look Mitsubishi Outlander will outsell competitors in the mid-size SUV category....

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Driving at night can be difficult and stressful given that many of our roadways are poorly lit and poorly marked - and don't forget the 'shifting' potholes. Therefore, I get why motorists would utilise those bright headlamps.But let's be real. A...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Safety and fuel efficiency were the selling points of the 2015 VW Golf TSI at the ATL Automotive launch of the vehicle at its Oxford Road showroom on Wednesday.In touting the car's safety features, ATL Automotive's group general manager, Matthew...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Cars are no longer just a means of getting around. They have become entertainment venues, boardrooms and cockpits for drivers.Chances are your stereo has played a huge role in...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

While as a company the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) struggles to see its way out of the red, driving behind or standing beside one of the organisation's buses when it is moving off could leave you seeing black.Black smoke, that is.The...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

Driving the 2016 Honda Renaissance Vehicle (HR-V) is what every driver dreams about - at least the ones who are plagued by stop-and-go traffic or those who are adventurous and like to be part of the happenings.Let's just say the car is your servant...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 12:59 AMKawain Fearon

A LUV you will love! As branded by its maker, the seven-seater 2015 Suzuki Ertiga LUV (Lifestyle Utility Vehicle) can best be described as functional. At best, it is for the mom and...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 11:05 PMKawain Fearon

Thousands of young people turned out recently for the 17th staging of Shout Gospel Fest at the Bayside New Testament Church of God in Portmore.The concert marked the end of the annual three-day National Youth Congress put on by the National Youth...

Published:Sunday | January 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMKawain Fearon

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is not your average automobile. As you step inside, it screams futuristic and sophistication.

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