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Stories by Ryan Blake

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

The Discovery Sport joins the Land Rover line-up not only as a replacement for the Freelander, but as a model to develop the Discovery name plate as a sub-brand within the group, focused on leisure vehicles. It was showcased on the Discovery Vision...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

The 10th generation Honda Civic utilised a revolutionary rather than an evolutionary design approach from its predecessor. For 2017, the Honda Civic receives a sleek and sporty fastback-like design treatment, as well as an aggressive front fascia....

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

The current-generation Mazda 2 has evolved with Mazda's 'Kodo - Soul of Motion' design philosophy. On the exterior of this sub-compact sedan, richly sculpted forms and forward-inclined lines create an athletic appearance of the Mazda 2. The strong...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

The face-lifted Mitsubishi ASX was recently launched at the Mitsubishi Jamaica showroom on South Camp Road in Kingston. In speaking about the revised fascia, Mario Phillpotts explained that the new treatment gives the model a more dynamic and...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

Mazda has marked its entry into the sub-compact crossover segment with the CX-3. Based on the platform of the Mazda 2 sedan, the CX-3 manages to provide adequate head and legroom throughout the cabin as well as a respectable cargo area. The interior...

Published:Monday | August 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

Logitech's Z506 speaker system allows you to connect multiple devices at once, such as your HDTV, laptop, game console, iPod and DVD player. Setting up the Z506 is simple, as all cables and connections are colour-coded. After identifying the cords,...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

Mazda RX-8 [2003-2012]The Mazda RX-8 was known for its aggressive styling, sporty interior and agile handling.Powered by a 1300CC RENESIS rotary engine, it produced 212 BHP. It was available with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission....

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:01 AMRyan Blake

In the past, current standard features on cars such as antilock brakes and even powered windows were once a high priced option. With technology evolving, manufacturers have been exploring new avenues to...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

Pickup trucks are a staple in the Jamaican automotive industry. Below are some of the favourite pickup trucks used by Jamaicans...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

Redesigned for the 2015 model year, the new BMW X6 secures itself as BMW's convention breaker. The sports-activity coupe is highlighted by its dramatically sloping roofline and muscular character lines. Vents channel air from the front bumper...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

Each notable automobile manufacturer has produced iconic models throughout the history of its company. There are some models, even though coming from a thoroughbred stable, didn't manage to capture the entire...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 12:03 AMRyan Blake

Until recently, owning a brand new motor vehicle was only a dream for the majority of Jamaicans. Faced with high interest rates at financial institutions and relatively expensive prices at car dealerships, the motoring public had few options for...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) have become a staple on the Jamaican landscape since the early 1990s. Purchasers were drawn to the spacious cabins, higher ride height, luxurious features and off-road capabilities. For many drivers, navigating urban...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMRyan Blake

You've purchased your first vehicle or perhaps inherited one from the family. The car is licenced and insured and you have a full tank of gas, ready to hit the open road. Wait, did you consider purchasing items to enhance your safety or driving...

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