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Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:29 AM
Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:08 AM

The Land Cruiser Prado has been a seller for Toyota for decades, appealing to not only those looking for a luxury sport utility vehicle but hardcore off-roaders who seek adventure on the weekends. To satisfy these two brackets, the Prado’s path is...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

There is always a lane for courtesy on our roads. Courtesy, according to the MacMillan dictionary, means “polite behaviour”. Mohandas Kaaramchand (Mahatma) Gandhi once said: “All the education young men receive will be in vain if they do not learn...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Beauty, as the saying goes, is in the eye of the beholder. And this certainly holds true for the brand-new 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupé, which made its grand entrance in Jamaica, during a digital launch, at the Mercedes-Benz Showroom on Wednesday...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Photos by Donovan Montague and Mikey Spice Fathers have always played a pivotal role in motorsports as most drivers were introduced to the art form through their father. It is that bonding occasion when a father looks at his child and invites him...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:10 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The Subaru XV, which is also known as the Crosstrek in many markets, is a compact crossover that is aimed at attracting a younger market for the Japanese brand. It’s a heightened version of the Impreza hatchback with accessories to give it a more...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2020 | 12:11 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley - -

The vast world of motor sport in Jamaica has continuously proven to be a vibrant, and perhaps partly underappreciated, segment of our culture. Regardless, the sport is always a source of excitement and varying levels of success and accomplishment...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:33 PMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Recently, I have been doing a lot of reviews on compact crossover SUVs due to the interest they have been receiving in our market. Size-wise, they fit into most spots around town, and because they are smaller than mid-size SUVs, they are usually...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 10:13 AM

The third body variant of the new 911 generation now makes its debut with the all-wheel-drive 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S models. The distinguishing feature of the Targa remains its innovative, fully automatic roof system, and just like the...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

It is so easy to feel depressed in a time like this when our minds are bombarded with death, social distancing, coronavirus, handwashing, masks, and general hygiene practices. It requires all drivers to be aware, alert, and awake. Although there...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Frustrated with the rising price of new cars but don’t want to buy used? Now you just might be able to find the sweet spot: a new car that is cheaper because it is actually not that new. Automakers are trying a different approach to the long-...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Have you got engine problems? Are you sometimes stressed out trying to find out what is going wrong regarding your motor car’s engine? “The car’s engine is basically a converter of energy,” says Oral Baugh, a St Andrew-based auto mechanic. “It...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is estimated to have more than 500,000 vehicles registered at the Tax Administration Jamaica office, and this number is growing each year. With this fact comes the increased possibility of someone’s car being stolen. One of the options...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul G. Messam - Contributor

The attitude of many of our drivers leaves a lot to be desired. “Driving is a full-time job and requires full attention with the right attitude,” says Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, former head of the Police Traffic Department. “A motor...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

When persons see the name ‘Eclipse’ beside the Mitsubishi badge, some may think about the sports car that was manufactured from 1989 to 2011. It was a two-door eye candy that competed with cars like the Toyota Celica and Honda Prelude. Fast-...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

An emotion is a strong feeling. It is a special human quality that can make life interesting, enjoyable, sad, or depressing. The Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary describes emotion as an “intense feeling”, while the MacMillan Dictionary says it’s “a...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

For a vehicle that started production in 1988, it has surely made its mark on the Jamaican roads. I remember seeing the boxy two-door models in the ‘90s and thinking how cool they looked, especially the ones with the soft tops. As the years went by...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

While the F-Pace is relatively young to the market, the luxury SUV packs all the punches of its rivals. It is modelled after the concept vehicle, C-X17, which was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The F-Pace starts with an unmistakable...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley - Contributor

When you think of motor sport, you think of race cars, motorbikes, adrenaline, roaring engines, and championship titles. Typically, one would associate the sport with the excitement of being on the track. However, there are quite a number of...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The quality gap between mainstream and luxury vehicles has shrunk so much that one of the most closely followed auto industry reviewers no longer breaks them into separate categories. Consumer Reports recently revealed its 2020 Top Picks, its...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy - Sunday Gleaner Writer

She had no interest in cars. Her parents did not own one, and neither did her seven elder siblings. It has been over a year, and the story has changed for 27-year-old Claudia Landley, who is one of the few female sales executive at automotive...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:00 AM

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