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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 AMKareem Latouche

Outlander has come a far way from its boxy shape of previous generations to a now elegant and mature look. In a competitive SUV market, it is hoping that with its appearance and ability to seat seven people, it will have an edge over the rest.The...

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...

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

The year of the BMW X model just hit another high point following the market launch of the first-ever BMW X2 and the new, bolder, and sportier BMW X4 last month.The new edition of the original BMW X, the fourth generation of the BMW X5 model is now...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

Last Sunday, the Jamaica Horticultural Society in Hope Pastures served as the venue for one of the Jamaica's biggest organised displays of classic cars in recent years. The Jamaica Classic Car Club presented the 2018 Classic Car Show for avid car...

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

With the rising surge in road fatalities caused by motor vehicle crashes, Superior Parts owner Derrick Johnson has decided to provide some solutions by stocking up on more safety equipment for the holidays.Superior Parts is the dealership for the...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Classic Car Club is hosting its third car show for the year today at the Jamaica Horticultural Society, Hope Pastures. Unlike previous events, which were dubbed 'drive-outs' where some members drove their vehicles out to various...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Magna Motors Dealers Limited, the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Jamaica, recently introduced their latest sport utility vehicle (SUV), the 2019 Creta. The launch event took place at their showroom on Old Hope Road, where customers...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dyson is taking another step towards making an electric vehicle. The British vacuum-cleaner company recently announced that it will build an automotive factory in Singapore, where it will assemble its first electric car.The company, which first...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

I recently got the opportunity to drive the Kia Caren, an amply equipped seven-seater, which managed the rigours of our road quite well. The challenge was the tight space when fully occupied. So, this time around, I went for its larger brother, the...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Natalie Avina-Lopez was visiting Disneyland in July when she got an alarming text from her mother.Someone had broken into Avina-Lopez's 2017 Honda Civic, which was parked in the driveway of her Los Angeles-area home in Montclair, California.But...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Until recent years in the Jamaican market, Jaguars were prominently known for their XJ models. These were full-size sedans, with the '60s and '70s models having two gas tanks on both rear-side panels of the vehicle. They were a status symbol of the...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Nigel Wilmot and Troy Bernard recently staged their highly anticipated event, Off Roading on the Farm part 2, which was held in Brighton, St Elizabeth. The event, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., didn't see droves of persons entering the venue until...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:13 AM

Entering into a strategic partnership, Volkswagen and Microsoft Corp will collaborate to develop the 'Volkswagen Automotive Cloud', one of the largest dedicated automotive industry clouds for all future Volkswagen digital services and mobility...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

No windshield? No roof? No problem! The new limited-edition Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2, priced at around US$1.85 million, made appearances at the Paris Auto Show last week. The Italian sports car manufacturer said that all 499 of the retro-racers...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Mazda is determined to separate itself from its Japanese counterparts, especially where design is concerned. They have opted for the simplistic, clean, and elegant aesthetics of their European competitor, and no vehicle exudes this mantra more than...

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