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Published:Tuesday | November 6, 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:Wednesday | November 21, 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:Thursday | November 15, 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:Thursday | November 15, 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:Thursday | November 15, 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:Thursday | November 15, 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:Thursday | November 8, 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:Tuesday | November 6, 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:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 7:16 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:Tuesday | October 30, 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:Tuesday | October 23, 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:Tuesday | October 30, 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:Thursday | November 1, 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:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 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:Wednesday | October 17, 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:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:52 PMKareem 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...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley/ Gleaner Writer

On a list of seasoned competitors in Jamaican motorsports, Gregory 'Tallman' Cross should easily come to minds. Cross has won several drag championships locally and regionally for Jamaica, including the Dover Raceway 'Rookie of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last week Friday, the new 2019 BMW X4 was launched to the delight of guests who watched the unveiling at the company's showroom on Lady Musgrave Road. The model, which debuted in 2014, is now in its second generation and has been improved with...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMContributed

The recently held race meet at Dover Raceway dubbed "Heroes of speed" did not fail to invigorate patrons, who came out in droves to show their support.

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Pajero has successfully created a mark in Jamaica that is emboldened by hard work and success without the flair and flashiness. Before the compact SUV dominated the market, or mid-size SUVs like BMW X5 or Audi Q7 existed, the Pajeros were the...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The upmarket electric-car floodgates are starting to open.Audi last month threw an elaborate bayside party just north of San Francisco to unveil the e-tron, a US$75,000 SUV that arrives fast on the heels of Jaguar's US$70,000 I-PACE.Together, the...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Land Rover has had an undeniable run of success, especially with the off-road community throughout the year. Since its origin in 1947, drivers have looked to it for its to-the-point driving mandate. Now, the brand has carved out a new niche in the...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Porsche has always matched its product range to its customers' requirements and the pursuit of technological excellence. That is why the sports car manufacturer is intensifying its activities in the areas of hybrid technology and electromobility and...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

New cars and trucks need substantial improvements, including better headlights, to protect pedestrians following a spike in deaths on US roads, federal safety oversight officials said earlier this month.The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Our pick-up market is a demanding one as Jamaican roads are riddled with rocky and uneven surfaces. Not to mention the fleet operators who demand reliability when loading their vehicles with cement and workmen before heading to a construction sight...

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