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Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The first batch of pre-owned cars procured through the Ministry of National Security for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was branded with messaging from the ministry's ongoing public education campaign and sent to the St James Police Division....

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Christopher Hart, who heads the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), believes we may never reach full automation on US roads.Auto accidents kill more than 33,000 Americans each year, and companies working on self-driving cars, such as...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:05 AM

The 2016 Mitsubishi L200 Sportero represents an evolution in design from its predecessor. The lines have been refined to produce an athletic exterior enhanced by an oversized chrome grill and accents. The interior receives refinement and...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Land Rover Defender The Land Rover Defender has remained relatively unchanged since its introduction in 1948. The outgoing model has not been able to meet driver and pedestrian safety regulations worldwide, prompting a complete redesign of Land Rover'...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The humdrum of Thursday morning erupted into pandemonium as two cars raced along Spanish Town Road in Kingston. One got out of control, mowing down five students of the Tivoli Gardens High School. Horror and chaos ensued as screams pierced the...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The Lexus RX series is currently in its fourth generation which was launched in September 2015, as a 2016 model. An aggressive styling in keeping with Lexus' current design language is used. Up front, the oversized spindle grill shows...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The 2016 Land Rover Discovery 4 remains mostly unchanged since its introduction in 2004 as the Discovery 3. In 2009, Land Rover executed a few updates...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The United States auto industry extended an olive branch last Wednesday to Donald Trump even as it awaited further clues on whether the president-elect will follow through on campaign threats to end trade agreements.The nervousness was reflected in...

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:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AM

If you haven't purchased a new vehicle in the past five years, or made a trip to your favourite manufacturer's local dealership, you may be missing out on a few current gadgets and features that will make any vehicle seem like a luxurious second...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Last Thursday Silver Star Motors ltd launched The new GLC Mercedes. It expands the range of vehicles offered by Mercedes with the creation of the unique hybrid between a coupe and a SUV."The GLC Coupe is a necessary addition...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Even with the postponement of Supligen Drag Challenge 4, petrol heads and other dedicated fans of Vernamfield are salivating at the prospect of a big matchup for the fastest car in Jamaica.The TOP 1 Oil-sponsored Drag Car 'The Beast' will make its...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC (AP):Auto insurers believe drivers who text, use smartphone apps, or are otherwise distracted are a big factor in the recent surge in traffic fatalities and injuries, an industry official said Thursday.The Transportation Department...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AM

DEARBORN, Michigan (AP):Troubles in Ford Motor Co's home market including slowing US sales, a massive recall and the difficult launch of new heavy-duty pickups are hurting the company's bottom line.Ford said on Thursday its net income plunged 56...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

It is the last Sunday in October and already there are advertisements on radio about Christmas sales and there has even been a New Year's Eve ball announcement. In the business of buying and selling cars, a transaction is not as easy as walking into...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th United States victim of Takata Corp's defective airbag inflators.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed the woman's death...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):Self-driving cars hold the promise of saving thousands of lives each year on US roads. But does pointing out flaws with the technology effectively put people in danger?That claim was put forth on Wednesday by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

In a high stakes game with drivers going all out, two racers squared off both on and off the track at the Heroes of Speed Meet, held at Dover Raceway, St Ann, on Monday. Doug 'Hollywood' Gore and Kyle 'Speedy' Gregg nearly came to blows, with...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The push-button start was once the stuff of the superrich or the struggling, dirt poor.In earlier automotive days, in Jamaica, a push button would be found in the lowly Austin Cambridge or the reliable Ford Escort, whose ignition switch had seen...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The 2016 lamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) race series comes to a close on Heroes Day tomorrow. Meet director Monique Gibbs says the meet "... is one of the biggest meets of the year as the competitors are always eager to secure their championships."...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AM

It appears that whatever happens tomorrow at the last meet of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Championship series for the year, the young guns will be on top.It was not long ago that the likes of William Myers, Nicholas Barnes, Fraser 'Frazz'...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP):Ford Motor Co ended 91 years of car manufacturing in Australia on Friday, with the remaining two Australian car makers due to close their doors next year.Ford Australia said it built the world's last six-cylinder, rear-wheel...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Tarik Kiddoe, organiser of the Back to Basics Motorcycle Safety Workshop, is happy with the recent expression of support given to the Jamaican programme by US-based motorcycle safety expert Keith Code. "He showed support for the process of where...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:11 AMMel Cooke

It took less then five minutes for Magna Motors’ Andrew Channer’s ‘make-sure-Elantra-is-in-motion-before-motoring-with-thy-mouth’ approach to my drive of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra to make perfect sense. You see, we journalist...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

A vehicle's owner's manual states the right fuel for the car. Most cars simply require the lowest grade and lowest octane fuel at the pumps. In Jamaica, that is 87 octane fuel.The exceptions are usually either speciality cars with high-class...

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