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Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:06 AM

On an average weekend, Richard Byles likes to take a break and go for a drive out. “I drive a BMW M4, which has superb handling, so I like to take it on the North-South highway then find a spot to eat...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO:Right now on a busy stretch of highway somewhere, a driver is gazing out of the window, hands on his lap, feet off the pedals.Such driver-assisted motoring, a midpoint on the journey to fully self-driving cars, uses radar and cameras...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche

Steven James, a service technical manager who can fix almost anything on a vehicle, said it's hard to remember specifically when he started loving vehicles. It's just something that began when he was young, and the passion has...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Stewart's Automotive Group has become synonymous with the auto industry in Jamaica as it is the official dealer for brands like Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Suzuki. With over 50 years in the industry, the company, led by...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Owner of: STS Vehicles Ltd Having been heavily influenced by his father who did amateur racing in the 1970s, Steven Thomson was an auto fanatic from an early age. He now operates his mechanic business at 21 Lyndhurst Road where he services and...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tesla, General Motors (GM), Volkswagen and other automakers scored a big win last month as China announced plans to lift strict rules requiring foreign car companies to share profits and operations with local firms.The decision comes after President...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The 250-acre DaCosta Farm has come a far way from its origin as a fish farm, to it now being a must-go-to attraction for persons living in and around Kingston."We started first as a fish farm, where we would export fish to Europe, until we lost the...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

The Caribbean's premier racing event, the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motorsport Championship (CMRC), is finally here. Participating riders and racers have lit the flame of the midnight oil for weeks, getting their machines prepared for optimum...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Read Jacqueline Stewart-Lechler's story in next week's Automotives on how she runs a successful auto company while balancing motherhood and the unpredictable challenges of life."As mothers, there are a lot of things we have to balance, especially...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

The minivan has not necessarily been one of the most-sought-after vehicles in the world, but in Jamaica, the segment has been steadily growing. Both by design and functionality, minivans are a favourite for anyone who is interested in transporting...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNathan Bomey

TNS:The growl is gone, but the speed, performance and brand pizzazz haven't gone anywhere in the latest Jaguar. The British luxury automotive brand last week Thursday revealed its...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NICASIO, California Were it not for a wife, kids and moral compass, this review might have been written from some badlands hideout south of the border, my trusty 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 doubling as both escape vehicle and cramped hotel room.Instead, I...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Silver Star Motors, in association with Mercedes-Benz, held a private viewing of the Caribbean's first Mercedes-AMG GT R, nicknamed The Beast of Green Hell.Celebrated as the first in the Caribbean, Silver Star Motors...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When it comes to the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC), there are countless reasons to build the most anticipated event for your Mother's Day weekend. The family affair, scheduled for May 12-13, is expected to be an engaging...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:55 AM

Stewart’s Automotive continued their Journey this week by opening their Montego Bay location. Under the theme of coffee and cars the innovative team at Stewart’s partnered with Cafe Blue to have free pastries and hot and iced coffee...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:27 AM

(TNS) NEW YORK - America is being flooded with boxes on wheels - and the tide shows no sign of letting up. But as another auto show is about to bring even more sport-utility vehicle choices to showrooms, it raises questions: How many SUV models are...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Think of them as the survivor cars. A triumvirate of mainstream midsize sedans, each with a loyal following, are sure to hang on and survive despite the droves of motorists shifting to crossovers, SUVs and pickups.The shake-out is still unfolding,...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

What is your favourite destination to drive to in Jamaica, and why?"I like driving to Negril via the north coast route. The scenery is lovely, especially along the coast on the Montego Bay leg. It's very relaxing."What was the first vehicle you...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:42 AMMickella Anderson

​A mother to a young son and a career woman with a steady 9 to 5 cannot nearly complete the list of roles played by Monique Gibbs. The secretary for Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) and President of Dover Raceway, Gibbs is one of the many females...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:05 AMMickella Anderson

After many years working in a complex and often versatile field, head of the Fleet and Commercial Department at Magna Motors, Andrew Channer, if questioned, would say that he has never worked a day in his life. That's because for him, auto sales is...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Lawson

Many consumers have been leaning towards smaller, more compact vehicles for their economy, easier parking and nimble road manoeuverability. However, most subcompact vehicles seem to be economy based and lack premium features found in larger, high-...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

He has been holding a drag race record for well over a decade and today, Bryn Morgan remains confident, still owning what's perhaps rightfully his."That is the seven and a half seconds record. It's been about 15 or 16 years and nobody has come near...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

He was just a spectator before it all began. Passing by Sovereign Centre on Washington Boulevard, he saw the small cars being operated by careful drivers. He was intrigued.For Lascelles Ellis, a like for all things automotive began as early as...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Judith Denton: Sales and marketing manager Kingston Industrial Garage Current vehicle: Subaru Legacy 'What is your favorite destination to drive to in Jamaica and why?I like driving on the North-South Highway because it is clean, open, and diverse. I...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

It's not very often that you can pair the words 'excitement' and 'Toyota' together. The vehicles from the automaker are known for reliability and, in a few instances, all-out performance in limited categories. Aggressive styling, hard body lines,...

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