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Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:29 AM

When you think of an older, plug-in hybrid technology vehicle, or an electrical vehicle (EV), you might consider it bland and unexciting. However, the 2017 Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-in Hybrid, looks more like its performance-oriented AMG siblings...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

The classic MG Midget was first developed from the Morris Minor in the 1920s. This resulted in the creation of a very affordable two-seater with sporting capabilities, which triggered the dynasty of Midgets. The Midget series placed MG on the map as...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

So here's a list in absolutely no order. It was compiled with the help of a real car guy. Peter Cheney is Ontario, Canada's premiere auto writer - as opposed to the auto of Ontario's premier (a Chevy Suburban.)YUGO (1975-89)Dan Neil, auto writer for...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:01 AMBill Alkofer

SANTA ANA, California:Which are the worst cars ever produced? There have been many horribly designed vehicles, but does that make a car bad? The terrible Trabant usually makes the "worst car" list. But Southern Californian Josef Czikmantory and his...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Little did Janice Mills, relationship manager at JN Premier, know that when she posed for a photo opportunity inside the grand prize BMW motor car at the launch of the JN Gladiators Ultimate Sales Champion, two years ago, that she would end up...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Magna Motors, the Jamaican dealers for Hyundai, recently extended an invitation to Hyundai's Truck and Bus Mega Fair, held in Kintex, South Korea, to The Gleaner. A six-member team including media, a Magna Motors representative, as well as business...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

It's hard to tell that James Simpson, chairman of Jamaica Wells, is 83 years old. His deportment, neatly lined beard, and non-geriatric movement makes me wonder, 'what type of diet has this man been on?'...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

On May 24, Audi Jamaica presented the 2018 Audi Q5 luxury SUV. The Q5 was reimagined and redesigned from the inside out and offers an entirely new experience from its predecessor for both the driver and passengers. "With the new Q5, we are setting...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Lawson

The 2017 Fortuner SRV comes with fresh, sleeker styling, benefiting from a recent generation change in the latest line-up of Toyota SUVs. The front of the SUV is horizontally narrower but with lengthened Bi-Beam LED projector headlights, wrapping...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Renee Singh's love for driving started while accompanying a friend to Vernamfield on the weekends. Even though she was only a spectator, there was an immediate connection. "I had a couple of friends who were involved in motor sports and I kept...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

The Ford Explorer, whose lineage goes back to 1990, refuses to be just another SUV. Armed with an aggressive front fascia and an acute-edged bonnet, it made all the design changes to keep up with the times. With that being said, it looks more mature...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

On May 19, 2017 the ATL Automotive Group unveiled the new BMW 5 Series on the lawns of the UWI Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre. The sleek, muscular design of the 5 Series retains the essence of its predecessors while displaying innovative...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

Eighteen years of hard work has yielded satisfactory results for Paul MacKay, the owner of a now-restored 1934 Chevrolet pickup truck. The one and a half ton vehicle...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

The Mini brand, which started in the United Kingdom in 1959, has stood the test of time while watching many of its countrymates such as Miguent and Leyland drop out of the automotive race. Surprisingly, Mini has kept a loyal customer base by staying...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:32 AM

The competition was hosted by the ADA Auto Circuit which took place from March 9 to March 18. It was put on by five of the Island's auto dealers: Magna Motors, Fidelity...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:04 AM

Standing at five feet four inches with a petite frame, it’s hard to assume from appearance that Lisanne Pessoa is a hard-core motor bike rider. Most likely, the same deduction would most likely be gathered when speaking to her, due to her...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT US auto sales fell 7.2 per cent for Ford, 7 per cent for Fiat Chrysler, and 5.8 per cent for General Motors in April as a long-awaited industry-wide slowdown began to take hold.After seven years of growth, US auto sales are beginning to fall...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Being the last of four children, Lisa Bowman Lee is what many Jamaicans refer to as a 'wash-belly pickney', as her father took pride in spoiling her. For her, this meant he took her everywhere with him, most notably his garage, where he would spend...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:16 AM

With nine locations islandwide, Chukka has become a brand synonymous with adventure by combining nature with motorised and non-motorised activities. For the combustion lovers who like to challenge themselves, the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tour at...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of National Security recently handed over a 30-seater 2017 Mitsubishi Rosa bus to the Jamaica Police Federation for the transportation of off-duty policemen and women. The bus, valued at $7.6 million, was acquired through a...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Last week Saturday, ATL Automotive Group decided to cordon off Barbados Avenue, New Kingston and transform it into a European-style soi?rÈe to host the grand opening of its Porsche showroom. While the night was calm and eventful with live...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Whenever starting something new, begin as if you know nothing at all. The preconceptions we usually have when embarking on a new experience often stunt growth, create false....

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

The Mazda 6, which is called the Atenza in Japan, has been in production since 2002 and has proven itself to be a formidable competitor in the sedan market. Competing with automotive stalwarts like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord doesn't seem to...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Maleah Hall and Athalia Clarke of Queen's Preparatory School in Kingston and Caden Ferguson of Munro College have won first place in their age group categories of the Toyota Jamaica's Dream Car art competition.The Toyota Dream Car art contest is a...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

(TNS):The Rexton is a massive SUV, but compared to its flabby predecessor, the new Rexton is much better looking though still having the hefty old-school SUV proportions. To be called G4 Rexton in Korea and just Rexton internationally, the new SUV...

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