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Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:12 AM

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (TNS):Forget the '57 Chevy, the Corvette and Camaro.With 100 years of production and the auto industry's oldest continually used nameplate, the archetypal hero vehicle for General Motors' biggest brand is a Chevrolet truck, and it's...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

St Ann's Bay, Jamaica:Petroleum marketing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica has reaffirmed its commitment to providing the Jamaican consumer market with modernised service stations by opening the newly refurbished St Ann's Bay service station and C Store...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

When you go to the final race meet for the year at Dover on Monday, do not blink, or you will miss it. It is fully guaranteed to serve- up thrills, as no less than four Radicals - the new auto buzz word for purpose, built race cars - Kyle 'Speedy'...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 1:02 AM

In a recent article published in The Gleaner, the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) expressed concern about the increasing number of road fatalities involving motorcyclists. The group reinforced its suggestion by highlighting the fact that since...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Auto giant General Motors said last Monday that it would begin selling two new all-electric vehicles in the next 18 months and will have at least 20 new zero-emission electric vehicles in its line-up by 2023.Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, making the...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Entering its fourth generation, the Subaru Forester has made incremental refinements to better suit its target market.The vehicle, a compact crossover SUV, has been in production since 1997, which, at the time...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:02 AM

MINNEAPOLIS:Two electric vehicles made by Polaris Industries that have been outfitted with autonomous-driving software and sensors are headed to Detroit, where they will roll their way along city streets for a week.The test, by robotics firm May...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:02 AM

Hyundai used the platform of the recently held 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to give auto enthusiasts a full view of what next to expect from the company. This consists of models such as the the i30N, the i30 Fastback...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:03 AM

(TNS):There was a poster in the bedroom of my youth that said if it's too loud, you're too old. The Subaru WRX is too loud, and I'm too old.At its best, the tamer wingless sibling of the STI with the shameless hood scoop does exactly what it's...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:06 AMLatara Boodie

​Classic cars are roving antiques that not only turn heads, but also tug on the heartstrings of those familiar with their era. The Ford Zodiac is one of those gems which highlight the luxury and technological advancements between the 1950s and...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's oldest car dealership, Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG), has pulled the wrappers off the all new 2018 Subaru XV. This is just a short time after the mid-summer early launch in Japan, Europe, and Australia.The cavernous KIG showroom was...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

You may not live in one of the areas hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but that doesn't mean your insurance rates will go unscathed.Motorists and homeowners throughout Texas and Florida as well as those who live anywhere from Alabama to Wyoming...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT:Workers at a General Motors plant in Ontario, where the popular Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV is made, went on strike as negotiators failed to reach agreement on a new contract.The union, Unifor Local 88, posted an announcement on its...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Master equestrian and an up-and-coming go-kart driver Sara Misir, 19, defies the odds by not only being the only female driver in a pink and white Volkswagen Saveiro, but by being a master equestrian and an up-and-coming go-kart driver. This...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The battle for control of the small but increasingly competitive electric vehicle market got a little hotter last Tuesday night, as Japanese car company Nissan unveiled a new Leaf with a stronger battery and longer range at a price well below rival...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Most 2017 model-year mid-size pickup trucks perform adequately in one of the most challenging crash tests, but none of them earned the top honours from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) due to their poor headlights.The Toyota Tacoma...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO , California:Peer-to-peer car rental site Turo announced a US$92-million funding round led by Daimler that also will see the tech company take over the automaker's Germanpeer-to-peer company Croove.The Series D round brings Turo's...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The 2018 Honda CR-V, recently launched at Honda's showroom on Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, has been redesigned with the consumer in mind. Honda Jamaica is quick to emphasise the improvements on the new model while keeping the audience in suspense...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

With the current craze around mechanical innovation, it seems as though a handcart vendor is ahead of many automotive manufacturers. Relying solely on a 110cc bike engine, Kenroy 'Road Flex' Hibbert has been operating his mechanical cart for more...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES:In what may be an automotive first, the Japanese car company Infiniti has built a 'heritage-inspired' prototype of a race car that never existed.The Prototype 9, to get its official unveiling at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance this...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:35 AMLatara Boodie

On Friday, August 28, Silver Star Motors unveiled a refreshed, made-over model of the popular crossover SUV, Mercedes-Benz GLA. The GLA was already an impressive and powerful vehicle. However, with its new design and engine updates the 2018 GLA is...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

School is out, but Malta and the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining are keeping road users in the know with tips and advice on how to stay safe this summer. Look out for this Malta ROAD SCHOLARS road safety series for more...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

The Saveiro is reminiscent of the mini pickups that were popular in the '70s and '80s. Known for their versatility and nippy engines, they were a hit with many locals - especially the Fiat models. The concept of a mini pickup is also quite popular...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

The 1968 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow is the epitome of British elegance and was the height of extravagance in its time. It was seen by many as a symbol of prestige and wealth and was one of the first owner-driven vehicles within the United Kingdom....

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