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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...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:51 AM

SINGAPORE (AP) Autonomous vehicle software start-up nuTonomy has made rides on its self-driving taxis available to the general public in Singapore for free, expanding a first-in-the world run that was initially invitation-only. While multiple...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The world's first fully electric racing series will stage a race next year in Brooklyn, where Formula E will host the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race within the five boroughs of New York City.The 1.21-mile track was revealed on Wednesday on the...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):There is no sense paying a premium for premium gasoline if your car is designed to run on regular, according to research by the automobile club AAA.Some drivers occasionally like to treat their cars to higher octane fuel in the belief...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Jamaica's used-car dealers are dismissing talk that they have been importing used cars that are not made for Jamaica and that it renders them unserviceable. Managing director of Carland Investments Tariq Malik describes the assertion as a scare...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 12:39 AM

Jamaica's Hyundai dealers, Magna Motors Dealership Limited, has kicked off its first anniversary celebrations with a sales promotion; discounts, free service, and giveaways up to October 1. The anniversary special features a factory clearance...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING (AP):Tesla faces new scrutiny in China about its vehicle autopilot system after state television broadcast allegations that a man killed in a crash had activated the driver-assist feature of his car. The state broadcaster CCTV aired a report...

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