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Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP): German carmaker Volkswagen AG will make its new Passat and Jetta cars in Malaysia by late 2011 in a 1-billion ringgit (US$318 million) venture inked Tuesday with local auto group DRB-Hicom Berhad as it seeks to expand ...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's almost Christmas and car dealers have been smitten by the Yuletide spirit, as they aim to have customers driving before they can say, "Happy New Year!"

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the starter waves the green flag to send them on their way this morning, Jamaica's go karters Thomas Issa, Jonathan Law, Matthew Williams, Justin Sirgany and Collin Daley Jr are expected to battle their overseas rivals to the wire for the chequered flag.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Honda Motor Co says it will sell its 26 per cent stake in a motorcycle joint venture in India. Honda said Thursday it would pull out of the venture - Hero Honda Motors Ltd, which was built in 1984.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recent acts of courage and quick-thinking on the part of female bus drivers at the state-run bus company, Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) have painted a beautiful picture of professional grace.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finding a parking space can be a hassle, especially during the Yuletide season...Rock Investments, the management company for the Mall and Village Plazas - two major shopping centres on Constant Spring Road, Kingston - has put a shuttle service in place to transport shoppers from a designated parking lot to these two malls.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):Volkswagen AG says its global deliveries were up 16 per cent in year-on-year terms last month - and sales for this year's first 11 months exceeded those for the whole of 2009.The company said Friday the Volkswagen group - which includes...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With David Summerbell wrapping up the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship; Bobby Marshall's scintillating performance in the Barbados Rally series; Joshua Sirgany's successful stint in the Florida go-kart championship this year; and now, Gary Gregg...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While there might be those lurking in the dark and plotting to rob some motorists of their Christmas cheer, private-security companies have devised creative ways to help vehicle owners stay peaceful during the festive season, by offering special packages to new and existing customers who wish to secure their properties.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kia Motors Corp has reported a 48 per cent gain in sales of its vehicles in the United States (US) in November to 26,601 vehicles for the month, largely based on higher sales of its Soul wagons and Sorento SUVs, according to Bloomberg business analyst...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Deputy Superintendent of Police Wayne Cameron, of the Police Traffic Division, is warning motorists to be extra careful during this Yuletide season.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP): The X-raid Team unveiled an exciting new cross-country motorsport programme to run and develop the MINI All4 Racing in international competition.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MONTEGO BAY - Jamaica's tourist capital - is known worldwide for its sun, sea and sand. However, Adam Stewart, son of hotel mogul, Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, has given that western Jamaica city a new personality with the recent opening of ATL Automotives Limited in Bogue City.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The Treasury Department has received an additional US$1.8 billion in net proceeds from the sale of additional stock in General Motors (GM).

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lynvalle Hamilton, president of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA), says his organisation would breathe a sigh of relief if the government should decide to import cleaner diesel fuel.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hope Gardens came alive last Thursday evening as Stewart Motors unveiled its latest offerings -- the new Mini Cooper S Countryman and the sleek BMW X3.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The usually quiet farming communities of Wakefield, New Works, and Bybrook in rural St Catherine is expected to erupt in excitement today with the thunderous roar of engines as the competitors of Rally Jamaica 2010 battle for supremacy in the Caribbean's premier dirt-track event.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP):Nissan showed off its Leaf electric car on Friday, trumpeting its zero-emission technology and practicality with video of the hatchback zipping through snow and water.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DETROIT (AP):Toyota Motor Corp's US sales dropped three per cent in November, the only major automaker to report a sales drop for the month.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kingston auto dealer Tariq Malik is to receive a Gold Award from the Business Initiative Directives (BID) organisation at its International Quality Crown Convention in London this evening. The ceremony will be held at the Guoman Towers.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Defensive driving is intelligent driving and requires patience and consideration to other road users. It involves being constantly alert and ultimately saves lives. Without patience, a driver is headed for trouble no matter how carefully he/she may think he/she drives.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Scotiabank Jamaica renewed its commitment to provide auto loans when it inked a new deal with the Jamaica Used-Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) last Thursday evening.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Raleigh has opened car-charging stations for the coming electric cars and hybrid cars already in the city, part of at least 30 stations planned by the end of next summer.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

High-brow luxury sedan buyers who don't want to be stodgy or predictable have a newly updated choice, the 2011 Audi A8. Audi's flagship four door isn't just longer, wider and more powerful than before. Its new exterior styling is arguably the most distinctive and sporty of any executive-level luxury sedan on the market.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With so many talented drivers on display throughout this season, Matthew Gore never imagined he would be on the brink of capturing this year's Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club's (JMMC) Driver of the Year Title.

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