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Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche Automotives Coordinator

Jamwest has steadily become synonymous with racing. However, there is also a thriving attraction park on the 300-plus acres of land that is located in the interior of Westmoreland. To visit this beauty, most persons will have to travel a far...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

It has been a little over 10 years since Roan Jones built the engine for the vehicle he later went on to assemble on his own - the same ride he is proudest of today."Building your own car and competing with it, trust me, you have so many butterflies...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The organisers of the 2018 Summer Series Motocross were at it recently when they hosted the second event in the series at MX Park, Temple Hall. The new track was a little more technical to negotiate than the previous one, however, the riders were up...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

There has been a growing off-road community, and Troy Bernard and Nigel Wilmot are two members who wanted to do something with a difference. Hence, the two decided to keep their Off Road Done Differently challenge at Brighton River, St Elizabeth, a...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Asphalt Assault, the dexterity challenge that many persons in the auto world were looking forward to, did not disappoint. Held at the Palisadoes Go-Kart Track last Saturday, the event had a huge turnout as spectators clamoured to watch their...

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

With so many auto-related events taking place during the summer, a group of friends decided that they wanted to do something that was different from the norm, and the first thing they thought about was having a unique name. "We wanted a name that...

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

It's no secret that Jamaica is heavily populated with vehicles as persons commute from all distances to get to work. Hence, motor companies like Kia believe that they can score a hit with multipurpose vehicles (MPV) like the Carens. Though it is not...

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

"There is a risk in buying used cars because you might think that you're buying something that only has 30,000 kilometers on it that could actually have in excess of 130,000 kilometers, so in other words, where you think you have a car to drive for...

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

German automaker Daimler revealed the first Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan for sale in the US market.Designed to appeal especially to buyers who are new to the Mercedes brand, the four-door compact luxury car debuted at an event in Brooklyn. It will...

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

Tesla on Tuesday announced plans to build a new factory in Shanghai that's expected to make 500,000 electric vehicles annually within about five years.The Palo Alto, California-based automaker signed a deal with the government of Shanghai as CEO...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:17 AM

The Jamaica Karting Association held its well-supported meet last Sunday to the delight of those who were present. The event, which was held at Palisadoes, was packed throughout the day as patrons came to show support for...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Magna Motors, dealers of Hyundai, believe that the Veloster turbo is a car that can be a big hit in Jamaica. Its unique design merges the two worlds of a hatch back and a race car in a discreet manner.The car comes with an unconventional rear door,...

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

SUBARU OWNER'S club of Jamaica recently had their link-up at the Total Service Station at the Harbour View Roundabout, where persons from all over came out to showcase their modifications to their machines.

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:11 AM

With the threat of tariffs looming, consumers could face higher costs for imported vehicles.American-made vehicles are largely insulated from tariffs. But the key question is: What qualifies as American-made?Automotive parts are often sourced...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

His 2005 Mitsubishi Evolution IX doubles as a standout competitor on the racing scene and as his everyday vehicle that takes him to and from his nine-to-five, affording him the best of both worlds.Patrick Patterson told Automotives, "It's the car...

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

Toyota came out strongly against President Donald Trump's plan to impose a steep tariff on automotive imports.Such a tariff would "increase the cost of every vehicle sold in the country", the world's largest automaker said in a statement Thursday....

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche Automotives Coordinator

Porsche Cayenne, the bigger brother to the Macan, is a mid-size luxury SUV that has been on the market since 2002. From the moment Porsche stepped into this category of vehicles, the company has been constantly tweaking the mechanics to create the...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Built-wise, it may look like a car, but it's really a crossover SUV that is intended to take drivers all over Jamaica. At first glance, it's hard to miss the pronounced chrome-front grille, which gives it an aggressive and fearless appearance....

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Brothers Matt and Andy Wonnacott of Livonia, Michigan, are young, single guys who choose to drive Buicks.They are atypical Buick buyers given its reputation as an old-man sedan brand. But the Wonnacotts are unfazed."Look at them now. They don't look...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Toyota has become a staple automotive brand in Jamaica, with top sellers like the Corolla and Coaster buses that are ubiquitous on the road. The company is taking another step with the launch of the Rush, an entry-level SUV that can seat seven...

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

She has raced competitively in her career and is now a key administrator in the local motorsports fraternity, but for this champion, her greatest reward has been, simply, becoming a mom. "I actually enjoy being a mother I think I have a really good...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For many, road safety is just a catch phrase one that is posted on billboards, heard on the radio, and printed in the press but is easily ignored and forgotten.However, for IGL's driving fleet, the term road safety is more akin to a mantra, a way of...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Derrick Johnson, owner of Superior Parts Ltd, professes to have had a love for vehicles since he was about 11 years old. "I used to tell my father that I loved carpentry, but he kept encouraging me to do something in the auto industry. He was a...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It may be a possibility for some car shoppers as they get squeezed by economic factors in coming months, according to a midyear review of the auto industry in Detroit by Cox Automotive.Although the economy remains strong, with low unemployment, a...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:14 AM

Mazda has continued to push the envelope where refinement and engineering is concerned with there various models. This is most prevalent is the latest iteration of the CX-5, which is now in its second...

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