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Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Pajero has successfully created a mark in Jamaica that is emboldened by hard work and success without the flair and flashiness. Before the compact SUV dominated the market, or mid-size SUVs like BMW X5 or Audi Q7 existed, the Pajeros were the...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The upmarket electric-car floodgates are starting to open.Audi last month threw an elaborate bayside party just north of San Francisco to unveil the e-tron, a US$75,000 SUV that arrives fast on the heels of Jaguar's US$70,000 I-PACE.Together, the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Land Rover has had an undeniable run of success, especially with the off-road community throughout the year. Since its origin in 1947, drivers have looked to it for its to-the-point driving mandate. Now, the brand has carved out a new niche in the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Porsche has always matched its product range to its customers' requirements and the pursuit of technological excellence. That is why the sports car manufacturer is intensifying its activities in the areas of hybrid technology and electromobility and...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

New cars and trucks need substantial improvements, including better headlights, to protect pedestrians following a spike in deaths on US roads, federal safety oversight officials said earlier this month.The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Our pick-up market is a demanding one as Jamaican roads are riddled with rocky and uneven surfaces. Not to mention the fleet operators who demand reliability when loading their vehicles with cement and workmen before heading to a construction sight...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

"I've always had a passion for quads and ATVs, but I've never actually owned one, so I tried building one for myself, and this is the end product." This is essentially the story behind 24-year-old Blair Steele's development of his personal brand of...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Trump administration's new tariffs on aluminum and steel and the threat of more duties on imported cars and car parts will weaken the US economy and inflict serious damage on the nation's auto industry, a panel of trade analysts warned earlier...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:08 AMContribued

The multitude of road works that have been taking place over the past couple of months have taken a toll on many corporate businesses. Now members of the auto community on Hagley Park Rad have started to feel the pinch, especially with the heavy...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The popularity of cars and trucks with manual transmissions is falling sharply as fewer Americans learn how to drive them and automakers avoid making them.On top of that, the long-held arguments in favour of driving a stick - that they make cars...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican companies Massy Gas Products Jamaica Limited (Gas Pro) and Excel Motors are partnering to give motor vehicle users the opportunity to experience the economic and environmental benefits of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).The two companies have...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Americans continued to flock to crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks and abandon passenger cars in August, likely resulting in a slight increase in overall US auto sales.Forecasters at Edmunds.com and Cox Automotive predicted industry sales increases...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

Search d_montii_images on Facebook or Instagram and other media platforms in order to observe Jamaican motorsports through the professional lens of Donovan Montague. "I have always been interested in motor racing and it had a niche that I could...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

It is hard to describe what the Ignis is. The best way I can put it is - what the Jimny is to the Vitara is what the Ignis is to the Swift. In other words, it's much more rugged than its refined sibling, the Swift, which means that you can take it...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said she's ready to move forward quickly once the US and Mexico reach an agreement on automobiles, and downplayed any notion that her country has been shut out of North American Free Trade...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

There is an increasing interest among drivers for vehicle that can transport multiple passengers without compromising comfort. For this reason, the full-size SUV was developed, but for many the dimensions were too big, so now manufacturers are...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMContributed

Highlights from the recently held Jamaica Race Drivers Club award ceremony. Photos by Donovan Montague

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO:In a few weeks, Apple will unveil its newest iPhone.Stifle that yawn, people.If the Coppertone, California, magic factory truly wanted to once again dazzle audiences at its annual fall event, that category-redefining reveal would...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On Wednesday, August 29, the new facelift Mercedes-Benz C-Class was launched at the Silver Star Motors Mercedes-Benz showroom. Now in its fifth year of production, the C-Class is the most successful series from Mercedes-Benz and boasts a wealth of...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:11 AM

The fortunes of Detroit automakers increasingly lie some 7,000 miles to the east in China.China is already the world's largest car market, selling 29 million light vehicles a year. By 2025, China's new-car sales will be double those of the United...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche and Kajamba Fitz-Henley

NG Road Racing member and motorsport competitor, Fraser McConnell is only accelerating as he paves his way in local as well as international motorsport. The young man was on the track from early as merely a nine-year-old with a love for engines and...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a world awash in hassles, this seemed like a dream come true. A near-new Cadillac delivered to your home, office, or wherever else you'd like. No insurance or maintenance to worry about. If there are issues, a 'concierge' is an email or phone...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMContributed

Toyota Jamaica is constantly finding ways to up the ante for its TJAM 4x4 members with their quarterly excursions. This time they heighten the experience by hosting their first camp over event held last weekend. The company...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Since the mid-90s Suzuki has been a favourite among Jamaicans in the subcompact car category. At the time, its lightweight sheet metal body, large cargo space, good fuel consumption, and affordable price were things buyers appreciated.Now 34 years...

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...

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