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Porsche 911 GT3: An icon from inception

On February 16 this year, Porsche debuted the seventh generation of the 911 GT3 model to the worldwide press. Read More

IN an effort to rid Half-Way-Tree and its environs of vehicular congestion, new acting managing director of the Transport Authority (TA), Willard Hylton, is proposing that all public-passenger vehicles (PPV) be routed throu gh the transport...... Read More

Luxury car brand Jaguar to go all-electric by 2025
LONDON, England (AP) — Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said y esterday as it outlined a plan to phase out internal combustion engines.... Read More

Lucky Nestlé 80th customer gets Rav4
As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, Nestlé Jamaica recently gifted one lucky customer a 2020 Toyota RAV4 motor vehicle.... Read More


Friday, February, 12 2021    

ON February 9, Audi unveiled its future in the form of an all-new full-electric high-performance four-door sports coupé, the e-tron GT quattro. The new vehicle sparkles with the shine of the company's now famous tagline Vorsprung Durch Technik, or as translated into English, 'Progress... Read More

Honda's profit rises despite pandemic damage

Wednesday, February, 10 2021    

TO KYO, Japan (AP) — Honda reported yesterday that its fiscal third-quarter profit more than doubled to ¥284 billion (US$2.7 billion) despite the novel coronavirus pandemic as auto sales grew in Japan and the US. Read More

Nissan stays in red amid pandemic, Japan criminal trial

Wednesday, February, 10 2021    

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan reported yesterday losses for the fiscal third quarter, as its sales were hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic and its brand continued to take a beating from the financial misconduct... Read More

Toyota C-HR: A bridge to the future

Friday, February, 5 2021    

THE 2020 Toyota C-HR is the brand at its finest — taking complicated high-level technology and bringing it trouble-free to the mass market, in this case, their Toyota Hybrid System (THS) or Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive (THSD). Read More

Warmington talks roads

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior Observer reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 5 2021    

TWO weeks ago the public learnt that 12 Members of Parliament (MPs) had not started road patching work despite the availability of funds from the $1-billion Government allocation. The MPs have since given reasons for the delay, including the need for a better system of road... Read More

Ford loses US$1.28B in 2020, raises electric vehicle spending

Friday, February, 5 2021    

DETROIT, United States (AP) — Ford Motor Company lost US$1.28 billion last year as it dealt with a huge restructuring, a costly recall, and a decline in the value of its pension fund. Read More

Gordon Town Road reinstatement works to commence in February

Saturday, January, 30 2021    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) has instructed the contractor to commence works by early February on the collapsed section of the Gordon Town Road, in St Andrew. Read More

2021 Kia Sonet: a technological marvel

Friday, January, 29 2021    

THE 2021 Kia Sonet joins the brand's expanding line of sport utility vehicles (SUVs). This is Kia's smallest SUV yet but the Sonet boasts advanced technology, world-class safety features, ample cargo space, and exceptional performance — continuing on their promise to always provide... Read More

Onika Miller gets interim post at FIA

Friday, January, 29 2021    

ONIKA Miller — former managing director of the MCS Group, a member company of The Jamaica National Group — has been appointed interim secretary general for automobile mobility and tourism of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). Read More


BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 29 2021    

ADOLF Hitler may have missed an opportunity to leave a more appealing legacy behind. But he may have done enough to win the admiration of motor vehicle fanatics by provoking the German nation into producing the world's most loved economy-sized vehicle — the Volkswagen... Read More

Hilly routes slay JUTC's Golden Dragons

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 25 2021    

THE 35 Golden Dragon buses which the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) procured for half a billion dollars in 2016 from China have been all but destroyed by overloading coupled with the rigours of the hilly, rural St Andrew routes they service.“Nothing that has gone up there has... Read More


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