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Denyque gears up for Polo Effect

Thursday, January, 12 2017    

VOLKSWAGEN ambassador, singer Denyque was presented a new VW Polo sedan at ATL Automotive’s showroom on Oxford Road in New Kingston, on Wednesday. Read More

What women AUTO know ... Insurance issues - Pt 1

Monday, January, 9 2017    

What women AUTO know this week features Mr Chris Hind, general manager of JN General Insurance Company, speaking on motor vehicle insurance issues especially for the female driver. Read More

A MINI for all seasons

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 5 2017    

THE 2.2-kilometre track at Centro Dinamico Pegaso in Toluca City, Mexico, recently played host to 22 journalists from Central and South America, and Jamaica, who jetted in to test-drive MINI’s newest offerings. Read More

JUTC bus lane reopen

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 5 2017    

STATE-RUN Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) exclusive bus lanes have reopened along the Mandela Highway in St Catherine. Construction is currently underway to widen that major thoroughfare. Read More

Video: What women AUTO know ... about tyres

Sunday, January, 1 2017    

Tyre care and identifying tyre flaws is our topic in this edition of our special feature: What women AUTO know. Our experts at ATL Automotive will, today, take you through the steps of identifying a worn tyre as well as information on the proper choice of rims. Read More

VW Golf GTI: a hole in one

Thursday, December, 29 2016    

THE 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is that rare ‘everything’ vehicle. A total all-rounder, it is totally practical, has enough technology and convenience to be comfortable around town, and yet fun enough for your favourite road. Read More

Classic car club hosts swap shop

Thursday, December, 29 2016    

Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) had their first-ever Swap Meet at Lasola Farms in Portmore, St Catherine, on December 11.The occasion brought together people (members and non-members) who had various automotive parts for sale or trade. Read More

Target missed, again - Road fatalities at 375

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 29 2016    

ROAD fatalities, as of yesterday, stood at 375 — seven fewer than the previous year. However, Kenute Hare, director for the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, said there’s nothing to celebrate. Read More

Driver injured in early morning crash

Thursday, December, 29 2016    

The driver of this car was injured and taken to hospital after the vehicle crashed into a wall on Spanish Town Road in Kingston about 7:30 am yesterday.The impact resulted in the engine coming apart from the vehicle. Read More

PM sends condolences to family of soldier who died in crash

Wednesday, December, 28 2016    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday conveyed sympathies to the family of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who died Tuesday in a motor vehicle incident while on duty. Read More

Official calls for sustainable road safety enforcement

Wednesday, December, 28 2016    

COUSINS COVE, Hanover — Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport Kenute Hare is calling for a sustainable road safety enforcement to deal with the high incidence of motor vehicle collisions in western Jamaica. Read More

Video: What women AUTO know … about buying, selling and valuations Pt 2

Monday, December, 26 2016    

We now present Part 2 of our discussion with Mr David McKay on valuations, what it can reveal, and how it protects your investment. Mr McKay is the managing director of motor vehicle valuators MSC McKay Jamaica Limited Read More

Video: ‘Porsche-ing’ the envelope

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 23 2016    

THE red cover did very little to ward off the eyes of prying guests attending the launch of the new Porsche Panamera 4S held at the home of Joachim Schmillen, German ambassador to Jamaica, in Jack’s Hill, St Andrew, on Sunday. Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Endless Porsche-abilities

Friday, December, 23 2016    

High-performance brand Porsche got its official introduction to Jamaica at the home of German Ambassador to Jamaica Joachim Schmillen in Jack’s Hills, St Andrew, on Sunday.As usual, Auto was on hand to capture the occasion. Read More

Tale of two ambassadors

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 23 2016    

PORSCHE’S pull is undeniable. At last Sunday’s launch of the Panamera 4S, two ‘ambassadors’ expressed their love for the German-made, high-performance automobile. Read More



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