Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 ATL starts REV-olution http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ATL-starts-REV-olution_89786 THIS year ATL Automotive Group celebrates 20 years of business in Jamaica. And to mark the occasion, the dealership is hosting the first- ever automotive lifestyle event, dubbed REV-olution, scheduled for March 10 to 12 at the Audi Terminal on Oxford Road in St Andrew. Local Auto Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT Gregg begins with a bang http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gregg-begins-with-a-bang_89739 Kyle Gregg was the big winner at the Drivers Rallysport Sprint #1 held on Sunday at Lydford Mines, St Ann, when he claimed victory in the overall championship run. Local Auto Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT Off-road pleasure http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Off-road-pleasure_89721 JEEP Jamaica and Jamaica Off Road Challenge (JORC) continue in their quest to fill the need for local 4x4-themed events. Local Auto Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Toyota Jamaica hosts art competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Toyota-Ja-hosts-art-competition_88983 TOYOTA Jamaica is inviting Jamaica’s youth to show off their creativity in the 2017 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Auto Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: REV-olution in motion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/REV-OLUTION-in-motion_89708 RED-HOT dealership ATL Automotive announced last week it will be hosting a “motorised” lifestyle event dubbed REV-olutions at the Audi Terminal on Oxford Road in New Kingston on March 10 to 12, 2017. Local Auto Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT Do you agree with the decision to remove tints from PPVs? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Do-you-agree-with-the-decision-to-remove-tints-from-PPVs--------_89658 As of Monday, bus and taxi-operators were required to remove heavy tints from public passenger vehicles (PPVs) following instructions given last week by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in light of the recent upsurge in abductions, allegedly by perpetrators posing as taxi operators. Observer West Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Commuters at risk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Communters-at-risk_89124 The Sunday Observer of February 5, 2017 Covering the Courts column reported on a taxi driver who had injured his ex-girlfriend with a knife after accusing her of infidelity. Local Auto Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT Sprint to win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Sprint-to-win_89056 Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) will kick-start the motorsport season with the first event in their Sprint Championship series on Sunday at the Lydford Mines in St Ann. Local Auto Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lue crowned karting’s finest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Lue-crowned-karting-s-finest_89068 Ryan Lue was crowned top karter for 2016 on Sunday, February 5, at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston after securing his second Abe Ziadie Memorial Trophy. The trophy is the highest honour from the Jamaica Karting Association and goes to the karter who amassed the most points in their class over the season. Local Auto Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT Riders get life lessons http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Riders-get-life-lessons_89058 Motorcycle Safety workshop Back to Basics (BTB) was held on Sunday, February 5 at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, in continuation of its mantra of educating Jamaica’s motorcycle users in order to reduce their rising fatality numbers. Local Auto Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH - HONDA CIVIC: Luxury, sportiness and practicality http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/HONDA-CIVIC--Luxury--sportiness-and-practicality-_88981 The 10th-generation Honda Civic is a refinement of one of Honda’s oldest nameplates. The new Civic blurs the lines between luxury, sportiness, and everyday practicality. While defined as a compact sedan, it’s anything but such, offering plenty of passenger and cargo space to match or best its class rivals. Local Auto Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT FJ Cruiser: Rough, rugged and sexy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/FJ-Cruiser--Rough--rugged-and-sexy_88364 FROM 1960 to its final production year in 1984, the Toyota FJ40-series Land Cruiser became one of the most iconic off-road models. Its successor, the FJ Cruiser, continues the legacy. Local Auto Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT What women AUTO know ... about car care http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/What-women-AUTO-know-----about-car-care What women AUTO know, this week, explores the options of proper car care with Shelley-Ann Farquharson manager of Powtronics on Half Way Tree Road in Kingston 5. Local Auto Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:41:58 GMT Best of both worlds http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Best-of-both-worlds_88385 Model Melissa Fullwood is having the best of both worlds in the new Audi S3, as it blends high-performance and high-tech know-how into a zesty, sporty compact sedan. Local Auto Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT Spotlight on riders http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/SPOTLIGHT-ON-RIDERS_88374 STATISTICS from the Road Safety Unit (RSU) indicates nine of the 27 people killed on the island’s roadway since the start of the year were motorcycle drivers. Local Auto Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:00:00 GMT What women AUTO know ...about tyres and rims - Pt 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/What-women-AUTO-know----about-tyres-and-rims Our expert at ATL Automotive today continues the discussion on tyre care Local Auto Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:40:37 GMT BMW X4: practicality meets style http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/BMW-X4--practicality-meets-style_87677 When the original BMW X6 was launched in 2009, it was a revolution. Its distinctive styling combining couple-like looks with a larger SUV frame went on to create a niche that has exploded into its own market segment. Local Auto Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT NEW DAY FOR BMW http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/NEW-DAY-FOR-BMW_87627 MONTEGO BAY, tourist capital of Jamaica, is renowned for its sun, sand, and sea. And, courtesy of ATL Automotive, you may now add ‘showroom’ to that list. Local Auto Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT New showroom to open in December http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/New-showroom-to-open-in-December_87686 ATL Automotive Group broke ground for the future home of BMW and MINI on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew, last Friday. Local Auto Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT Better than you could ever dream http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Better-than-you-could-ever-dream_87784 IT has been said the modern-day iPhone has more computing power than what was used to launch the first man on the moon mission. Such a seismic shift can be equated with the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner. From its narrow alien-like LED headlights to the swoopy rear lights, the 2016 Fortuner is bold confident step away eschewing a physical link to its Hilux origins. Local Auto Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT Shopping for my Dreram Car: Finding the one http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Finding-the-one_87736 Set a budget for yourself. You do not want to leave a dealership with a car that you are not going to be able to afford next month. Make sure that you take the time that you need to sit down with your finances and accurately lay out how much you are going to be able to afford when it comes to your dream car. Local Auto Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO: BMW’S NEW DAY http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/PHOTO--BMW-S-NEW-DAY_87702 (From left) Hernando Carvajal, BMW Group’s head of sales in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean; Petrina Purser, head of business — ATL Autobahn West; Adam Local Auto Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: Enter Autobahn West http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/PHOTO-FINISH--Enter-Autobahn-West_87617 MONTEGO Bay was abuzz with excitement last Friday as innovative new-car dealers ATL Automotive opened the first BMW showroom in that section of the island. Local Auto Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT Porsche... Dare to Dream http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Porsche----Dare-to-Dream_87789 THE words, mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, convertible, and sports car, are usually the realm of the six-figure supercar. However, when Porsche decided to add the numbers 718, which endows the company’s rich motorsport history to the Cayman, there was little question the direction the car had to go. Those looking for the full experience will have to add a few more key elements beginning with the letter S. Local Auto Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT Your Dream Car... in HiDef http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Your-Dream-Car----in-HiDef_87787 For the PlayStation generation, terms like 2-litre, turbocharged, four-wheel-drive instantly drum up some Asian four-door econobox tarted up to play racer on the street. Those from the Atari age would easily remind that generation rallying was a European and gentlemanly pursuit. Local Auto Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT