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 Autobahn West to showcase 2017 BMW and MINI in MoBay Saturday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ATL-Autobahn-West-to-showcase-2017-BMW-and-MINI-in-MoBay-Saturday_75546 MONTEGO BAY, St James — BMW and MINI enthusiasts will get a chance to see some of the luxury brands of vehicles in the 2017 model-year during the ATL Autobahn West’s 2017 Model Showcase to be held at the Bogue Showroom in Montego Bay on Saturday, October 1. Observer West Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT JUTC unleashes the Golden Dragon http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JUTC-unleashes-the-Golden-Dragon_75199 The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) on Saturday officially launched its new Golden Dragon buses, 35 of which were recently introduced to the bus company’s fleet. Local News Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT DRC finale on Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/DRC-finale-on-Sunday_74936 Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) will hold its third and final sprint of 2016 on Sunday in Bog Walk, St Catherine, starting at 11:00 am. Local Auto Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Tenth time’s a charm http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Tenth-time-s-a-charm_74871 THE 2017 Honda Civic is like an old friend. It’s been lurking in the background for years but a chance get together quickly reminds you why it was your fave. Auto Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Henry calls for ACT-ION http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Henry-calls-for-ACT-ION_74957 Ministerof Transport and Mining Mike Henry believes the newly tabled version of the Road Traffic Act is the last and should be in place by year-end. Local Auto Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Pike heads ATL rental division http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Pike-heads-ATL-rental-division_74799 MARK Pike has been appointed to the position of general manager and head of business for ATL Automotive’s car rental division. Local Auto Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Magna offering milestone deals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Magna-offering-milestone-deals_74795 Magna Motors Dealership Limited has kicked off its first anniversary celebrations with a massive sales promotion; discounts, free service, and giveaways up to October 1. Local Auto Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT JRDC on track http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JRDC-on-track_74861 IN an effort to bolster its competitor numbers, the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) held its second free track day on September 4 at Dover Raceway in St Ann. Local Auto Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Courtney Hedge masters Honda http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Courtney-Hedge-masters-Honda_74796 COURTNEY Hedge began his career as an electrician at Honda Jamaica in May 1998. Showing potential and eagerness to learn, he was encouraged to train in other fields such as alignment, braking and engine work in the service department. Local Auto Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Public urged to give feedback on new Traffic Act http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Public-urged-to-give-feedback-on-new-Traffic-Act_74901 MINISTER of Transport and Mining Mike Henry is encouraging the public to provide feedback on the new Road Traffic Act now before Parliament. Local News Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Audi Q5 teased ahead of Paris show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-Q5-teased-ahead-of-Paris-show_74881 Audi has released a teaser video of its new Q5 crossover before it heads to the Paris auto show next week. Local Auto Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: Sizzlin Simone! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Sizzlin-Simone-_74869 Simone McGowan is no stranger to the automotive world. As brand marketing manager for Jamaica Tuner Magazine, she is a regular on the circuit. Local Auto Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Honda 125 Monkey Bike Revealed? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Honda-125-Monkey-Bike-Revealed-_74910 Honda’s venerable Z50 Monkey bike was arguably the world’s most popular entry to motorcycling for youngsters in the 60s, and likely the most widely used pit bike in history. Local Auto Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT High expectations in MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/High-expectations-in-MoBay_74178 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Heavy afternoon showers in this tourism resort city could not put a damper on the Honda 10th Generation launch here at the showroom of ATL Automomotive West on Wednesday. Local Auto Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT A decade of Civic http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A-decade-of-Civic_74206 ATL Automotive launched the 10th-generation Honda Civic on Wednesday simultaneously at both its Hagley Park Rd, Kingston and Bogue, Montego Bay showrooms. The 2017 car represents a further refinement of one of Honda’s oldest nameplates. Local Auto Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce skipping Paris show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ford--Volvo--Rolls-Royce-skipping-Paris-show_74226 MUNICH/LONDON — Ford Motor Co and Rolls-Royce are among the companies skipping the Paris auto show, as the once-unmissable event succumbs to changes sweeping the auto industry. Local Auto Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Volkswagen to unveil electric car http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Volkswagen-to-unveil-electric-car_74233 One Local Auto Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Telsa’s autopilot system under probe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Telsa-s-autopilot-system-under-probe_74220 BEIJING, China (AP) — Tesla faces new scrutiny in China about its vehicle’s autopilot system after State television broadcast allegations that a man killed in a crash had activated the driver-assist feature of his car. Local Auto Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Volvo touts new V90 Cross Country http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Volvo-touts-new-V90-Cross-Country_74219 VOLVO unveiled the “adventurous” V90 Cross Country high-riding station wagon, the latest model in its $11-billion revival under Chinese ownership that has resulted in record global vehicle sales, as well as profit margins on par with Mercedes-Benz. Local Auto Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT ‘Use roads with care’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Use-roads-with-care_74179 THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is appealing to motorists, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and pillion riders to be extremely careful, responsible and courteous on our roads for the last quarter of 2016 and even beyond. Local Auto Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT 23 students injured in bus crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/23-students-injured-in-bus-crash_73489 THE Clarendon police yesterday appealed to students in the parish to use only authorised public passenger vehicles following a two-vehicle collision in Vernanfield in which 23 students from the Garvey Maceo High School in the parish were injured. Local News Sat, 10 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT North-South Highway drops discounts; motorists to pay more Monday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/North-South-Highway-drops-discounts--motorists-to-pay-more-Monday_73495 MOTORISTS will Monday begin paying more to use the North-South leg of Highway 2000. Local News Sat, 10 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Panton wins in B’dos again http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Panton-wins-in-B-dos-again_73367 The Jamaican pair of Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennell Jr continued to be featured at the top of Barbados Motorsport when they won the Barbados Rally Cub Summer Nights Rally, on August 27, for the second-consecutive year. Local Auto Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Nissan’s new Frontier http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Nissan-s-new-Frontier_73362 When it comes to small, light pickups, few companies have the vast experience that Nissan does. And with its main rivals already on the market, the 2016 Nissan Frontier draws heavily on their skills to remain competitive. Local Auto Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT RUBiS invests in road safety http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/RUBiS-invests-in-road-safety_73372 Petroleum marketing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica has invested heavily in road safety training programmes as they continue to champion the seriousness of road fatalities in Jamaica. RUBiS has been consistently involved in road safety awareness, most recent of which was a partnership with other stakeholders in the staging of Road Safety Month, June, to spread awareness about the severity of what is now a national crisis. The licensed gasoline blending, bulk distribution and importing company has also published a Road Safety Manual, which is accessible to the public with tips and other information about safe road usage. Local Auto Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT