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 Designed for driving pleasure http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Designed-for-driving-pleasure_67911 ATL Autobahn has announced the arrival of the 2017 4 Series sedan to Jamaica. The athletically styled 4 Series comes in three different forms to suit the distinctive tastes of BMW enthusiasts; the Coupe, the Convertible and the Gran Coupe variant. And while all three makes excite in their own way, the Gran Coupe possesses a certain flair that exudes sophistication. Local Auto Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT ATL promotion here to stay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ATL-promotion-here-to-stay_67916 Building on the success of its current Time to Trade promotion at the ATL Automotive Certified Pre-Owned division (CPO), the ATL Group has made it a permanent offer. Local Auto Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT Photo Finish: Dream Big http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Dream-Big Dream Girl Sabria Hector shows that the newly introduced five-door MINI Cooper is more than the ideal travelling companion for you and your friends attending this year’s staging of Dream Weekend, slated for July 28 to August 1 in Negril. The new MINI Cooper, as well as Countryman, Clubman and the hugely anticipated MINI Cabrio are now available at ATL Autobahn on Orchard Road in Kingston. Local Auto Mon, 25 Jul 2016 03:14:43 GMT ATL Autobahn execs talk customer service at BMW confab http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ATL-Autobahn-execs-talk-customer-service-at-BMW-confab_68066 ATL Autobahn executives provided a riveting presentation on the company’s best customer service practices at the annual BMW Importers Conference held in Lima, Peru this month. Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Gov’t urges more responsible road use http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gov-t-urges-more--responsible-road-use_67914 PRIME Minister Andrew Holness, in a statement on Wednesday, urged Jamaicans to be responsible in using the nation’s roads. Local Auto Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Bridging the gap http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Bridging-the-gap_67898 ST CATHERINE’S centuries-old Flat Bridge is once again featured prominently in the news with last week’s accident that claimed the lives of six people when the Suzuki Vitara they were travelling in plunged into the Rio Cobre. Local Auto Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Speed on Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Speed-on-Sunday_67864 THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC), organisers of Drag Challenge #3, is expecting an exciting day of drag racing action on Sunday at Vernamfield in Clarendon. Local Auto Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT Gas prices - July 22 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gas-prices_479772016-07-22T20-31-11 87 Auto Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT ATL, First Global Bank join forces http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ATL--First-Global--Bank-join-forces_67117 JAMAICA’S leading automotive company, ATL Automotive, in partnership with First Global Bank, is making owning the car of your dreams an exciting reality with the launch of an exclusive summer finance promotion. Local Auto Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Audi’s peak performance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-s-peak-performance-_67121 AUDI is honing its sporty profile with new RS performance models. The “performance” in the name stands for both a significant power boost and exclusive equipment that clearly elevates the respective model above the rest of the portfolio. This also applies to the new RS Q3 performance, for which the pulse is driven by the legendary Audi five-cylinder engine. Since 2010, an international panel of automotive journalists has named the 2.5 TFSI “International Engine of the Year” in its category six years in a row. With its pulling power, free-revving character and inimitable sound, goosebumps are guaranteed. Local Auto Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cops to crack down on illegal illumination http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Lights-Out-_67167 SSP Calvin Allen, Traffic Division head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, is planning to pull the plug on motor vehicles displaying lights that are contrary to the road code. Local Auto Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo Finish — A ‘Wealth’ of a show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A---Wealth---of-a-show_67120 The curtains have long come down on the third staging of the biennial Wealth Auto Show at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James. The event, held on the weekend July 2 and 3, is said to have raked in more than $100m for the new-car dealers on show. Local Auto Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Henry reopens rural registration http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Henry-reopens--rural-registration_67188 THE Transport Authority began accepting applications for licences to operate 484 routes rural stage carriages and route taxis on Wednesday. Local Auto Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT New stock of MINI arrives http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/New-stock-of--MINI-arrives_66962 THE automotive industry is buzzing once again following the news that ATL Autobahn, the exclusive dealers of BMW and MINI for Jamaica and the Caribbean, has received its first-ever shipment of MINI vehicles this week. Local Auto Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tracking it the ‘Diplomatic’ way http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Tracking-it-the--Diplomatic--way_67145 WITH prices starting as low as $2,500, Diplomat Tracking Solutions Limited offers 24-hour vehicle monitoring. Located on Molynes Road in Kingston, the five-year-old company, owned by Evon Vassell, currently boasts over 6,000 customers and a 100 per cent vehicle recovery rate. Local Auto Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Westmoreland teens die in car crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Westmoreland-teens-die-in-car-crash_66719 LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland — The early morning journey home from a party yesterday morning ended tragically for two teens who died from injuries they received in a car crash. Local News Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fraser wins close contest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Fraser-wins-close-contest_66365 It was Fraser McConnell who took home maximum championship points at last Sunday’s DRC/Tru-Juice Rallysprint round two, in Bog Walk, St Catherine, when he won a close-fought battle in the event’s championship laps. Local Auto Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT Auto show gets thumbs up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Auto-show-gets-thumbs-up_66414 ROSE HALL, St James — Last weekend’s Wealth Auto Show held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre is being described as a success by the organisers. Local Auto Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fatal crashes down 10 per cent http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Fatal-crashes-down-10-per-cent_66476 THERE has been a 10 per cent decrease in the number of fatal crashes on the Jamaican roads, in comparison to the corresponding period last year. Local News Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Introducing the new Audi Q2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Introducing-the-new-Audi-Q2_66377 A new car for the main plant of AUDI AG in Ingolstadt: The Audi Q2 has now entered series production there. With this compact SUV “made in Ingolstadt”, the brand with the four rings has entered a completely new segment while showing its commitment to its main site on the River Danube. Innovations such as a fully automatic module store in the assembly process help to master increasing production complexity. Local Auto Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT Racing under the stars http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Racing-under-the-stars_66416 With a successful staging of Fun Nite on June 25, the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) begins a new chapter on Saturday with its first- ever competitive night meet at Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston. Local Auto Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT JUTC boosts fleet for Fun in the Son http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JUTC-boosts-fleet-for-Fun-in-the-Son_66357 THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be increasing the number of buses along routes close to the National Heroes Park in Kingston to meet the demand for patrons attending The Best Dressed Fun in the Son gospel festival on Saturday, July 16. Local Auto Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT ‘We train, you hire’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/We-train--you-hire_65775 JASON McKay, CEO at McKay Security Limited, made an impassioned plea to the Corporate Area and St Catherine business community at the recent graduation ceremony of Penwood High School. Local Auto Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT Tesla fatal crash is setback to autonomous cars http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Tesla-fatal-crash-is-setback-to-autonomous-cars_65908 WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — It could be a wakeup call for the self-driving car movement. Local Auto Sun, 03 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT Wealth Auto Show begins tomorrow http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Wealth-Auto-Show-begins-tomorrow_65740 THE Montego Bay Convention Centre will be transformed into motor-vehicle mecca with the staging of the two-day Wealth Auto Show, which begins tomorrow. Local Auto Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT