Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

The 2015 Toyota Camry is introduced at the New York International Auto Show, Wednesday, April 16. (Photo:AP)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, is longer and wider, with a large, aggressive grille and chiselled sides. Toyota says ... Read More

Bunting bats for revamp of ticket law
UNDER the new Road Traffic Bill provisions, late-paying traffic tickets holders may not have to go t ... Read More

Josimar Jackson Josimar Jackson is the Ultimate Honda Fan
"I'D never sell my Honda! It's a great car plus we have so much history together," said Josimar 'Jac ... Read More

Bikers will be out
in full force. Two-day Dover meet
THE local circuit-racing season will open with two days of activities, the Jamaica Race Drivers Club ... Read More

Ian Lyn goes new-car route

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto and Entertainment | Friday, April 11, 2014    

Ian Lyn

IAN Lyn, managing director of the Constant Spring Road-based Carmax, has entered the new-car sector. Lyn — a former president of the Jamaica Used-Car Dealers Association — recently acquired the Peugeot brand, which was formerly owned by Progressive Motors, and the Tata brand, which was operated by Metis Motors. "I'll handle the sales and importation aspects for PeugEot for the next two years, while Progressive [Motors] will oversee the service and parts," he explained to Auto. The managin ... Read More

Key karting performances

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, April 11, 2014    

Collin Daley Jr (left) chases Thomas Issa in Rotax Senior.

IN what was a day of top racing at the Jamaica Karting Association's third meet held at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston, last Sunday, two names stood out at the end of the day: Ryan Lue and Jonathan Law. Seven-year-old Lue, who started his karting career late last year, has taken on the tough task of racing in both the 50cc and 80cc classes. "It's tough and each class requires a different driving style," Lue told Auto, during one of the few breaks between races. Contesting th ... Read More

Classic day out for Mandeville

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, April 11, 2014    

Shane Angus

THE Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will head to The Vineyards, Mandeville, this Sunday, for what is expected to be one of their largest and most-anticipated meets for the year. "We should have about 40 cars on show," Shane Angus, JCCC president, told Auto. Kingston members will leave from the New Kingston Texaco at around 10:00 am and meet up with south coast members in Mandeville. The Vineyards always features a bumper crowd due to the collection of local resident Victor Dixon Jr. "At the ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH - In a flash!

Friday, April 11, 2014    

Charming three — Tori Green, Sophia
Nelson and Candacia Campbell.

Rain may have brought the Supligen-sponsored drag challenge at Vernamfield in Clarendon to a premature end recently. But these young ladies brought sunshine to Auto's lens. In a flash! --> Read More

Import Tuner Night for August 16

Friday, April 11, 2014    

Nick Lue

SKUNK Nation's Nick Lue has revealed the details for one of the most anticipated automotive events, his annual Import Tuner Night. Titled Street Tuner Invasion, the event is scheduled for the National Stadium, St Andrew, on August 16. "The streets are already talking about the event. Everywhere I go I get questioned about the event and everyone is anxious for this year's staging," Lue told Auto. According to Lue, fans can expect the ultimate tuner lifestyle event, packed with entertainment. ... Read More

Worthington woes

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter | Friday, April 11, 2014    


COMMUTERS using Worthington Terrace in New Kingston may have to put up with the new one-way traffic system for at least another two months. The Firearms Licensing Authority's (FLA) head office is located on that road. Peter Bunting, Minister of National Security, is unable to say whether the decision by the police to make the parochial roadway — which runs from Trafalgar Road to Worthington Avenue — a one-way is legal. But he insists that the FLA's head office should be removed fr ... Read More

Petrojam gasolene prices

Friday, April 11, 2014    

87 $125.08 (up) $1.95 per litre 90 $126.73 (up) $1.95 per litre Diesel $126.42 (up) $0.28 per litre ULSD $131.18 (down)$0.74 per litre PETROJAM GASOLENE PRICES --> Read More

Toyota, GM recalls push US to near record pace

Friday, April 11, 2014    

BIG US recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the US to fix a spate of problems, including air bags that might not inflate. It's part of a worldwide recall of 6.4 million cars and trucks. So far this year, automakers have recalled about 9 million vehicles in the US. If that pac ... Read More

Toyota recalls 6.39 million vehicles

Thursday, April 10, 2014 3:47 PM    

(AP) Toyota Motor Corpration said Wednesday it is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for various safety defects. The total rises to 6.76 million if vehicles with multiple recalls — like the Yaris subcompact — are counted for each recall. No one has been injured due to the recalls, but the company says two fires have been linked to a defective engine starter. This is a breakdown of the vehicles and defects involved. PROBLEM: Electric connections can be damaged when the steeri ... Read More

Honda US sales increase for the month of March

Tuesday, April 08, 2014    

Honda US sales increase
for the month of March

AMERICAN Honda Motor Co, Inc this week reported March 2014, Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 133,318 units. Acura division gained 10.5 per cent (14.7 per cent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*) on sales of 15,580, with light trucks increasing 45.8 per cent for the month on sales of 10,387 units. The Honda Division recorded sales of 117,738 vehicles in March. Accord sales up Despite heavy incentives from several major automakers, Honda market share remained strong in March with a ... Read More



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