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New 2016 BMW X1 arrives

The all new 2016 BMW X1

ATL Autobahn, the exclusive dealer for BMW is announcing the arrival of the 2016 BMW X1. The second-generation model has received rave reviews since its launch last year for its impressive, new body design, which falls in line with the BMW Sports Activity Vehicle mould. The 2016 BMW X1 builds on t ... Read More

Hyundai Jamaica’s new showroom on 27 Old Hope Road, Kingston.Photos: Lionel Rookwood Hyundai in hyper speed
DESPITE the gathering of about 15 placard-bearing protesters across the road, Wednesday evening&rsqu ... Read More


Henry calls for rural bus system
MINISTER of Transport and Mining, Mike Henry is calling for local stakeholders in Clarendon to suppo ... Read More


Jaguar pounces into luxury market
The 2016 Jaguar XF was welcomed to Jamaica at a media launch at the Jaguar Land Rover Showroom on So ... Read More

Stronger than ever

Friday, April 29, 2016    

The sound: inimitable five-cylinder. The performance: tremendous at 294 kw (400 hp). The traction: inexhaustible thanks to quattro drive. As the sporty spearhead of the TT series, the new TT RS* is to be marketed under the Audi Sport label. At the Beijing Motor Show, Audi is presenting its Coupé and its Roadster for the first time to the world’s public. Sales in Europe will begin in fall 2016. “The new aluminum five-cylinder engine delivers 400 hp, which is 60 hp more t ... Read More

Third time, a charm

Friday, April 29, 2016    

Dominic Gordon (right) is sent into a spin after first-corner contact with Matthew Williams (centre), allowing Jonathon Law to escape with a Rotax Senior race win.

IT was a full day of racing for the nearly packed stands at Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston for the Jamaica Karting Association’s (JKA) third race meet last Sunday. “I’m very happy with the support, which has been translating into more spectators and competitors,” David Summerbell Jr, president of JKA, told Auto. Three meets into his term, Summerbell has managed to deliver on the majority of his promises of bringing the sport into the limelight, adding 9 ne ... Read More

X5 Marks the Spot

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April 22, 2016    


Photos: Rory Daley

If you are searching for that one vehicle that provides everything, from the intangibles to just pure practicality, then the 2016 BMW X5 could easily be on top of that list. Now in its third generation, the X5 has comfortably joined the ranks of products from a company whose tagline is ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’. Physically imposing, the X5 has aged into a handsome shape for a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), but exceeds expectation once the driver drops down into the comfortable fu ... Read More

ATL Honda gets facelift

Friday, April 22, 2016    

An artist’s rendering of ATL Automotive’s Honda showroom.

ATL Honda, home of one of Jamaica’s best-loved brands, is undergoing an exciting new transformation at its Kingston showroom at 47-49 Hagley Park Road. The four-month project is set for completion in July. The facility is being renovated and reimagined to focus activity in one central ‘control hub’; a strategic move that brings together sales, after sales and parts operations to offer new and existing Honda customers a seamless ATL experience from start to finish. The showroo ... Read More

Double win for Audi

Friday, April 22, 2016    

AUDI scoops two prizes in the All-wheel Drive Car of 2016 reader survey from car magazine Auto Bild Allrad. . The Audi A4 allroad quattro is the winner in the “All-wheel Crossover” category, the Audi A6* won the “All-wheel Car Over 40,000 Euros.” The award ceremony was held last Thursday evening in Stuttgart. “The double win represents the success story of the quattro drive system and the power of the all-road models — our all-rounder with off-road qualities ... Read More

Mitsubishi admits to falsified data

Friday, April 22, 2016    

Mitsubishi Motors Corp President Tetsuro Aikawa faces the media at a news conference Wednesday at the transport ministry over the auto maker’s misconduct related to fuel-efficiency tests.

MITSUBISHI Motors Corp said Wednesday it had found evidence that employees falsified fuel-efficiency data for four minicar models, and that it had suspended manufacturing and sales of the cars. “We think the manipulation was done intentionally... [People in charge] wanted to make the cars look fuel-efficient, but we are still investigating why they did it through an improper method,” Mitsubishi Motors President Tetsuro Aikawa said during a hastily arranged news conference at the transport ministry. ... Read More

Stunt Fest on Sunday

Friday, April 22, 2016    

Rafal Pasierbek known worldwide as Stunter 13

JAMAICA’S finest bike and car stunters will have a showcase for their skills at the World Stunt Fest (WSF) at the National Stadium, St Andrew, on Sunday, starting at 10:00 am. “This is the first time an event of this magnitude will be held in Jamaica,” Davey Knight, event organiser, told Auto. The highlight of the event will be the world’s best stunt rider, Polish freestyle champion Rafal Pasierbek, known as Stunter 13. Riding since six years old, he grew up to be a for ... Read More

Rosberg romps to hat-trick in China

Monday, April 18, 2016    

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s German driver Nico Rosberg takes a corner during the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai yesterday.

Shanghai, China (AFP) — Nico Rosberg stormed to victory in a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix yesterday, methodically completing a hat-trick of wins to extend his perfect start to the 2016 Formula One season. The German’s Mercedes was jumped at the start by Daniel Ricciardo. But after avoiding the first-corner mayhem unfolding behind the front two, he quickly caught the Red Bull and romped home to win by a whopping 38 seconds from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Reigning world champio ... Read More

A ‘classic’ affair

Friday, April 15, 2016    

Classics ranged from all sizes and countries of origin.

THE Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) had another good outing when it headed to the cool hills of Manchester to treat auto aficionados to an impromptu gathering at the Manchester Shopping Centre in Mandeville, on Sunday. “It went well despite the weather,” Shane Angus, president — JCCC, told Auto. In all, 35 cars showed up to satisfy the crowd, who came as far as St Elizabeth to browse the rows of classic machinery. “We had a lot of good planning and co-ordination to bri ... Read More

Endless Porsche-abilities

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April 15, 2016    

IN a couple of weeks ATL Automotive will add another jewel to its crown: Porsche. Adam Stewart, CEO of the Sandals and the ATL Group, said the acquisition of the high-performance brand is in keeping with his company’s strategic vision of offering the best brands and the best service. “Porsche is unquestionably one of the most exclusive brands in the world, and as a result, this introduction raises up the centre of gravity for the automotive industry in this country and gives us all ... Read More



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