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Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:07 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

It has been clear that Suzuki has made some tweaks to its production of automobiles, which sees it producing vehicles that are more domesticated and practical. In the past, the XL7 was an extension of the Grand Vitara, which had an extra set of...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2020 | 12:11 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Since 2018, with the release of the Audi Q8, the company is adamant that it wants a place in the mid-size luxury crossover coupe market. BMW was the first company to do so in 2008 with the X6, and Mercedes Benz followed suit with the GLE Coupe in...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2020 | 12:16 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Mazda seems to be streamlining its models with a sleek silhouette to showcase uniformity on all platforms. This is most obvious with the bold nose, which has an underbelly outlined with chrome that extends to the circular LED headlights, which wrap...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:10 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The Subaru XV, which is also known as the Crosstrek in many markets, is a compact crossover that is aimed at attracting a younger market for the Japanese brand. It’s a heightened version of the Impreza hatchback with accessories to give it a more...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:33 PMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Recently, I have been doing a lot of reviews on compact crossover SUVs due to the interest they have been receiving in our market. Size-wise, they fit into most spots around town, and because they are smaller than mid-size SUVs, they are usually...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

When persons see the name ‘Eclipse’ beside the Mitsubishi badge, some may think about the sports car that was manufactured from 1989 to 2011. It was a two-door eye candy that competed with cars like the Toyota Celica and Honda Prelude. Fast-...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

For a vehicle that started production in 1988, it has surely made its mark on the Jamaican roads. I remember seeing the boxy two-door models in the ‘90s and thinking how cool they looked, especially the ones with the soft tops. As the years went by...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

While the F-Pace is relatively young to the market, the luxury SUV packs all the punches of its rivals. It is modelled after the concept vehicle, C-X17, which was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The F-Pace starts with an unmistakable...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The Golf has been in VW’s showroom since 1974 and has spanned eight generations. Some may know it as the Rabbit. Whatever the name, this front-wheel-drive vehicle has always been fun to operate. Its compact size makes it easy to manoeuvre, and...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 8:38 PMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Lately, I have been seeing a lot of the Foton Auman heavy-duty trucks, which are used for jobs like garbage disposal or construction. Now, the company is introducing its pickup line, the Tunland, to the local market. Foton is a Chinese auto...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The first time I started noticing this vehicle was on the HBO series ‘Ballers’, where it was the main vehicle of the protagonist, Dwayne ‘Rock’ Johnson. From the get-go, it was clear that it was a status symbol in the subcompact luxury SUV group....

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The previous Tiguan was built on the Volkswagen B6 Passat chassis, which gave it car-like agility with the dimensions of a SUV. Now in its second generation, the Tiguan is looking bulkier as it rests on a bigger frame. Gone are the circular sheet...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The 3 series, dating back to over four decades, has been an iconic model for BMW, and the company is on track to wow the market once more. With a history as rich as this, most persons have their preference for which generation they fell in love...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Having recently launched the Macan and Cayenne at the Sandals/ATL Group Aerodrome, Tinson Pen, Porsche is getting the word out about its products. The German brand continued on this high momentum by inviting Automotives to Miami to experience the...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Introduced in 1993, the C-Class is Mercedes’ compact executive car that replaced the iconic 190. This was also Mercedes’ smallest vehicle, until the A-Class was introduced in 1997. Now in its fourth generation, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was...

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