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Published:Sunday | June 2, 2024 | 12:07 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The 2024 Subaru Forester Sport 2.0i with EyeSight blends rugged capability with a sporty flair, making it a compelling choice for adventurous drivers. This isn’t your average Forester. The “Sport” designation adds a touch of excitement without...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2024 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The Hyundai Santa Fe has carved a niche for itself as a reliable and versatile family SUV. The 2024 model marks a significant departure from its predecessors, boasting a bolder design, a feature-rich interior, and a new engine under the hood....

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2024 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The Suzuki Grand Vitara, a name synonymous with compact SUVs, returns with a fresh outlook for 2024. The GLX trim, powered by a 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain, offers an enticing blend of efficiency, improved styling, and thoughtful technology...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2024 | 12:06 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

I remember the first time I saw the Nissan X-Trail at the dawn of the millennium. It was bold and boxy, emitting a sense of ruggedness. Well the innovation continues for 2024 as the maverick SUV receives a significant update, introducing the e-...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2024 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Build Your Dreams (BYD), a Chinese company founded in 1995, is intent on expanding its imprint by having dealerships in several countries. They are also not naive about how the auto industry works, and as such, are packing as much ‘bang for the...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2023 | 12:11 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

History of the Ford Ranger The Ford Ranger is a midsize pickup truck that has been in production since 1983. It was originally introduced as a replacement for the Ford Courier, and it quickly became one of the most popular midsize pickups,...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2023 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The 2023 Hyundai Tucson Diesel is a testament to Hyundai’s commitment to innovation, design, and performance. With a powerful 2-litre diesel engine, this SUV redefines the driving experience, offering a nice blend of efficiency, style, and cutting-...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2023 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The Honda Pilot is one of the most complete three-row midsize SUVs on the market, offering a spacious cabin, a smooth ride, and a host of safety and convenience features. For the 2023 model year, the Pilot has been fully redesigned, with a new...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2023 | 12:06 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

In the bustling world of city life, the 2023 Hyundai Creta emerges as a charismatic contender, transcending the boundaries of a mere crossover vehicle. This fully loaded compact SUV has captured the attention of new car owners and everyday...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2023 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The Kia Soluto is a subcompact sedan that offers a lot of value for money. It is a domestic car in the truest sense as it is built on practicality and efficiency. The exterior design is modern, with a distinctive tiger-nose grille, LED daytime...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2023 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Ford has decided to make a statement with this iteration of the Ranger, and perhaps the most obvious design move was to reconfigure the front grille. It now has reverse ‘c’- shaped daytime-running lights with a rectangular fascia that has the Ford...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2023 | 12:31 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Jamaican roads are slowly becoming more populated with Chinese manufacturers, Great Wall Motor’s vehicles. Some months ago, I reviewed the Haval H6, which had great suspension and fuel economy. So naturally, I wanted to see what the pickup arm of...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2023 | 12:08 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

VW has decided to up the ante with this model variant of the Amarok, which is known as the Territus. Armed with imposing 265/60/R18 all-terrain mud tyres, that are both huge and wide in dimensions, it immediately stands out on the road. This...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2022 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Chinese auto manufacturers Great Wall Motors (GWM), in 2020, entered the competitive SUV market with the Haval Jolion. It is pronounced, Chu-li-an in its native tongue and is translated as ‘first love’. GWM is China’s largest producer of sports...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

There seems to be a love affair developing with Jamaican auto dealers and Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV), perhaps it’s the fact that they are so closely priced to the respective flagship sedans of the various auto makers. This trend is also very...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The 911, pronounced ‘nine eleven’, has become an iconic automotive design that is recognised globally and is associated with Porsche’s success. For this reason, they stuck with the shape and found ways to tweak it without upsetting their loyal...

Published:Sunday | September 4, 2022 | 12:08 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

BMW sees their 1 series as an entry-level vehicle to their established brand as the sentiments were shared at its launch in 2004. Now in its third generation, the model has ditched its station wagon-type design for a more sportback-type look. The...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Kia has thrown away all manner of conservatism when it comes to the Carens design as they are willing to experiment and bring something different to the automotive market. As such, the layout of the lights and the overall front fascia don’t...

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2022 | 12:07 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

With gas prices soaring higher each day, automotive manufacturers have been noticing a growing demand for more multipurpose vehicles (MPVs). These are usually seven seaters that place an emphasis on carrying a lot of persons in a comfortable manner...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Before the Palisade took over as Hyundai’s ultra premium model, the Santa Fe was holding down the fort for the automaker. With production starting over two decades ago, this SUV has always been a ‘do-it-all’ vehicle, that had the perfect...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2022 | 12:07 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

The subcompact SUV has dominated the automotive sector for so long that we sometimes forget about the mid-size SUV. These vehicles are usually dual purpose, as they can be used for domestic driving, as well as off-road excursions. The Everest has...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:08 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

In 2018, Hyundai took a bold step by unveiling their mid-size SUV, the Palisade, which eclipsed their previous top-tier model, the Santa Fe. With a wheelbase of 2900mm and height of 1750mm, its a bona fide eight-seater that is intended to stand out...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Mazda seems to have found a sweet spot with a well-shaped exterior, a luxury inspired interior and a fun-to-drive engine with the CX-9. I remember seeing the CX-7s in the past and admiring their utilitarian functionalities, but hating their design...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2022 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Originally known in some regions as the Sedona, this is a minivan that has been on KIA’s sales lot since 1998. Now, it solely goes by the nametag Carnival and comes with all the amenities most families are looking for. The first generation had an...

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Mini is progressively stretching its wings, from its stronghold in Britain, where it first debuted in 1959. Now the company has been making changes to adapt to the active emission laws sweeping Europe, by developing the Countryman plug-in hybrid...

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