THE word Porsche (pronunciation: por-sho ) is synonymous with high-performance, exclusivity, and luxury. Therefore, the jet-setting confines of Sandals Aerodrome in Tinson Pen, Kingston, served as the perfect location for the launch of the 2019 Cayenne and the 2019 Macan.
“These cars are built as the ultimate standard. They’re performance SUVs (sports utility vehicles) and today we have almost a 100 Porsches on the roads in Jamaica,” Adam Stewart, deputy chairman of the Sandals/ATL Group of Companies, told the Jamaica Observer’s weekly Auto magazine. The Jamaica Observer is part of the ATL Group.
“Porsche is really the top of the food chain … Porsche operates under a philosophy of evolution, not revolution,” he continued.
THE thought of not being able to access the right parts and reliable service may prove a deterrent for many prospective car owners.
But Adam Stewart, deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts International and ATL Group of Companies, used last Saturday’s launch of the 2019 Porsche Cayenne and 2019 Porsche Macan to tell prospective and current owners that they had nothing to worry about in this regard.
Even though the sedan market is shrinking, there is still hope for the subcompact market, which the Kia Rio is in. Its hatchback design is great, especially when the rear seats are folded down, giving the driver access to over 17.4 cu.ft. of cargo space.
The Rio is no stranger to the automotive market, having been around since 2000. It is now in its fourth generation. This model was first presented in 2016, and Kia made some obvious tweaks to better appeal to its customer base. The hatchback model is 15mm longer, 5mm wider and 5mm shorter in height than its predecessor.
FOR city folks, the five-door KIA Picanto is ideal as it matches comfort and value with a lifestyle characterised by traffic congestion and limited parking experienced.
Externally, the stubby styling highlighted by KIA’s signature ‘tiger’ front grille and some aggressive angles, partly due to its size, gives the Picanto a more sporty visual differentiation to its class rivals.