Archives July 2019

The Tiguan Is Expanding To A New Class

July 31, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1506 / ATL News, Volkswagen

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 metals, replaced by a more angular one, to give it an aggressive appearance, as well as a new design theme.

The character line, which runs through the side panels and is incorporated into the door handles, gives a distinctive visual appeal. Surprisingly, while bigger in dimension, it does weigh less than the previous generation. To complete the look, VW added beefier low-profile 19” tyres, with the ability to grip any road.

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ATL, Fuel Companies, JPS In Talks Over Electric Charging Stations

July 31, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1871 / ATL News

At least two fuel marketing companies have entered into discussions with Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, to outfit their service stations with electric vehicle or EV charging stations.

The power utility is rolling out a national pilot programme for a network of EV charging stations within a 30-kilometre radius of each other by March 2020 in partnership with petroleum marketing companies and other businesses.

Total Jamaica told the Financial Gleaner that the company has been approached by JPS but has not yet signed off on an agreement. Still, the venture looks promising for the French-owned petroleum company.

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Type R gets modern interpretation

July 29, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1570 / ATL News, Honda

It’s one of the common contentions, the battle between generations old and new. Often the warm glow of nostalgia outweighs the facts, one of which is that 90s performance cars were so much better than their modern peers. While there were many amazing Japanese sports cars, such as 1996 EK9 model Honda Civic Type R, the objective argument would make the fifth generation FK8 version the best ever.

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Porsche Cayenne: Belle of the Ball

July 29, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1179 / ATL News, Porsche

CAN a car be more than one thing? In the case of the 2019 Porsche Cayenne, it is. This sport utility vehicle (SUV) has plenty of sport, a lot of utility, and is one hell of a vehicle.

In three generations, the Cayenne has gone from ugly duckling to the belle of the ball, so much so that the other Porsche models are wearing its design language. It claims the swoopy curves and forward styling of its heritage. Around back, the rear lights form a single, thin, light strip that sweeps completely across the bodywork topped off by a 3D Porsche logo — a signature, now standard, on all current Porsches. On the high-gloss, black 21-inch Porsche Exclusive wheels, the Cayenne gains an aggressive performance stance.

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Porsche 911 debuts in style

July 26, 2019 / 0 Comments / 2553 / ATL News, Porsche

It was cheers and applause for the 2020 Porsche 911 as it rolled off Knutsford Boulevard into the ATL Motorsports’s showroom for its launch on Wednesday.

“This is probably the most exciting car we’ve launched, and will launch anytime soon. It’s just amazing to have the most iconic sports car back in our showroom and we can’t wait to see it on Jamaican streets,” David Henriques, head of business at ATL Motorsports, told Jamaica Observer’s weekly Auto magazine.

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Kia Rio engineered for fun

July 26, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1466 / ATL News, Kia

AS automatic and constantly variable transmissions (CVTs) become the norm, there are some who still like the interactivity a manually geared vehicle offers. For those, the 2018 KIA Rio, with its six-speed manual transmission, is a great option.

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Audi releases all new Q3

July 26, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1387 / ATL News, Audi, New Models

JULY saw the worldwide release of the second generation Audi Q3, and the highly anticipated compact luxury SUV will soon be available local on shores, courtesy of ATL Automotive.

“2019 has been an exciting year for Audi. In January, we welcomed the arrival of the Q8, featuring state-of-the-art technology, and now with this second-generation Q3, which also features much of the same technology. The Q3 has and always will be a core unit of the Q-Range, as it allows persons to experience Audi in all its glory — Vorsprung Durch Technik — and technology at an affordable price starting at only $6,995,000,” said Stephen Hector, sales and marketing director ATL Automotive Group, told the Jamaica Observer’s weekly Auto magazine.

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