OVER two generations of models, the Tiguan has developed into one of the most successful sport utility vehicles (SUV) in the world, and has become a mainstay for Volkswagen Jamaica. With this most recent update, the 2022 Tiguan Allspace has been outfitted with several modern design and performance upgrades that take the family-sized SUV to the next level.Read more
ATL Automotive Group launched a new US$3-million state-of-the-art body shop facility in Bougue, St James, on Wednesday.
Minister of Transport and Mining Audley Shaw, in his remarks, noted that the ATL Group can be seen as a beacon and a source of inspiration to the potential of Jamaica achieving excellence.
Arguing that, while Singapore’s per capita income is close to US$70,000 in comparison to Jamaica’s less than US$6,000, it is not late for Jamaica to catch up, and ATL is capable of leading the way.Read more
January 11, 2022 — DETROIT
The all-new 2022 Honda Civic, the 11th generation of America’s most popular compact car, has earned the prestigious 2022 North American Car of the Year award. Civic was honoured by the North American jury of automotive journalists for the third time, with the 10th-generation Civic winning in 2016 and 8th generation taking the top honor in 2006.Read more
With the massive success of the VW Beetle, which was a quirky designed vehicle that was intended to be reliable and economical, you would think the company would do more experimental vehicles like this. Instead, they played it safe over the years, with winning models like the Golf, Polo and Passat.
It wasn’t until 2010, when VW decided to shake up the auto world once more by launching their first commercial pickup, the Amarok. Built in a traditional sense with a body on frame, it offered a single and double cab, which drew interest from all over.Read more
The Audi Q2 is the smallest of the Q series of sport utility vehicles sold locally by ATL Automotive. In that way, it exudes that younger brother syndrome to its older and more established siblings up the model range. While they tow the company line, the Q2 is able to slip in a bit of its own personality, and be a more fun take on the SUV formula.Read more
JAMAICA’S leading automotive company, the ATL Automotive Group, is poised to raise the bar once again with the launch of a new US$3-m state-of-the-art body shop facility located in Montego Bay, St James.
Set to launch in September, the new facility, branded ATL Bodyworks, will bring expansive economic growth to western Jamaica and a world-class, one-stop body shop experience for local motorists, expected to the finest in the Caribbean.Read more
Honda, through local dealer ATL Honda — a division of the ATL Automotive Group — will debut the Honda City in April. The 2021 City will be an updated version of the ever- popular sub-compact sedan, first introduced in 2009.
“We’re absolutely excited to have the new City added to our Honda line-up. We know customers will also love it because of its practicality, affordability and its excellent resale value when they’re ready to upgrade to their next Honda model,” Petrena Purser, general manager of Honda Jamaica, told the Jamaica Observer’s weekly Auto magazine.Read more
The subcompact SUVs are all the craze these days, because of their ride height and storage capacity, plus, they are usually built on a car’s chassis. This greatly improves the ride comfort and manoeuvrability, while it gives them the ability to tackle challenging road conditions. This concept has been a trend from the mid ’90s, with Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V being some of the frontrunners.
It seemed as though luxury automakers were the last to catch on to the trend, as most waited until the late 2000s to manufacture these body types. In 2011, Audi entered the market with their luxury crossover, the Q3, with a dynamic 1.4L engine that promised to add power while saving gas.Read more
Kingston, March 15, 2021: Honda, the premium Japanese brand Jamaica knows and continues to love, will be debuting a refreshed model of their ever popular, sub-compact sedan, the Honda City in April. The City, which has been a local favourite ever since its introduction in 2009 is well-known for its sleek design, practical features and fuel efficiency backed by Honda’s brand reputation of reliability and dependability.Read more