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Porsche 718 Cayman S: The everyday sports car

January 16, 2020 / 0 Comments / 1861 / ATL News, Porsche

Balance is a significant element that is difficult to get right. That’s what makes the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman S so special. It’s able to dole out the adrenalin-fuelled fun of a sports car and provide the practicality needed for everyday usage.

In 2016, the 718 moniker was added to the Cayman as homage to Porsche’s 718 RSK sports car of the 1950s. On the surface the visual familial lines are there, but those steeped in the brand’s lore can see the deeper connection with its namesake in the front and rear fenders. The shape is sleek and sexy, yet masculine and muscular. Sitting low on the 20-inch Carrera S wheels with their optional Satin Platinum paint, and with twin exhausts jutting out from the centre of the rear bumper, the Cayman is given an even more purposeful appearance. What is plain to see is that the Cayman is a two-seater, a concession to the sporty side of the balance box. You’re not going to mistake it for the latest crossover sport utility vehicle.

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Kia Jamaica: Sophisticated and Sporty: The All-New Kia Seltos set to Land in Jamaica

January 13, 2020 / 3 Comments / 9945 / ATL News, Kia, New Models

• Seltos brings sophistication and assertiveness to Jamaica’s compact SUV market
• Forward-looking interior characterized by high-quality materials
• Powered by efficient Smartstream petrol engine
• One of the most high-tech cars in its class with a range of in-car features

Kingston, Jamaica (January 7, 2020) – Jamaica’s fastest growing automotive brand, Kia, is set to wow the market again with the launch of the all new Kia Seltos, a model that will bring sophistication, assertiveness and cutting-edge technology and safety features to the local compact SUV market.

Set to land in Jamaica in February, the new Seltos is characterized by distinctive design details. It combines forward-looking technical features, class-leading space and a suite of world-class safety features, all powered by a highly-efficient Smartstream petrol engine.

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VW Tiguan gets more impressive

December 9, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1397 / ATL News, Volkswagen

TAKE the already impressive Volkswagen Tiguan sport utility vehicle, slather it in some R-Line upgrades from the brand’s performance division and you have a vehicle filled to the gills with practicality, technology and performance far beyond its market segment peers.

On the outside, the R-Line differentiates itself instantly as the R-Line additions add plenty of visual aggression to the svelte styling of the regular Tiguan. Wheels are bigger, broader and blacker.

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Raising the Q7’s IQ

November 26, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1649 / ATL News, Audi

GIVEN the industry’s highly competitive nature, automakers are constantly tweaking existing models to give them that extra oomph . Audi’s flagship SUV, the Q7, and its executive sedan, the A4, recently went under the knife.

And, according to Audi, it’s more than just nips and tucks generally associated with facelifts.

So, to showcase the new and improved models, last week the German manufacturer invited six journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean to its revered Audi Forum in Inglostadt, Germany, to get an up-close and personal look. We were not disappointed.

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Kia Jamaica: More Surprises to come

November 22, 2019 / 0 Comments / 2103 / ATL News, Kia
Kia Seltos

A new decade is upon us and a lot is happening in the Jamaican auto market. Vehicles now have sleeker designs, more amazing technology and even bolder colours than ever before. In case you missed it, Kia Jamaica is the best place to go if you’re in the market for a new car. The Kia brand hails from South Korea and has been in Jamaica for some time, but becoming part of the ATL Automotive Group in 2018 has helped the brand to grow significantly in the local marketplace. Not only is the model line-up impressive, the prices for a brand new Kia give you the best value for money in the Jamaican automotive market. From the micro-hatchback Picanto to the semi-industrial K-Truck and the sporty Stinger, there is a Kia for everyone and the features and specifications of each vehicle are bound to surprise you.

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Kia’s Futuron Concept proposes an illuminating new design for an electric SUV coupe

November 6, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1204 / ATL News, Kia, Manufacturing

– Sleek, streamlined shape wrapped with ‘360-degree’ theme bodywork
– New ‘tiger-face’ incorporates innovative Star Cloud light signature
– Spacious cabin with flexible seating and Level 4 autonomy
– Concept makes international debut at CIIE 2019

(SEOUL) November 5, 2019 – Kia Motors has revealed its new Futuron Concept, an illuminating all-wheel drive SUV coupe which proposes new designs for future electric vehicles.

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Kia Cerato – Delivering The Speed

September 24, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1209 / ATL News, Kia

Kia has been steadily impressing me with how it packages their vehicles. Before now, there have been two standouts: the Sportage, which is an edgy and great-performing SUV; and the 2.2 litre diesel engine, which is one of the best-performing engines on our market and can be found in the Kia Carnival.

Now comes the Cerato, a compact car that Kia started to produce in 2003 to compete in the much smaller sedan market. I kept an open mind, knowing that all the craze these days is around SUVs and, sadly, sedans are left lacking.

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VW Amarok Canyon – Sedan of PickUps

September 20, 2019 / 0 Comments / 2098 / ATL News, Volkswagen

WHEN the Volkswagen (VW) Amarok came out in 2010, the pickup market was experiencing a paradigm shift. No longer was the pickup a crude tool for commercial operation. The modern pickup had to be just as competent on the job site as it was off it, handling family duties and more personal endeavours with the expected refinement of a sedan or a sport utility vehicle.

The 2019 Volkswagen Amarok Canyon injects even more into the formula that won the vehicle the International Pickup Award for 2018 and the 2019 WhatCar? Pickup Award.

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Amarok voted Pick-Up of the Year

August 23, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1193 / ATL News, Awards, Volkswagen

Fresh off winning the International Pick-Up Award for 2018, the Volkswagen Amarok has been awarded another trophy, this time Pick-Up of the Year 2019 by United Kingdom monthly automobile magazine and website WhatCar?

Giving the vehicle a five-star rating, WhatCar? described the Volkswagen Amarok as a “brilliant pick-up that is great to drive and practical, with a well-built and comfortable interior”.

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Porsche Cayenne: Belle of the Ball

August 15, 2019 / 0 Comments / 1369 / 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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