Volvo desperately needed a new XC90 to compete in the SUV segment, given that the outgoing model was first launched in 2003.

New XC90 SUV will appeal to market where drivers like to be noticed

The Aygo is a hip-looking budget car, but it could do with a more powerful engine – and VW Group’s more conservative, solid city c(...)

The new third-generation Skoda Fabia.

Third generation of Skoda supermini will be unveiled at Paris Motor show

After 11 years and $11bn investment Volvo introduces new tech and design for the brand’s future models with its latest SUV

2-Series is a welcome break from BMW’s new people carriers and bizarre crossovers

After a 10-year absence, the Golf Estate will go on sale in Ireland in October

Accumulated losses fell by €2.96m in the last year of operation as an Irish-owned franchise

Accounts cover final period of the Irish franchise

Simon Elliott, outgoing chief executive of Volkswagen Group Ireland and new managing director of MAN UK. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

VW Group brands under Elliott now account for 27% of Irish passenger car market

The Amarok, a charming American-looking pickup, is worth a look by the horsey set

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