On the road, new model is still the nimble little go-kart motorists have long loved

Nama has briefed the Department of Finance on potential inducements for its debtors. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

Plan aims to stop debtors declaring bankruptcy in Britain

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers practical cost savings

Dated interior and €40,000-plus price tag balanced by usability of hybrid power

All 65 vehicles allocated for the UK sold out despite six-figure price tag

German carmaker leads in use of social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Intstagram

The ratio of overall tax to GDP across the 28 member states of 39.4 per cent, according to figures from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

The overall tax-to-GDP ratio in the Republic was the fifth lowest in the EU with labour tax main source of revenue

The Kia Soul is one of the best-looking cars on the market, practical and spacious, with funky interior styling

Hire power: Rental cars often come back to the market as low-mileage bargains. Photograph: iStockphoto.com

VW, Nissan and Opel top the hire-car market

The best-selling car models in Ireland so far this year are the VW Golf, Nissan Qashqai and Ford Focus.

Volkswagen remains best-selling brand, followed by Toyota and Ford

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