Fiat 500s: The Agnelli family’s holding firm Exor, which owns a 30 per cent stake in Fiat Chrysler, denied any talks had taken place. Photograph: Reuters/Gary Cameron

Fiat Chrysler has denied a magazine report saying it is in merger talks with Volkswagen, while the German carmaker said it had no takeovers on its age(...)

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From July, new cars will display the 142 number plate, as we enter into the second year of the new registration system. Perhaps we’ll be used to it(...)

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One of the most accurate ways to test a car’s performance and handling attributes is to drive it on track. A race circuit is the ideal venue for pu(...)

Ford’s Vignale label

Although it might seem implausible in the current climate, mainstream brands are planning a major assault on the premium car sector. Volkswagen is (...)

Top dog: VW’s Up is the No1 car for customer satisfaction, according to the survey

For the first time ever, European brands have overtaken their Japanese opposition in the JD Power customer satisfaction rankings. The survey, carried (...)

Visitors look at a BMW 218d Active Tourer SUV automobile, right, and a BMW 435i Gran Coupe automobile as they stand on display at the company’s stand on the opening day of the 84th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva.

BMW, the world’s biggest maker of luxury cars, said first-quarter profit rose 2.6 per cent as growth in demand for its sport-utility vehicles helped m(...)

Sergio Marchionne (centre):  he has always said that a production capacity of at least six million cars a year was critical for an automaker’s survival on the global stage, though the company does not give out past production figures.  Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will be able to make more than six million cars a year by 2018 as its strategy, focused on relaunching the Alfa(...)

The Aston Martin-based JET2 was Bertone’s last show car

Legendary Italian styling house Bertone is reportedly at corporate death’s door this week. The company, which hasn’t shown a car since it displ(...)

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