Car firms, struggling with lacklustre growth in established markets are hoping to reap lucrative business from re-opened Iran, but will face stiff competition from Chinese rivals

The world’s carmakers have been plotting their assault on Iran for several years. But when they arrive in the newly opened country - marking a long-aw(...)

Svenja Stahl and Colin Hayes Colin (34), a solicitor from Glenageary in Dublin and Svenja (27), a dental nurse from Limburg, Germany – living in Ir(...)

Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro has left the company he founded  “to dedicate more time to his personal interests”

We’ve seen recent ructions at the top of the Volkswagen chain of command, ones big enough to see the corporate demise of the once-untouchable Ferdi(...)

BMW’s new X7: Where would the Bavarians hide their biggest SUV? Inside an X5, of course.

For all the high-tech assaults the German premium carmakers have made, the Range Rover still holds a unique place at the top of the luxury SUV tree. B(...)

People cool off in a fountain of a park in Madrid as a major heatwave spreads up through Europe, with temperatures hitting nearly 40 degrees. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

The warm summer weather is set to continue through Wednesday, although cooler and cloudier conditions have set in across the west and southwest of the(...)

 A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

“The merger is wonderful news. It will be the saving . . . of the industry. One has the know-how on the heavy vehicle side and one on the car side.(...)

A Ferrari 250 GTO from the personal collection of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

When the hammer came down on the black Ferrari 250 GT California, the rise and rise of the celebrity classic car was confirmed. Once owned by James C(...)

Volvo XC90

Best in class Volvo XC90 A dozen years ago, with the launch of the first XC90, Volvo proved to us that it could make a serious contender i(...)

Volkswagen Group chairman Dr Martin Winterkorn is said to be examining whether the reorganised company would still need a Group-level executive for sales, marketing, production and China. Photograph: Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg News

No sooner is Ferdinand Piech out of the way than the Volkswagen Group prepares for its biggest organisational shake-up in a generation. German media i(...)

Ford’s Le Mans challenger makes most F1 cars look effete.

A good friend of mine made an interesting comment this morning. I’ve asked my wife for some free time this weekend to sit down and watch the Le Mans 2(...)