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(...)

New Nissan X-Trails on display in a showroom: New car registrations in Ireland are up 26 per cent so far this year, with 80,913 new cars registered up to the of May

New car registrations rose by 11 per cent last month compared to May 2014. So far this year 80,913 new cars were registered, up 26 per cent on the sam(...)

Caroline Freyne and Gavin Little on their wedding day

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

 VW says new tech will mean its W12   is the most efficient 12-cylinder engine  in the world

Volkswagen has used the opportunity of a somewhat obscure motor industry get-together, the International Vienna Motor Symposium, to show off some of i(...)

Ferdinand Piech: was left with little option but to put his own head in the noose he had fashioned. Photograph: Frank Leonhardt

After two decades as Volkswagen’s uncrowned and mercurial emperor, Ferdinand Piëch has resigned as group chairman after losing a boardroom battle wi(...)