Volkswagen Group Chairman Martin Winterkorn said Bugatti would have both petrol- and hybrid-powered versions of its next horizon chaser and also confirmed Volkswagen would deliver a budget brand to rival Nissan’s Datsun and Renault’s Dacia.

The head of the Volkswagen Group has confirmed that the replacement for Bugatti’s Veyron will use hybrid power to breach the outgoing car’s astonishin(...)

 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.(...)

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(...)

The De Tomaso Mangusta, one of the brand’s most iconic cars

Iconic Italian supercar brand De Tomaso has been bought out of bankruptcy for just over €1 million by a Hong Kong investment fund. The brand th(...)

Declan Molloy outside his Artisan Bakery in Roscommon town

We’d all love a great café in our neighbourhood. And a bakery. And a deli. The people of Roscommon town are lucky enough to have all three under one r(...)

The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept at the motor show in Geneva. Photograph:  Martial Trezzini/Keystone

If politicians are searching for signs of European economic recovery, they need look no further than the show floor at the Geneva motor show.Petrolhea(...)

 Ferrari 488 GTB lost some of its showstopping appeal due to the fact so many supercar rivals were unveiled on the same day

Right, this is as good a time as any to stop, nibble the corner of a sandwich and take stock of what we’ve seen and what we know so far at the Geneva (...)

Will anything generate more Geneva headlines than Ferrari’s gorgeous 488 GTB?

There are physically bigger shows (Frankfurt and its roller-skate-friendly hall sizes for instance) and there are shows that arguably have more influe(...)

 Bugatti is not saying how much its Middle Eastern buyer paid for Chassis Number 450, but most recent Veyron Roadsters have averaged a purchase price of around €2.3 million.

Bugatti sold its first Veyron 16.4 in 2005, back when Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was topping the opinion polls and assuring us in interviews that “Fianna(...)

New York is a city of neighbourhoods so choose the right one to stay in

Most frequent visitors to New York City tend to stay in the same hotel, usually in Midtown Manhattan, with the Irish favouring Fitzpatrick’s on Lexing(...)