Battery version of the Karl should be on sale by 2018

Before the first petrol-engined versions have even been released to the public, Opel is prepping an electric version of the new Karl city car, which s(...)

From left: Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott look on as Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King III, shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

When Martin Luther King dreamt, he wished for a world of equality where the content of one’s character would trump the colour of one’s skin. An ugly s(...)

The 2016 Audi AG Q7 sports utility vehicle. European car sales rose 4.9 per cent in December from a year earlier

European car sales in 2014 rose for the first time in seven years on demand for low-cost motors from Renault and Volkswagen. The gradual revival from (...)

Porsche 918 Spyder automobile on show at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

in Detroit When they turn up the bright lights and loud music at Detroit’s Cobo Center, for the city’s annual motor show, it can seem a world awa(...)

Havana living: a  man smoking a cigar
Going local in Cuba
  • Travel
  • January 10, 2015, 12:00

As our taxi worked its way into Havana from the airport I was immediately struck by the crumbling streets and faded but stunningly elegant pastel- hue(...)

Made from high-strength caron-reinforced polymer, the F015 is a little lower, shorter and wider than a current S-Class but around 40 per cent lighter 2:06

Mercedes’ new autonomous driving concept, which features a lounge-like interior with facing seats, has taken the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CE(...)

Ireland is the 14th most expensive country in the world for petrol, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES)

If you think filling up your car with petrol in Ireland is too expensive you may be right. According to research compiled by Bloomberg, Ireland is the(...)

UK police forces modify their vehicles significantly, an option denied to the Gardai.

Last night’s fatal crash on the M7, involving a Garda car which was pursuing another vehicle, has raised once again safety concerns about the age and (...)

Trenton Buzard spent four months in an intensive care unit. Photograph: Jeff Swensen/The New York Times

The number of deaths in the US linked to General Motors’ defective ignition switch has risen to 23, according to figures released on Monday by the pro(...)

Opel’s new city car will be called Karl, after one of the three sons of founder Adam Opel.

Opel has announced the name of its new city car, a model that will replace the defunct Agila in the lineup. Following on from the naming of Opel’s Min(...)