A new Citroën DS5 with a vintage Citroën DS (left) at the International Motor Show in Geneva last month. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Can you countenance a premium French car brand? History suggests the public are a little sceptical about such things. While there have been some obvio(...)

The new Volkswagen Passat at the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Volkswagen’s new Passat has won the prestigious car of the year title in Europe. The German family saloon was awarded 340 points by the panel of inter(...)

Lamborghini Aventador SV packs a 760hp punch.

If you had to pick a word to sum up this year’s Geneva motor show, I think it would be one-upmanship. Is that two words, technically? Perhaps it is, b(...)

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(...)

Mercedes C-Class: Finally Mercedes has a model that really does compete with the A4 and 3 Series

This year’s car of the year competition is something of a curate’s egg: there is no stand-out winner for me. Last year, the title was won by the Pe(...)

In the shadows: to pursue cartels and price-fixing conspiracies, investigators from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission must search for operations that, by their very nature, do everything they can to remain secret. photograph: thinkstock

At a court sentencing in Galway in 2012, the final chapter in a complex story of price-fixing came to a close when Pat Hegarty, a then 40-year-old for(...)

 CCPC chairwoman Isolde Goggin said cartels result in higher prices, poorer quality and less choice for consumers. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Illegal deals to rig bids for both public and private contracts are on the rise, according to the State’s competition watchdog, which is extending an(...)

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 (...)

The shortlist for this year’s Car of the year 2015 has been announced. Making thefinal cut are: BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer; Citroen’s C4 Cactus; the(...)

How do you review a car that has already been reviewed? The problem for the new Citroën C1, and indeed for the poor journalists assigned to write abou(...)