GM is eyeing a small SUV and a compact car at similar price points to Dacia as part of the move towards the entry-level segment. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

General Motors plans to enter Europe’s entry-level car market with a line of low-cost models as it seeks to claw back market share lost to budget riv(...)

All-new Escort is for China only. For now.

Ford has shown a production version of its new Escort in Beijing. It’s the first car to wear the Escort badge since 2000, and is aimed at Chine(...)

European car sales on the up but at the cost of major discounts.

In the seventh consecutive monthly gain for European car registration figures, sales climbed by 10 per cent in March, compared to the same mont(...)

Nissan boss reckons its new Datsun gives it a good chance in a Russian market wracked by instability.

While Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen are all publicly expressing concern about the situation in Russia, it would seem that Nissan is forgi(...)

The Dacia Sandero Stepway: some stick-on plastic bits and taller springs do not a 4x4 make

Let us consider the very large. In the whole visible universe, or at least the bits of it that our Earthly telescopes have swept, the biggest s(...)

Peugeot is taking on 600 new staff at its Paris plant  to keep up with demand for the new 308

French car makers, and Peugeot in particular, will be heartened by figures released this week which show that the market for new cars in Europe(...)

European car sales rose 7.6 per cent in February, as a gradual economic recovery in Portugal, Spain and Italy boosted demand for mass market br(...)

Vision C: Skoda’s sleek, premium-looking concept

Last week’s debut of the sleek, premium-looking Skoda Vision C concept may be more than a motor-show one-off, as parent group Volkswagen seems (...)

Workers clean near a Fiat 500 on the company’s display stand during preparations ahead of 84th Geneva International Motor Show. Photographer: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Europe’s carmakers head to the Geneva Motor Show this week with sales rising for the first time in seven years. It might only be 2 per cent, bu(...)

Do you remember the Renault 4? If you’re of a certain age you certainly will, as reams of them were built from kits in the former Renault factory in W(...)