Volkswagen was back on top as the best-selling new car brand by the end of February. Last month Toyota took the lead on the German giant.

The sales of new cars in Ireland grew by 24 per cent in February, compared to the same period last year, bringing the total sales gain over 2014 to 28(...)

Will front-wheel-drive hold it back against the Focus RS?

Well, it’s finally here. Following a process of drip-feeding facts, photos and rumours to the world for what seems like decades, Honda is finally givi(...)

Tom Kelley finds IDEO’s move to social innovation “so rewarding”. The firm has already built 23 schools based on design thinking as it changes education in Peru.

The past decade or so has seen the inexorable rise of design thinking as a guiding tenet in the business landscape, with the processes used by designe(...)

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(...)

Opel’s new lineup of diesel-engined cars, but  have the improved models come too late for a market that is returning to petrol-powered cars?

It did feel a trifle odd, I must admit. Usually when a car maker has something new and whizz-bang to show us, we get shuttled off to somewhere warm an(...)

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(...)

Vulcan is Aston Martin’s answer to the lucrative track-only hypercar boom

No, not a sci-fi character played by Leonard Nimoy (or, more recently, Zachary Quinto) and no, it’s not a vast delta-winged Cold War bomber. Aston Mar(...)

Cee’d GT line has sporty bodykit plus new 1.0-litre petrol tubrbo and uprated 1.6 diesel.

Kia is going to have a busy Geneva motor show. While brother brand (and frequent rival) Hyundai will be unveiling its new Tuscon compact crossover _ t(...)

Home place:  Patrick Freyne with his sister Maria at their home in Douglas, Cork, in 1979. Photograph: family collection

When I was six years old my family left Douglas, in Cork, and moved to Kildare, where my dad was stationed with the Army. We were very close to our Co(...)

Apple plans a new all-electric car for sale by 2020

Apple, which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020. The timeframe - auto(...)