Ford Focus ST: twice the car it once was

Ford has revealed a facelifted version of the high-performance Focus ST model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It features the same 247hp 2.0-lit(...)

A screen displays a video on airbag safety on Toyota  vehicles at the company’s showroom in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg

Honda and Nissanrecalled almost three million vehicles to repair flaws in Takata air bags, adding to a call back by Toyota earlier this month. Honda’(...)

A Maserati Alfieri automobile, produced by Fiat, sits on display at the company’s stand at the Geneva International Motor Show. Fiat’s board has signed off on a merger with Chrysler. Photo: Bloomberg

Fiat’s board authorised the carmaker to raise as much as €4 billion by issuing new bonds, giving the company flexibility to refinance debt as it impl(...)

Ready to rock: Opel’s Adam Rocks at Auto Mobil International 2014, in Leipzig. Photograph: Hendrik Schmidt/EPA

Opel, GM’s European subsidiary, is planning to turn around more than a decade of losses and corporate turmoil by launching 27 models in the next four (...)

Protesters on Capitol Hill with photographs of relatives who died in crashes allegedly linked to the faulty switches. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

General Motors’ chief executive, Mary Barra, will have to face a congressional inquiry into how the Detroit carmaker failed to recall models in which (...)

German’s Angela Merkel claims accolade for fourth year in a row: Photograph: Christoph Schmidt/EPA

Forbes magazine has ranked Germany’s Angela Merkel the most powerful woman in the world for the fourth year in a row in the annual list dominated by p(...)

An early version of Google’s experimental electric-powered self-driving car.

Humans might be the one problem Google cannot solve. For the past four years, Google has been working on self-driving cars with a mechanism to retu(...)

The closure of the Opel factory in  Bochum, Germany, is expected to cost GM around €600 million

General Motors is facing yet more drain on its profits and cash reserves as it deals with the fallout of the massive ignition-switch recall in the US (...)

Nokia plans to spend $100 million backing companies that develop intelligent-car technologies, joining the likes of billionaire Elon Musk and Google i(...)

“U should apply Lean Start-up Strategy in everything u do. Even ur personal & love relationship. Think about it & makes sense.” Thus tweeted a(...)