A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

“The merger is wonderful news. It will be the saving . . . of the industry. One has the know-how on the heavy vehicle side and one on the car side.(...)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will launch the first of a new range of Alfa Romeo cars on Wednesday, the lynchpin of its turnaround plan and potentially an opportunity to attract a cash-rich merger partner.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will launch the first of a new range of Alfa Romeo cars on Wednesday, the lynchpin of its turnaround plan and potentia(...)

Toyota Motor Corp’s managing officer and chief communications officer Julie Hamp speaks to media during a news conference in Nagoya, central Japan

Toyota moved into damage control mode on Friday after its new communications chief, an American and its first senior woman executive, was arrested on (...)

Manufacturing car components to supply assembly lines around the world is a growing business

What do the decorative trim on the Porsche Macan, the software running the connected car technologies on the Tesla Model S and the air ducts on the(...)

Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, a key figure in the shaping of the Las Vegas strip of casinos and hotels, has died at the age of 98.

Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, the son of poor Armenian immigrants who used his gambler’s instincts to become a multibillionaire Las Vegas casin(...)

Attendees at the “Limerick for IT” event try out some cool technologies, including the Oculus Rift virtual reality 3D Headset system.

The University of Limerick (UL) has been collaborating with industry, other education providers, and local authorities to help provide the skills requ(...)

Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler: looking for  consolidation in the  industry, saying carmakers need to bring down the costs of producing electric cars and self-driving technology. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

General Motors’ chief executive has rejected calls for a merger of the world’s third-largest carmaker by sales with its rival Fiat Chrysler Automobile(...)

Chief executive Tim Cook of Apple: tech giant’s Worldwide Developer Conference on June 8th in San Francisco will likely be used to unveil an updated version of iOS9. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

New software, new services and an updated Apple TV are among the rumoured highlights of Apple’s developer conference, which is due to take place next (...)

Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat and Chrysler,  has successfully glued together two carmakers. The question is: can he pull off the trick again? Photograph: Fabrizio Costantini/The New York Times

It was called Confessions of a Capital Junkie. An industry insider said it was more like Car Industry 101. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive o(...)

New Opel Astra: will arrive in Ireland in late autumn

After multiple spy shots, preview drives and leaked images, Opel has finally released its official images of the next generation Astra. The car will (...)