Demand for new vehicles has slowed abruptly in China as its  stock market slump compounds the effects of a cooling economy. Photograph: Reuters.

Volkswagen and other major carmakers have begun reining in Chinese production, wages and other costs, industry sources said, as executives put a brave(...)

Ford’s SUV sales rose 10 per cent but car sales fell 3.5 per cent in June. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Strong demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks in June helped General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co offset slowing demand for sedans by allowing th(...)

 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.(...)

Mercedes has a vision for self-driving cars, but is is Utopia or Dystopia?

Mercedes-Benz is betting big on automated driving technology as it seeks a USP to give it an edge over rivals BMW and Audi. According to Bloomberg New(...)

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(...)

Dancing girls at the unveiling of the Jaguar media conference on April 1st, during the New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. Photograph: Don Emmertdon/AFP

Detroit may be where cars are made, but New York is becoming the town to show them off. Just look around at the New York International Auto Show. Hond(...)

Beijing traffic: car sales are one area where the Chinese economy remains in double-digit growth. Passenger-vehicle sales rose 13 per cent in May as foreign carmakers continued to build up share from local brands. Photograph: Keith Bedford/Bloomberg

Ford opened 88 new Ford dealerships in a single day last week – 88 is a very auspicious number in China, and the total number of Chinese Ford dealer p(...)

The European car market continued its recovery from the horrors of 2008-13 with a 5 per cent gain in sales in May compared with the same period last y(...)

Singer Kelly Rowland performs next to the new Mercedes-Benz 2015 C-Class during a  media preview on the eve of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

There has to be some reason for holding the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in the depths of a Michigan winter. The post-apocalyptic(...)

Ford’s sales rose 2 per cent, to 218,058, also below analysts’ expectations. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

The top four car firms in the US market missed December sales expectations, but 2013 will still easily be the best year for the industry since before (...)