Steve Tormey, chief executive Toyota Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Early forecourt forecasts suggest 2015 will see the motor trade exceed 100,000 new car sales, a psychological benchmark for a business sector batte(...)

Chung Mong Koo, chairman of Hyundai  and Kia, after the carmakers forecast their weakest sales growth in nine years. Photograph: Seong Joon Cho/Bloomberg

Hyundai and Kia, South Korea’s largest carmakers, forecast their weakest sales growth in nine years as they run out of capacity to increase output and(...)

For younger drivers, the key to cheaper car insurance is simply to stick to smaller engined cars – 1.0-litres is all you’re realistically going to get covered on  – and don’t start adding spoilers and wings either

So, you’ve decided that the clouds of recession have parted sufficiently for you to get back into the car market in 2015. Congratulations, and welcome(...)

Hyundai is on a roll, as everyone who listens to the radio these days is well aware. The Korean brand has broken into the top five in the Irish new(...)

 Samsung: building production facilities in China.  Photograph: EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

China’s economic growth is showing signs of flagging, but that has not deterred South Korean companies from stepping up their interest in the world’s (...)

“I kind of do the work as opposed to saying what I want to be.” Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice, visiting the Learning for Life centre in Esker Hill, Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘She does ‘mumsy’ well”, murmurs an observer, watching the local TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, drive off after declari(...)

French? Yes. International? Yes. Dominated by the Germans? Of course... 1:15

Fuel economy and the feelgood factor: those are the big themes from the opening day of the Paris motor show, which boasts all the usual glitz and gla(...)

Chief Designer Ian Callum poses alongside the new Jaguar XE automobile during its the World Premier launch in London last month.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Audi A big show for Audi this one, as it continues its relentless march into every motoring niche. The facelifts of the A6 and Q3 will get their (...)

Italian consumer advocacy group, is taking Volkswagen and Fiat to court over misleading fuel economy claims

Altroconsumo, an Italian consumer advocacy group, is taking Volkswagen and Fiat to court, alleging misleading fuel economy claims, and it’s encouragin(...)

Michael Barrable: There is a lift in the market now and our sales are up about 20 per cent.

Michael Barrable has been in the motor industry all his working life. He cut his teeth in car hire before joining Waldens, then one of Dublin’s landma(...)