Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro has left the company he founded  “to dedicate more time to his personal interests”

We’ve seen recent ructions at the top of the Volkswagen chain of command, ones big enough to see the corporate demise of the once-untouchable Ferdi(...)

BMW’s new X7: Where would the Bavarians hide their biggest SUV? Inside an X5, of course.

For all the high-tech assaults the German premium carmakers have made, the Range Rover still holds a unique place at the top of the luxury SUV tree. B(...)

You just knew that when Ferrari finally decided to put turbochargers in its mainstay V8 sports car, they were going to deliver something fiendishly(...)

 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.(...)

Volkswagen Group chairman Dr Martin Winterkorn is said to be examining whether the reorganised company would still need a Group-level executive for sales, marketing, production and China. Photograph: Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg News

No sooner is Ferdinand Piech out of the way than the Volkswagen Group prepares for its biggest organisational shake-up in a generation. German media i(...)

For the children of the new rich in China, it’s hard to shake off the perception that they were born with silver chopsticks in their mouths. Photograph: Reuters

One of the buzzwords of Chinese economic growth since 2008 – the Olympics year, which is generally seen as the cut-off point between “new money” and “(...)

Bangkok: Some six million Chinese are expected to visit Thailand this year, compared with 4.6 million last year. Photograph: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Last week, Asia Briefing reported how the billionaire boss of Chinese conglomerate Tiens had brought 6,400 employees to the south of France on holiday(...)

‘Jeremy Clarkson did not look like a repentant man when he roared into Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on Friday night. He arrived on a souped-up hovercraft, to a burst of pink fireworks, one hand held high to acknowledge the cheers of the crowd.’

Jeremy Clarkson did not look like a repentant man when he roared into Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on Friday night. He arrived on a souped-up hovercraft, t(...)

Ferdinand Piech: was left with little option but to put his own head in the noose he had fashioned. Photograph: Frank Leonhardt

After two decades as Volkswagen’s uncrowned and mercurial emperor, Ferdinand Piëch has resigned as group chairman after losing a boardroom battle wi(...)

A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a guardrail, killing a passenger and injuring the driver, police said. Photograph: WFTV via AP

A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed, killing a passenger and injuring the driver.The Florida H(...)