The Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. Mercedes’s head of China operations said he was still positive about the country’s car market, ‘subject to some stabilisation of the stock market’. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

It has been a wearying few months for the world’s carmakers when it comes to the Chinese car market. Once touted as the cure-all saviour of the world’(...)

 Egypt’s Sameh El Dahan on Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier clears the final jump to win the Land Rover Puissance.  Photograph: Gary Carr/INPHO

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Skoda has come out on top of the latest JD Power car buyer satisfaction survey

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Jessica Springsteen, on Vindicat W competing at last year’s Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 100,000 people are expected to attend the Dublin Horse Show, which is taking place in the RDS this week. The five-day event, which begins on Wed(...)

Connemara pony ‘Rocky Cashel’ with model Gracie at the launch of the 2015 Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall

Amid corporate hospitality, trade stands, fashion-forward millinery and serious show-jumping, the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS Showgrounds will not be(...)

CarPlay: access to data should be about making driving better, not about playing Big Brother

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Porsche has topped the JD Power quality survey, ending years of Japanese domination

In a dramatic turnaround, European and Korean car-makers have topped the latest JD Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS) report, which tallies car buy(...)

 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.(...)

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(...)

Kia Sorento

Best in class Kia Sorento Considering just how old-fashioned and clunky the last-generation Sorento was, this new model represents one of t(...)