While not reaching boomtime peaks, sales of Mercedes and other luxury cars increased significantly last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The luxury car market is by no means back to boomtime peaks, but it is on the rise again, and last year saw sales of high-end brands recover significa(...)

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(...)

Lexus NX: stylish creases and curves give the car a real presence

The already crowded crossover market gets a new arrival next week in the Lexus NX. While forecourts would seem to be bumper-to-bumper with high-set fa(...)

Peugeot will use the upcoming Paris Motor Show to launch the new 308 GT, a high(ish)- performance version of its popular, award-winning 308 hatchback (...)

 Chinese President Xi Jinping:  reform plan. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The leading European business lobby group, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, has called on Beijing to speed up the process of economic (...)

Citroen’s C1 has been named most reliable car by Which?

Which? the well-known consumers’ right organisation, has named the Citroen C1 city car as its most reliable, with an overall score of 99 per cent and (...)

Citroën Ireland has announced the prices for its new C1 small car. €10,995 will get you a C1 Touch with the 68hp version of its 1.0-litre three-cylind(...)

Mercedes leads the luxury car world when it comes to using social media. That’s according to social media experts eBench, which surveyed Mercedes, Aud(...)

The Lexus NX will be sold in Ireland in the 2.5-litre hybrid version only

Lexus is to introduce its new compact SUV model, the NX, next autumn at a price point “below €45,000”, in a direct challenge to cars such as the Audi (...)

Volvo has been targeting a doubling of its current sales to around 800,000 a year

The fact that Volvo has been targeting, for some time, a doubling of its current sales to around 800,000 a year is well (...)