A driverless car during a press event this month in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA/Ennio Leanza

Many years ago – it must have been the late 1990s – I ran into a freelance Irish Times colleague in the office. He had just returned from Cannes, wher(...)

The advances in car automation are impressive

‘My first customer was a lunatic. My second had a death wish.” It seems that Karl Benz did not have high confidence in the safety of his new product, (...)

Tell me, do you Strictly? I have to admit to a particular addiction to the BBC Saturday night dancing extravaganza. Perhaps it’s the fact that it eats(...)

New RX has more dramatic styling and will come with the option of seven seats, eventually.

Lexus has launched its most important new model for some time with the unveiling of the new RX SUV at the New York motor show. The RX accounts for aro(...)

The Lexus RC-F: Has the dramatic look to turn heads and the meaty performance to prove that Lexus knows how to pack a punch

Akio Toyoda is a petrolhead. It’s easy to forget that traitin the man at the wheel of the Toyota auto giant, amid all the engineering activity arou(...)

Sci-fi styling for Lexus’ small car concept.

Looking like a cross between a moon buggy and The Predator (will it have you running to ‘get to da choppa?’) the Lexus LF-SA is our first look at the (...)

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 (...)