Volkswagen chief Matthias Mueller, speaks during a news conference in Germany on Thursday  Photograph: Bloomberg

Volkswagen has tentatively admitted that it may have to sell off some of its existing assets in order to be able to meet the costs of dealing with its(...)

Mazda’s last rotary, used in the RX-8 sports coupe in 2012: the design had heavy oil consumption and generally lousy economy to deal with

Mazda has filed a patent application with the US authorities for a new design of rotary engine which could see the high-revving, lightweight powerplan(...)

Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastback: comes in 1.5 or 2.0-litre engine options and with an optional automatic gearbox version

When someone says they are going to blow the lid off in New York, you assume that they are either talking about a major party at the Waldorf or possi(...)

Last year, Volkswagen advertised for a dealer for the south Dublin area after MSL decided not to renew its dealer contract. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Motor dealer Frank Keane is set to take sole control of Volkswagen sales and service operations in south Dublin, replacing the firm that originally br(...)

With tyres studded with small aluminium spikes and a couple of spare Jerry-cans of petrol in the boot, off we set in the Mazda CX-3. Photographs: Drew Gibson

The snowplough takes off suddenly, shooting forward into the gathering gloom at what seems like rally car speed. It’s a big thing – based on a classic(...)

A Tesla Model X SUV sits on display on the first day of the Geneva motor show in Switzerland. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

If the motoring industry gurus gathered at Geneva were to come together and create one car they reckon epitomises the industry’s vision of the future,(...)

Opel’s GT concept: a glimpse at the future with a nod to the past, in keeping with the overall show

I think I’d put the mood of this year’s Geneva motor show at cautious optimism. It’s not quite the full-on bombast of a couple of years ago, as the re(...)

The new Opel Astra is  a vast improvement on the previous car and a really impressive well-priced package of engineering talent and new tech

How do you compare a BMW 7-Series to a Skoda Superb? Or a Volvo XC90 to a Mazda MX-5? Yet this is the quandary we find ourselves in as jury members f(...)

The latest car sales figures gave us a glimpse of a new era in Irish motoring. Not only did we have a new name at the top of the sales league, but th(...)

Porsche has responded to the fall off in Boxster sales  with a new four-cylinder turbo flat-four, in either 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre capacities.

The announcement of a new Jaguar or Porsche would be decently sized news all on its own, as would official details and images of a new Opel sports cou(...)