Kia  wants to take on, specifically, the BMW 3 Series, showcasing its ambitions with the Nova concept

We know now that Hyundai has its eyes squarely on the prize of snatching premium-badge sales from BMW and Audi, and will later this year launch its ne(...)

Sharon O’Buachalla: “LeasePlan Bank was able to go out to the market and get funding at a time when the domestic banks couldn’t” Skoda Octavia: good performer

A fleet management company that managed to grow in the recession certainly warrants further examination. At a time when new car sales in Ireland were (...)

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti, one of the most iconic racing cars in the history of the sport, is to go on sale at a Paris Artcurial auction on Friday evening and could reach a record price of up to €32 million. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

A 1957 Ferrari 355 Scaglietti of impressive provenance is expected to set a new record €32million auction price on Friday evening in Paris. That’s rou(...)

DriveGuard run-flat tyres can be driven for 80km after a puncture has occurred

In a chilly venue in the hills outside Nice, Japanese tyre giant Bridgestone launched a new type of run-flat tyre – “DriveGuard”. The big news is that(...)

California is finalising the rules needed to allow everyday use of self-driving cars. Photograph: The New York Times

Google envisions a world where a blind man can get in his car alone and tell it to take him to the grocery store. California regulators say self-drivi(...)

Audi: top choice for Irish drivers

Irish motorists do not support moves to link motoring fines with a person’s income. The survey of 6,255 motorists in Ireland by insurance firm 123.ie(...)

Jaguar XF: tweaks on new model are minor when it comes to the aesthetics

The XF is the car that saved Jaguar. We might not recognise it right now, but in the annals of the big cat’s history, the XF will be a turning point.(...)

The new VW Passat GTE plug-in hybrid at the Brussels Motor Show this week: majority of VW owners are unfazed by recent scandal. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

More than three quarters of Volkswagen owners remain loyal to the German car brand despite the recent emissions scandal, with 78 per cent stating that(...)

Leilani Muenter’s Tesla S, which the professional race car driver, environmental advocate and vegan was able to purchase with cloth seats instead of the standard leather ones. Tesla, which has introduced synthetic leather as an option on its new Model X SUV, is the latest automaker to join the industry’s push to project a more environmentally responsible image.

For the eco-conscious car buyer, Tesla’s luxury electric vehicles are proof that performance doesn’t have to be sacrificed at the altar of saving the (...)

Volkswagen accounted for 24.8 per cent of new cars sold in Europe in 2015 Photograph: Reuters

Volkswagen’s market share in Europe fell for the first time since 2007 as the German carmaker’s emissions-rigging scandal deterred buyers in the final(...)