Slim and sporty: the new Opel Astra takes to the forest roads between France and Germany

We’re threading along narrow forest roads that criss-cross between France and Germany. Every 10 minutes or so, the signs change from one lingua to the(...)

New car sales are up by over 30 per cent based on both registration and licensing figures for the first three months of 2015

The number of new cars taxed for the first time during the first three months of this year is up 33.5 per cent on the same period last year. By the en(...)

Lantern-jawed styling for the new Vitara

Imagine inventing a brilliant new technology, only to sit back and see it comprehensively overtaken by a tidal wave of competitors, doing it slightly (...)

Lantern-jawed styling for the new Vitara

Imagine inventing a brilliant new technology, only to sit back and see it comprehensively overtaken by a tidal wave of competitors, doing it slightly (...)

There was a five per cent drop in the number of used cars imported in January as a result of the euro’s value decreasing

Could buying a new car actually offer genuinely better value right now? It’s certainly possible, because not only is there a plethora of sharp (...)

Gardaí are investigating an incident at University Hospital Waterford on Wednesday when a car was driven into the entrance door at the emergency department. Photograph: Clive O’Regan.

Gardaí are investigating an incident at University Hospital Waterford on Wednesday when a car was driven into the entrance door at the emergency depar(...)

The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept at the motor show in Geneva. Photograph:  Martial Trezzini/Keystone

If politicians are searching for signs of European economic recovery, they need look no further than the show floor at the Geneva motor show.Petrolhea(...)

As well as entertainment, OnStar can call the emergency services in the event of a crash.

With more and more buyers citing digital connectivity as a serious consideration when it comes to buying a new car, Opel’s OnStar system could be arri(...)

Established car firms welcome talk of Apple and Google entering the car market. The firms are already working with car makers on in-car infotainment systems

Car executives are taking seriously the prospect that Apple and Google will emerge as competitors even as they consider partnering with the two. “If (...)

Will front-wheel-drive hold it back against the Focus RS?

Well, it’s finally here. Following a process of drip-feeding facts, photos and rumours to the world for what seems like decades, Honda is finally givi(...)