The Volkswagen emissions scandal has not just spooked public confidence in the cars made by the German car giant, it has rattled drivers who have made the choice to move to diesel power over the past seven years. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Volkswagen ‘dieselgate’ scandal has not just spooked public confidence in cars made by the German car giant, it has rattled to the core those driv(...)

Volkswagen cars at the Frankfurt Show yesterday: the car manufacturer has been ordered to recall nearly half a million of its vehicles in the US. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European car industry was shaken yesterday after Volkswagen’s share price fell almost 20 per cent over its admission that it cheated on US emissi(...)

Car firms, struggling with lacklustre growth in established markets are hoping to reap lucrative business from re-opened Iran, but will face stiff competition from Chinese rivals

The world’s carmakers have been plotting their assault on Iran for several years. But when they arrive in the newly opened country - marking a long-aw(...)

 A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

“The merger is wonderful news. It will be the saving . . . of the industry. One has the know-how on the heavy vehicle side and one on the car side.(...)

Peugeot, Citroen and Dongfeng will co-develop their next generations of cars.

The €800-million investment by China’s Dongfeng which helped to rescue PSA Peugeot Citroen last year is about to bear mechanical fruit. The two compan(...)

Sergio Marchionne wants to find a new owner or partner for Fiat but it’s a tall financial order

The turnaround at Fiat over the past decade has been little short of startling. Back in 2005, Fiat was burning through cash like there was a bush f(...)

The Stoxx 600 climbed 1.6 per cent on Tuesday amid optimism central banks will support the global economy. The gauge has rallied 18 per cent this year amid quantitative-easing measures by the European Central Bank.

European stocks rose closer to a record as BG Group jumped after Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy it. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.2 per cent to(...)

A new Citroën DS5 with a vintage Citroën DS (left) at the International Motor Show in Geneva last month. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Can you countenance a premium French car brand? History suggests the public are a little sceptical about such things. While there have been some obvio(...)

The XC90’s squinty-eyed stare: think Clint Eastwood with metal teeth 3:50

In the end, it all comes down to where in your own personal universe you receive Swedish design. If your only conscious exposure to the products of(...)

Peugeot’s total deliveries rose 4.3 per cent to 2.94 million cars and light commercial vehicles last year, boosted by demand for the 2008 and 3008 crossovers as well as the 308 hatchback.

PSA Peugeot Citroen posted its first annual profit in three years after reducing costs by closing a plant, cutting jobs and reducing spending on new (...)