French president François Hollande  welcomes Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani as he arrives at the Élysée Palace in Paris.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France and Iran “opened a new chapter in our relations” during President Hassan Rouhani’s two-day visit to the French capital, President François Holl(...)

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(...)

Renault headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt, one of four sites raided by fraud investigators. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Renault shares plunged the most in 17 years after a union said French fraud investigators seized computers from the automaker, apparently as part of a(...)

Ryanair rose by 3.2 per cent after a strong set of results in the six months to the end of September. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The Iseq rose by 1.1 per cent as European shares had a positive start to the week after business surveys from around the euro zone beat expectations.(...)

Nearly all manufacturers sold more cars in September compared with the same month last year

Strong demand for German cars helped lift European sales in September, industry data showed on Friday, contributing to the 25th consecutive month of g(...)

PSA Peugeot Citroen is close to securing a deal that would allow it to build cars in India in factories owned by the Tata Group

PSA Peugeot Citroen is close to securing a deal that would allow it to build cars in India in factories owned by the Tata Group. According to India’s(...)

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.(...)