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(...)

Ford’s heavily updated C-Max people carrier has just arrived on sale in Ireland, packing an updated 1.5 diesel that will replace the ageing 1.6 oil-bu(...)

Toyota GT86

Best in class Toyota GT86 When Toyota gets things right, it gets things really, really right. When it came time to create a replacement fo(...)

Skoda Fabia

Best in class Skoda Fabia For the first time the overlords who control the dividing lines between Volkswagen Group’s sprawling and myriad (...)

Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

European shares climbed yesterday, with car makers rising on encouraging company updates and Greek shares rebounding amid renewed hopes for a soluti(...)

Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat and Chrysler,  has successfully glued together two carmakers. The question is: can he pull off the trick again? Photograph: Fabrizio Costantini/The New York Times

It was called Confessions of a Capital Junkie. An industry insider said it was more like Car Industry 101. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive o(...)

DS5 2.0 BlueHDI 150hp: Can it now be taken seriously as an Audi rival? 4:33

In so many ways, I find this all a bit sad. I find it somehow sad that PSA group has decided that Citroen can no longer bear the burden of competing i(...)

Boom models include the Jeep Renegade (above), Renault’s Captur and the BMW X5

The once-troubled European car market has just posted its biggest sales rise in six years, with 1.166 million new cars sold in April.Now in its 20th c(...)

Citroen Ireland claims that you would have to cover 136,000km to break even on buying a diesel.

So, how many of us made a mistake? When the then coalition government of Fianna Fail and the Greens flipped the Vehicle Registration Tax and Motor Tax(...)

308 R concept’s performance puts the hot hatch into the BMW M3’s league.

Peugeot has pulled a fast one on us and shown a car that we were expecting to see (a hot version of the 308 hatch) featuring technology that we just d(...)