The latest car sales figures gave us a glimpse of a new era in Irish motoring. Not only did we have a new name at the top of the sales league, but th(...)

Ford Ka: first up for the chopping block as the blue oval brand trims its model line-up in Europe

Ford returned to making a profit in Europe in 2015, for the first time since 2011, but the Blue Oval is not sitting on its laurels, and is about to em(...)

Volkswagen Financial Services, a bank owned by Volkswagen, in Braunschweig, Germany. Volkswagen Financial Services has helped VW’s growth, but its focus on the company’s cars could endanger profits if the emissions-cheating scandal continues to undercut sales. (Gordon Welters/The New York Times)

Volkswagen is more than just a scandal-plagued automaker. It is also one of Europe’s largest banks, and its loan portfolio appears vulnerable to the (...)

Hyundai is the best-selling new car brand on the Irish market this year, with the Tucson being the most popular model on the market last month

New car sales rose 33.6 per cent in January compared to the same month last year, with 39,812 new 161 registrations. Hyundai finished the month as (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Renault will recall 15,800 Captur SUVs to fix pollution-control systems and offer voluntary emissions- system updates for about 700,000 vehicles as the French carmaker seeks to avoid a Volkswagen AG-type crisis. (Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters)

Renault will recall 15,800 of its Captur crossovers to fix pollution-control systems and offer voluntary emissions- system updates for about 700,000 (...)

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(...)

Tesco Plc climbed 6.1 percent after reporting its first sales growth in more than four years. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

European stocks fell, snapping a two-day rebound, amid renewed concern about global-growth prospects. The Stoxx Europe 600 declined 1.5 per cent at t(...)