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(...)

Volkswagen tempered gains, tumbling 19 per cent after admitting to systematically cheating on US air pollution tests for years. 

European stocks rebounded from their worst drop in two weeks, led by advances in health-care and utility shares. Volkswagen tempered gains, tumbling (...)

The new Astra Sport at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

The Frankfurt motor show started with a stumble. At the opening press conference of the biennial car industry extravaganza, BMW chief executive Harald(...)

Renault’s new Megane

It was extensively leaked in the run up to the Frankfurt motor show, but the reveal of the new Renault Megane is a significant one. While the upmarket(...)

Is Mercedes’ IAA concept the best car of the Frankfurt show?

When the bosses of Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen start name-checking major political events in their motor show speeches, you know you are at a differe(...)

The biennial Frankfurt motor show is massive, easily the most vast of motor shows, with the combined halls measuring more than 1.6km in length

It’s time to get your skates on for the biennial Frankfurt motor show, and that’s not just a cheery turn of phrase – the show is massive, easily the (...)

New direction: BMW’s next generation of its 4 Series convertible is expected to return to a soft-top

When first launched on the 1995 Mercedes-Benz SLK, the idea of a folding steel roof seemed too obvious and so clever that palms were slapped on forehe(...)

Renault Ireland is the new sponsor of The Late Late Show, following Sky Broadband’s decision not to renew its deal for a third year. Renault is under(...)

Vehicles burnt in Tianjin’s warehouse explosion on August 14th. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

One of the most powerful images from last week’s devastating explosion in Tianjin was the charred remains of rows and rows of cars lined up in logisti(...)

Three PSNI cars were involved in an alleged pursuit which was said to have reached up to 90mph before Richard David Kirk (25) was stopped in east Belfast.

A banned motorist accused of trying to escape police by speeding towards oncoming motorway traffic acted in panic, the High Court heard on Friday. R(...)