Over 90 per cent of buyers who financed their new car with a PCP (Personal Contract Plan) from VW Bank in 2012 are opting for another PCP when their contracts mature. Photo: Bloomberg

Over 90 per cent of buyers who financed their new car with a PCP (Personal Contract Plan) from VW Bank in 2012 are opting for another PCP when their c(...)

Ferdinand Piech: was left with little option but to put his own head in the noose he had fashioned. Photograph: Frank Leonhardt

After two decades as Volkswagen’s uncrowned and mercurial emperor, Ferdinand Piëch has resigned as group chairman after losing a boardroom battle wi(...)

Mark Hayes: “It takes about three months of banging your head against the wall until you realise that if you’re going to be successful here, you have to work with their methods.”

Mark Hayes left Drimnagh Castle CBS in 1989 and spent a week cycling around west Dublin looking for a car dealer willing to take him on as an apprenti(...)

Volkswagen was back on top as the best-selling new car brand by the end of February. Last month Toyota took the lead on the German giant.

The sales of new cars in Ireland grew by 24 per cent in February, compared to the same period last year, bringing the total sales gain over 2014 to 28(...)

Lamborghini Aventador SV packs a 760hp punch.

If you had to pick a word to sum up this year’s Geneva motor show, I think it would be one-upmanship. Is that two words, technically? Perhaps it is, b(...)

Will anything generate more Geneva headlines than Ferrari’s gorgeous 488 GTB?

There are physically bigger shows (Frankfurt and its roller-skate-friendly hall sizes for instance) and there are shows that arguably have more influe(...)

New Superb is bigger but emits as little as 95g/km of Co2.

Skoda has unveiled its new Superb saloon, except it’s not a saloon at all – this bigger, more imposing Superb is now a full-time hatchback. The curren(...)

Leon X-Perience: power comes from the VW Group 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI engine in either 150hp or 180hp format and standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels

We’ve been waiting, some of us on tenterhooks, for the arrival of Seat’s first SUV. The Spanish brand has been working for almost a decade on a com(...)

Road test: Mazda2

After four years of hefty losses, Mazda is back in profit and as if to mark the occasion they’ve got a great looking supermini arriving here this Marc(...)

Focus ST: a proper quick car that is easily capable of piling on three-figure speeds between corners 2:29

I wanted many things when I was a teenager. Nike Air Jordans were pretty high on the list. As was a Series 1 Land Rover. And a hug from Pamela Anderso(...)