Sharon O’Buachalla: “LeasePlan Bank was able to go out to the market and get funding at a time when the domestic banks couldn’t” Skoda Octavia: good performer

A fleet management company that managed to grow in the recession certainly warrants further examination. At a time when new car sales in Ireland were (...)

Takata Corp: Since August 2010, more than 40 million cars across several brands have been recalled because of potential safety concerns over Takata parts.  Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Defective parts from a relatively obscure Japanese supplier continue to tarnish the reputations of car brands and infuriate industry executives. Sin(...)

January new car registrations were up nearly 34%  on the same month last year

As an economic bellwether, buoyant new car sales are a major consumer indicator. Similarly the sales of new commercial vehicles shows increased activi(...)

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(...)

Volkswagen’s market share has slipped from 12.3 per cent last year to 7.8 per cent for the start of this year in Ireland.  Photograph: Reuters

Volkswagen, the best-selling new car brand in Ireland in 2015, has fallen back to fifth place, according to initial sales figures for the first 10 da(...)

Society of the Irish Motor Industry president Mark Boggan. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

New car registrations last year were up 30 per cent on 2014, new figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show. The total number o(...)

Skoda Superb Combi: its features include a four-wheel-drive option allowing access to places that are out of the reach of most cars

Few household brands can point to a history quite as interesting as Skoda’s. While today’s stylish range is a familiar sight on Ireland’s roads and (...)

Predictions for May: The new Amazon Prime motoring series begins, and the first episode consists entirely of Jeremy Clarkson speaking directly to the camera and “just saying what’s on his mind.” Three international incidents, a dozen lawsuits and one minor war result, along with a vendetta against Clarkson from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Neil Briscoe dusted off his crystal ball to foresee the year ahead - but his predictions are about as likely to arrive as flying cars January Volksw(...)