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 hot hatch market has just got a whole lot more interesting with the arrival of Honda’s 310bhp Civic Type R.

The hot hatch market has just got a whole lot more interesting with the arrival of Honda’s Civic Type R. TheType R packs a punch, with an impressive 3(...)

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(...)

A 6-year-old girl has died following a road traffic collision in Newry, Co Down. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A 6-year-old girl has died following a road traffic collision in Newry, Co Down. The incident occurred on the Hilltown Road at about 9.55am on Saturd(...)

Walter de Silva: Italian car designer recently retired from the Volkswagen group

As if proving there is no such thing as an overnight success, Walter Maria de Silva first joined the ranks of professional automotive designers when (...)

Volkswagen  Group Chief Executive Matthias Müller:  Although the current situation is serious, this company will not be broken by it.”

Volkswagen Group says the scandal involving emissions test cheat software fitted to 11 million vehicles wasn’t a one-off mistake but a chain of mistak(...)