The  Range Rover Evoque convertible SUV is displayed during the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The show may not have been the busiest in terms of new metal heading for Irish roads, but there is a scramble among carmakers for US market share a(...)

VW has developed four distinct sub-models for the Tiguan though – a basic ‘vanilla’ model, a more rugged off-road-style version, a very sporty and aggressive looking R-Line version and, still billed as a show car but definitely destined for production, a plugin hybrid GTE model

The new Tiguan is the first salvo in Volkswagen’s all-important assault on the global mid-size SUV market. Although the outgoing model has been succes(...)

Citroen’s Irish operations are to be taken over by independent UK car distributor IM Group.

Citroën’s Irish operation is to be taken over by independent UK car distributor IM Group. The sale of Citroën Motors Ireland, which will be completed(...)

Subaru needs to make greater strides in the engine department. The  gearbox strains and bellows under full acceleration

As the late, great Frank Gorshin would have said, “Riddle me this, riddle me that”. Riddle me how a car company, which utterly trounces Volkswagen (...)

Porsche has topped the JD Power quality survey, ending years of Japanese domination

In a dramatic turnaround, European and Korean car-makers have topped the latest JD Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS) report, which tallies car buy(...)

Toyota GT86

Best in class Toyota GT86 When Toyota gets things right, it gets things really, really right. When it came time to create a replacement fo(...)

Toyota and Nissan recalling thousands of cars: The move is the latest in a series of recalls involving airbag inflators made by Japanese parts supplier Takata.

Toyota and Nissan are recalling thousands of cars in Ireland as part of a global recall of 6.5 million vehicles over potentially faulty airbags. The m(...)

“R u Mine?” That’s the Arctic Monkeys-inspired query hot hatch aficionados have been asking themselves since it was decided in 2002 that the GTI ju(...)

Subaru’s  Forester SUV  can now be had with a “Lineartronic” CVT automatic transmission

Mercedes and Subaru have both launched new models on to the Irish car market this week. Mercedes-Benz has announced the imminent arrival of its new CL(...)

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(...)