The latest car sales figures gave us a glimpse of a new era in Irish motoring. Not only did we have a new name at the top of the sales league, but th(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

People walk past a picture of Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy outside the People’s Party (PP) headquarters in Madrid

European shares edged higher on Monday, buoyed by gains in carmaker Volkswagen and telecoms equipment manufacturer Ericsson, although an inconclusive (...)

Matthias Mueller, chief executive of  Volkswagen, after  addressing journalists at  an assembly line  in Wolfsburg. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU’s anti-fraud agency has launched an investigation into Volkswagen in the latest of a series of inquiries into the emissions scandal at the Germ(...)

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 (...)

 Matthias Mueller, chief executive  of  Volkswagen: he  is due to hold a press conference on Thursday to outline the findings of the initial investigation into both emissions scandals. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Initial findings of an investigation into the Volkswagen Group’s array of cheating scandals claims the number of cars with the wrong CO2 emissions fi(...)

An embellished VW logo is seen on a Volkswagen car in Germany: Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller is expected to hold a news conference this week to present results of the company’s efforts to clear up the diesel emissions rigging scandal.

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller is expected to hold a news conference this week to present results of the company’s efforts to clear up th(...)

Volkswagen  chief executive Matthias Müller:  he has acknowledged the  tax implications of the emissions scandal Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Volkswagen has notified the Government that extra tax may be due on Irish cars caught up in the firm’s latest emissions scandal. Last week Volkswage(...)