New direction: BMW’s next generation of its 4 Series convertible is expected to return to a soft-top

When first launched on the 1995 Mercedes-Benz SLK, the idea of a folding steel roof seemed too obvious and so clever that palms were slapped on forehe(...)

By opting to abandon the “twindoor” system that configured the car as a kind of cross between a saloon and a five-door, the new Superb is much better in looks

The Skoda Superb formula hasn’t actually changed all that much down the years. It all about executive-style space with family-style pricing. That’s(...)

Vehicles burnt in Tianjin’s warehouse explosion on August 14th. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

One of the most powerful images from last week’s devastating explosion in Tianjin was the charred remains of rows and rows of cars lined up in logisti(...)

Collapse of Imtech - which has a workforce of more than 22,000 in 35 countries, including Ireland, and annual sales of more than €4 billion - is one of the biggest blows to the Dutch business sector in the seven years since the start of the economic crisis.

Once the darling of the Amsterdam stock exchange, Imtech, one of Europe’s largest engineering and technical services providers, was still hoping on F(...)

Frank Lennon: “We saw it as an opportunity to offer our children the chance of experiencing something different”

When Frank Lennon was head of Audi aftersales in Ireland, his longest commute to see a dealer was two hours by car. Now it’s four hours by plane. (...)

Kingspan was one of the day’s better performers, climbing 1.25 per cent to €23.01

Car makers, miners and luxury goods manufacturers led a near across-the-board fall in European shares triggered by China’s decision to devalue its cur(...)

Skoda has come out on top of the latest JD Power car buyer satisfaction survey

The latest round of JD Power car buyer satisfaction surveys makes for interesting reason, especially for those who’ve recently bought a Skoda or a car(...)

Police are investigating the robbery of a man in Belfast by an armed woman wearing “a distinctive cow print onesie”

Police are investigating the robbery of a man in Belfast by an armed woman wearing “a distinctive cow print onesie”. Detectives are appealing for info(...)

Teresa Kelly at a memorial where her brother-in-law, Jackie Kavanagh (49), a mini-bus driver, was one of five people killed in 1998 on the old N11 in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 3:11

The ghostly reminders emerge from the verges of the tree-dappled road. A simple stone cross, draped with rosary beads, beside a container of pl(...)

The Volkswagen Passat GTE.

Electric cars are seen as the future, but for the average Irish motorist that future is a long way off. Higher costs and short ranges mean that they a(...)