Actor Willem Dafoe in a scene from a Snickers Super Bowl 50 spot. Super Bowl 50, between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, will be played Sunday

From Willem Dafoe in drag to an unlikely Helen Mirren necking a Budwesier, this year’s edition of the Super Bowl - the biggest day in US sports - is p(...)

Volkswagen Financial Services, a bank owned by Volkswagen, in Braunschweig, Germany. Volkswagen Financial Services has helped VW’s growth, but its focus on the company’s cars could endanger profits if the emissions-cheating scandal continues to undercut sales. (Gordon Welters/The New York Times)

Volkswagen is more than just a scandal-plagued automaker. It is also one of Europe’s largest banks, and its loan portfolio appears vulnerable to the (...)

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 (...)

California is finalising the rules needed to allow everyday use of self-driving cars. Photograph: The New York Times

Google envisions a world where a blind man can get in his car alone and tell it to take him to the grocery store. California regulators say self-drivi(...)

Volkswagen is recalling 67,000 Caddy light commercial vans globally because faulty bolting of the main power supply unit could switch on the ignition, a spokesman has said.

Volkswagen is recalling 67,000 Caddy light commercial vans globally because faulty bolting of the main power supply unit could switch on the ignition,(...)

‘The Volkswagen revelations have highlighted that the system which allows cars to be placed on the market needs further improvement’

The European Commission has tabled legislation seeking greater oversight to ensure car manufacturers “strictly comply” with safety, environmental and (...)

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(...)

A 2016 Volkswagen AG Passat vehicle sits on display during the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Brussels is piling pressure on Volkswagen to compensate millions of cars owners in Europe affected by the emissions scandal, warning that such a gestu(...)

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(...)