New Q7 will spin-off into Q8. Both will face increasing competition as luxury SUVs boom

Audi boss Rupert Stadler has confirmed what we’ve long suspected – that the company is working on a super-SUV, badged Q8, to sit at the very top of(...)

Mercedes boss Dieter Zetsche said the Maybach brand would show up other than just on the S-Class

Having just launched the ultra-luxurious version of the S-Class saloon bearing the Maybach name, Mercedes is planning to take its once-moribund sup(...)

Car makers are starting to have some regrets  about opening the door to Google’s software

Both Volkswagen and Mercedes have used a major European car industry conference to raise concerns that tech giant Google is using in-car systems to ga(...)

Andy Palmer: led cooperation between Infiniti and Daimler, which has a 4 per cent stake in Aston Martin. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

Nissan turned down proposals by senior executive Andy Palmer to invest in Aston Martin before Palmer jumped ship to lead the British sportscar maker, (...)

Fruits are for sale at the Agro-Food Market in Bronisze near Warsaw in  Polandtoday. Russian president Vladimir Putin lhas  ordered agricultural import bans on countries that have levied economic sanctions against Russia for its role in the separatist fighting in Ukraine’s east. Photograph: Rafal Guz/EPA

The European Union and the United States are tightening sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defence sectors in the strongest i(...)

 Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week

The race to dominate the in-car technology market took a new turn this week when Apple unveiled its long-awaited in-car system, CarPlay. (...)

The Maserati Ghibli S Q4 at the  Guangzhou 2013 Auto Show in China. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Fiat is continuing to play its product plans close to its chest. At the last report it will be April before an official announcement is made regarding(...)

The self-driving Mercedes on the open road, but under the watchful eye of an engineer - just in case...

Mercedes-Benz is determined to be at the forefront of the introduction of autonomous - or driverless - cars and has already committed to have “self-pi(...)

Visitors pass a display of Volkswagen Golf cars at the 65th Frankfurt International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterdat.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Whisper it quietly, but there is an air of optimism gently wafting through the enormous halls of the Frankfurt auto show, which opens this week. Europ(...)

Mercedes is playing catch-up to its premium counterparts and they know it. BMW and Audi have raced ahead in the last decade with major expansions of t(...)