General Motors will pay a $900 million penalty  for its decade-long failure to disclose a defect linked 124 deaths

As the number of deaths linked to defective cars made by General Motors has steadily risen to 124, victims’ families have waited for the answer to a b(...)

The new Astra Sport at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

The Frankfurt motor show started with a stumble. At the opening press conference of the biennial car industry extravaganza, BMW chief executive Harald(...)

Porsche Mission E: the company says its electric concept car has a 500km range. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Frankfurt Auto Show managed a loop-the-loop, a surge and then a stumble. Which is appropriate, for that’s much like the story of the current motor in(...)

Is Mercedes’ IAA concept the best car of the Frankfurt show?

When the bosses of Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen start name-checking major political events in their motor show speeches, you know you are at a differe(...)

Mercedes razzmattazz ahead of its press conference this morning

It is, perhaps, time to pause for a cup of tea and something small to eat. A chance to rest aching soles of feet and find a replacement notebook. The (...)

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Image of the week: Great Rainfall of China Extreme volatility is still the dominant weather pattern across Chinese financial markets, with Wedn(...)

Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler: looking for  consolidation in the  industry, saying carmakers need to bring down the costs of producing electric cars and self-driving technology. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

General Motors’ chief executive has rejected calls for a merger of the world’s third-largest carmaker by sales with its rival Fiat Chrysler Automobile(...)

People celebrate the results of leftist parties at the townhall square after the Spanish regional and local elections in Valencia, Spain

European stock markets edged lower early on Monday, tracking losses in the US market after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the cent(...)

Porsche 918 Spyder automobile on show at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

in Detroit When they turn up the bright lights and loud music at Detroit’s Cobo Center, for the city’s annual motor show, it can seem a world awa(...)

The front grill of a 2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover. The 2017 Cadillac model will feature “Super Cruise” technology that takes control of steering, acceleration and braking at highway speeds of 70 miles per hour or in stop-and-go congested traffic. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Reuters

General Motors, the largest US automaker, will introduce a Cadillac model in two years that can travel on the highway without the driver holding the s(...)