Audi’s behemoth doesn’t seem so big anymore. With its enormous grille, like a garden gate welded to the front of a small tank, the first generation(...)

Ford’s new Mustang fastback - the raucous noise and taut chassis made it incredible fun to drive on German roads

Michael McAleer, Motoring editorJim Farley, Ford’s boss in Europe tells the tale of a teenage summer spent working in a factory in California that reb(...)

Slim and sporty: the new Opel Astra takes to the forest roads between France and Germany

We’re threading along narrow forest roads that criss-cross between France and Germany. Every 10 minutes or so, the signs change from one lingua to the(...)

“R u Mine?” That’s the Arctic Monkeys-inspired query hot hatch aficionados have been asking themselves since it was decided in 2002 that the GTI ju(...)

Barry Cryan, Pat Walsh, Conal O’Neill and Anthony Killeen from PanelDuct: the Co Mayo engineering firm  won the overall Innovation of the Year award at The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2015. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A couple of US visitors broke away from their guided tour of Belfast’s historic City Hall on Friday night, abandoning talk of the past for a snapshot (...)

Volkswagen has its nose in front in the Irish new car sales market, ahead of rivals Toyota.

New car sales were up 30 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to last year, with 64,716 new cars registered up to the end of March. Volkswag(...)

Maybe it wasn’t just the lack of grub that got to Jeremy Clarkson, and perhaps the thought of having to turn into a tech hack in the future pushed him(...)

The new Volkswagen Passat at the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Volkswagen’s new Passat has won the prestigious car of the year title in Europe. The German family saloon was awarded 340 points by the panel of inter(...)

Road test: Mazda2

After four years of hefty losses, Mazda is back in profit and as if to mark the occasion they’ve got a great looking supermini arriving here this Marc(...)

Judges for Innovation Awards 2015 (front, from left) Dr Bernadette McGahon, Tim Brundle and Marion Boland, and back row (from left) Niall Campbell, Pat Daly and Frank Roche. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

Guilt-free chocolate, a revolutionary new music creation app and a host of disruptive new cost-saving advances in medicine, engineering and tech ar(...)