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Visitors look at a BMW 218d Active Tourer SUV automobile, right, and a BMW 435i Gran Coupe automobile as they stand on display at the company’s stand on the opening day of the 84th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva.

BMW, the world’s biggest maker of luxury cars, said first-quarter profit rose 2.6 per cent as growth in demand for its sport-utility vehicles helped m(...)

 Hordes of visitors look at cars displayed as part of the Auto China 2014 exhibition held at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Hundreds of fans who showed up at the Beijing Auto Show to see their beloved South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun, who was signed up by Hyundai to g(...)

Sergio Marchionne (centre):  he has always said that a production capacity of at least six million cars a year was critical for an automaker’s survival on the global stage, though the company does not give out past production figures.  Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will be able to make more than six million cars a year by 2018 as its strategy, focused on relaunching the Alfa(...)

Stephan Winkelmann, chief executive officer of  Lamborghini,  introduces the company’s new Huracan.

The word on the street (and by street I mean the passageways between the show stands at Geneva’s Palexpo hall) is that the European car industr(...)

Workers clean near a Fiat 500 on the company’s display stand during preparations ahead of 84th Geneva International Motor Show. Photographer: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Europe’s carmakers head to the Geneva Motor Show this week with sales rising for the first time in seven years. It might only be 2 per cent, bu(...)

Jim Callery at Strokestown Park House, which his company, Westward motor group, bought in 1979

Jim Callery, founder of the Westward motor group, was appointed Irish distributor for Scania trucks in 1976. It was quite a coup for the Roscommon man(...)

Fiat  confirmed the anticipated birth of a new company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Photograph: Getty

For a long time, one of the most telling comments on Italian industry focused on automobile giant Fiat. “What is good for Fiat, is good for Italy”, we(...)

Lyle Watters: “I did my driving test 16 days after my 17th birthday. But it was just a mode of transport. I liked cars but I never envisaged I would have a career in this industry.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

New car sales may be on the rise after five forlorn years of pain on the forecourts, but the motor industry still needs to face up to a simple truth: (...)

Singer Kelly Rowland performs next to the new Mercedes-Benz 2015 C-Class during a  media preview on the eve of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

There has to be some reason for holding the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in the depths of a Michigan winter. The post-apocalyptic(...)

Fiat and Chrysler boss  Sergio Marchionne

Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed the Lancia brand is to be go from all international markets, and only remain on the market in I(...)

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