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Mike Flewitt, the chief executive of McLaren Automotive, with a McLaren Senna in Woking, England. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

“These are not like rational purchases,” Mike Flewitt said. “You don’t need to buy a McLaren.” Sharing the room was a sculptural, blue McLaren 570S S(...)

 Geely chief executive Li Shufu: seeking to build the firm into a Chinese version of the Volkswagen group with brands in different market segments.

Geely has acquired close to 10 per cent of Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler for about $9 billion (€7.32 billion), becoming its largest shareholder in the l(...)

That the XC90 would be the first of an entire new breed of Volvo, we already knew coming in. A new chassis (flexible enough to be used under all Vol(...)

A Geely in the companies’ showroom in Beijing: group secured a deal with Proton. Photograph: Katharina Hesse

Chinese automaker Geely has agreed to buy struggling Malaysian manufacturer Proton from DRB-Hicom, sources said on Tuesday, beating out rival bidder P(...)

Mercedes has dramatically confirmed that it will make a mid-engined hypercar to cash in on its enormous success in recent years in Formula One

Mercedes has dramatically confirmed that it will make a mid-engined hypercar to cash in on its enormous success in recent years in Formula One. The an(...)

Brian Coyle, chief commercial officer, and Tony O’Dowd,  founder, KantanMT, a finalist in ‘The Irish Times’ Innovation Awards 2016 in the New Frontiers category. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Founded by serial entrepreneur Tony O’Dowd, KantanMT is a cloud-based custom machine translation solution. KantanMT is a platform that delivers large(...)

Lucas Decker (left), founder of Coindrum, has developed a way in which travellers can use leftover foreign loose change by exchanging it for duty-free shopping vouchers.

One of the great frustrations of overseas travel is the loose change in foreign currencies that builds up over time. You can’t change it in a bank whe(...)

Car firms, struggling with lacklustre growth in established markets are hoping to reap lucrative business from re-opened Iran, but will face stiff competition from Chinese rivals

The world’s carmakers have been plotting their assault on Iran for several years. But when they arrive in the newly opened country - marking a long-aw(...)

The Lotus Exige S, which, along with the Elise and the Evora, is central to the carmaker's marketing

From a defunct RAF runway in England’s agricultural heartland, surrounded by fields and sleepy country lanes, there is the improbable sound of super-c(...)

The British hand-built classic sports car Morgan has just opened its first shop in the Workers' Stadium in downtown Beijing

One of the must-have accessories for the newly-rich Chinese is a luxury set of wheels. China overtook the US as the world’s biggest car market several(...)

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