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The new Lexus ES: replacing the current GS, the new hybrid will arrive in Ireland towards the end of year

The saloon car market may be stagnant at present, with many buyers focussing on SUVs and crossovers, but there remains a strong cohort of buyers in th(...)

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(...)

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class may look like a smart hatchback but it’s also a preview of the future of the car. At least that’s the promise. Let’s start (...)

Mercedes-Benz is planning to challenge Tesla in the premium electric vehicle market. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

Mercedes-Benz is developing a battery-powered sedan about the size of its $90,000 flagship S-Class, challenging Tesla’s Model S for high-end electric(...)

Alan Farrelly and Brian O’Rourke: “we have just signed our first major client in the UK which involves a fleet of 8,500 buses”

The humble bus has been around a long time – since 1895 in motorised form, according to Mercedes-Benz, which claims bragging rights to the first motor(...)

A premium pick-up, but could havebeen so much better if built on G-Wagen pedigree

If the family saloon is yesterday’s car, and the SUV crossover is of today, then the pick-up is for tomorrow. Rubbish, I hear you cry. “What about se(...)

An image of the strimmers and lawnmowers recovered in the garda searces. Photograph: An Garda Síochána Facebook page

A Rolex watch and a receipt for an €8,500 bed, as well as drugs and a number of cars, were among items seized as part of a major Garda operation targe(...)

The alliance illustrates how even powerful carmakers are looking to share the burden on the future of mobility. Photograph: Reuters

BMW and Daimler, arch rivals in global luxury car sales, are joining forces to gain scale in technology and services including digital ride hailing an(...)

BMW X2: despite its size it can tackle the rough and tumble of driving through mud or snow

It’s time to accept the inevitable: high-set crossovers are here to stay – and Irish motorists are prepared to spend several thousand euro more for a (...)

A conveyor belt carries chunks of raw cobalt at a plant in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, before being exported, mainly to China, to be refined. Inset: an electric battery. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Those of us hoping to salve our environmental conscience by driving an electric car may now have a new worry to face – that of both environmental dest(...)

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