Motor trade concerned that WLTP  will result in many new cars being rated with higher official emissions figures. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty

Irish car dealers are calling on the Government to delay any major reforms of the current motor tax regime for at least 12 months. The dealers, who ha(...)

At the heart of the issue is the European-wide adoption of a new, stricter emissions-testing regime, known as WLTP. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

New car prices look set to rise. That’s bad news for a motor trade already suffering under a flood of used imports. If there is good news from the pro(...)

According to data from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry there were 1,902 electric vehicles sold from the beginning of January to the end of May. Photograph: iStock

Retention of aspects of the benefit in kind rules for motor vehicles has prompted an increasing volume of businesses to seek out car finance for elect(...)

Nissan held the largest individual brand market share at 10.9 per cent in April. Photograph: Getty Images

There was an annual increase of almost 20 per cent in the number of private cars taxed for the first time in the Republic in April, reversing a trend (...)

Switching to electric power for our cars could well be a key factor in saving the planet, but it seems likely to come with a significant societal cost.

Crack open the bonnet of a Mercedes-AMG model, or maybe an Aston Martin. You will, of course, find an engine – most likely a hulking great V8, or if y(...)

Volkswagen is the most popular brand of new car so far this year, with 7,225 registrations.

New car sales are down 10.7 per cent on last year with 64,098 registrations up to the end of March. The motor trade is warning that Brexit uncertainty(...)

Volkswagen was the most popular brand last year, while the Golf was the most popular model among Irish car buyers, according to the CSO. Photograph: Paddy McGrath

The number of new private cars on the Republic’s roads last year fell by 4.6 per cent to 121,157, according to the figures from the Central Statistics(...)

In the case of a repossession, the finance company is acting entirely legally. Photograph: Getty

It’s a motoring nightmare: you hand over your hard-earned cash for a used car, delighted with your new wheels, yet weeks later you find out your car i(...)

Buying private always comes with greater risks, from checking the vehicle’s mechanical situation to whether the seller is actually the rightful owner.

What is outstanding car finance and why should I care? Outstanding car finance is the amount of money still owed on a used car when it’s sold. Someon(...)

A spokeswoman for Nissan Ireland said the move, described by Hyundai as cynical, was a strategic business decision. Photograph:  Getty Images

In the race for the title of Ireland’s best-selling car, Nissan Ireland is seeking to boost its sales numbers by pre-registering Qashqai SUVs before t(...)

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