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Herbert Diess’s blunder is seen as a gift to those already opposed to his leadership. Photograph: Bloomberg

Independent investors have raised questions about the future of Volkswagen’s chief executive Herbert Diess after he evoked a Nazi phrase in a manageme(...)

VW has sold more vehicles globally than any other company for four straight years. But its shares have largely trod water over the past three years despite it recovering from the diesel scandal. Photograph: Focke Strangmann

The biggest independent shareholder in Volkswagen has cut its €1 billion stake in the German carmaker almost in half after a decade-long fight over c(...)

Valeo, which has a major research arm in Tuam, Co Galway, that is working at the forefront of driverless car technology, slashed its forecasts on Thursday after markets closed

French auto supplier Valeo sank by almost 20 per cent as trading opened in Paris on Friday after a profit warning the evening before. Valeo, which ha(...)

If you had invested in Volkswagen a day before the diesel scandal was exposed in September 2015, your stock would not only be up 10 per cent by now, i(...)

An employee polishes the hood of a BMW 530i sedan on the production line. Photographer: Dimas Ardian / Bloomberg

BMW, the German carmaker, posted stronger than expected profits after sales of its latest models in Europe and Asia helped offset a decline in the Uni(...)

To PCP or not to PCP: You need to ask yourself some hard questions, or you could find yourself in a tricky situation three years down the road. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

It may be a trope, but if it’s too good to be true, then it generally is. If you were to believe some of the promotions flying around car dealer forec(...)

Personal contract plans are a form of hire purchase agreement which offer lower monthly payments – with a “balloon” payment, formally known as a “guaranteed measure of future value” at the end of a three- or five-year term. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty

One in three buyers of new cars in Ireland is using a form of finance that is entirely unregulated. Consumer protection authorities say they have con(...)

 Andrea Bocelli in full voice at the launch of the Alfa Romeo Giulia in June. The car’s on-sale date has reportedly been pushed back  between three and six months

Alfa Romeo is reportedly pushing back the on-sale date for its crucial new Giulia saloon by between three and six months. The date-shift is being bla(...)

German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt answers questions at a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday about developments in the Volkswagen scandal. Photograph: EPA/Saoeren Stache

Germany is to retest all Volkswagen car models to gauge their genuine emissions levels after new revelations from the carmaker six weeks into its bigg(...)

Volkswagen cars at the Frankfurt Show yesterday: the car manufacturer has been ordered to recall nearly half a million of its vehicles in the US. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European car industry was shaken yesterday after Volkswagen’s share price fell almost 20 per cent over its admission that it cheated on US emissi(...)

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