The auto market is both a symbol of recovery and a driver of it

BMW in car recall over brake fault

BMW has become the latest automotive giant to launch a major recall after a problem emerged with the brakes on potentially 350,000 vehicles.

Rolls-Royces and BMWs recalled over brakes

The BMW car company is to recall around 26,000 BMW models in the UK as well as about 1,200 Rolls-Royces due to a braking problem, it was announced today.

Britain the loser as Coca-Cola triumphs in battle of the brands

Britain is no longer home to any of the world's leading brands, according to the influential Best Global Brands index which was published last night. The survey, compiled annually by Interbrand, concluded that no UK company figured in the top 30, indicating that Britain's businesses are falling behind those from Germany and France.

Toyota Auris HSD

Price: £18,950
Top speed: 112mph
0-60mph: 11.4 seconds
Consumption: 74.3mpg
CO2 emissions: 89g/km
Best for: Those seeking a low profile
Also worth considering? Ford Focus ECOnetic; VW Golf Bluemotion; Honda Insight

Prius gets sound option to protect pedestrians

Toyota's Prius hybrid is becoming a little less quiet with a new electronic humming device that is the automaker's answer to complaints that pedestrians can't hear the top-selling car approaching.

Infiniti announces M35h 'driver's hybrid'

Infiniti has announced that it will introduce the M35h saloon, a so-called "driver's hybrid" in Europe and the US in 2011. The message is very similar to that used to sell rival Lexus hybrids, which stresses the performance, rather than economy, strengths of the technology.

Car Choice: In need of a bit of extra legroom for grandad

Jane Beale's father has a hip problem which means that he can only fit into her Volvo V70 in the front passenger space with the seat pushed back as far as it will go. If Jane travels in the back of any car she is sick, so her husband, who is 6ft 2in, has to sit behind the driver's seat – leaving her two teenagers with precious little room behind their grandpa. So, is there anything that will take all of the family in comfort and safety within a budget of £10,000?

Driver error in Toyota incidents

Driver error may have played a key role in many of the "unintended acceleration" incidents in Toyota cars, the US government's preliminary investigation has concluded.

Nissan starts taking orders for all-electric Leaf

Nissan has opened its order books for its Golf-sized Leaf electric vehicle (EV) in Ireland and Portugal. Customers in the UK can place their orders from the beginning of September. The first deliveries will take place in January (Portugal), February (Ireland) and March (UK).

Toyota recalls in UK, US and Japan

Toyota is recalling nearly 430,000 cars in North America, Japan and the UK to fix steering problems. The latest recalls comes on top of some 8.5 million vehicles recalled by the Japanese car maker since October for a spate of problems, including faulty floor mats, defective gas pedals and braking software glitches.

Toyota launches another vehicle recall

The troubled Toyota motor company today announced yet another recall, with the latest involving 348 vehicles in the UK.

Martin Hickman: A cautionary tale of corporate hubris and high-handedness

Apple's reputation for reliability and probity has been tarnished, much like the screens of its first iPods, which it claimed, for a while, could not be scratched.

Toyota's throttle 'not to blame' for faulty speeding, says US report

An official investigation is believed to have found there were no problems with the electronic-throttle system in Toyota's cars, despite thousands of complaints claiming its cars had accelerated outside of drivers' control.

Honda offers three-year support deal

Honda is providing an attractive three-year support package on selected Jazz, Civic and Insight models. The campaign lasts until 28 September.

Car giant Toyota begins new recall

Toyota started recalling Lexus and Crown luxury vehicles in Japan over an engine defect in the latest setback for the car manufacturer beset with quality problems.

election 2015
Fans take a selfie with Ed Miliband in Kempston, near Bedford, on Tuesday
election 2015
Missing: 'Mail' columnist Peter Hitchens
election 2015
Ed Miliband and David Cameron are neck and neck in the polls
election 2015Armando Iannucci: on how British politics is broken
Arts and Entertainment
Billie Piper as Brona in Penny Dreadful
tvReview: It’s business as usual in Victorian London. Let’s hope that changes as we get further into the new series spoiler alert
Arts and Entertainment
Sarah Lucas, I SCREAM DADDIO, Installation View, British Pavilion 2015
artWhy Sarah Lucas is the perfect choice to represent British art at the Venice Biennale
Arts and Entertainment
No Offence
tvReview: No Offence has characters who are larger than life and yet somehow completely true to life at the same time spoiler alert
Chuck Norris pictured in 1996
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 1 May 2015
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
11 best anti-ageing day creams

11 best anti-ageing day creams

Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power