Auto News

This section of Torque News provides the latest auto news and updates from the car manufacturers. Every day number of news stories and editorials are published here that give our readers an overview of what is happening in the automotive industry. Read this section daily to find out about new cars, vehicle reviews and car pictures. Torque News is an automotive news website by Hareyan Publishing, LLC, dedicated to covering the latest news, reviews and opinions about the car industry.
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Toyota gets the word out in many ways about the 2012 Toyota Camry

Toyota this week launched a marketing campaign for the all-new 2012 Camry called “It’s Ready. Are You?” The campaign demonstrates how the seventh-generation Camry addresses changes in consumers’ vehicle needs and expectations through innovations and improvements to the look of the Japanese company's flagship automobile.
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Japanese automakers continue to have production delays in Thailand

Toyota, Honda, and many other Japanese and American automobile manufacturers are experiencing production delays in Thailand. This is due to the immense flooding that has plagued the Southeast Asian country since July. This is a continuing issue for automotive manufacturing in Thailand, as production has been halted since early in October.

EA drops first playable demo for Need for Speed: The Run

The newest installment of the legendary Need for Speed gaming series draws near as Electronic Arts has made the first playable demo for Need for Speed: The Run available via Xbox Live and the Play Station Network, offering gamers a chance to play the groundbreaking new game a few weeks ahead of the official US launch.
The National Auto Dealers Association seal and mission statement.

NADA opposition to CAFE requirements drawing ire of public, scientific, environmental organizations

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) efforts to delay the new fuel efficiency and auto pollution standards have prompted the leaders of eight top U.S. environmental, science and public interest organizations to drop its opposition. According to the directors of these organization, the standards will save billions of dollars, curb pollution and create new jobs while cutting America's oil dependence.
The Ford Fiesta ST Concept

A preview of the Ford Fiesta models headed to the 2011 SEMA Show

Yesterday we brought you a look at the lineup of customized 2012 Ford Focus models coming to the Ford display for the 2011 SEMA Show and today, we get a preview of the smaller Ford Fiesta hatchbacks headed to the huge Vegas convention – including the first good look at the new Fiesta ST Concept at a major US-based event.
GM Heritage Center photo by Frank Sherosky

Detroit auto industry still suffering from lack of CAD designer skill portability

Imagine if you had five more computer operating systems than just Windows, and in order to get a new job, you had to be fluent in all of them, not to mention proficient. Then you get the scope of the problem still plaguing many within Detroit's unemployed engineering and design community, while the auto industry cries that it cannot find skilled designers.

Baltimore Grand Prix falls short of expected revenue goal

The Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix that took place in Baltimore's Inner Harbor over Labor Day weekend, fell short of expected revenue. The three day long racing event, projected by organizers and promoters of the race, was supposed to bring in $70 million dollars. An economic survey that came out this week showed that spectators and attendees spent around $25 million.
The logos of the UAW and the Chrysler Group

Major Chrysler UAW locals vote "no" on the new contract

Now that the new contracts between the UAW and Ford/General Motors, the United Auto Workers union can turn their attention to the pending deal with the Chrysler Group but as the results of the first wave of voting has hit the internet – there are mixed results as several major locals have voted “no” while some other groups have given the thumbs up to the new deal.
The COBB Tuning Ford Focus

The new Ford Focus to have a heavy presence at SEMA 2011

The Ford Focus ST will arrive next year to show off the sportier side of the new C-segment hatch and sedan but when the 2011 SEMA Show opens in Las Vegas, show-goers will get a look at the spicy side of the current standard production Ford Focus with help from the likes of Roush Performance, 3d Carbon, Steeda, and Cobb Tuning.
The Saab 9-4x

Saab receives a multi-million lifeline from the United States

Last week, we brought you the news that Saab and parent Company Swedish Automobiles NV (Swan) had received the first installment of a massive bridge loan with help from soon-to-be Chinese partner Youngman Lotus and today, there is more good news as Saab has entered into an agreement with American firm North Street Capital – a deal that will bring the company some $70 million.
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Chip Foose and WD40 to unveil new charity car at SEMA 2011

The folks at WD40 have worked with the SEMA Cares group each of the last two years to build show cars-turned-Barrett Jackson Auto Auction vehicles, raising over $275,000 for children’s charities and this year, WD40 has worked once again with the companies of SEMA Cares along with automotive design legend Chip Foose to create an ultimate sports car.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Hybrid owners among the first to buy recently launched electric cars

Not surprisingly, hybrid owners were among the first to trade in their Prius hybrid for a Chevrolet Volt or Nissan Leaf during 2011. Those who years ago made a commitment to the greening of the planet and their pocketbooks logically would be among the first to take the next step to a plug-in vehicle promising even greater savings on both fronts.

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