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.

GM recalls the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze for steering, trans issues

The Chevrolet Cruze has quickly become one of the top-selling cars in America and to help keep it selling strong, GM is taking no chances with safety issues so the company has issued its second recall of the year for the compact sedan – this time over a possible issue with the steering assembly and transmission linkage.

GM stock sell-off despite earning 3.2 billion in Q1

Despite announcing first quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $3.2 billion, or $1.77 per fully-diluted share, marking the company’s fifth consecutive profitable quarter, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) stock started dropping with the pre-market opening trade. Update: By the close of trading in New York, GM stock was down $1.02

Infamous Tornado Attack Vehicle for sale on eBay

The first man who intentionally drove into a tornado, Steve Green, has announced his famed bright red Tornado Attack Vehicle is for sale. Green is selling the virtually bulletproof vehicle to fund his Walk into a Tornado Project. Green is seeking to promote his Yellowstone Energy plan, which would take advantage of the geothermal aspects of the national park to produce clean, unobtrusive power.

Kia recalls almost 60,000 Spectra models for fire risks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of select Kia Spectra models over concerns of excessive corrosion (rust) on the metal straps that secure the fuel tank in place as, when the corrosion is severe enough, the straps could fail and the fuel tank could literally fall out of the vehicle.

iPods, laptops attract burglars to your car or truck

WAFB TV9 in Baton Rouge just posted a story concerning a former car burglar revealing just how easily and quickly you can be relieved of your prized possessions – iPods, laptops, purses or cameras – left in plain view inside your car. It takes less than a minute for a thief to smash a window, reach inside and grab an easily pawned item.

Preparing for a flood of electric vehicles, ANSI seeks input

Many people are looking at the constantly rising price of gas and thinking perhaps they could live with an electric car after all. Chevrolet reports nine out of 10 of their recent customers have never even been into a Chevy dealer before and are drawn in to look at or test-drive the new Volt. Others want a fully electric vehicle but are waiting for what’s considered a necessary recharging network.

Ford Racing now offering a Boss 302 crate engine

Ford Racing began offering the new 5.0L V8 engine as a crate motor last year but the aftermarket performance division of Ford Motor Company has announced that they are now offering the high performance Boss 302 variant of the 5.0L V8 – packing 444 horsepower made with the help of improved engine components compared to the standard Ford 5.0L V8.

Spyker sells part of Saab to Chinese Hawtai Motors

Saab resumed production at their Trollhattan facility yesterday after an April plagued with downtime due to the inability to pay suppliers and today, Spyker announced that Chinese automaker Hawtai Motor Group had invested 150 million Euros (roughly $222 million USD) – allowing Saab to pay its suppliers and send workers back into the production facilities.

BMW X3 is all new for 2011

In 2004 BMW introduced a small, premium Sports Activity Vehicle with all-road capability and typical BMW driving dynamics. That first generation BMW X3 was a big hit and became a best seller in the BMW lineup with 150,000 sold in the USA. The 2011, second generation BMW X3 builds on the success of the original by combining new technologies that improve agility, efficiency and comfort.

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