Automotive 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.

Chevy Silverado shows its metal in heavy-duty competition

In a recent address to the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Auto Dealers, told an assembled group of auto writers, auto dealers and Denver Auto Show producers, “Sales of the Chevy Silverado – a full-size pickup – are up 60 percent. Did you get that? Not six percent, but 60 percent – in this economy!”

Bugatti joining the ultra high performance luxury sedan segment with the Galibier

The Bugatti 16C Galibier originally debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show as nothing more than a concept but according to insider sources familiar with the matter, the Galibier has been given the greenlight by parent company Volkswagen Auto Group to build the super-premium luxury sedan.

Top Buick/GMC dealer attracts 30 percent of business via mobile apps

The appropriately named Sellers Buick/GMC has been designated the top dealership for that brand in the country. They are not in Los Angeles or Chicago, but rather Farmington Hills, Michigan, about 90 minutes from Detroit’s Wayne County Airport. Using the services of a firm called Search Optics they racked up over $80 million in sales during 2010.

Ford idles Mustang plant, Louisville truck plant in wake of Japanese earthquake

It has been almost a full month since the earthquake, tsunami and string of nuclear explosions rocked the Japanese auto industry and this week, Ford Motor Company has stopped production for the week of April 4th at their Louisville truck plant and the Flat Rock Mustang plant due to part shortages from Japanese suppliers.

New 2012 Volkswagen Beetle makes hip MTV debut with Black Eyed Peas

Once upon a time, new car debuts were held at auto shows media days previews in front of auto writers and news reporters. Not now, not with the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle--or as VW is calling it, the 21st Century Beetle--which will begin with a linkup to MTV in a global series of events on three continents and include live performances by the Black Eyed Peas and 2manydjs, with the New York event streamed live on the internet on April 18th.

Jobs Report not affecting auto industry as much as dollar, earthquake and oil

Friday’s jobs report says the economy added 216,000 jobs in March, while the unemployment rate dropped to 8.8%. Question is, not how it affects today's trading, how will it affect the auto industry when the dollar is still weak, earthquake effects are still here and oil tensions are still in play?
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Innovation Motorcade slated for Washington, DC April 19

U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, will launch Earth Week in the nation’s Capitol as the electric drive industry highlights advances in electric drive systems on April 19. A motorcade of battery, hybrid and fuel cell powered vehicles will proceed through Washington D.C. as part of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) conference.