Latest 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.
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Honda Clarity, Insight, and Acura MDX Hybrid Electric Drive Sales Record For February

As buyers look past fuel economy to the performance side of car electrification, American Honda Motor Company announces a 173% increase in electrified vehicle purchases for February, a record in fact. Honda Clarity, Insight, and Acura MDX Hybrid Electric post record sales for February. What’s driving electrified vehicle sales?
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Jeep Introduces a Pair of 4WD Plug-In Hybrids in Geneva

The Jeep Renegade and Compass were introduced this morning at the Geneva International Motor Show with a new plug-in hybrid drivetrain that uses two different power sources to drive the front and rear axles, maintaining the off-road abilities of the brand while offering improved fuel economy and all-electric driving.
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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Perfect Blend of Fuel Efficiency and Comfort

In this day of Crossover and SUV supremacy we discover a standout or two in the near full size import sedan market. In drives Toyota’s flagship Avalon 4 door sedan in Limited Hybrid trim. This Toyota Hybrid surprises at every turn. It may be the perfect blend of fuel efficiency and comfort.
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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Runs a 9.57 Quarter Mile, Setting the Stock Blower World Record

This past weekend, Michael Talley and his 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 hit the track at Memphis international raceway and on the first run down the quarter mile, a new world record for the quickest 6th gen ZL1 with the stock supercharger was set – with Talley laying down a 9.57 at 143 miles per hour.
Which costs more for maintenance? A Honda Accord or Toyota Highlander?

Which Family Vehicle Costs More To Maintain: A 2006 Honda Accord Sedan or a 2007 Toyota Highlander Crossover- The Answer Is Clear

We compare and contrast the costs to maintain and repair a 2006 Honda Accord V6 EX-L and a 2007 Toyota Highlander AWD V6 Sport. One cost more than twice the money to maintain.
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Hyundai, Kia Bump Recalls By 534,000; Callbacks Now At 2.3 Million

Hyundai and Kia, South Korea's prominent automakers, today added another 534,000 vehicles to an ongoing recall. The automakers have recalled vehicles to prevent vehicle fires, without crashes. According to the Center for Auto Safety, the number of vehicles now affected by problem fires is up to 300, though no crashes or injuries have been reported.
The Nissan Leaf you’ll someday trade in. Courtesy Nissan.

Why it Still Makes Sense to Buy A Cheap Used Electric Car Like a Nissan Leaf or a Chevy Bolt

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: This is an ongoing mini-series of reports themed “life after Leaf,” where I take a look at what happens when you turn in the keys of a firsthand used BEV like Nissan Leaf after a brand new lease or purchase, to wonder what happens to the car thereafter. There’s such a plentiful amount of them that many will not see a long life, but in this report we take a look at why it makes sense to still buy a cheap used all electric car.
Two Different Opus Camper Vehicle’s Using Leaf Technology

Nissan x Opus and the Air Opus Off Road Pop-Up Camper Make the ex-Leaf Car Organ Donation Idea a Worthy Battery Campsite Cause

I start another mini-series of stories, this time “Life After Leaf,” of several things that can happen when you trade in your Nissan Leaf car, if not the tiny battery from a PHEV or from a smaller ranged BEV, to be repurposed or recycled into something else. In my quest to find electric campers for my social media base, I find this great caravan that uses juice from old Leaf batteries.
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Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala Production Extended to 2020

The Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala were expected to be discontinued when production of the 2019 model year vehicles ended this summer, but General Motors has decided to continue production of both large sedans through the 2020 build cycle – keeping workers at the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant busy for at least another year.

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