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.
A Family Portrait of the Tesla Model Range Courtesy Tesla Media

With Lower Priced and Less S and X, Tesla Revamps Model Range Structure and Readies for Base Model 3 Production

By selling the entire model range in three categories, Tesla Corporation makes each car more cheaply, and simplifies discerning which car is which. If you want “Ludicrous,” which now comes in a separate upgrade package at a $20,000 premium, no more looking at old school Bentley-like badges to see battery energy capacity, you just look for “Performance.” This also helps with pricing and sales: by having cheaper Base Models S and X, Tesla is getting ready to sell Base Model 3.
2019 Dodge Super Bowl Ad Still

Dodge Super Bowl Ad Drops Ahead of the Big Game

FCA has traditionally been one of the few automakers which pays the big money for advertising time during the National Football League’s Super Bowl each year and with the promise of more to come during the big game, we bring you a preview of the Dodge Super Bowl commercial – or a Super Bowl-themed commercial leading up to the company's actual big game spot.
EV and ICE gas station pumps

How Cars Like Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf Disrupt Gas Stations

The disruption of the gas station is looming. What will the future gas station look like? Cars like Tesla Model S, Model 3, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Bolt will turn the future gas station into a Wall Connector charging your car inside your garage. Most likely it will be two cars load sharing on a charger powered by 14 solar panels.
The world of Tesla AutoPilot courtesy Tesla and Wikipedia

“My Tesla Did it:” The Push Button Excuse from Life’s Responsibilities. Owning Technology Before it Owns Us

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: One of the worse things a driver can do in a late model car engaged in an accident is to fib or outright lie. You see, whether you realize it, their car may help you, but your car is going to make it really easy to tell your side of the story, with data and soon even images, sooner than later, and regardless of what kind of shape the car is in, and whether for your benefit or not. Your car always telling the truth, is one thing! Getting on the same page with you, is another.
2019 Dodge Charger and Challenger in Sublime

Sublime Returns to Dodge Challenger, Comes to Charger for 2019

Sublime was the most popular color for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and this afternoon, the high performance brand announced that the bright metallic green hue will be returning for the 2019 model year, but not just for the Challenger, as this color will be offered with all Charger trim levels as well.
Toyota Prius Plug in Hybrid

Why did Toyota suddenly partner with Panasonic on EV batteries?

Toyota has finally taken notice to where its Prius drivers defected, and it was not the Honda Accord. They have converted to all electric Tesla vehicles. The expansion of Toyota-Panasonic battery partnership, announced a week ago, is a clear sign that Toyota is gradually moving toward battery-electric cars. Has Toyota waited too long to go all-electric? Why would Prius and other drivers defect to Tesla?
Ken Block's 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck

Ken Block's 1977 Ford F-150 Features the World's Biggest Metal 3D-Printed Part

The Ford F-150 known as the Hoonitruck from Ken Block’s Gymkhana Ten is powered by a modified Ford GT EcoBoost engine fitted with a custom twin turbo setup and an intake manifold that is the biggest 3D-printed metal piece ever used on a working, driving vehicle in the world.
Tesla Autopilot on a highway

The Future Now - A Fighter Pilot’s View On Tesla Autopilot

After completing a month on Tesla’s autopilot trial on the Model 3 it is clear - Tesla is currently the most technologically advanced automobile you can currently purchase and drive. The ability to update and improve the vehicle via a software update is a competitive advantage not available to any current automobile manufacturer. Including the ability to send an autopilot trial over the air.
Ford hybrid V8 AWD Patent Image

Ford V8 AWD Hybrid Drive Patent Discovered, Possibly for Mustang and F-150

It has been known for some time that Ford will eventually offer a hybrid variant of the Mustang and the F-150, but a patent filing from the Motor Company reveals a V8 hybrid drivetrain that also integrates all-wheel-drive – possibly signaling the first Mustang that powered all four wheels.

Bugatti Divo Available For Only $7.5 Million

If you are interested in one of the world's most wanted cars, you have your chance to buy one, but you have to have $7.5 million to play. When the Divo was introduced at Pebble Beach last year all of the build slots -- 40 -- were thought to have been presold. But, according to Mobile.de a German dealer has put a build slot -- and the Divo that is in that slot -- on sale for the figure noted. It's the first one available.
2019 Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series

Corvette Racing Drivers Get Their Own Grand Sport Packages for 2019

Heading into the weekend-long festivities surrounding the Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona International Speedway, Chevrolet has introduced the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series – a quarter of special appearance packages designed to pay tribute to the drivers of the modern Corvette endurance racing program.
Bukoff's letter to Mark Reuss questioning Chevy Volt termination

Email I sent to Mark Reuss - By killing the Volt now, you are throwing away the best transition vehicle

Mark Reuss, could You give us a better explanation of why GM is killing the Volt now? asks Allen Bukoff, an automotive researcher and an avid EV enthusiast in this letter sent to Mark Reuss, the president of General Motors. It's a very interesting letter asking valid questions about untimely termination of Chevy Volt when the new generation of EVs are still two years away from showing up.

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