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.
The 2013 Ram 1500

Refreshed 2013 Ram 1500 gets 8-speed trans, more Hemi HP in New York

The Chrysler Group announced the details for their 2013 Ram 1500 today with a slight facelift, more power from the Hemi, the new Pentastar V6, an air suspension system, start/stop technology and an 8-speed automatic transmission for both engines that is expected to help increase fuel economy by roughly 20%.
Ford Transit Connect Electric (Wikimedia)

Azure Dynamics files for bankruptcy, putting Ford electrification in question

The company behind the electrification of the Ford Transit Connect Electric failed to receive approval from the Ontario Securities Commission for a public stock offering and has filed for bankruptcy protection, closing 3 of its 4 facilities and laying off 120 American green jobs.
The 2013 SRT Viper GTS in Forza 4

The 2013 SRT Viper coming to Forza 4 in special car pack (w/video)

Today at the New York Auto Show debut of the 2013 SRT Viper, SRT brand CEO Ralph Gilles announced that the folks at Turn 10 Studios had indeed rendered the Viper images that hit the internet last night – as Xbox 360’s driving simulator Forza Motorsport 4 will soon be offering the 2013 Viper in both gameplay and Autovista modes via the upcoming Viper Pack.
The 2013 SRT Viper GTS

The GTS is back - introducing the 2013 SRT Viper & Viper GTS (video)

The automotive world has known for ages now that the 2012 New York International Auto Show would introduce the world to the next generation of the fabled Dodge Viper-turned SRT Viper but when the press conference ended just a few minutes ago, the world was not introduced to one but rather three new versions of the gorgeous 2013 SRT Viper – the standard Viper, the Viper GTS and the new Viper GTS-R race car.
A screenshot of the Dodge Dart Rally Car in action

Video of the new Dodge Dart Rally Car in action

Even though rally champion Travis Pastrana announced his new partnership with Chrysler and SRT Motorsports which has him racing the new 2013 Dodge Dart Rally Car just over a week ago, we already have our first (rally good) look at the new Dodge compact race car in action – tearing around the Chrysler Chelsea Proving Grounds in a Ken Block style video.
The Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt slaughters Nissan Leaf in March 2012 sales

While the automotive world is focusing on the 2012 New York Auto Show, automakers from around the world have issued their March 2012 sales reports and for the second month in a row – the Chevrolet Volt badly outsold the Nissan Leaf, this time with a margin of almost 4 to 1 in favor of the range-extended electric Chevy.
The 2013 SRT Viper in computer generation

The 2013 SRT Viper revealed early with help from Forza Motorsport - Updated w/ Video

The folks at the Inside Line introduced these pictures earlier today, showing what looks like the 2013 SRT Viper in a computer generated world with graphics that strongly resemble something that would be seen on the Xbox 360’s Forza Motorsport 4 – giving us our best look yet at the new American supercar hours before the car is formally introduced in New York.
The Chevrolet Suburban

GM to recall full sized 2012 SUVs, vans over potential power steering failure

Beginning tomorrow, General Motors will begin notifying owners of select GMC and Chevrolet full sized vans and sport utility vehicles over a concern that a vital component of the steering system could fail – leaving the vehicle uncontrollable in the event that the part should fail at speeds.
A screenshot of the 1995 BMW M5 from FM4

The Forza Motorsport 4 April Alpinestars Car Pack arrives

This morning, the April 2012 car pack for Forza Motorsport 4 hit the Xbox Live marketplace – bringing 10 new cars to the incredible driving simulator that offer a great spread of European luxury performance road and street cars both new and old, old school and new school Japanese performance coupes, a 50s era American convertible and even a high performance Swedish station wagon.

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