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 Nissan Leaf

Nissan's Ghosn says electric vehicles will be 10% of new cars sold in 2020

In a keynote address at the NY Auto Show yesterday, Nissan's CEO Carlos Ghosn remained bullish and confident in the Nissan-Renault zero emissions vehicle vision, that the two companies will have sold 1.5 million electric cars worldwide by 2016, and that rising oil prices will be the driver.
The DeLorean DMCev

The new DeLorean DMC electric vehicle at the New York Auto Show

It has been over 35 years since John DeLorean debuted his vision of the new age of automobiles at the 1977 Detroit Auto Show but with the opening of the 2012 New York International Auto Show, the epic gullwing American sports car made its reemergence into the auto show world – this time powered by a high tech electric drivetrain in the form of the new DeLorean DMCev.
The 2012 BMW M6 Convertible

The 560hp 2012 BMW M6 Convertible debuts at the NY Auto Show

Among the world debuts at the 2012 New York Auto Show is the introduction of the 2012 BMW M6 Convertible - a high performance droptop slated to hit North American dealerships this summer with a price starting well above the $100k mark but just like the M6 Coupe, the M6 ‘vert comes with all of the high performance goodies that you would expect from BMW’s performance division.
Infiniti LE Concept front quarter view

Infiniti LE Concept unveils 0 emissions luxury that requires no plugs

The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) promised a lot of great unveils this year, but the Infiniti LE Concept may be the best yet, featuring not only zero emissions driving with luxurious style, but hands-free powering via self-parking, inductive charging - because luxury shouldn't require wires and plugs.
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.

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