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 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty

The Ford F Series Pickup tops the 20 bestselling vehicles in 2011

Sales numbers for 2011 have taken some time but with every major automaker reporting, the Ford F Series is once again the bestselling vehicle in the American auto industry - followed by the Chevrolet Silverado and the Toyota Camry – with those three top spots mirroring the top three from the 2010 sales year.
The Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept with the Camaro 1LE Concept at SEMA

Chevy Camaro takes the muscle car crown for 2nd straight year

Sales numbers for December and the rest of 2011 are in and for the second straight year, the Chevrolet Camaro has claimed for title of being the bestselling muscle car in the American automotive industry – beating out the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger by a very comfortable margin as the Camaro claimed its first back-to-back sales title in decades.
A teaser of the 2013 Dodge Dart

The 2013 Dodge Dart hits 40mpg, earns Fiat 5% more Chrysler

Since Fiat has taken majority control of the Chrysler Group from the US Government there hasn’t been much talk of Chrysler ownership but with the upcoming 2013 Dodge Dart reportedly hitting 40 miles per gallon in preliminary testing late last month – Fiat has met the final requirement set forth by the feds when Fiat purchased the first piece of the American automaker in 2009.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM announces battery fire fix for the Chevrolet Volt

This morning, General Motors announced the changes that will be made to the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle battery coolant system in an effort to lower the risk of fires after severe accidents after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary investigation into the design of the Volt’s battery system.

MIT reports improved mileage of average car mileage missing

While the efficiency of modern engines has been improving for years, a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reports most of the efficiency went into carrying the extra weight being added to the cars American’s buy. Basically, they are stating if the engines of today were in the cars of 1980, they would go a lot farther on a gallon of gas.
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)

Why is an oil stock owning Congress member pushing to end EV tax credits?

Perhaps when we think "oil companies want to kill electric cars" our imagination is running away with us, but when a Congressman who owns/owned millions of dollars in oil company stock, who is also a car dealer, and wants to kill electric cars, what else is our mind to think?

Toyota offers official images of new Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Sport Concept

The news of a sporty coupe coming to the Lexus display at the 2012 North American International Auto Show has created quite a bit of buzz over what exactly we would see from the Japanese luxury brand next week in Detroit but today, the company has taken the wraps off of the new Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Sport Coupe Concept.
Axion Power Cube to power building at Washington DC Naval Yard

Axion Power PbC battery technology proves extended capability at DC Naval Yard

Axion Power International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXPW), the developer of advanced lead­carbon PbC® batteries and energy storage systems, announced today that it was awarded a purchase order from SilTek Inc. confirming their participation in a Zero Energy Building in the Washington DC Naval Yard.
Polk's annual auto sales chart

Polk predicts auto sales will climb 6.7 percent in 2012, to 77.7 million globally

The automotive authority Polk expects new vehicle sales in 2012 to rise 6.7 percent over 2011 volumes to 77.7 million vehicles, even as sales of light vehicles in the U.S. slow. Polk analysts believe the global economy will come through the current European debt crisis and buyers will return to showrooms worldwide in 2012.
The Fisker Karma sedan

Fisker claims to be near completion of Karma battery recall

A123, the company that supplies the battery packs for the gorgeous new Fisker Karma recently discovered a possible coolant leak that could lead to electrical fires in the high tech sedan and today, Fisker issued a statement claiming that the majority of Karma electric sedans built thus far have had new battery packs installed through the new recall – just two weeks after the automaker was made aware of the problem.

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