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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 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

Marchionne: no more Dodge Caravan after 2012

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne stated at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show that one of the popular Chrysler Group minivans would be terminated in an effort to avoid brand redundancy and it now appears that it will be the Dodge Caravan lineup that meets its maker – effectively ending the incredibly dominating 27 year run by the vehicle that introduced the world to the minivan.
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Chrysler's Marchionne, UAW's King getting past bumpy start

If Chrysler Group / Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne and UAW President Bob King get past their differences, they will be putting their egos aside for the 26,000 Chrysler auto workers who will benefit from their next four-year contract. Negotiators said they were "up and working" on the deal at 4:23 a.m. today, the UAW confirmed on a Facebook page for its membership.
Chrysler Group  Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne gave

Chrysler / Fiat CEO Marchionne: 'I am a man of industry'

Chrysler Group / Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne gave a talk in Montreal this weekend on the future of the global auto industry to the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Canada. Meantime, in Detroit, UAW negotiators said they were "up and working" as of 4:23 a.m. today. Here is Marchionne's take on being a "man of industry."
The 2012 Ford Explorer. Photo courtesy of Ford

Ford uses the 2012 Explorer to demonstrate the technology driving their sales

The 2012 Ford Explorer is an ambassador or sorts to the GITEX Technology event held in the Middle East where their telematics and other cutting-edge features are driving a 57 percent sales increase over last year in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Bentley convertible

What China wants is what automakers like Bentley and Rolls Royce will deliver

It is the Chinese market that now drives the research and development for every auto manufacturer in the global market. Gone are the days when what Americans or Europeans wanted to drive were what really moved the market. The numbers of those consumers are dwarfed by the burgeoning and massive appetite and capacity for cars and trucks in China.
cargo space on 4Runner

2012 Toyota 4Runner has different options for base, Limited, SR5 and Trail models

The 2012 Toyota 4Runner introduced on Friday is equipped with a 4.0-liter 270-horsepower V6 engine with 5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission and comes with several options to choose from. Prices start at around $31,000 and can exceed $40,000 for a 4Runner that is well-equipped. Here's a breakdown of what extras are available for 2012, broken down by model.
Chrysler

Chrysler's uncertain profits cause UAW to near a deal

Chrysler Group and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union are getting close to a tentative labor deal. The Associated Press has reported that Jodi Tinson, a Chrysler spokesperson, confirmed that union leaders will be gathering on Monday, October 10th for talks. There is progress in the talks, but no deal is in place for the UAW and Chrysler yet.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Photo by Don Bain

Close-up: The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Having known owners who are avid evangelists for the top of the line Jeep, we decided to give the 2011 Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4 a thorough test in its true element – the Rocky Mountains at altitudes over 8,000 ft. Those who dwell at such altitudes and those who regularly commute between businesses or homes in the city and mountains have long considered the Grand Cherokee the reliable standard of mountain life and mobility.

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