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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.
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Chicago goes green, buys 80 natural gas Chevrolets for city fleet

The city of Chicago has ordered 80 natural gas-powered vans and trucks from Advantage Chevrolet in Hodgkins, Ill. The contract awarded by the city asks Advantage to supply one of America's largest urban centers with up to 40 compressed natural gas-powered Chevrolet Express vans and up to 40 CNG-powered Chevy Silverado pickup trucks.

Vancouver Sun: Canadians, Americans denied sweetest fruit on the automotive tree

The 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show had the best of the best in show of most every brand, model and make of automobiles out there. What became clear to many is that most Americans and Canadians could only afford the European brand cars, which excludes them from most of the exotics that were featured at the show in Germany.
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Chrysler to sell gorgeous Motor Village LA dealership due to controversy

When the Chrysler Group had their gala grand opening at the new Motor Village dealership in Los Angeles last year, their vision for the next generation of five-brand Chrysler dealerships became a reality but due to a handful of angry local dealers backed by California law, Chrysler will sell the Motor Village to Hollywood-based New Century Automotive Group.
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Madison Snow, 15, wins 2011 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge

Madison Snow, at just 15-years-old, drove his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup over the finish line to victory, and won the 2011 International Motor Sports Association GT3 Cup Challenge at the series’ stop at Laguna Seca this year. Snow doesn’t even have a driver’s license yet; however, he does have more talent than many race car drivers double his age.
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Sporty 2012 Toyota Venza is ready to drive

Toyota (NYSE:TM) has simplified the Venza for 2012, offering the cute as a button car in LE, XLE and Limited models instead of complicating things with an army of option packages. The 2011 Venza, whose MSRP starts at $27,125 and is still available in some Toyota showrooms, offers one trim level that can be equipped with options galore and is such a good value it was named to the current NADAguides "recommended buy" list today.
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Chrysler takes a back seat to Ford as UAW shifts gears

So much for a quick settlement: Contract negotiations between the UAW and Chrysler Group LLC have been extended to Oct. 19, both sides of the talks said this evening. Last week's extension of the 2007 contract expired today. Just as quickly as the UAW was announcing today's extension with Chrysler, it issued a short statement saying Ford Motor Co. would move ahead of Chrysler and be up next in the negotiation rotation.
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UAW-GM contract lets General Motors axe truck plant after 30-year run

The UAW-General Motors contract has most of the rank and file optimistic about the state of GM, but their jubilance is tempered by the official shutdown of a factory in Shreveport, La. Closing Shreveport Operations for good was the "saddest part" of negotiations, UAW negotiator Joe Ashton told reporters today.

Teen driving expenses taking a back seat to the economy

Teen drivers are finding their automotive allowance cut back as 60 percent of American parents whose teens currently hold a license plus 46 percent of ALL parents say the economy has forced them to cut back on either saving for or spending on their kid's driving, including the cost of a vehicle and other related expenses, according to a survey by Allstate.
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UAW-GM contract: What the UAW didn't get for its auto workers from GM

The new contract for auto workers between the UAW and General Motors Co. should get ratified in record time and by an overwhelming margin because the UAW got a lot from GM: At least 6,400 more union jobs, job security, more products to build, plant reopenings, auto workers' first raises in eight years and $5,000 profit-sharing checks. But there were some people who didn't benefit from this four-year contract.

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