Latest Automotive 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.
Monthly chart of Toyota stock dated 2011-1104

Toyota stock treading water after extending production cutbacks from Thailand floods

Toyota stock was just trading over $69 last week; now it's treading water at the $64 level after the company announced it will maintain production cutbacks in Japan, North America and Southeast Asia, due to parts shortages resulting from the flooding in Thailand. Question is, what is Toyota stock's next price support level?
The 2012 Ford Focus ST will debut at the LA Auto Show.

Ford Focus ST will bring racing badge to American streets next year

The Ford Focus ST will bring a performance car previously unavailable on the continent to American drivers during 2012. As Ford’s first truly global performance car, the Focus ST is building on the Focus ST heritage in Europe, giving drivers worldwide the opportunity to share in the ribald performance, crisp handling, seductive sound and sporty design the ST badge represents.
Fiesta ST Concept

Will the Fiesta ST concept be Ford's first global positioning success?

The Ford Fiesta ST concept will be the automaker's second release under the new global positioning approach to the design and fabrication of their automobiles, following the Focus ST concept when both debut at the LA Auto Show later this month. Ford plans to build vehicles to compete in the global market without continental variants produced in Europe or Asia. Such vehicles are a break from the brand’s traditional business model.
The Ram 392 Quick Silver

The Ram 392 at SEMA could be the next SRT pickup in 7 easy steps

Among the many high performance models at the Mopar display at the 2011 SEMA Show was the Ram 392 Quick Silver - a Ram 1500 equipped with the 6.4L Hemi from the current SRT8 lineup and while this truck is just an “image vehicle“, Mopar points out just how easy it was to make this truck, perhaps suggesting how easy it could be for Ralph Gilles’ SRT Group to offer a new high performance pickup.
RM500 Genesis Coupe

Rhys Millen brings a 5.0L powered Hyundai Genesis Coupe to SEMA

Leading up to the 2011 SEMA Show, the good people at Hyundai informed the world that racer/builder Rhys Millen would be bringing something special to the Las Vegas show and when the sheet was pulled away from this mystery car we were introduced to the RM500 - a Hyundai Genesis Coupe powered by the 5.0L Tau V8 from the Genesis Sedan.

Chip Foose helps WD40, SEMA charities unveil new custom Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

Last week we brought you the news that WD40 and the SEMA Cares charity group would be offering up a new vehicle that would be auctioned off with the help of the good people at the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction to benefit children’s charities and yesterday, the new 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 WD40 SEMA Cares vehicle met the world.
The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Concept

GM rolls out a life sized Camaro Hot Wheels model at the 2011 SEMA Show

While General Motors devoted a huge portion of their 2011 SEMA Show display to their sporty new compact Chevy Sonic. The Chevrolet Camaro was also out in full force with one of the most impressive versions being the gorgeous green-chrome unit shown on the right - designed in the style of a vintage Hot Wheels racer.
The official photo from med.gm.com of SEMA Hottest Car, Camaro

GM pride beams as SEMA Show awards Chevrolet Camaro hottest car status

With Torque News’ senior editor, Patrick Rall, having a great time in Las Vegas already covering the SEMA Show, it's time to see what the OEMs are reporting from their end here in Detroit area. Well, it looks like the Chevrolet Camaro as "hottest car" now makes the brand even more proud as General Motors’ poster boy.
The new Chevy Camaro COPO Concept

GM introduces the Chevrolet Camaro COPO Concept ahead of SEMA

Today, the folks at General Motors invited members of the media to attend a preview of their 2011 SEMA Show concept vehicles including the modified Camaros, Corvettes and Sonics that we brought you last week but after the GM execs were done talking about those concepts, the newest Camaro Concept roared to life in the form of the new Chevrolet Camaro COPO Concept.
Accent

Hyundai No. 1 for brand loyalty; Ford highest rated among Detroit Three

The new Elantra, Accent and Veloster are bringing brand-loyal Hyundai owners into dealerships to see what the noise about these great cars is all about. This follows a Kelley Blue Book report that Hyundai has upheld its No. 1 spot for brand loyalty on kbb.com for the third quarter of 2011.
mazfda execs

New Mazda plant in Mexico to make Mazda2, Mazda3 in 2014

Mazda broke ground this month on a new auto plant in Mexico. The joint venture between the Japanese carmaker and Sumitomo Corp. creates the newly formed Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Plant workers will assemble the Mazda2 and Mazda3 for Central American and South American markets beginning in 2014.

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