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.
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Berlin’s Automotive Arsonist arrested

An Automotive Arsonist who torched more than 100 cars in Berlin, a campaign many thought was the work of political extremists, was arrested by police yesterday. The unnamed 27-year-old was moved to violence by the same rage and frustration motivating Occupy Wall Street and related protests globally, though in this case the protest was personal and childishly pursued to a criminal extent.
The Nissan Leaf is a shining example of their commitment to the environment

Nissan boosts corporate commitment to environment

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has announced Nissan Green Program 2016, a new six-year environmental plan (NGP 2016). This new plan will focus on reducing the company’s carbon footprint, implementing a shift to renewable energy and increasing the diversity of resources used in production. This will include committing 70 percent of the annual research and advanced engineering budget to environmental technologies.
The Saab 9-X Air Concept

Saab chooses to cancel $340mil investment deal with Chinese firms

Saab and parent company Swedish Automobiles NV (Swan) has reportedly canceled the investment deals with Chinese firms Pang Da and Youngman Lotus after the two Chinese firms each made low-buck buyout offers last week - effectively preventing themselves from receiving the $340 million that the automaker had been desperately hoping for as they work through government assisted reorganization.
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The Ford Explorer to show its smooth side at SEMA 2011

Even though the new Ford Explorer’s unibody construction is viewed by some as being less than ideal for off-roading and other rigorous activities, Ford Motor Company is quick to point out just how capable their hot-selling SUV is but when the 2011 SEMA Show opens in Las Vegas, Ford will focus on featuring the smooth, street-going side of the full sized sport ute.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions

A preview of the Ford trucks headed to the 2011 SEMA Show

The Ford F Series will surely be among the most widely featured vehicles at the 2011 SEMA Show among the many exhibitors but today, Ford offered up a preview of the bestselling trucks that they are bringing to their massive SEMA display with help from Superlift, Skyjacker, CGS Performance Products and Hulst Customs.
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Rolls-Royce dealerships to open in South America in 2012

Rolls-Royce, the famed luxury British automaker, has announced that it will begin selling vehicles in South America. This is a first for Rolls-Royce. The company has already begun talking with potential dealers in Brazil and Chile, who are interesting in selling the company's two models, the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Phantom. The dealerships are planning to open in March 2012.
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Toyota gets the word out in many ways about the 2012 Toyota Camry

Toyota this week launched a marketing campaign for the all-new 2012 Camry called “It’s Ready. Are You?” The campaign demonstrates how the seventh-generation Camry addresses changes in consumers’ vehicle needs and expectations through innovations and improvements to the look of the Japanese company's flagship automobile.
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Japanese automakers continue to have production delays in Thailand

Toyota, Honda, and many other Japanese and American automobile manufacturers are experiencing production delays in Thailand. This is due to the immense flooding that has plagued the Southeast Asian country since July. This is a continuing issue for automotive manufacturing in Thailand, as production has been halted since early in October.

EA drops first playable demo for Need for Speed: The Run

The newest installment of the legendary Need for Speed gaming series draws near as Electronic Arts has made the first playable demo for Need for Speed: The Run available via Xbox Live and the Play Station Network, offering gamers a chance to play the groundbreaking new game a few weeks ahead of the official US launch.
The National Auto Dealers Association seal and mission statement.

NADA opposition to CAFE requirements drawing ire of public, scientific, environmental organizations

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) efforts to delay the new fuel efficiency and auto pollution standards have prompted the leaders of eight top U.S. environmental, science and public interest organizations to drop its opposition. According to the directors of these organization, the standards will save billions of dollars, curb pollution and create new jobs while cutting America's oil dependence.
The Ford Fiesta ST Concept

A preview of the Ford Fiesta models headed to the 2011 SEMA Show

Yesterday we brought you a look at the lineup of customized 2012 Ford Focus models coming to the Ford display for the 2011 SEMA Show and today, we get a preview of the smaller Ford Fiesta hatchbacks headed to the huge Vegas convention – including the first good look at the new Fiesta ST Concept at a major US-based event.
GM Heritage Center photo by Frank Sherosky

Detroit auto industry still suffering from lack of CAD designer skill portability

Imagine if you had five more computer operating systems than just Windows, and in order to get a new job, you had to be fluent in all of them, not to mention proficient. Then you get the scope of the problem still plaguing many within Detroit's unemployed engineering and design community, while the auto industry cries that it cannot find skilled designers.

Baltimore Grand Prix falls short of expected revenue goal

The Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix that took place in Baltimore's Inner Harbor over Labor Day weekend, fell short of expected revenue. The three day long racing event, projected by organizers and promoters of the race, was supposed to bring in $70 million dollars. An economic survey that came out this week showed that spectators and attendees spent around $25 million.

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