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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.

British PM drives MINI Cooper convertible off of the assembly line

Ten years ago, in 2001, the German automobile manufacturer, British Motor Corporation (BMW) began producing the MINI as one of their automotive marques. Just few days ago, UK Prime Minister David Cameron drove the two millionth MINI Cooper convertible off the production line from the plant in Oxford, the Downing Street reports.

No imported 2012 Toyota Camry sedans for the US

Mr. Akio Toyoda loves bragging about how “American” the Camry is and when the 2012 Toyota Camry begins hitting the market later this month – all new Camrys sold in the US will be built in the Japanese automaker’s Georgetown, Kentucky production facility and going forward, none of the Camry sedans built in Japan will be shipped into the US market.

Presidents want auto capital Detroit on their side

When President Obama came and left my hometown of Detroit, the hub of the auto world, this Labor Day, it reminded me that when a president visits, there is no such thing as freedom of the press. The president's minions make sure of that. They set limits and rules, and we capitulate. Most journalists consider it a privilege to cover the president, no matter what the story is. It is a privilege. But it's also a pain in the butt.

Honda recalls 2011 CR-Z and 2006 CR-V over safety worries

Honda issued a statement early this Labor Day morning saying that due to safety concerns it will voluntarily recall about 90,000 2006 CR-Vs and 2011 CR-Zs that were sold in the United States. A total of 962,000 vehicles are included in a larger, worldwide recall that adds the Fit to the mix, according to reports from the Associated Press, Bloomberg and the Washington Post.

Split-cycle engine technology to challenge EVs and hybrids

Contrary to modern belief and all the canned reports by many automotive media types that electrification is the only way to maximize automobile efficiency, the demise of the internal combustion engine is extremely exaggerated, especially as split-cycle engine technology comes of age and challenges the high costs of EVs and hybrid cars.
Toyota Tacom resale value

Best-selling Toyota Tacoma adds value, versatility for 2012

The wildly popular Toyota Tacoma made its debut today as a 2012 model. Even in a gasping economy, the Japanese juggernaut has traditionally been the best-selling compact pickup truck in America, blowing out its closest competitor on the showroom floor by a 2-to-1 margin with annual sales of more than 106,000 units.

Tips for safe driving in cities with more than 1 million population

According to Allstate Insurance Company, automobile accidents, specifically car crashes in the United States, have generally declined over the last few years. However, car crashes involving unthinkable fatalities, still average more than 32,000 every year. Collisions are higher in cities exceeding 1 million population.

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