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.
The Toyota FT-86ii Concept

The Toyota FT-86ii Concept shows up at Frankfurt with little change

Earlier this month, Toyota offered a teaser video of their FT-86ii sports car ending with a mention of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show leading many to believe that we would see something new on the Toyota version of the joint venture with Subaru but as the show has come, what we have is the same FT-86ii that we have seen at past auto shows – except it’s orange.
1992 Plymouth Laser RS-T AWD

Shortage of Used Vehicles Traces Back to the Collapse of Lehman Brothers

Beginning this week, there will be a major shortage of late model used cars according to a report in Automotive News (subscription only). The cause of the shortage is rooted in the economic crash that occurred with the collapse of Lehman Brothers three years ago. Sales of new cars, an important economic factor, were effected by the collapse of the investment house.
The Lancia Flavia Cabriolet

The Chrysler 200 makes its Lancia Flavia debut in Frankfurt

The newest joint venture between the American Chrysler Group and Fiat was introduced at this week’s 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show as the Chrysler 200 Convertible turned Lancia Flavia Cabriolet was introduced in production form as expected – although the sedan version of the 200 will not be making the trip across the pond as a Lancia model.
The 2011 Ford Explorer

UAW posts strike pay policy for Chicago Explorer, Taurus plant workers

The end of the current Ford-UAW contract expires at 11:59pm tonight and although there has been no official word of a coming strike, the UAW Local in charge of the Chicago Assembly Plant where the Ford Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS are built has posted the strike-time pay policies on their website – showing that a strike could be nearing as Ford’s labor contract expires.
GM Chevy Volt propulsion technology at 2011 NAIAS

GM needs more IC engine tech than BMW rumor has to offer for Volt propulsion

Despite an unconfirmed rumor set off by Der Spiegel Online that General Motors and the German automaker BMW are seeking some sort of cooperative arrangement with IC engine and electric propulsion, probability seems high, logical on the surface, but less of a win-win, at least for GM.
COMTRANS Moscow Auto Show 2011

Volvo, Mercedes-Benz Fully Present at Comtrans Auto Show in Moscow

While the attention of the car industry is on the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show a special auto show, called Comtrans, kicked off in Russian capital Moscow yesterday displaying commercial vehicles. Major truck and commercial vehicle makers of the worlds are at COMTRANS displaying their entire lines and here is why it makes perfect sense.

Production of the Fisker Sunset Convertible confirmed in Frankfurt

Many expected that the new Fisker Surf shooting brake would be the big Frankfurt Motor Show news from the US-based automaker but we have also learned that when the Surf hits the streets in 2013, it will be joined by the Fisker Sunset – a convertible based on the architecture of the Fisker Karma sedan currently amidst production.

Volkswagen recalls 2011-2012 Jetta sedans for excessively long tailpipes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of select 2011 and 2012 Volkswagen Jetta models over a concern about the tailpipe extension being too long – increasing the risk of burns to passers-by when the car is parked after being driven.
Zipcar in Chicago

Zipcar & University of Illinois at Chicago team to bring rentable cars to campus

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) announced today that they are forming a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., to present a car-sharing program right on the UIC college campus. This collaboration would be extremely beneficial for Zipcar as well as for college campus students and staff.

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