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 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in

Toyota reveals pricing on the Toyota Prius V and Plug-in

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. has announced the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices at the annual Green Drive Expo for two new hybrid vehicles, the Toyota Prius v and Prius Plug-in. The all new Prius v and Prius Plug-in are the two newest additions to the Prius Family, soon to be followed by the city-friendly Toyota Prius c, which will launch in next year.
2012 Acura TSX

Acura sets prices for 2012 Acura TSX and adds Special Edition

Acura today added a new model and held the line on prices for its entry-level TSX family of cars, with a $200 MSRP increase per auto. Prices range from $29,810 for the bare-bones 2012 Acura TSX sports sedan to $34,810 for the tech-driven 2012 TSX Sport Wagon with Technology Package. Both 2012 cars are available now in showrooms.
Car Seat Belt Safety

Car seatbelts used unsafely according to study

Approximately 40,000 people die each year in car crashes and many times, improper use of the car seatbelt is to blame, according to ADTSEA. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for people 3-years old through 34-years old; however if used correctly, seat belts can prevent death in just about half of these crashes, according to MSNBC.
Gran Turismo Kit

Nissan creates gamer reality show to find next professional race car driver

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA), in is teaming up with Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) and Polyphony Digital Inc., to premier GT Academy USA. This is a dream come true for gamers, for it is a reality show that takes 16 Gran Turismo 5 gamers and gives them a chance to become professional race car drivers.
AAA helps with car repair

AAA Automotive Experts share how to select a repair facility

AAA Automotive experts have come up with a list for car drivers and consumers that recommends ten very important things drivers should look out for and consider when they are searching for a repair shop to fix or maintain their cars. Finding a trustworthy shop is not easy and now AAA is here to help.

Some Republicans seem to favor melting icecaps, dependence on foreign oil

At a hearing Wednesday of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, John D. Graham, director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 2001-2006, was critical of CAFE requirements and the administration’s efforts to dramatically boost fuel efficiency standards by 2025.
The 2012 Toyota Highlander

Toyota adds fuel-efficient four-cylinder option to 2012 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander, fresh from a vehicle revision in 2011, now offers a 25-mpg highway rated, four-cylinder engine to complement the popular 2012 Toyota Highlander V6 and Hybrid models. The three-row crossover moves into 2012 continuing to offer the exceptional value cited by numerous third-party authorities.

BMW's environmental stewardship lauded by Carbon Disclosure Project

The BMW Group achieved its best performance ever in the just published Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ranking wherein the BMW Group was named number one automotive manufacturer, ranking in the Top 10 of all participating international companies. Scoring 96 out of a possible 100 points, the company is listed in both the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI).

UAW boss King snubs Chrysler CEO Marchionne, Sergio replies with an angry letter

Last night the current contract between the UAW and the Chrysler Group expired and to prevent the workers from being forced to work without a valid contract, Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne flew from the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany to Detroit to finalize the new contract with UAW President Bob King – the only problem is that King didn’t show up.
2012 Audi A6

New Ad Campaign From Audi Calls For More Intelligent Road and Driving Conditions

A new ad campaign from Audi of America for the 2012 Audi A6 starts this month. The campaign is a call to make America’s roads a more intelligent place. It will appear in print, broadcast and online, with :30, :60 national and cable television spots, print ads in national newspapers and in automotive magazines and online.
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe SE, last Eclipse for auction for Japan Red Cross

Mitsubishi Motors North America will be selling an all-new 2012 Eclipse Coupe SE to the highest bidder at the Mecum Auctions annual St. Charles Auction. All proceeds raised from the sale of this vehicle will be donated to the Japan Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief fund.
Dodge Viper ACR

Dodge Viper ACR destroys production Nürburgring record with a 7:12

The Dodge Viper has been out of production for over a year but after watching the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, the Porsche 911 GT2 and the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition bump the Viper from the top spot, Chrysler’s SRT division headed back out to the famous German race course with stunning results as the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR ran a lap of just 7:12.13 – easily putting the Viper back atop the list of the fastest production vehicles around “the ‘Ring”.

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