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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.

Mazda announces 40 mpg Mazda3 with Skyactiv, Mazda CX-5 crossover, diesel at New York Auto Show

Mazda breaks new ground with in fuel economy with the new 2012 Mazda Mazda3 that will get 40 miles per gallon with a new technology called Skyactiv. Skyactiv will also be applied to the Mazda CX-5, a future smaller crossover, and will help define Mazda's future designs. Mazda made the announcement at the New York Auto show, also releasing plans for diesel in the U.S.

Mitsubishi honors Earth Day with electric vehicle pre-ordering

Though Mitsubishi is a late arrival in the electric vehicle market, there’s a chance the Mitsubishi i was worth the wait. The company made pre-ordering available today (Earth Day) for a competitive electric vehicle costing only $20,490 after tax credit and capable of charging to 80 percent in 30 minutes via a level three input.

Chevy Volt named 2011 World Green Car at NYIAS

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt was named the 2011 World Green Car by a globe-spanning panel of automotive journalists at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The Volt was chosen from a field of 12 new vehicles from around the world, shortened to three finalists. The Chevrolet Volt, edged out the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition and the Nissan Leaf for this honor.

The new 2012 Shelby GTS Mustang debuts at the New York Auto Show

The folks at Shelby American have been promising an exciting display at the 2011 New York International Auto Show with help from the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake with 800 horsepower but in addition to that high powered (and high dollar) Super Snake, the legendary car-builder used the Big Apple show to introduce the 2012 Shelby GTS Mustang.

Alibre-designed WIKISPEED vehicle featured at Future of Flight Earth Day Event

WIKISPEED, the Seattle-based team developing ultra-efficient road vehicles, announced the company will publicly demonstrate the Alibre-designed SGT01, a vehicle that can deliver more than 100 miles per gallon, at the Earth Day celebration at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour.

The revamped 2012 Honda Civic lineup revealed at NYIAS

It is now the ninth generation of the iconic Japanese sedan, and the Honda Civic for 2012 comes in a growing family of siblings. There’s the usual gas-powered Civic Sedan or Coupe many have come to know and love, plus the high-performance Civic Si Coupe, Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas and Civic HF, a fresh new high fuel economy model. All are now being shown at the New York International Auto Show.

Vintage Bugatti, found in barn, to be auctioned next month

Lankes-Auktionen im Schloss, a German auction house in the Bavarian town of Doehlau, will offer a one-of-a-kind Bugatti, 8 cyl. series 57, found under a pile of lumber in a barn. This automotive jewel needs complete restoration, but the engine and many original parts are still there. The auction will be held just before the famous Mille Miglia race on May 11 in the Museum Mille Miglia at 5 p.m., one day prior to the race.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 S introduces America to the 8-speed transmission

During their press conference yesterday at the 2011 New York International Auto Show, Chrysler CEO Francois Olivier introduced a trio of new trimlines for the Chrysler 300 sedan and included in that group is the new 2012 Chrysler 300 S – the full sized sedan that will introduce consumer America to the 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 2012 Chrysler 300C Executive Series redefines American luxury

Amidst a Detroit-based choir belting out their own version of Eminem’s Lose Yourself on stage at the 2011 New York International Auto Show, Chrysler CEO Olivier Francois introduced the 2012 Chrysler 300C Executive Series – a vehicle which the company head claims is “the most luxurious Chrysler flagship sedan ever”.

America’s Car Museum on track for 2012 opening

Despite beginning construction in the dire economic conditions of June 2010, the primarily philanthropically funded American Car Museum (ACM) is three-quarters completed and on track for a grand opening May 19, 2012. On a nine-acre campus, the institution will preserve and reveal the romantic and recurring rendezvous between America and the automobile.

Suzuki unveils two Kizashi Concepts at NYIAS

At a press conference last night, American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) unveiled a gas-electric variant of the Kizashi sedan as well as a turbocharged 275-horsepower version at the 2011 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Thereby Suzuki showed not only environmental concern, but a corresponding dedication to those who feel the need for speed.

Auto sector stocks reflected in Dow Jones US Autos and Parts pop on open

A weekly chart of the Dow Jones US Autos and Parts ($DWCAUP) shows major segments of the auto stock sector following the general market’s downward direction; in this case, testing the 40 week moving average, but rising on Wednesday morning‘s open as noted on the daily chart.

GM stock shrugs off Akerman comments of streamlined dealer network enjoying higher throughput and profitability

In remarks prepared for delivery, Dan Akerson, Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), delivered the keynote address at the National Automotive Dealers Association/IHS Automotive Forum in New York. Among his many statements, he noted GM’s higher throughput and profits from the streamlined dealer network, but GM stock still traded lower and closed at 29.59.

Brits ironing out kinks of Bloodhound Supersonic car

The quest for land speed has been one of mankind’s perpetual pursuits since the dawn of time. It has gone from the preservation of life to a battle against the forces of nature – air resistance, traction, friction, lift and propulsion. To that end the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) team has employed the HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools in the development of its jet and rocket powered car.

Five percent of drivers distracted 67 percent of the time

A lot of public service spots are aimed at getting drunk drivers off the streets for valid reasons. Yet, authorities will state drunk driving is just one form of distracted driving and some of the others can be just as dangerous to the driver and others. A recent study suggests the worst of us are distracted two thirds of the time we spend behind the wheel.

The 2012 Cadillac CTS 3.6L V6 gets more power, loses the manual trans

General Motors has released information on the 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan, Sport Wagon and Coupe with the big news being the addition of some extra power in the 3.6L V6 without compromising fuel economy – although this powerful V6 will not be offered with a manual transmission to go with the new power.

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