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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.

Nissn Leaf NISMO RC joins other electric sports and race cars at Le Mans Ver Le Futur

The Nissan Leaf NISMO RC, the battery-electric race car version of Nissan's battery electric Leaf, is going to run at this year's Le Mans. But don't worry about long extension cords or lengthy pit stops to recharge the battery, the Leaf NNISMO RC will be making only a demonstration performance at Le Mans Vers Le Futur.

T3 Motion makes $309,000 Mexican ESV sale

We introduced you to T3 Motion, Inc., in April as one of the new companies competing to bring a wider array of electric passenger vehicles to the market. Today the producer of clean, green tech solutions announced a $309,000 order for their T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicles (ESV) to be supplied to law enforcement agencies and security companies in Mexico.

Ford investing $100 million in robotic quality control

Ford is investing $100 million globally in robotic plant laser inspection to enhance the accurate fit of parts and reduce wind noise beginning with the highly popular 2012 Ford Focus and Explorer models. Their highest volume facilities, including the Chicago and Michigan Assembly Plants along with the Saarlouis, Germany Ford plant, will use the technology to fabricate a more accurate door panel fit. The laser vision technology is part of an effort to achieve leadership in customer satisfaction.

Enthusiasts can't stop looking at the stylish MINI Countryman

Potential buyers can't keep their eyes off of the 2011 MINI Countryman, which was chosen Thursday as NADAguides' Car of the Month for June. The vehicle pricing and information guide chose the Countryman because of its growing popularity with the public as well as for its fuel efficiency, sportiness, roominess, bucket-seat styling and safety features.

Ford announces new 1.0L 3-cylinder engine and 8-speed transmission

Ford Motor Company has made it very clear that EcoBoost technology is a major part of their drivetrain future and today, the newest member of the EcoBoost family was announced with the news that Ford would soon offer a global 1.0L, 3-cylinder engine along with an 8-speed transmission.

Obama wants to see auto industry resurgence for himself

President Obama will be in Toledo for about five hours on Friday to meet auto workers and to talk about the importance of keeping the auto industry strong. His itinerary includes a 1:05 p.m. tour of the Chrysler Group LLC’s Toledo Supplier Park and an opportunity to talk with the people who assemble the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro.

The 2013 EV will recharge wirelessly thanks to Evatran, Yazaki

We reported two months ago the first electric Roll Royce would charge wirelessly. Now it appears, even before the first of those is available, the common electric vehicle may do the same thing thanks to a joint venture announced today by the developer of the wireless vehicle recharging system Evatran, and Yazaki, the leading developer of electric vehicle distribution systems.

The US gov’t announces the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

Since the new Lamborghini Aventador was revealed as the replacement for the long-popular Murciélago there have been rumors of an upcoming topless model but thanks to an unlikely source – the US government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – it looks like we may have our first confirmation of the upcoming 2012 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.

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