Auto 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.

Big Brother watching, tracking your license plate

Most of us are familiar with the intersection-mounted cameras used to ticket those who dangerously careen through red lights or simply monitor traffic flow for computerized systems. In Charleston, local police are using intersection-mounted cameras to create a database of vehicles and license plates and fielding cruisers with scanners that read every plate passing by.

The future of hydrogen-fueled vehicles not burning so bright

Just a few years ago auto manufacturers, scientists, engineers and even energy authorities were all talking about the promise of hydrogen and fuel cell propelled vehicles. It was an idyllic idea to keep combustion engines and simply burn something in them that would only emit pure clean, potable water right out of the tailpipe. However the application of what seemed a promising technology may have hit a snag.

Spyker may join forces with Chinese to save Saab, GM approves Russian investor

Saab has seen its Trollhattan, Sweden production facility shuttered for most of April due to inability to pay suppliers for the components needed to produce vehicles and with the parent company Spyker desperate for funding, the company is looking to Russian investor Vladimir Antonov along with a variety of Chinese automakers to save the Saab brand.
Ecoboost for Ford F-150

EcoBoost technology proves popular in the Ford F150

When Ford announced that they would be offering EcoBoost technology in the 2011 F150 pickups there was heavy speculation as to whether or not a twin turbocharged V6 would be well received by the truck-buying crowd but with gradual improvements through the first few months of 2011 – the EcoBoost F150 is a hit.

Corvette Z06 and ZR1 get performance upgrades for 2012, 'Vette fans get first look this weekend

Chevrolet announced today upgrades for the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette, including enhancements to the high-performance Z06 and ZR1 models and interior trim across the entire Corvette line. A special event this weekend at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., will give Corvette fans their first look at the coming model year's Corvettes.

Mercedes, Toyota Plants in Alabama Shut Down by Violent Southern Storms

Mother Nature continues to shut down production at Toyota, but this time the affected plant is in Alabama and the problem is a series of violent storms and not the Tsunami and earthquake that struck its home production facilities in Japan. Mercedes was equally hard hit by the horrific storms that have killed more than 268 people as of Thursday afternoon.

Chrysler announces bailout loan repayment plans

The key roadblock preventing Fiat SpA from possessing their desired 51% of the Chrysler Group is the amount of debt owed to the US and Canadian governments but the American automaker announced this morning that they will be paying off the entirety of these loans – freeing up Fiat to make the final moves to have their majority stake in the Chrysler Group.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0: Giant with the largest engine ever in a Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 has always been known as a giant killer, extracting a huge amount of power from a small displacement engine, but is some is good, more is better. At least that is what's behind--literally--the largest engine ever in a Porsche 911, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 limited edition.

Ford: Teens see right through parental safe driving claims

Almost all parents perceive themselves as safe drivers, but 82 percent of their teenage kids profess witnessing careless driving by parents. Ford is expanding their award-winning teen driving program in response to the 25 percent of teens with no formal driver education and the concerns of parents who see such education evaporating due to budget cuts.

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