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.

OnStar FMV makes Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) its first retail partner

With OnStar FMV Vehicle Selector launching on OnStar.com and Facebook, interest in the retail mirror surges. So, the product is aligning first with Best Buy for retail installation Summer 2011. [Update: Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) stock is still trading below its 200 day moving average and opened a bit higher Wednesday at 30.44]

The first U.S. pipeline-fed Shell Hydrogen fueling station opens

Shell Hydrogen joined with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. in the grand opening of the very first hydrogen fueling station fed directly by an industrial pipeline. A product of collaboration between Toyota, Air Products, Shell, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Department of Energy (DOE), the facility will provide hydrogen fuel for vehicles in the fuel cell demonstration program for Toyota and other manufacturers.
Ford F150 and V6 engines

V6 engines account for 50% of Ford F150 models in April

The light truck market in the US is way down from where it was less than ten years ago – due in part to the high cost of fuel and the comparatively low fuel economy numbers – but Ford’s advancements in V6 engine technology have helped the popularity of these smaller, more efficient engines as 50% of F150s sold last month packed V6 power.

Ford introduces the new name of the V6 Performance Package – the Mayhem Mustang Package

In late 2010, Ford announced that they were looking for a more exciting name for the Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package, employing the help of their hoards of Facebook fans for ideas and today Ford has announced that new name – the 2012 Ford Mayhem Mustang Package.

High CAD training costs still displace unemployed design candidates

Just because a large auto company pays for CAD training for its on-site employees doesn’t mean the price is reasonable. They can write it off. Now ask anyone without a job, but looking to get trained for a new employment opportunity; their lack of cash flow simply cannot handle the costs to maintain skills.

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