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.
2011 Ford Fusion

A review of one of America’s best-selling cars - the 2011 Ford Fusion

Over the past year, the 2011 Ford Fusion has been one of the bestselling cars in the US market with both standard gas and hybrid variants taking on the best of what Japan has to offer, helping Ford Motor Company to become the sales leader in the US and recently, I had a chance to spend some time in a 2011 Fusion.

Nissan investigating no-start problem with 2011 Leaf electric vehicle

Today, Nissan was able to resume normal production of the 2011 Leaf exactly a month after the earthquake rocked Japan on March 11th but as the Japanese automaker prepares to ramp up production and delivery of the electric vehicle – they are forced to deal with reports from Japan and the US about the Leaf’s electric drivetrain failing to start.

Seven overlooked vehicles you must consider in 2011

The National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) has released a list of vehicles not likely to be first in the buyers mind, but deserving of a thorough look due to a combination of quality engineering, overall design, prized features, great performance and excellent fuel efficiency. In short, NADA feels these vehicles show heightened value comparing the MSRP to a checklist of desired traits and abilities.

Navistar demonstrates dual-fuel protoype at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) has continued its leadership in alternative fueled vehicles with the demonstration of a prototype 2011 International® ProStar®+ powered by a 13-liter MaxxForce® dual fuel engine—diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG), at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

BMW and Brilliance joint venture to show 5-Series plug-in hybrid at Shanghai show

BMW Brilliance Automotive, a joint venture between BMW and the Chinese automaker Brilliance will use the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show to premiere a prototype of a plug-in hybrid sedan. The hybrid is based on the long-wheelbase version of the BMW 5-Series, a model exclusively for the Chinese market, built by Brilliance at its facilities in Shenyang, Chinyang, China.

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class establishes new compact class era

Just as Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported March with a 12.6 % sales improvement over March 2010, plus the company's highest March volume and first quarter on record, the company revealed a new concept-class era with the Concept A-Class which makes its debut at both the 2011 New York and Shanghai Auto Shows later this month.

Electric Car Wars: new models, manufacturers vie for market penetration

Maryland-based Genovation Cars has announced the unveiling of its G2 plug-in electric car at the SAE 2011 World Congress in the Detroit Cobo Center April 12-14. Meanwhile across the nation T3 Motion has just completed the prototype of its Consumer Electric Vehicle, designated R3, and is displaying it at their headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.
2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette

Introducing the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette

2011 marks the 100th birthday of the Chevrolet brand and to celebrate the company’s centennial the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette has been introduced – with the first Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 to be auctioned for charity this Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in West Palm Beach Florida.

Chevrolet Volt wins gold, OnStar wins silver in 2011 Edison Awards

While the Edison Gold Medal for the Chevrolet Volt highlights the innovative engineering that resulted in the production of the world’s first electric vehicle with extended range capability, the OnStar Mobile App won the silver award as the 2011 Best New Product in the Transportation in the Remote Driving Aids Segment.

Heckmann Corporation transitioning to LNG with Peterbilt 367

Heckman Corporation (NYSE: HEK), a water solutions company that provides turnkey sourcing, engineering, design and operation of integrated water pipeline gathering and management systems for oil, gas, coal mining, and utility systems has issued a purchase order for 200 Peterbilt 367 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks, making it the largest LNG Transport fleet in North America.

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