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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.

Buick could be the next GM brand with Volt technology

General Motors’ innovative Voltec drivetrain combines emission-free electric driving with a range extending gasoline generator to give driver’s the best of the electric and hybrid worlds, with the technology making its debut in the Chevy Volt followed by the European Opel Ampera and according to Bloomberg, Buick could be the next GM brand to offer a car with the Voltec drivetrain.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S debuts at New York show; more horsepower, bigger price

Have a need to take three of your closest friends to sixty miles per hour in a mere 3.6 seconds? May we suggest the Porsche Panamera Turbo S, to be debuted officially at the New York International Automobile Show on April 20 though Porsche released details and preliminary photos today.

California dealer group files petition against Motor Village LA

Motor Village LA is one of Chrysler’s newest projects, combining all five of their American-sold brands in one (immaculate) LA-based dealership but according to the California New Car Dealers Association, Motor Village LA is in violation of California law that prevents automotive manufacturers from owning dealerships within 10 miles of any other related dealership.

Evolution Performance’s 2011 Mustang GT runs a 9 sec ¼ mile

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT is powered by Ford’s new 5.0L V8 and Ford Racing offers a supercharger package to boost the power to 624hp – Evolution Performance has used those items and a handful of other Ford Racing and Evolution components to get their street legal 2011 Mustang GT into the 9 second range in the quarter mile.

Porsche promotes 'magic everyday' in new print and television ads

Porsche is rolling out an new advertising campaign that doesn't emphasize the sports car capabilities of its sports car models. Instead, the new Porsche ads will feature the everyday utility of the Porsche 911 and Porsche Cayman. Porsche is also soliciting home videos of people using their Porsches for daily run-of-the-mill activities. The theme of the campaign, appropriately, is "Engineered for Magic. Everyday."

Lightweight steel making cars more efficient, safer: FutureSteelVehicle program in May

A group of industrial steel experts will launch FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) at the 10th Annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar May 18 in Livonia, Mich. FSV is a global, multi-million dollar program delivering auto body concepts that address radically different steel structures for modern powertrains, including advanced hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles.

Volvo C30 Electric could reach production in 2014

Volvo could have a battery-electric car in production and on the market as early as 2014, according to Leonard Stegland, president Volvo's Special Vehicles. That's dependent on Volvo being able to make a business plan for the Volvo C30 Electric, but beginning in the first quarter of 2012, Volvo begins testing a fleet of the battery-electric Volvo C30 coupes in daily tests in the U.S. Volvo will place fifty on the east coast and fifty on the west coast.

Carfax for Dealers app now available to Android smartphones

On the heels of the Carfax app for dealers release for Apple iPhone and other devices last January, the Android app is now available so those who shop auctions have this invaluable resource at their side. With most Android-based mobile devices, dealers can access their Carfax account anytime and anywhere to enhance their evaluations of used cars.

Mazda MX-5 GT takes on heavyweight racers in Britcar endurance race series

The Mazda MX-5--commonly known in the U.S. as the Mazda Miata--will be playing giant killer as it takes on heavyweight names in racing including Aston Martin, Porsche, Lotus and BMW in the 2011 Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship. A specially-prepared lightweight MX-5 GT will compete in the "endurance" class, which allows heavily modified production car as opposed to the production class, which allows mods mostly related to safety.

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