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.

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne received no cash salary in 2010

This past Friday, Chrysler Group LLC issued a 300 page report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission pertaining to the first full calendar year of the automaker under new parent company Fiat and included in that SEC filing was the new that Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne received no cash payments in 2010.

2011 Volvo S60 Not Naughty as Marketing Implies - It's a Nice Premium Sedan

It took all of two minutes for the 2011 Volvo S60 to grow on me. Hopping on the highway, I was impressed by the quick acceleration offered by the standard 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. According to published reports, it can hit 0-60 in six seconds, which is more than fast enough in real world driving situations.

NHTSA opts against a recall of Jeep Wranglers for fuel spillage

Since August 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of Defect Investigations has been looking into a large number of fuel spillage complaints relating to the 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler but the NHTSA has closed the investigations – citing that no recall is necessary.

Toyota’s first unintended acceleration settlement approved

Toyota’s first settlement stemming from the unintended acceleration that has spurred a recall of over 14 million vehicles has been approved by the California Superior Court, with $10 million being paid to the family who lost four members when the Lexus ES350 in which they were riding accelerated out of control.

Spyker sells Spyker Cars, keeps Saab

Dutch supercar builder Spyker surprised the world last year when they purchased Swedish luxury brand Saab from General Motors but today, they made an even more surprising announcement as they have sold the Spyker Cars brand to CPP Global Holdings Ltd. – the British company who has been producing a large portion of the chassis and body panels for Spyker since they re-opened in 2000.

Toyota recalls 2.17 million more for floormats causing unintended acceleration

Toyota Motor Corp. announced this morning that they are recalling 2.17 vehicles (in the US) from the Toyota and Lexus brands to service the floormats or the area around the floormats to prevent interference between the mats and the accelerator pedal – the alleged culprit in Toyota’s unintended acceleration problems that have now accounted for 14 million recalled vehicles.

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