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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.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Jeep transforms at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

When the popular new video game Call of Duty: Black Ops was released in November 2010, Jeep announced that they would be offering a special Black Ops Edition Jeep Wrangler to celebrate the vehicle being featured in the highly anticipated shooter but at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mopar accessorized the Black Ops Jeep to really reflect the intensity of the game.

John Lennon's 1965 Ferrari headed to auction

The Beatles John Lennon was 25 years old and already very famous when he first got his driver’s license, allowing him the luxury of making his very first car a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT2+2 and if you have time to hit Bonham’s Paris sale of Motor Cars at the Grand Palais on February 5th (and a quarter million or so dollars) that legendary 1965 Ferrari could be yours.

One of the Chrysler minivans to see an end soon per Marchionne

During an impromptu question and answer session with Chrysler head Sergio Marchionne at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the boss commented that either the Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Caravan lineup would be coming to an end in the near future as the company works to diminish redundancy among their brands.

BMW Becomes Exclusive Foreign Car Maker for 2012 Olympics on NBC

On Tuesday, GM announced it would be the exclusive domestic car maker advertising on NBC for the 2012 London Olympics and today BMW announces it will be the exclusive foreign car maker advertising during the Olympics. NBC ad sales reps handling the car account can now take the rest of the year off.

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster revolutionizes the coupe at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Prior to the formal unveiling of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the spy shots and teasers left us questioning exactly what type of vehicle it would be but with the arrival of the new Veloster at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show we see that this new coupe looks to change the shape of the segment.

Earnhardt Budweiser Chevy Offered At Mecum Collector Car Auction

Two NASCAR Chevrolet race cars with significant histories go up for auction at Mecum Collector Car Auction, Jan. 26-30, 2011, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.: a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Shell Pennzoil Car and a race-ready 2007 #8 Budweiser Chevy Monte Carlo SS driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chevrolet unveils the new 2012 Sonic at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

We have known for some time now that the Chevrolet Aveo would receive a name change for the 2012 model year as the new Chevy Sonic as GM attempts to shed the less-than-great reputation of their b-segment lineup and to help with that, the 2011 Detroit Auto Show also brought us the Sonic Z-Spec Concept.

HPP and Mopar show the sinister side of the 2011 Chrysler 200 at the Detroit Auto Show

Heide Performance Products (HPP) of Madison Heights, Michigan has become a regular with their custom-built modern muscle cars at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas but with the help from the folks at Mopar, HPP used the 2011 Detroit Auto Show to expose the sinister side of the new 2011 Chrysler 200 with the Mopar Super S Concept.

Ford Wins Overall Polk Loyalty Award at 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Ford’s resurgence is shown with the announcement that it has the highest rate of overall customer loyalty with its win at the 15th annual Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards, presented at the Automotive News World Congress as part of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Kia is the brand with most improved loyalty.

TorqueNews drives the Chevy Volt at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show

The key focus of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show is showing off new production and concept vehicles from around the American auto industry but the basement of Cobo Hall has spent the past few years as a low-speed driving course for the greenest (zero emission) vehicles in attendance and this year, the 2011 Chevy Volt was among the vehicles available for a test drive.

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