Automotive 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.
The RTR Stage 3 Mustang

Ford Mustang named Hottest Car, F Series named Hottest Truck at SEMA 2012

The Scion FR-S was clearly one of the most popular models at the 2012 SEMA Show, with the SEMA organizers naming it the Hottest Sport Compact of the event but with more examples throughout the show than any other models – the Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car and the Ford F Series was named Hottest Truck.
The Scion FR-S

TRD rumored to be building a supercharger for the Scion FR-S

Rumors around the automotive water cooler suggest that Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is currently developing a supercharger package for the Toyota GT86 and the Scion FR-S that would be offered via their aftermarket performance parts division – a modification which would go a long way in helping the sporty rear drive Scion keep pace with the other rear wheel drive sports cars in the US market.
an eVgo Freedom Station

How do changes in electric car fast charging affect the NRG/eVgo settlement with California?

When the NRG settlement with California was announced last Spring, CHADEMO was the only fast charging standard on the market, but did the rapidly changing market for electric car fast charging throw a monkey wrench into that agreement?
The Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt posts best month ever in October 2012, continues to rout Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf posted its best month of the year and one of the best of its existence in the US through October 2012 but the electric Chevy Volt answered with its best month ever – helping the Volt to widen its already massive lead in annual sales over the Nissan EV.
an eVgo Freedom Station

NRG/eVgo free to expand into California following FERC's rejection of ECOtality's intervention

In March, California and NRG agreed to settle a decade-old lawsuit by having NRG build a large electric car charging network in California, and while ECOtality raised objections attempting to stop the deal, those objections have met with rejection, allowing eVgo to begin its expansion into California.
2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Blacktop

2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Blacktop packs sinister look, improved performance

The Chrysler Group has announced that for the 2013 model year, the Dodge Challenger R/T will be available with the optional Blacktop package that provides a dark, sinister look and while the Blacktop edition is available for other Dodge brand models, the Challenger R/T Blacktop is far more than just an appearance package.
Guy Fieri Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition

Guy Fieri's Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition debuts at SEMA

Food Network star of the show Diners’ Drive-Ins and Dives is a hardcore Chevy fan with a history of owning Bowtie clad performance models but at the 2012 SEMA Show, Fieri and Chevrolet Performance introduced the Guy Fieri Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – an open aired sports car with the power of the Corvette Z06.
The Chevrolet Malibu Performance Concept

The Chevrolet Malibu Performance Concept shows "what could be" at SEMA

While the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is in a segment of sedans that is often forgotten at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the 2012 show brought about the Malibu Performance Concept – showing how incredibly sporty this midsized sedan could be with a few aesthetic changes and some Chevrolet Performance accessories.
The 2013 Ram 1500 Little Red Express

The Ram 1500 Little Red Express packs turbo Hemi power at SEMA

Among the many vehicles at the 2012 SEMA Show was the bright red 2013 Ram 1500 regular cab short bed model that sported the vintage “Little Red Express” name and design scheme complete with exhaust stacks but unlike the 1978 red-and-gold sport pickup – the truck at the 2012 SEMA Show packed a turbocharged 5.7L Hemi engine.
A model in the Diablo wheel booth

The ladies of the 2012 SEMA Show

The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is one of the world’s largest automotive industry conventions and while the hundreds of thousands of square feet of exhibition space in the Las Vegas Convention Center are technically reserved for modified vehicles and product displays – the many beautiful ladies of the SEMA Show play a major role in drawing viewers to a company’s booth so these hard working women deserve a piece of the attention as well.