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.
Kenworth T800

Kenworth offering 'glider' kits to make old trucks new again

Got a big rig that just can't make current emissions standards? Have an old truck languishing in the back lot and in need of an upgrade? KW is offering "glider kits" to allow new drive trains to be put into older rigs, bringing them up to standard and potentially saving truckers a lot of money in taxes and fees.
The 2013 McLaren 12C Spider

The McLaren 12C Spider makes its Motor City debut

While the new McLaren 12C Spider was busy making its big debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during the Woodward Dream Cruise, today the folks from McLaren brought their incredible new drop-top supercar to the Vinsetta Garage on Woodward Ave – offering the Detroit media their first chance to check out the new convertible in a private setting.
The new Ford Ranger. photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford adding 800 jobs in South Africa due to rapid Ranger sales

After investing R3.4 billion to upgrade the Silverton Assembly Plant and Struandale Engine Plant in Pretoria, South Africa, Ford is reaping rewards with rabid sales of Ranger pickups in Africa and Europe. Consequently they are adding a second shift employing 800 new workers in the African nation to keep up with demand.
The Chevrolet Camaro pace car in bright pink

Chevrolet supports breast cancer research with a pink Camaro SS Pace Car

This weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series arrive at Atlanta Motor Speedway they will be joined by a specially painted pink 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe that will serve as the official pace car for Sunday’s Advocare 500 – lapping the field under caution while also donating money to the American Cancer Society.
The 2012 Nissan GT-R

Next generation Nissan GT-R planned for 2018 after a 2014 refresh

Lovers of high performance Japanese performance cars were distraught earlier this year when it was reported that the mighty Nissan GT-R supercar may not continue on past the current generation but a new report indicates that there will be a new version of the Nissan supercar coming in 2018 – after the current GT-R receives a refresh for 2014.
The Spyker D8 P2P

Chinese firm Youngman to help Spyker build the Saab 9-3 - sort of

Spyker has announced that Chinese firm Youngman Lotus plans to invest more than $43 million US dollars (€35,000,000 Euros) in the Spyker brand to help build the Spyker D8 SUV along with a new midsized car based on the Phoenix architecture that was going to underpin the next generation Saab 9-3.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Tricolore

The Lamborghini Gallardo replacement should pack RWD, AWD, less variants

Little is known about the supercar set to replace the current Lamborghini Gallardo but thanks to a discussion between Lamborghini America COO Michael Lock and the folks at Car & Driver – we have some insight into what we can expect when the new “entry level” Lambo arrives in the next few years.
Source: White House Fuel Economy Report, NHTSA

New CAFE standards to clean the environment, save money, reduce fossil fuel dependency

The new 54.5 miles/gallon (equivalent) CAFE standards are set to cause a dramatic reduction in fuel consumption, reducing dependency on foreign oil, reducing environmental pollution, and saving the American Economy over a trillion dollars, what's not to like about it?
The Chevrolet Volt

GM to idle Chevy Volt plant for 4 weeks in September, October

While GM has not confirmed the news, unnamed sources have indicated that the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly Plant that builds the Chevrolet Volt will take four weeks off starting in September and running through October – marking the second time this year where GM has paused production of the hot selling electric Chevy.