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.

Toyota, Braun give gift of mobility to paralyzed newlywed

The world can be a selfish and unforgiving place. This is a hard truth, especially in an America that can be so cold it's easy to believe nobody cares. Every once in a while, there is an exception to the rule. Such a bright spot portends hope and inspiration that not all is lost for the rest of us. A blushing bride's road from tragedy to triumph, with help from friends like Toyota and The Braun Corp., is proof of that.

Zietlow sets world record in 14,000-mile race

It’s called the TDI-Panamericana Challenge and it is the longest race in the world from the tip of Argentina to the barren plains of Dead Horse, Alaska at the northern edge of the North American continent. Fourteen thousand miles through grueling weather extremes and conditions; incredible altitude climbs and descents, not to mention variations in terrain that defy the imagination.

Toyota stock finally breaks out above May price gap

It was just a few weeks ago that Toyota Motor (ADR: TM) showed signs of filling past overhead resistance on the weekly chart, the early March price gap of 84.76 to 84.28 which was tested and failed in May. While that event in a way extended the gap in time, the stock closed Thursday above the gap at 85.47, a significant technical event. [Friday Market Close Update: TM closed at 85.01, still above the gap, but barely.]

Polyurethane, chemical professionals seek to reward innovators

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council seeks entries for its 2011 Polyurethane Innovation Award. The winner will be chosen during the closing session of the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference, which runs Sept. 26-28 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Deadline for nominees is 5 p.m. Aug. 12.

Gentex earnings call reveals full implementation of camera-based safety systems still subject to NHTSA

Gentex Corporation (Nasdaq: GNTX) recently held its earnings call with stock analysts for the second quarter, revealing information about the RCD (Rear View Camera Devices) and the upcoming NHSTA decision to make them required by law.

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt comes to the Carolinas

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt was initially offered in a few markets around the US including California, Washington, D.C., Texas, New York Michigan, New Jersey, and Connecticut but as the innovative electric vehicle looks to build sales as the end of the year nears – the Chevy Volt is beginning to arrive in new markets including North and South Carolina.

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV mess goes viral

When Toyota issued a tersely worded statement Tuesday saying everyone who wants a 2012 RAV4 EV will be able to buy one from a showroom, it wasn't just stating the obvious. The Japanese carmaker was compelled to do damage control because the online auto press took someone's blog as gospel and went hog-wild in reporting as fact that the Tesla battery-powered RAV4 EV would only be sold to fleet and car-sharing programs. Which isn't true.

Audi fielding five new models for 2012

The auspicious German automaker is filling out its line of high-end sedans with the A6 and A7, adding a W12 engine to the A8 – one of the most technologically advanced cars on the planet, redefining their RS high performance line with the TT RS and putting the R8 GT in weight training for a lighter, higher output experience. Having set U.S. sales record in 2011, the new year looks so bright, Audi execs no doubt HAVE to wear shades.