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 Venza, Tacoma rock NADAguides best buys

NADAguides in its 2011 Second Quarter Car Buyer's Market Report selected six models from Toyota, Acura, Dodge, GMC and Hyundai as Top Recommended Current Buys. The vehicles that offer great values and good deals from the showroom floor are the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 Manual, Toyota Venza I4 AWD, Acura TL, Dodge Challenger R/T, GMC Terrain SLE-2 and Hyundai Azera Limited.

Introducing the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition Camaro Coupe

The Chevrolet Camaro holds the leading role among cars that can talk in the modern Transformers series and with Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon set to hit theaters on June 28th, Chevrolet has announced the newest special edition Transformers-themed Camaro for the 2012 model year.

UConn's Maya Moore wins Honda-Broderick Cup again

University of Connecticut basketball player Maya Moore (pictured) won the Honda-Broderick Cup today, making her America's best female college athlete of 2011. She is the first to win the high honor two years in a row. Moore, who now plays for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA, beat out other finalists Blair Brown, a Penn State volleyball player, and Sheila Reid, a cross country and track and field standout from Villanova.

Update: International Energy Agency acting like an oil speculator and a political shrew

Contrary to popular belief, President Obama wasn’t the only diplomat to announce a theatrical release of oil from strategic reserves. Fact is, the International Energy Agency (IEA) decided last Thursday night to release 60 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserves of several member nations, and America was one of those nations. [UPDATE June 27, 2011: IEA now states per Reuters it will release 41.9 million barrels of crude and 19 million barrels of refined products, changing the mix ]

Celebrating Jeep's 70 Years at the Chrysler Museum

This weeklong celebration coincides with the Jeep Brand’s July 15 anniversary observance, the date the U.S. Army signed a contract with Willys-Overland to become the lead producer of the military reconnaissance vehicle. Free admission, a program for Jeep enthusiasts and a specially-themed cruise night are all highlights of 70 Years of Jeep Week at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, sponsored by the Dana Holding Corporation , July 12 – 17.

Monaco’s imminent nuptials get Lexus LS 600h Laundaulet

When His Serene Highness Prince Albert II weds his fiancé, Ms. Charlene Wittstock, at the Palace on the Rocher July 2, they will then tour the principality in a custom hybrid Lexus with a space-age, see-through polycarbonate roof. The full hybrid vehicle will be able to drive nearly every inch of he tour in full electric mode, underscoring the Lexus commitment to environmental stewardship.

More aluminum making its way into cars annually

Part of the U.S. auto industry’s rebound from the global recession is based on the greater use of aluminum in American built vehicles and as federally-mandated fuel efficiency requirements kick in the amount of the light weight metal used can only increase. Automotive manufacturing rose by 38 percent during 2010 and continues to grow at a rate of 11 percent over last year during 2011.

39 million drivers on highways this Independence Day

That estimate might be under the actual number, however, due to the lull in gas prices and the Presidential announcement of the release of national reserves to hold prices down. AAA’s projection of 39 million drivers venturing at least 50 miles from home is down 2.5 percent from 2010. The holiday weekend projections covers Thursday, June 30 to Monday, July 4.

Detroit 2.011 Autobeat Insider Conference addresses auto industry's new best practices

The past three years have transformed the global auto industry in ways that insiders know have redefined the “rules” for auto industry success. Today’s inaugural Autobeat Insider Conference, Detroit 2.011 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan, focused on emerging best practices.

Is Sally trading her Mustang for a scooter?

Despite the current lull in gas prices and the government’s recently announced actions to keep prices low and stimulate the economy, the Motorcycle Industry Council has announced sales of motor scooters jumped 49.6 percent during the first three months of 2011. Inside info from Allstate Insurance suggests female buyers may be leading this trend. Almost three times more women requested quotes for scooter insurance in 2010 versus men.

Summer's high time to guard against vehicle theft

Summer is prime time for vehicle theft, with July and August ranking as the months with the most auto theft incidents of the year. July 4th has the dubious distinction of ranking #3, according to the latest FBI data, of holidays with the highest reports of auto theft. Theft protection authorities caution consumers to not grow complacent about the security of their vehicles by not using common sense to protect themselves from becoming victims of this insidious crime.