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.

Driving costs increase for 2011, says AAA, but that's not counting gas

It's more expensive to drive this year, says the American Automobile Association, but it's not what you think. Costs are up by an average of 1.9 cents per mile to 58.5 cents per mile led by the cost of tires, and the improved overall average gas mileage didn't offset the increased fuel prices...but that was before prices started the recent rapid rise.
2011 Ford Fusion

A review of one of America’s best-selling cars - the 2011 Ford Fusion

Over the past year, the 2011 Ford Fusion has been one of the bestselling cars in the US market with both standard gas and hybrid variants taking on the best of what Japan has to offer, helping Ford Motor Company to become the sales leader in the US and recently, I had a chance to spend some time in a 2011 Fusion.

Nissan investigating no-start problem with 2011 Leaf electric vehicle

Today, Nissan was able to resume normal production of the 2011 Leaf exactly a month after the earthquake rocked Japan on March 11th but as the Japanese automaker prepares to ramp up production and delivery of the electric vehicle – they are forced to deal with reports from Japan and the US about the Leaf’s electric drivetrain failing to start.

Seven overlooked vehicles you must consider in 2011

The National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) has released a list of vehicles not likely to be first in the buyers mind, but deserving of a thorough look due to a combination of quality engineering, overall design, prized features, great performance and excellent fuel efficiency. In short, NADA feels these vehicles show heightened value comparing the MSRP to a checklist of desired traits and abilities.

Navistar demonstrates dual-fuel protoype at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) has continued its leadership in alternative fueled vehicles with the demonstration of a prototype 2011 International® ProStar®+ powered by a 13-liter MaxxForce® dual fuel engine—diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG), at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

BMW and Brilliance joint venture to show 5-Series plug-in hybrid at Shanghai show

BMW Brilliance Automotive, a joint venture between BMW and the Chinese automaker Brilliance will use the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show to premiere a prototype of a plug-in hybrid sedan. The hybrid is based on the long-wheelbase version of the BMW 5-Series, a model exclusively for the Chinese market, built by Brilliance at its facilities in Shenyang, Chinyang, China.