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.

Armoring Auto Shop busted by units of the Mexican Army

An auto shop used to bulletproof vehicles for drug gangs was raided by Mexican troops yesterday, according to a report by Adriana Gomez Licon with ABC News today. Ten people were taken into custody and10 vehicles currently being converted to armored, bulletproof status. Six other reinforced vehicles were found warehoused in the state of Sinaloa and were also confiscated by the army personnel.

San Juan Police working to thwart auto theft by Mexican Drug Cartels

Police in San Juan think a sticker is a good start to preventing your car from being stolen and going across the border into Mexico for incidious purposes. The program is designed not only to protect property, but also to keep stolen vehicles out of the hands of drug cartels south of the border.
The Ram 392 Quick Silver

The Ram 392 Quick Silver headed to SEMA 2011 looking like the Ram SRT8

Earlier this year, I had a chance to speak with SRT CEO Ralph Gilles about the possibility of seeing an SRT-powered Ram in the future and while he couldn’t offer any future product plans, the Ram 392 Quick Silver coming to the 2011 SEMA Show could be a preview of “what could be” if Gilles’ SRT engineers were to build a Ram 1500 of their own.
The Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR

The Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR coming to the 2011 SEMA Show

Chrysler’s Mopar performance parts division always has a massive presence at the SEMA Show and 2011 will be no different, as the Mopar Underground team will unveil their Dodge Challenger SRT8 ACR – built almost entirely with parts from the Mopar catalog to pay homage to the incredible Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR that recently reclaimed the production car lap time record at the famed Nürburgring.
2012 Honda Civic CNG Green Car of the Year semi-finalist

Finalists for 2012 Green Car of the Year Announced Ahead of LA Auto Show

The five finalists for the 2012 Green Car of the Year have been announced with the field reduced to the: 2012 Ford Focus Electric, 2012 Mitsubishi i, the 2012 Honda Civic CNG, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI and the 2012 Toyota Prius V. The winner will be announced at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 17.
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Berlin’s Automotive Arsonist arrested

An Automotive Arsonist who torched more than 100 cars in Berlin, a campaign many thought was the work of political extremists, was arrested by police yesterday. The unnamed 27-year-old was moved to violence by the same rage and frustration motivating Occupy Wall Street and related protests globally, though in this case the protest was personal and childishly pursued to a criminal extent.
The Nissan Leaf is a shining example of their commitment to the environment

Nissan boosts corporate commitment to environment

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has announced Nissan Green Program 2016, a new six-year environmental plan (NGP 2016). This new plan will focus on reducing the company’s carbon footprint, implementing a shift to renewable energy and increasing the diversity of resources used in production. This will include committing 70 percent of the annual research and advanced engineering budget to environmental technologies.
The Saab 9-X Air Concept

Saab chooses to cancel $340mil investment deal with Chinese firms

Saab and parent company Swedish Automobiles NV (Swan) has reportedly canceled the investment deals with Chinese firms Pang Da and Youngman Lotus after the two Chinese firms each made low-buck buyout offers last week - effectively preventing themselves from receiving the $340 million that the automaker had been desperately hoping for as they work through government assisted reorganization.
The Stitchcraft Explorer

The Ford Explorer to show its smooth side at SEMA 2011

Even though the new Ford Explorer’s unibody construction is viewed by some as being less than ideal for off-roading and other rigorous activities, Ford Motor Company is quick to point out just how capable their hot-selling SUV is but when the 2011 SEMA Show opens in Las Vegas, Ford will focus on featuring the smooth, street-going side of the full sized sport ute.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions

A preview of the Ford trucks headed to the 2011 SEMA Show

The Ford F Series will surely be among the most widely featured vehicles at the 2011 SEMA Show among the many exhibitors but today, Ford offered up a preview of the bestselling trucks that they are bringing to their massive SEMA display with help from Superlift, Skyjacker, CGS Performance Products and Hulst Customs.
Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce dealerships to open in South America in 2012

Rolls-Royce, the famed luxury British automaker, has announced that it will begin selling vehicles in South America. This is a first for Rolls-Royce. The company has already begun talking with potential dealers in Brazil and Chile, who are interesting in selling the company's two models, the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Phantom. The dealerships are planning to open in March 2012.

Toyota gets the word out in many ways about the 2012 Toyota Camry

Toyota this week launched a marketing campaign for the all-new 2012 Camry called “It’s Ready. Are You?” The campaign demonstrates how the seventh-generation Camry addresses changes in consumers’ vehicle needs and expectations through innovations and improvements to the look of the Japanese company's flagship automobile.
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Japanese automakers continue to have production delays in Thailand

Toyota, Honda, and many other Japanese and American automobile manufacturers are experiencing production delays in Thailand. This is due to the immense flooding that has plagued the Southeast Asian country since July. This is a continuing issue for automotive manufacturing in Thailand, as production has been halted since early in October.