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.
The 2011 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost

Ford anti-theft car devices in part to thank for auto theft decrease

In 2011 there was a 7.2 percent decrease in the number of Americans who fell victim to car thefts than in 2010, as reported by the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report. Ford Motor Corp is aware that persistent thieves are still on the prowl and is offering safety tips on how to keep cars from being stolen by predators.
Saab 9-5 Wagon

Saab gets a glimmer of hope from the Swedish government

While things are far from good, the Saab brand has received a brief glimmer of hope from the Swedish government as their appeal for government protection from creditors has been granted – giving the automaker a new chance to prove to the Swedish authorities that protection during corporate reorganization can save the struggling company.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

GM expects most 2012 Camaro ZL1 buyers to pick auto trans

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will hit the streets early next year as the most powerful Camaro in the Chevrolet brand’s storied history of high performance models and while a proper 6-speed manual transmission will be offered in the ZL1, General Motors expects that more than 50% of these super-Camaros will be fitted with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
Porsche: Andre Oosthuizen

Porsche Cars North America names Andre Oosthuizen VP of marketing

Porsche Cars North America today appointed Andre Oosthuizen vice president, marketing for the U.S.-based arm of the German luxury car marque. Mr. Oosthuizen, who will be based in Atlanta, the headquarters for Porsche Cars in the United States, Canada and Mexico, joins PCNA from Porsche Middle East & Africa FZE.
Toyota stock trading at New York opening bell on 9/19/2011

Toyota stock affected by more than plans to relocate key parts manufacturing

It’s amazing how much change an earthquake and tsunami can bring to the parts portfolio management within the auto industry, especially for a world giant like Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM), which currently exports parts for hybrid cars to its factories outside Japan, including America, but talk is easier than action, and world economics have a powerful influence.
saturn ion red line

GM and UAW will revive plant where Ions, other Saturns were made

The Saturn Ion was a great compact car for first-time car buyers as the Saturn brand was limping on its last legs. The affordably priced Ion was one of the last vehicles of the almost 4 million vehicles that were made by Saturn at the factory in Spring Hill, Tenn., over the course of 17 years. That same plant is expected to be resuscitated as part of the pending contract between General Motors and the UAW.
Chevrolet Equinox

GM might build Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain at Spring Hill plant

General Motors Co. as part of its pending agreement with the UAW is poised to reopen an idled factory near Nashville by next summer to fulfill a promise to the UAW to create jobs. More than 2,000 people would need to be hired or brought off layoff in Tennessee if General Motors plans to run that plant full blast to make cars.
bob king

Ratification next step for 4-year GM-UAW contract

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and the UAW shook hands on a four-year contract late Friday, giving GM's rank and file their first pay raises in eight years. While terms of the General Motors-UAW deal weren't immediately disclosed, Reuters reported that 48,500 unionized GM workers would get $5,000 "signing bonuses" and that at least 570 laid-off workers would be re-employed.
The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in

Toyota reveals pricing on the Toyota Prius V and Plug-in

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. has announced the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices at the annual Green Drive Expo for two new hybrid vehicles, the Toyota Prius v and Prius Plug-in. The all new Prius v and Prius Plug-in are the two newest additions to the Prius Family, soon to be followed by the city-friendly Toyota Prius c, which will launch in next year.
2012 Acura TSX

Acura sets prices for 2012 Acura TSX and adds Special Edition

Acura today added a new model and held the line on prices for its entry-level TSX family of cars, with a $200 MSRP increase per auto. Prices range from $29,810 for the bare-bones 2012 Acura TSX sports sedan to $34,810 for the tech-driven 2012 TSX Sport Wagon with Technology Package. Both 2012 cars are available now in showrooms.
Car Seat Belt Safety

Car seatbelts used unsafely according to study

Approximately 40,000 people die each year in car crashes and many times, improper use of the car seatbelt is to blame, according to ADTSEA. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for people 3-years old through 34-years old; however if used correctly, seat belts can prevent death in just about half of these crashes, according to MSNBC.