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.

Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel spotted out testing – in the US

Earlier today, we brought you the news of the Jeep Grand Cherokee making its debut when the Geneva Motor Show opens next month and although few expect to see the diesel Jeep in the US, a pair of CRD-badged test mules out roaming the Michigan roads suggests that the oil-burning SUV could show up at North American Jeep dealerships.

WD-40/SEMA Cares 2011 Ford Mustang GT raises $200k

The WD-40/SEMA Cares 2011 Ford Mustang GT customized by a wide variety of aftermarket specialty companies made its grand debut at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and late last month, the bright blue and yellow customized Mustang rolled off the stage at the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction after raising over $200,000 for children’s charities.

The personal cars of recent Presidents may surprise you

Many of you may know our current President Barack Obama was driving a Chrysler 300C when he became a candidate in 2008. However his stance on alternative fuels lead him to trade that car in for a Ford Escape Hybrid.

Interestingly, Howard Taft, the first President to drive a horseless carriage tooled about in an Electric Baker, now owned by Jay Leno, 100 years ago.

It seems we have nearly come full circle. Will the next president drive a plug-in car?

Former President George W. Bush has a Ford 250 pickup he mostly drives about his ranch in Texas.

Comerica: auto affordability improving though rates rising

The purchase and financing of an average-priced new vehicle requires 23.2 weeks of median family income in the fourth quarter of 2010, an advance in affordability of 0.5 weeks. Consumers on average spent $700 less (a 3 percent decrease) on a new car. At the same time, the financial costs of a new car increased as the average interest rate on car loans rose 0.5 percent.