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.
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S&P upgrades GM credit rating, places Ford on upgrade watch, and GM responds

In an update, GM responded to the rating agency, Standard & Poor's of General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) credit rating in direct response to the company's new four-year-labor deal with the UAW. Question still remains, though: Will it make much of a difference to the present stock price in light of overwhelming economic conditions affecting the entire auto stock sector?
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Unser Jr. arrested for drinking, driving 101 mph in neighborhood drag race

Retired IRL IndyCar driver "Little Al" Al Unser Jr., who won the Indianapolis 500 twice in a storied 25-year career racing fast cars, was caught by out-of-breath sheriff's deputies in New Mexico driving 101 mph early Thursday but was released from police custody almost immediately.
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Cyclone Power taps former White House Climate Change Task Force member as advisor

Cyclone Power Technologies (Pink Sheets: CYPW), developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced that it has signed an advisory agreement with former President Bill Clinton's former Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force, Roger Ballentine and his company, Green Strategies Inc.
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New Mitsubishi dealership in New Hampshire replaces shuttered Jeep store

A new Mitsubishi auto dealership is opening in November near Portsmouth, N.H., in the town of Stratham. Stratham Mitsubishi is setting up shop at the same location where new Jeeps were sold for almost half a century until hard economic times choked off sales and put the dealership out of business.
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Premium prices above MSRP common now for used cars in U.S.

NADAguides reported today that American car buyers are paying a premium for new and preowned 2011 models that they really want. It's an unusual trend that more than 100 used 2011 models have a premium showroom value that surpasses 2011 MSRP prices – some preowned 2011s are worth almost 40% more than their original MSRPs.
The 2012 Ford F150 SVT Raptor

The 2012 Ford F150 SVT Raptor gets new Torsen diff, front camera

Ford has offered up their details for the 2012 SVT Raptor F150 and the Special Vehicle Team has added a couple items to make the most capable half ton truck on the market even better – tacking on a new Torsen front differential and a front aiming camera to aid in tackling the toughest terrain.

Toyota picks Texas plant to build 2012 Tacoma TRD T|X Baja pickup

Toyota today introduced a new 2012 limited-edition pickup truck in Dallas that will be assembled for eight weeks only this spring in San Antonio. The new 2012 Tacoma Toyota Racing Development T|X Extreme pickup will start at around $35,000 after it goes into production and reaches Toyota dealerships in March.
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Hillary Clinton and 25,000 others support letting women drive in Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has cancelled the flogging of Shayma Jastaniah, who had been sentenced to 10 lashes with a whip after she was found guilty of driving a family member to the hospital. It is illegal right now for women to drive in Saudi. Now public support to give women the right to drive in Saudi Arabia is growing.
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The Chevrolet Camaro could get a track-only Mustang Cobra Jet fighter

Rumors around the high performance muscle car world are indicating that when the 2011 SEMA Show opens, GM Performance Parts (GMPP) will unveil their new Stock Eliminator Chevrolet Camaro – a purpose built drag car that will help GM racers keep up with the likes of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet and the Dodge Challenger V10 Drag Pak.

GM is adding Front Center Airbag to Buick, GMC and Chevrolet

GM is front and center with innovation as it introduces the industry’s first front center airbag on 2013 models. The front center air bag will be introduced on the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Chevrolet Traverse midsize crossovers in the 2013 model year. This new safety feature will be standard on Acadia and Traverse with power seats and all Enclaves.
The president of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Supercar fleet of Equatorial Guinea's president seized for possible corruption

The president of the tiny African nation of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo got into some trouble when a total of eleven of his high priced luxury cars got seized from his ownership. The cars were taken from the president in Paris, France on Wednesday.

KBB says first establish a realistic budget, gives tips to car buyers

The Kelley Blue Book has come out with an informative and enlightening list of expert advice from proficient and highly knowledgeable specialist in the auto industry for first time car-buyers. It shares shopping tips and guidance on how to reduce the stress and uncertainty that comes along with buying a car.