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.

Honda recalls almost 2.5 million globally for transmission failures

Honda has announced that they will be recalling almost 2.5 million vehicles in markets around the world for a reflash of the automatic transmission control module that could help prevent transmission failure in certain situations, with the bulk of these vehicles being found in the United States.

GM confirms the Cadillac XTS and ATS for 2012

The automotive world has known for some time now that General Motors is planning on rolling out two all new Cadillac sedans and yesterday while speaking at the 2011 Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars, GM’s North American President Mark Reuss confirmed that 2012 will bring about the new Cadillac XTS and Cadillac ATS.

CAR MBS 2011 reveals auto industry still uncertain on next IC Engine choices

As the Center for Automotive’s Management Briefing Seminar for 2011 is now officially closed, few analysts will peer into the words that were not said as much as what was stated. One area is the Advanced Powertrains, and the uncertainty of auto management teams to choose a best technical direction when it comes to the IC engine.

2011 LA Auto Show expecting over 50 automotive debuts

With still four months until show time, The2011 Los Angeles Auto Show announced it expects more than 50 vehicle debuts Nov. 16 and 17. Following historic changes within the industry itself, the LA Auto Show continues to showcase fuel-efficient vehicles including all-electrics and other alternative fuel technologies. Innovations in design, luxury, performance as well as cutting-edge technology have become the hallmark of the L.A. Show.

2012 Infiniti FX gets a facelift with 20-inch wheels and more

The vehicle that perhaps best embodies the crossover concept, the 2012 Infiniti FX will come to market with a facelift among other enhancements for 2012. Other visual upgrades include new 20-inch wheels and a considerably updated instrument cluster. In addition, a Limited Edition of only 550 special Infiniti FX 35s will be built for American sale.

Study reveals carsickness may have hereditary link

Diamond, a British company specializing in auto insurance for women, has released a new study showing one in four British children get sick from traveling in autos. The study clearly suggests this tendency could run in the family. Further, the report based on a sample of 2,000 parents states even parents whose kids aren't normally carsick prepare by bringing along airsick bags just in case.
Lamborghini Aventador

Need for Speed: The Run to feature Aventador, Camaro ZL1 in Limited Edition

The folks at EA Games have rolled out a new video trailer giving us our first good clear look at the upcoming Need for Speed: The Run, which includes news of a special limited edition pack which offers 5 exclusive events and three special vehicles – the Lamborghini Aventador, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the upcoming new Porsche 911 Carrera S.

Protean Electric produces breakthrough electric vehicle drive system

Through tomorrow, Protean Electric, an company completely committed to developing and perfecting this technology, is demonstrating a revolutionary approach to in-wheel electric motor drive technology at the Management Briefing Seminar through Aug. 4 in Traverse City, Mich. The demo involves a front-wheel-drive Vauxhall Vivaro, equipped with Protean Drive wheel motors creating a hybrid, diesel-powered light-commercial van only shown in Europe to date.

2011 BMW 535i named NADAguides' best car for August

NADAguides chose the 2011 BMW 535i for its August Car of the Month, "based on exceptional overall design inside and out, smooth power, controlled and comfortable drive, responsive handling and intuitive ahead-of-the-curve technology and safety features," the online automotive analysts said in making the announcement this afternoon.

Are asphalt streets making our heat wave worse???

Most of the country has been locked in a record setting heat wave for 19 days or more while the southern 11 percent of the country (around the gulf coast) is facing one of the worst droughts in history. Is the blacktop surface of 94 percent of our roads, parking lots, big box stores and malls contributing to the heat domes forming over our cities?