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.

Suzuki giving away spending money on relaunched site

American Suzuki, hoping to promote itself so people think of it as a car company that possesses "the power of engineering" instead of just a cool maker of motorcycles and bikes, relaunched its Web site Friday morning to make it faster, easier to use and more informative, so people are ready to buy when they hit the showroom floor.

NHTSA considering mandating "black box" recorders in all cars

Every airliner you fly in contains a "black box" which records every conceivable detail about the aircraft, including its vital signs, its location, direction and flight path, and what is being said in the cockpit. These black boxes (which are actually bright orange) are designed to survive the most extreme of impacts and are waterproof as well as fire resistant to almost 2000 degrees

NCSR looking for the most dangerous intersections in the U.S.

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) has issued a call to drivers asking them to submit dangerous intersections as part of a national movement to make our worst intersections safer. It is estimated there will be more than 400 traffic fatalities and 39,400 injuries from motor vehicle collisions over the Memorial Day weekend.

First Quarter auto sales buoyed by expanding loan policies

Auto manufacturers across the board have been claiming sales increases in the 10 to 30 percent range in the first quarter of 2011, as compared to the same period last year. Now Experian Automotive has reported the share of loans to credit-challenged new vehicle shoppers grew by 11.1 percent in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 2010.

Emissions from traffic congestion cause 2,200 premature deaths annually

It’s known that the air near major intersections where traffic stagnates is highly polluted with particulate matter. Now a study by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA) at the School of Public Health projects the additional emissions from traffic congestion in the nation's 83 largest urban areas lead to more than 2,200 premature deaths in the U.S. last year.

Canadian Auto Workers concerned about Impala production in Detroit

Yesterday we brought you the news that General Motors will produce the next generation Chevrolet Impala at the Detroit Hamtramck plant – leaving us wondering what the workers currently building the Impala think about the move and we already have a statement from the Canadian Auto Workers’ head.

ASME 2011 Turbo Expo to feature turbine expertise of Concepts NREC

Concepts NREC, a world leader in turbomachinery-focused design and development, CAE/CAM software and manufacturing services, will have significant presence at the ASME 2011 Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition (ASME 2011 Turbo Expo) June 6-10 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre in Vancouver, B.C.

Sirius XM Radio stock (Nasdaq: SIRI) hits $2.42 for second time in three weeks

When a special report on 5/13 by CNBC brought Sirius XM Radio stock (Nasdaq: SIRI) to the forefront of investors’ minds, the charts which told the story were looking for a possible retest of some swing lows. Today, it may be communicating the start of testing swing highs by completing the test and closing higher at $2.325 while hitting a $2.42 high, a level not seen since July, 2008.

BMW's new technology may end automotive collisions with bikes

The German manufacturer announced they are developing technology that can extrapolate when a vehicle is about to turn into oncoming traffic. The system is called Turn Left Assistant, and it can alert drivers of cars, trucks and motorcycles with a heads up display, even braking the car when necessary.

Tesla going far with its smog-free Roadster

The Tesla Roadster 2.5 has become iconic for "best of both worlds." The stylish six-figure sports car not only delivers the equivalent of an almost unbelievable 124 miles per gallon on an electric charge but also is expected to snag a perfect greenhouse gas and smog emissions rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible to lead the field at the 100th Indy 500

When the field takes the track this Sunday around noon for the 100th running of the famous Indianapolis 500 a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible will serve as the pace car – the 22nd time a Chevrolet has lead the field and the 7th time the fabled Chevy pony car has been selected as the Indy 500 pace car.

EPA releases new fuel economy new car window stickers for 2013 model year vehicles

Beginning with the 2013 model year, a new car window sticker--called a "monroney" in the trade--will be required by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation. The new sticker design will display the same fuel economy information but with a different emphasis and add new data based on new assumptions.