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.

Chevrolet Volt wins gold, OnStar wins silver in 2011 Edison Awards

While the Edison Gold Medal for the Chevrolet Volt highlights the innovative engineering that resulted in the production of the world’s first electric vehicle with extended range capability, the OnStar Mobile App won the silver award as the 2011 Best New Product in the Transportation in the Remote Driving Aids Segment.

Heckmann Corporation transitioning to LNG with Peterbilt 367

Heckman Corporation (NYSE: HEK), a water solutions company that provides turnkey sourcing, engineering, design and operation of integrated water pipeline gathering and management systems for oil, gas, coal mining, and utility systems has issued a purchase order for 200 Peterbilt 367 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks, making it the largest LNG Transport fleet in North America.

Chrysler alters production at Charger/Challenger, Fiat 500 plants due to Japanese crisis

The Chrysler Group has announced their first work stoppage due to the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis as the Detroit automaker has cut planned overtime at the Brampton, Ontario and Toluca, Mexico production facilities in an effort to conserve electric components sourced from Japan.

Chevy Silverado shows its metal in heavy-duty competition

In a recent address to the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Auto Dealers, told an assembled group of auto writers, auto dealers and Denver Auto Show producers, “Sales of the Chevy Silverado – a full-size pickup – are up 60 percent. Did you get that? Not six percent, but 60 percent – in this economy!”

Bugatti joining the ultra high performance luxury sedan segment with the Galibier

The Bugatti 16C Galibier originally debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show as nothing more than a concept but according to insider sources familiar with the matter, the Galibier has been given the greenlight by parent company Volkswagen Auto Group to build the super-premium luxury sedan.

Top Buick/GMC dealer attracts 30 percent of business via mobile apps

The appropriately named Sellers Buick/GMC has been designated the top dealership for that brand in the country. They are not in Los Angeles or Chicago, but rather Farmington Hills, Michigan, about 90 minutes from Detroit’s Wayne County Airport. Using the services of a firm called Search Optics they racked up over $80 million in sales during 2010.

Ford idles Mustang plant, Louisville truck plant in wake of Japanese earthquake

It has been almost a full month since the earthquake, tsunami and string of nuclear explosions rocked the Japanese auto industry and this week, Ford Motor Company has stopped production for the week of April 4th at their Louisville truck plant and the Flat Rock Mustang plant due to part shortages from Japanese suppliers.

New 2012 Volkswagen Beetle makes hip MTV debut with Black Eyed Peas

Once upon a time, new car debuts were held at auto shows media days previews in front of auto writers and news reporters. Not now, not with the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle--or as VW is calling it, the 21st Century Beetle--which will begin with a linkup to MTV in a global series of events on three continents and include live performances by the Black Eyed Peas and 2manydjs, with the New York event streamed live on the internet on April 18th.