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.
The 2012 Prius c will join the Prius family next Spring. Photo courtesy Toyota

GreenCarReports names the Prius Family the 2012 Best Green Car to Buy

The 2012 Toyota Prius family of vehicles has been named “Best Green Car to Buy 2012.” During the coming year, the Prius family will expand to four vehicles, including the now available the third-generation Prius Liftback, and Prius v, plus the still to come Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and Prius c.
The 2012 Porsche Boxster S

A week in the life of an automotive journalist

Being a professional automotive journalist is a great gig and while it can be a tough world in which to make a living - the excessive work is well worth the rewards. Our regular readers frequently ask me what it is like to live the life of an auto writer so I thought that I would take this week to do a series piece aptly titled “A week in the life of an automotive journalist” - and this is the first installment in that series.
The 2012 BMW X5 M is the dirtiest vehicle according to Forbes list.

Forbes list of America's eight filthiest new vehicles

The 2012 BMW X5 tops Forbes list as the dirtiest vehicle on America's roads. It is closely followed by the 2012 BMW X6M and the 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon among the filthiest vehicles in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. While not everyone has embraced the move to environmental sustainability, no manufacturer really wants to be on this list derived via the publisher’s own computational formula.
GM stock daily chart as of 11-28-2011 by Frank Sherosky,

GM stock trading reveals uncertainty to details of Volt investigation by NHTSA

Perhaps investors in General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) stock realized the company isn’t hiding like Toyota did a few years ago, but is taking on the negative press of the NHTSA investigation into a fire with a Chevy Volt after it was compromised by a NHTSA crash test.
 Toyota GT 86

The FT 86 concept emerges as the Toyota GT 86 during Tokyo Motor Show

The Toyota GT 86 will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, Dec. 3-11, ending the wait for the one of the most anticipated cars in history. This is the culmination of the FT-86 concept unveiled near the end of 2009, then taken to the next level with the FT-86 II concept in Geneva earlier this year. This is the new Toyota sports car!
Need for Electric Avenue at the 2012 NAIAS just might be fading, too

EV halo effect officially fades with Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show

Nothing tarnishes a leading automotive halo like multiple auto shows and competing technologies. It produces diminishing media attention; and that’s now beginning to happen to EVs, especially since the Green Car Journal chose Honda's nat-gas propulsion over electricity as the Green Car of the Year at the 2011 LA Auto Show.