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.

Enthusiasts can't stop looking at the stylish MINI Countryman

Potential buyers can't keep their eyes off of the 2011 MINI Countryman, which was chosen Thursday as NADAguides' Car of the Month for June. The vehicle pricing and information guide chose the Countryman because of its growing popularity with the public as well as for its fuel efficiency, sportiness, roominess, bucket-seat styling and safety features.

Obama wants to see auto industry resurgence for himself

President Obama will be in Toledo for about five hours on Friday to meet auto workers and to talk about the importance of keeping the auto industry strong. His itinerary includes a 1:05 p.m. tour of the Chrysler Group LLC’s Toledo Supplier Park and an opportunity to talk with the people who assemble the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro.

The 2013 EV will recharge wirelessly thanks to Evatran, Yazaki

We reported two months ago the first electric Roll Royce would charge wirelessly. Now it appears, even before the first of those is available, the common electric vehicle may do the same thing thanks to a joint venture announced today by the developer of the wireless vehicle recharging system Evatran, and Yazaki, the leading developer of electric vehicle distribution systems.

The US gov’t announces the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

Since the new Lamborghini Aventador was revealed as the replacement for the long-popular Murciélago there have been rumors of an upcoming topless model but thanks to an unlikely source – the US government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – it looks like we may have our first confirmation of the upcoming 2012 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.

Toyota Camry accelerates through the front of a Detroit area Lotus dealership

Just when Toyota’s problems centering around “unintended acceleration” seemed to be fading, a Birmingham, Michigan car dealership specializing in European exotics had a late model Toyota Camry slam through their front windows – damaging a limited edition Lotus and doing extensive damage to the business.
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The Big 3 readying for an auto builder’s blitz

As the Big Three’s market share improves as a result of the popularity of new models, and Japanese imports are impacted by the national disaster there, Detroit has rehired many workers laid off during the recent downturn. Further they are preparing for a massive hiring blitz – but something has changed significantly for these new hires – their rate of compensation.

Canadian government may sell remaining stake to Fiat

As a result of the “bailout loans” of 2008 and a variety of previous dealings, the Canadian government was left with a 1.7% stake in the Chrysler Group after the Fiat-run Chrysler paid off the balance of those loans but depending on how much Fiat pays for the last chunk of Chrysler owned by the US government, the Canadian government may be willing to sell their final 1.7% to Fiat.

General Motors responds to Nissan “Gas Powered Everything” television ad

Earlier today, TorqueNews brought you a look at the new Nissan Lead television advertisement that envisions a world where everything relies on a gasoline engine with the commercial going so far as to include the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and in reply to the playful commercial shot in the ribs, General Motors employees have offered a few choice comments.