August 2008 Archives

Refreshed 2009 Honda Civic Coupe Revealed

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Last week Honda officially unveiled the restyled 2009 Honda Civic sedan and hybrid models.

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Earlier today a photo of the interior of the production Chevy Volt hybrid surfaced and now we have some shots of the car on the set of Transformers 2. What's exciting is that these our are first look at the production version of the car.

Spy Shots: 2010 Ford Mustang Hood Exposed

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Yesterday Ford released an official photo of the new pony emblem on the 2010 Ford Mustang. Now today we have an un-official photo of the hood of the new Mustang.

Spy Shots: Production Chevy Volt Interior Exposed?

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GM has slowly been releasing more teaser images of one its most highly anticipated new models, the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid.

Lexus LF-A Supercar Cancelled?

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Lexus has been working on its LF-A supercar for quite sometime. It originally appeared as a concept, which was eventually approved for production...well now things may have changed.

The Torque Report and SocialVibe Want to Put and End to Cancer!

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It's not too late to Stand Up To Cancer!

Hyundai Recalls 65,000 Elantras

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Hyundai is recalling about 65,000 2008 Elantras to fix a problem with the fuel pump.

2010 Ford Mustang Badge Unveiled

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Ford has unveiled the badge for the new 2010 Mustang.


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HURST is going to unveil the limited edition 2009 HURST/ HEMI Dodge Challenger at SEMA.

2009 Hyundai Genesis Receives NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Rating

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Hyundai's first rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan, the Genesis has just received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s five-star crash test rating, the highest possible.

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Chrysler has announced today that the automaker is "preparing to explore strategic options for the Dodge Viper business", which means that Chrysler could sell the car to another automaker.

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AutoTelegraaf is claiming that Lexus is going to release a droptop version of the IS next year.

BMW Increases Pricing for 2009 Models by 2.1 Percent

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BMW has officially announced the pricing for its 2009 models.

Cadillac to Get a Version of the Chevy Volt Plug-In Hybrid?

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Yesterday reports surfaced that Cadillac is working on a new small 4-cylinder powered sedan and now rumors are circulating that Cadillac may also receive a version of the highly anticipated Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid.

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Ford has announced today plans to convert its Michigan truck plant into a plant for its new global C-cars.

Mazda Kazamai Concept Unveiled in Moscow

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Mazda has officially unveiled the Kazamai Concept in Moscow today.

Help The Torque Report Put an End to Cancer!

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The latest photos of the all-new Honda City have surfaced on the web.

2010 Buick LaCrosse Teaser Pic Released

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GM has released a single teaser photo of the all-new 2010 Buick LaCrosse.

Cadillac is Working on a New 4-Cylinder Sedan for 2011

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Cadillac is currently working on a small 4-cylinder sedan that will be offered in the US in late 2010 as a 2011 model....something that was unthinkable a year ago.

2009 Kia Forte Brochure Hits The Web

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Kia released more info and photos of the all-new 2009 Kia Forte (Spectra replacement) last week and now we have even more images thanks to a leaked brochure for the new car.

2010 Camaro SS Photos Emerge

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GM has yet to officially release any photos of the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, so for now we've had to just deal with the photos of the lesser powered Camaros..until now.

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Chrysler's first hybrids, the 2009 Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen two-mode hybrids are going to be in showrooms later this year.

More Details and Photos of the All-New 2009 Kia Forte

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Kia has officially released the details of the all-new 2009 Kia Forte, which will eventually replace the Kia Spectra in the US.

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SocialVibe and The Torque Report have teamed up to raise money for a very important cause, Stand Up To Cancer.

2011 Chevy Cruze Photos Officially Released

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GM has officially released three photos of the upcoming 2011 Chevy Cruze small sedan that is going to be officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October .

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GM has officially unveiled the V6 powered 2010 Chevy Camaro, but has yet to unveil the V8 Camaro SS...although thanks to Fergie and Conde Nast, we have the first photo of the car.

2011 Honda Civic Euro-Spec Exposed?

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Honda unveiled the refreshed 2009 Honda Civic a few days ago and now AutoExpress claims that they have the first exclusive shots of the all-new 2011 Civic.

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GM officially unveiled the 2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck earlier this year with the same 361-horsepower 6.0L V8 as the sedan, well now it looks like the G8 ST might get a V6 as well.

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Hyundai's first entry in the rear-wheel-drive luxury segment, the Genesis is just hitting dealerships. Next year Hyundai is also going to launch the Genesis coupe and together Hyundai is hoping to sell 50,000 units combined in the US.

So Sad...Man Crashes Audi R8 into a River

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The Audi A8 is one of the most beautiful cars on the road, but that didn't stop a guy from driving it too crazy and crashing it into a river.

All-New 2009 Honda Fit Starts at $14,550

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Honda has announced the pricing for the all-new 2009 Fit that will be in dealerships next week.

Join The Torque Report by Supporting Stand Up To Cancer!

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Ok...so its been what about a week or two since we've had any new Camaro news. Well it looks like one dealer has already received the salesperson reference guide for the 2010 Camaro and of course here it is on the internet.

Volkswagen CC Gold Coast Edition Revealed at Pebble Beach

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VW is going to release the all-new CC later this year. Now the automaker has unveiled the CC Gold Coast Edition at Pebble Beach.

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Bugatti officially unveiled the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport a few days ago at Pebble Beach and today the first car was auctioned off by the Gooding & Company for $2.9 million.

GM Cancels the "Gm Style" Event to Cut Costs

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One of the more exciting things, besides the cars of course at the annual NAIAS Auto Show in Detroit is GM’s Style event. This year the exciting pre-auto show party featured some of GM's exciting model's on stage with artists such as Mary J. Blige and Maroon 5...there were of course lots of hot models as well.

2009 Honda Civic Sedan and Hybrid Officially Unveiled

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Honda has officially unveiled the refreshed 2009 Honda Civic Sedan and Civic Hybrid.

2008 Honda Element Recalled to Fix Suspension

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Honda and the NHTSA hava issued a small recall of some 2008 Honda Elements.

2009 Acura TL Officially Unveiled...Here's All The Details

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Acura has officially unveiled the 2009 Acura TL including all the details on the new sedan.

2010 Cadillac CTS Coupe to be Unveiled this November in LA

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GM surprised everyone with the unveiling of the Cadillac CT coupe earlier this year. Now that the new CTS Sport Wagon has been unveiled we can look forward to November when the production CTS Coupe is set to make its debut.

Ford's New EcoBoost Engines Will Add About $700

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Next year Ford is going to debut its first line of EcoBoost engines and Ford is expecting them to add about $700 to each car.

2009 VW Jetta TDI is Now in Showrooms

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VW has officially announced that the 2009 VW Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen are now available at your local VW dealer.

GM Announces Employee Pricing for Everyone

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GM has announced the return of employee pricing for its 2008 models and the 2009 Pontiac Vibe.

Re-Styled 2009 Honda Civic Exposed!

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Honda is going to refresh its popular Civic for the 2009 model year and thanks to a guy with a scanner we have the first images from the 09' brochure.

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Bugatti has unveiled the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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Infiniti has released one single photo of the upcoming G37 Convertible before its official unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November.

Lincoln Confirms Production of the MKT Crossover for 2010

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Lincoln has confirmed the production of the MKT crossover for 2010.

Toyota Kills Plans for New Supra and Next-Gen FJ Cruiser

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According to the Automotive News Toyota has dropped the successor to the Supra from its product plans due to the high mpg requirements in the US.

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon Unveiled at Pebble Beach

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Cadillac has officially unveiled the 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

All-New 2010 Cadillac SRX Unveiled

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Earlier this year Cadillac unveiled the Provoq Concept, which featured an E-Flex fuel cell drivetrain. Well Cadillac has basically taken the Provoq and put a conventional V6 engine to come up with the all-new SRX crossover.

New Production Chevy Volt Teaser Images Released

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GM has released more photos the production version of the upcoming Chevy Volt.

2009 Ford Fiesta Production Begins in Cologne

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Ford has officially started production of the 2009 Ford Fiesta in Cologne, Germany today.

2009 HUMMER H2 Black Chrome Edition Unveiled...Why?

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HUMMER is seriously on the brink of extinction now that the SUV market has died and GM is looking to unload the brand...but HUMMER is still here for now. HUMMER has unveiled the 2009 HUMMER H2 Black Chrome Edition.

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Pontiac officially unveiled the G8 Sports Truck earlier this year, but at the same time announced that no official name had been picked. Well its been confirmed and I'm sorry to all you El Camino fans out there...but the G8 Sports Truck has been officially named the Pontiac G8 ST.

Ford Strives to Make a Profit on Small Cars

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For years automakers have claimed that small cars equal small profits, which explains their focus on bigger more profitable vehicles. Well now that large vehicles are out, automakers are trying to go small without killing their profits. Ford is hoping that its new "global" Focus will deliver double digit percentage profit improvements compared to the current US-spec Focus.

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Chrysler has announced plans to invest $1.8 billion retooling and expanding its Jefferson North Assembly Plant in order to produce a new car-based Jeep.

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Honda is hard at work on its 5-door hybrid hatchback that is aimed squarely at the Toyota Prius.

All-New 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Starts at $22,170

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Dodge has announced the pricing for the all-new 2009 Dodge Ram pickup.

BMW Recalls 200,000 Vehicles

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BMW is going to issue a recall notice to owners of about 200,000 2004-2006 vehicles.

Toyota Wants the Big 3 To Survive?

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According to Steve St. Angelo, head of Toyota's Kentucky assembly plant and senior vice president in charge of engineering and manufacturing for North America, if one of the "Big 3" automakers were to die it would be devastating to Toyota and the industry as a whole.

Cadillac STS and DTS Replacements Put on Hold

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Consumers' demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles has caused GM to put the replacements for its largest Cadillac sedans on hold.

2009 BMW 6 Series Edition Sport Unveiled

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BMW has unveiled a new sports package for its 6 Series coupe and convertible.

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Honda is one of the few automakers that didn't fall for the truck and big SUV craze and is actually benefiting from it now that gas prices are insane.

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Earlier this year GM quietly released the XFE version of the Chevy Cobalt. XFE stands for "Xtra Fuel Economy" and means that vehicles labeled with this tag feature more fuel-saving technologies to save even more gas. GM has announced today that the Cobalt XFE is going to be joined by XFE versions of the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon.

2009 Audi RS 6 Unveiled with a Price Tag of 105,550 Euros

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Audi has taken the wraps off the 2009 Audi RS 6 sedan.

2009 Audi A6 and S6 Unveiled with a Facelift and More Power

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Audi has unveiled the changes to the 2009 A6 and S6.

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Ford has set the goal of launching its newest small cars with the highest quality ever in its attempt to challenge Toyota.

Ford May Kill the Taurus X and Mercury Sable

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According to The Detroit News, Ford is planning on reducing the production of the Taurus X and Mercury Sable by half starting next year.

Toyota Solara Convertible Returns from the Dead

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Toyota was expected to kill the slow selling Solara Coupe and Convertible by the end of this month...but now it looks that at least the convertible has been saved.

Lexus Delays LF-A and GS-F but Other Vehicles Are on the Way

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According to reports Lexus has delayed the introduction of the LF-A supercar and high performance GS-F sedan.

2009 Honda Ridgeline Officially Unveiled

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Honda has updated the 2009 Ridgeline pickup with a host of changes including new front and rear fascias.

2009 Acura TL Revealed with 305 Horsepower

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Acura recently released one official photo of the all-new 2009 Acura TL, but now the guys over at Inside Line have put up a full set of photos and more of the details about the new TL.

2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Starts at $71,685

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Cadillac has announced the pricing for its first hybrid model, the Escalade Hybrid.

Aston Martin One-77 £1 Million Coupe Image Released

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Aston Martin has released the first image of the limited edition One-77, Aston's newest flagship.

2009 Acura RL Awarded IIHS "Top Safety Pick"

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The redesigned 2009 Acura RL has received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety pick award.

All-New VW Golf GTI and R Variant Coming Next Year

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VW officially unveiled the all-new VVW Golf a few days ago, but said nothing about the GTI and R32 models.

Honda is Considering Bringing More JDM Models to the US

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Ford has been making headlines lately due to its plans to bring several of its popular European models to the US in the near future. Now it looks like Honda is reportedly also looking at a similar plan that could bring some of its models in Japan to the US as well.

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Honda is going to take the wraps off its first all-new Hybrid only model since the Insight, this October.

2009 Toyota RAV4 Gets a Few Changes and More Power

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Toyota has officially unveiled the changes to the RAV4 line for the 2009 model year.

2009 Toyota Yaris 5-Door Starts at $13,305

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Toyota has officially released the specs and pricing for the 5-door version of its popular Yaris subcompact.

Revised 2009 Honda Ridgeline Revealed on the Web

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The changes and upgrades to the 2009 Honda Ridgeline have been revealed a little early thanks to the web.

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Nissan has finally confirmed what many of us have been waiting for the Infiniti G lineup.

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Spy photographers recently caught up with what appears to be an new Acura crossover.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the all-new 2009 Ford Flex a 5-star front and side impact crash test rating highest, its highest possible score.

All-New 2009 VW Golf aka Rabbit Officially Unveiled

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VW has officially unveiled the all-new 2009 VW Golf, which is the Rabbit here in the US.

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Porsche has unveiled its newest special edition versions of the Boxster S and Cayman S mid-engined sports cars, the Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2 and the Cayman S Sport.


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Honda is desperately trying to change Acura's image into a "Tier 1" brand. This year the automaker is redesigning all three of its current sedans. A new NSX is also in the works, but according to execs another all-new vehicle is going to be released before the NSX in 2010.

All-New 2009 VW Golf Unveiled a Few Days Early

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It seems pretty common now that images always somehow manage to leak out before a new model is officially unveiled...well its happened again with the next-generation 2009 VW Golf.

Spy Photos: First Look at the 2010 Chevy Cruze Interior

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Chevy is going to replace the current Cobalt with the Cruze in late-2010 and the new vehicle can't come soon enough to help save GM.

All-New 2009 Ford Ka Officially Unveiled

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Ford has officially taken the wraps off the all-new 2009 Ford Ka that is going to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this fall.

No Hybrid in the Works for the All-New Mazda6

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The all-new 2009 Mazda6 will be in showrooms this month, but according to Mazda officials, there are no plans for a hybrid variant.

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