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Marc Carter is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Torque Report. When he's not writing news or reviews for The Torque Report, he also contributes to Inhabitat.com.

Lincoln Zephyr is getting close to production

Lincoln Zephyr Patent Image

Lincoln currently doesn't offer any sedans in its US lineup, but that will soon change. A few months ago Lincoln unveiled the Zephyr Reflection concept and last month it was discovered that Lincoln trademarked the Zephyr name, which means a production version is coming soon. Now leaked patent images of what appears to be the production version of the...

2022 Nissan Frontier gets Nismo off-road parts

2022 Nissan Frontier Overland

Nissan has announced that it will debut a new line of Nismo off-road parts for the 2022 Frontier at the 2021 Overland Expo West Sept. 24-26 at Ft. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Arizona. The list includes things like 4-inch lights, an off road overland bed rack, a rooftop tent and a performance exhaust. The overland bed rack is available in...

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will debut on September 29

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

Jeep has announced that it will reveal the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee on September 29. We've already seen the Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid, but the entire lineup will debut next week. "This fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee builds on a legacy as the most awarded SUV ever, shattering expectations by bringing the most technologically advanced, luxurious and 4x4-capable Jeep Grand...

Ford Mustang Mach-E is first EV to pass Michigan police tests

Ford Mustang Mach-E Police Car

Last week Ford submitted a Mustang Mach-E to the Michigan State Police for testing and now Ford has announced that it is the first all-electric vehicle to pass the Michigan State Police 2022 model year evaluation. https://youtu.be/S3G_aXdMJS4 The tests included acceleration, top speed, braking, high-speed pursuit, and emergency response handling characteristics. “The fact that the Mustang Mach-E successfully stood up to the...

Electric Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman to arrive in 2024

Porsche Mission R Concept

Earlier this month Porsche unveiled the Mission R electric race car concept, which it says is about the same size as the 718 Cayman. Porsche has stated that an electric 718 could happen and now we have a report that claims it has been given the green light. Car and Driver is reporting that Porsche is working on an electric...

2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatchback earn Top Safety Pick+ rating

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Review

The 2022 Honda Civic is one of the safest compact models you can buy, since the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that it earned its highest safety rating - Top Safety Pick+. Both the Civic sedan and hatchback body styles received the highest possible score "Good" in all six crash tests. It's forward collision prevention system also received...

2022 Jeep Wrangler Willys with the Xtreme Recon package debuts at Detroit 4Fest

2022 Jeep Wrangler Willys With Xtreme Recon Package

Jeep has announced that the 2022 Wrangler Willys model is available with the Xtreme Recon package that adds 35-inch tires with 17-inch by 8-inch beadlock capable wheels. The Xtreme Recon package also adds a swing gate reinforcement, 4.56:1 axle ratio, a 1.5-inch suspension lift with unique shocks and four-wheel disc performance brakes. “The new Jeep Wrangler Willys with Xtreme Recon Package...

Three special 2022 Ram 1500 models unveiled at State Fair of Texas

2022 Ram 1500 TRX Ignition Edition

Ram has unveiled three new versions of the 2022 Ram 1500 at the State Fair of Texas. The Ram 1500 TRX Ignition Edition, Longhorn SouthFork, and Ram 1500 (RAM) Red Edition all will arrive before the end of the year. The Ram 1500 TRX Ignition Edition builds on the TRX trim with unique styling and tech features. Ram 1500 TRX Ignition...

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project vehicle shows off its overlanding capability

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project

Yesterday Honda unveiled the 2022 Passport TrailSport with its more rugged styling. Now Honda has unveiled the Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project vehicle, which is meant to showcase the Passport's overlanding capability and previews where Honda is going to take the TrailSport sub-brand in the future. The 2022 Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project vehicle gets additional off-road parts to get...

GM unveils three new electric motors

GM's Ultium electric motors

GM has been in the news a lot lately due to the Chevy Bolt's battery issues, but that isn't stopping the automaker from pushing ahead with its electrification plans. Last year GM unveiled the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, which is just one of the several upcoming EVs that will be built on its Ultium platform. Now GM has unveiled...