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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.

Toyota Plans on Conquering the U.S. one State at a Time!

Toyota officially announced today their plans to build the new Toyota Highlander in northeast Mississippi. The plant will be located near Tupelo, will cost the company $1.8 billion, and employ 2,000 workers. The plant is supposed to be up by 2009 and produce as many as 150,000 gas powered 2010 Highlanders per year (hybrid models will continue to be produced...

New Honda Crossroad Headed to the U.S.?

The Temple of VTEC apparently received a tip that the recently released Honda Crossroad is going to come to the U.S. The new SUV would slot in between the new CR-V and Honda Pilot. Currently the car is offered with a 1.8L 4-cyl and a 2.0L 4-cyl. If this vehicle does come to the U.S. neither of those engines...

2008 Acura NSX Delayed once Again!

The Advanced Sports Car Concept that Honda unveiled earlier this year was supposed to be a preview of the next 2008 Acura NSX. The car was set to be unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show later this year. But now comes word that Honda may be going back to the drawing board. Apparently the car did not get the...

2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary Edition

Toyota is going to release a 2007 Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary Edition, that will list for $31,680. The car is meant to commemorate Toyota's 50 years of business in the US. They are only planning on producing 3000 of these cars. The 50th Anniversary Edition will come in only one color, Blizzard Pearl with unique 16-inch wheels. A moonroof,...

Chrysler on the Auction Block

According to the U.K.'s Times, U.S. investment bank JPMorgan is preparing to start an auction of the Chrysler Group on behalf of DaimlerChrysler. It was rumored that Hyundai may have been interested in buying the troubled automaker, but those rumors have been denied. That leaves GM as the only company currently interested in acquiring the group (not confirmed). It...

2008 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

The new 2008 Maserati GranTurismo will debut at the Geneva Auto Show next month. The car will be powered by a  4.2L 400 hp V8. There are also rumors circulating about the car being offered with a 450 hp. There will also be a convertible version, possibly with a retractable hardtop. The car should be in showrooms by this summer....

2008 Audi A5 and Audi S5

Audi will unveil the new 2008 Audi A5 at the Geneva Auto Show next month. The car is larger than the TT coupe and will slot in between the A4 and A6. The car will have the option of a 3.0L V6 or a 3.2L V6. There will aslo be an S5 and RS5. The A5 convertible will also...

Is GM Really Thinking about Buying Chrysler?

Rumors have been circling after DaimlerChrysler said that they were looking at every option necessary after the huge $1.3 billion loss last year (Chrysler Division). A possible de-merger could be on the horizon. Shortly after the announcement Chrysler announced a plan to return the company to profitability by 2008, through large cost cutting measures. But, this may not be enough...

GM and Chrysler working on Large SUV

Chrysler and General Motors are currently discussing the possibility of collaborating on a large suv for Chrysler. The SUV would be about the same size as the Suburban, something that Chrysler is currently missing from their lineup. The talks have been going on for the past 6 months. A partnership with GM would save Chrysler lots of development money. Why...

Dodge Challenger Production Version will Debut next Feburary!

Dodge has announced that the production version of the 2009 Dodge Challenger will be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show next Feb 2008. The car is also going to be produced at the Brampton, Ontario plant. The Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum and Charger are also produced at the same plant. Can't wait to see a comparison of the 2009 Mustang,...

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