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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.

The 2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi Pics Have Been Released

GM has released the first official photos of the new 2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi (the wagon version of the 9-3). In addition to the new sheetmetal, the 9-3 line will get a new 255hp in the Aero version, new sound system, leather and new Xenon cornering headlights. Pricing is expected to remain about the same. There are also rumors that Saab...

New Photos of the 2008 Nissan GT-R Surface…Are They Real?

New images of the upcoming Nissan GT-R have surfaced in an unknown Japanese magazine. The images shown here do look like they may have been photoshopped, since the car in these pics differs somewhat from the test models that have been caught testing in Germany. There are extra vents around the rear wheels and the spoiler is a bit...

2009 Hyundai RWD Coupe Spy Photos…Can Hyundai Actually Compete with BMW?

Spy Photographers have caught what appears to be Hyundai's new 2009 RWD Coupe in South Korea. It has been reported that the automaker plans on releasing numerous vehicles that will be built on the BH platform. That includes the new Genesis sedan, this coupe and a possible truck. All "BH" vehicles will use the new Tau V8 that puts out...

The Spiritual Successor to the Toyota Supra (Toyota FT-HS) will be Released in 2009

According to Automobile, the Toyota FT-HS is going to be released in 2009. The hybrid sports car has been given the green light. The two-seater FT-HS will mate Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive with a yet to be determined gasoline engine. The concept version of the car featured the automaker's 3.5L V6 engine. The car is rumored to have somewhere around...

Are In-Car Navigation Systems Going to Follow the Same Route as In-Car Cell Phones?

According to the USA Today, built in navigation systems increase the depreciation of cars and trucks. These new findings are forcing automakers to rethink the $2,000 in dash systems that they currently offer. "Navigation could be like cellphones built into cars in the '70s and '80s; those big, blocky phones that nobody has now. Everybody has a small, personal cellphone,"...

The Next Generation 2009 Toyota Prius is Going to Come in Three Versions

Toyota recently unveiled the Hybrid X Concept at the Geneva Auto Show. The familiar shape of the concept car lead many people to believe that it was a preview of the next generation Prius. According to Automobile Magazine and Toyota insiders Toyota is going to offer three versions of the next generation Prius. Toyota is going to release three hybrids...

Slow Sales Prompt GM to Offer Rebates on Their Full-Size Trucks

In the past month GM has announced that their sales were down due to the slowing housing market and increasing gas prices. The automaker also stated that the sales of their new full-size pickups are not doing as well as they had hoped. Now comes word that the automaker is offering incentives to move the large trucks, since sales...

Wanna See a Funny Video of the New 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

Fifth Gear has posted a review of the all-new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. This video is a lot funnier than the videos that other car sites post here in the U.S. I actually saw a camouflaged version of the new Mercedes on the 405 in LA about a month ago. I thought it was weird that it was still covered up,...

The Return of the Rear-Engined Volkswagen May be Right Around the Corner

According to VW insiders the company is hard at work on a rear-engine, water-cooled small car. The car supposedly mimics the layout and purpose of the original Beetle. According to Automobile Magazine, the new small car will have the engine placed above the transaxle and the radiator will be in the nose of the car. There will be three wheelbase...

Should GM Discontinue Their Mid-Size SUVs?

According to The Car Connection, GM is rethinking the future of their mid-size SUVs. The site has received insider reports that it is very possible that the automaker may decide to discontinue future development on their GMT-360 SUVs such as the Chevrolet Trailblazer. It seems like a logical decision. The automaker has since released their new Lambda SUVs, such as...

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