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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.

Mazda Plans yet Another Crossover…

The Mazda CX-7 and Mazda CX-9 crossovers have been a huge success for the company. Now Mazda is planning another crossover based on the Hakaze concept car. The Mazda CX-5 will be a 4-passenger crossover with rear suicide doors. According to AutoExpress the car will be here in 2010. Here's a rendering that AutoExpress came up with of the new...

Honda CR-V Goes South

Sales of the new CR-V have been so high for the automaker, that they are going to start manufacturing the SUV at the Guadalajara plant in 2008. Currently the plant builds the Accord sedan, but it will be phased out and will start producing 50,000 CR-V's annually. The CR-V is also built in the East Liberty, Ohio plant. Half of...

Can Buick Attract Younger Buyers with its New Enclave?

It's the same old story, it seems like every automaker is trying to attract younger buyers that will continue to buy from the brand for years to come. As an automaker's age demographic increases they run the risk of eventually running out of buyers. It's a simple argument when we are younger we have many more years to buy...

2009 Volvo S40 and S60… 1+1=1

There have been numerous rumors about the fate of the next Volvo S40 and S60. One rumor suggested that the next S40 would be positioned as a 3-Series Fighter. Now comes another rumor that the S40 and S60 lines will be fused into one mid-size model. These new renderings from Auto Motor & Sport Sweden show the new mid-size...

Can Toyota Still Manage to Build an Awful Car?

Well according to Dan Neil at the L.A. Times the answer is yes. He wrote an article today that discusses his opinion about Toyota's smallest car (in the U.S.), the Toyota Yaris. In the past few years, Toyota has enjoyed large success. The company is on their way to becoming the world's largest automaker and continues to be the...

2008 Ford Flex (aka Ford Fairlane Concept) will be Unveiled Next Month

Ford has announced that they are finally going to show the production version of the Fairlane concept at the New York Auto show next month. They decided to not keep the Fairlane name and instead rename the new car, the Ford Flex. This car will compete primarily with the Saturn Outlook, Mazda CX-9, GMC Acadia, Hyundai Veracruz. The Flex...

2008 BMW M3 Will Have a 420 Horsepower V8

BMW has just released details of the engine in the upcoming 2008 BMW M3. They showed a concept version of the car at the Geneva Auto Show. Now they are giving us full details on the engine in the production version. The car will feature a 4.0L V8 producing 420 hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque at 3,900 rpm...

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe Unveiled…but is it Better than the BMW 335i?

Infiniti is going to release the new 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe at the New York Auto Show next month. This will be the second generation of the coupe and with that comes a slightly different name. The coupe is going to be the first application of the the new VQ37VHR WEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) 3.7L V6 with...

Toyota’s Prius is Less Efficient and Environmentally Friendly than a Hummer?

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According to an article posted on The Recorder Online by Chris Demorro, the Toyota Prius, the most popular hybrid is not actually that efficient. Their ultimate 'green car' is the source of some of the worst pollution in North America; it takes more combined energy per Prius to produce than a Hummer. In order to fully understand this argument, you...

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan will be Launched in 8 Months

VW has created a website that features animations, driving scenes and exclusive download features for their new SUV the Tiguan. At www.volkswagen.de/tiguan, users can see the development of the Tiguan from show car to production car. The website will continue to be updated with new information and features as actual reveal date approaches. In June, three months before the...