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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.

Is This What the New 2008 Toyota Corolla will Look Like?

The Hollywood Extra has posted a photo of a Toyota Corolla, but it is not known if this is the version we will get in the U.S. Since the Toyota Corolla takes many forms throughout the world, who knows if this will be ours. It does look better than the current version though! Full Story: Hollywood Extra

Toyota is Number 1 for the First-Time Ever!

For the first time ever, Toyota has sold more cars and trucks worldwide than GM, in the first three months of this year. Toyota's sales for the first quarter rose 9% to a record 2.35 million compared to GM which only rose 3% to 2.26 million vehicles. Many analysts predict that Toyota will overtake GM in worldwide sales this year....

Does the 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 Have Too Much Power?

Well apparently not everyone is happy with the power of the Mazda Mazdaspeed 3. According to Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press, the car has too much power that it inhibits the overall driveability of the car. "Mazda left the 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 performance compact on the burner too long." The Mazdaspeed 3 is a turbocharged 263 horsepower version of...

Have you Ever Wanted a VW Beetle Inspired MP3 Player?

Well it seems that someone thinks that there is a market for a VW Beetle themed MP3 player. LG and VW have teamed to create a MP3 player that can hold either 2GB or 4GB of music, that was unveiled at the Seoul Auto Show this month. If you were hoping for an MP3 player that is shaped like...

The 2010 VW Phaeton will Make it to the U.S. Despite Poor Sales

VW's Phaeton was not a success for VW in the U.S. The company planned on only selling 20,000 of them, but they only managed to sell a quarter of that amount when they pulled the car in 2005. Even with though the car barely managed to register on the sales screen, the company is moving forward with the next...

Bob Lutz Blames the Housing Mortgage Meltdown for Weak GM Sales

Everyone has heard about the housing crisis in the U.S. that is being caused by the mortgage industry meltdown. Well now Vice Chairman of GM Bob Lutz, says that it is effecting the auto industry as well. "The market as a whole has been a little weakish. That has come as a result of the housing market problems and the...

The Hyundai i30 Wagon Will be Sold in the U.S. as the 2008 Elantra Wagon

Hyundai has announced plans to sell its new i30 wagon in the U.S. sometime in early 2008. The 2008 Hyundai Elantra Wagon will be positioned as a "sporty handling vehicle" according to Wayne Killen, director of product planning at Hyundai Motor America. The U.S. version will not use the same engines as the European version, which uses 1.6L engines. The...

Volkswagen Has Decided to Not Sell its Upcoming Scirocco in the U.S.!

Apparently the GTI is too important to Volkswagen of America and they are not willing to cannibalize sales of the hatchback by bringing the Scirocco hatchback here. The original Scirocco was very popular in the U.S. According to Adrian Hallmark, executive vice president of Volkswagen of America, "It is economically suicidal for us to risk the sales volume and the...

HUMMER Confirms that the H4 will be Released in 2010

Hummer's general manager, Martin Walsh has confirmed that the smaller than an H3, H4 will be released in 2010. "Our growth will be downwards in terms of size." There could also be a smaller model than the H4, if there is demand for it. The new 2010 Hummer H4 will be smaller than the current H3 and will be designed...

Nearly Half of all Chrysler and Pontiac Sales Come from Fleet Sales

According to a report by the Automotive News, between September 2006 and February 2007, 48.5% of Chrysler brand sales were to fleets. That is an increase of 10% from the same period a year ago. 44.9% of Pontiac sales go to fleets, which is slightly lower than the 46.2% from the year earlier. Most of the fleet sales go to...

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