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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.

Next-Generation Audi RS6 will reportedly be a plug-in hybrid

2022 Audi RS6 Avant

We love the Audi RS6 Avant and the good news is that it is slated to continue to stay in Audi's lineup through 2025. A new report also claims that Audi is already planning the next RS6 and this time it will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Stephan Reil, Audi's head of research and development recently revealed to Australia's Wheels...

Nissan Maxima is discontinued after 2023

We were kinda expecting this, but now it's official. The Nissan Maxima will be dropped from Nissan's lineup after the 2023 model year. This week Nissan announced that the Maxima will end its 42-year run next year. Nissan confirmed the news to Motor1 and stated that Nissan is now focusing its energy on electric vehicles. By 2023 Nissan expects that...

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 gets a big price cut

2023 Volkswagen ID.4

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 just got a bit more attainable thanks to the introduction of a new entry-level model with a smaller battery. The 2023 ID.4 now starts at $38,790, including destination. The entry-level ID.4 is powered by a single 201 horsepower electric motor that powers the rear wheels and a 62-kWh battery pack. That smaller battery means that the...

Porsche almost made a Cayenne convertible

Porsche Cayenne Convertible

The first generation Porsche Cayenne SUV launched in 2022, but many of us did not know that Porsche contemplated introducing three additional body styles of the Cayenne. Porsche has revealed that it considered introducing a Cayenne coupe, a stretched version with an extra row of seats and a convertible. Out of the three, the Cayenne convertible was actually built as...

2023 Maserati Grecale PrimaSerie is limited to 325 units

Maserati Grecale PrimaSerie

When Maserati's newest crossover, the Grecale arrives later this year, buyers will have the opportunity to get the very limited Grecale PrimaSeri in North America. The Grecale PrimaSeri will be available in two versions. The top version is based on the Grecale Trofeo and is powered by the 523-horsepower Nettuno V6 engine, while the second is based on the Grecale Modena,...

GM to double size of Super Cruise hands-free network

2023 Chevy Suburban

General Motors has announced that it is doubling the number of roads that its Super Cruise hands-free driver assist technology will work on, in the United States and Canada. When Super Cruise is engaged, the system uses LiDAR map data, real-time cameras, radars and GPS to take over the control of the acceleration, braking and steering. Infrared cameras also make...

2023 GMC Canyon AT4X teased ahead of its Aug 11 debut

2023 GMC Canyon

Last week Chevy unveiled the 2023 Colorado and now it's almost time to see its cousin, the GMC Canyon. GMC has announced that it will reveal the 2023 Canyon on August 11. To get us ready for its debut, GMC has released a teaser of the Canyon AT4X with Edition 1 package. We don't have any specs yet, but GMC...

2023 Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition pricing starts at $41,225

2023 Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition

Mazda has announced the pricing for the slightly more rugged version of the 2023 CX-50 crossover, the CX-50 Meridian Edition. The pricing starts at $41,225, including destination. The CX-50 Meridian Edition builds on the 2.5 Turbo model with the addition of black metallic 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 225/60/18 all-terrain Falken Tires, a headlight garnish, matte black hood graphic, black...

Stellantis announces a new 1.6-liter turbo for hybrids

Stellantis turbocharged four-cylinder

Stellantis has announced that it is investing $99 million in three North America plants to build a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine features direct fuel injection and can be used for hybrid powertrains. Stellantis says that the new engine will power two upcoming hybrid models for North America. Production is slated to begin in early 2025. The...

Aston Martin is debuting two models at Pebble Beach Concours

Aston Martin Pebble Beach

Aston Martin is going to debut two new models this month at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. One of the models will have its world debut at the event, while the other will celebrate its public debut. Aston Martin hasn't released any big details about the two new models. The first will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Aston Martin's bespoke...

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