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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-Gen Ford Ranger debuts with boxier styling

Next-gen Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger only made its return in the US a few years ago, but other markets continued to sell the Ranger, long after it disappeared from here. Now Ford has unveiled the next-generation Ranger, which is set to go on sale in 2022 in select markets, but we'll have to wait a bit longer to get in the...

Audi Q8 e-tron will replace the e-tron

2021 Audi e-tron

The Audi e-tron electric crossover was only expected to stick around for one generation, since Audi has been expanding the e-tron lineup. Now Audi has announced that the new Q8 e-tron will replace the e-tron. According to Belgium's RTL Info, Audi boss Markus Duesmann also confirmed that it will be built at Audi's Brussels plant, which currently builds the...

Toyota GR Corolla teased in the US

Toyota GR Corolla Teaser

We've been waiting for more info about the Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch, but it looks like Toyota has just released the first teaser. The team at GR Corolla forum noticed that Toyota's recent Instagram post has a few hidden Easter eggs. If you look closely you'll see "G16" next to the speedometer, which refers to the 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder...

Polestar 5 is a sleek 4-Door GT that’s coming in 2024

Polestar 5 Teaser

Polestar has released a new teaser of the upcoming Polestar 5, which is an electric 4-door GT. If it looks a little similar, that's because the Polestar 5 is the production version of the sleek Precept concept. Polestar is also discussing the new Polestar 5 in its YouTube documentary series "Precept: from Concept to Car." https://youtu.be/GmVsIdWZknA “With the Precept documentary series...

2022 Hyundai Tucson Review: Style on Point

2022 Hyundai Tucson Review

The Hyundai Tucson has been around for years, but it hasn't garnered as much attention as heavy hitters, like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, but that's changed. Hyundai has given the 2022 Tucson a major redo with a big emphasis on style, more than we've seen in the past. The new Tucson is finally ready to be noticed. Hyundai's...

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review: Pros and Cons

2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport Review

In the last few years Volkswagen has been tweaking its US lineup to appeal more to buyers here than it has in the past. The biggest effort is with its SUV lineup, which includes the three-row family focused Atlas. The Atlas has been a success for the brand and to build on that VW recently added the Atlas Cross...

Dodge will stop Hellcat production in 2023

Dodge Challenger

We have some sad news to report for Dodge fans. Dodge has already confirmed that it will release an electric muscle car in 2024, but the bad news is that production of the Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V8 will end in 2023. Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis confirmed the news to Motor Authority, which means that production of the Hellcat V8 will end...

2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV completes the “80 percent” validation drive

2023 Cadillac Lyriq pre-production

Cadillac has announced that the 2023 Lyriq electric crossover has completed the “80 percent” validation drive. Cadillac says that "now that that all components and technologies are at or beyond 80 percent, engineers can now focus on fine tuning Lyriq prior to production." https://youtu.be/xyMZS1MBDWo Part of the testing involved evaluating the Lyriq’s performance on different road surfaces and in different traffic...

Next-Generation Kia Niro teased ahead of its Nov. 25 debut

Kia Niro Teaser

Kia continues to expand its electrified lineup with new additions, like the EV6 and Sportage hybrid. Now Kia is getting ready to reveal the next-generation Kia Niro crossover, which is offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions. To get us ready for the debut of the new Niro, Kia has released a few teasers, ahead of its...

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Review: An icon that continues to dominate

2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Review

The Toyota Tacoma is one of the oldest pickups in the midsize segment, since the current generation has been out since 2015. Although the Tacoma is a bit long in the tooth, that hasn't mattered to buyers, since the Tacoma continues to dominate the sales race. Today the Tacoma is offered in several versions to appeal to as many...