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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.

New York 09' Preview: Acura Teases With a New Crossover Concept

Acura has released a few teaser images of its new crossover concept that is going to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show. The crossover concept features styling that is very similar to the controversial BMW X6. That means its most likely a four-door coupe-like crossover. Expect more details soon....

2010 Camaro

PRESS RELEASE: THE 2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO – A FUN, EFFICIENT SPORTS CAR FOR THE 21st CENTURY DETROIT – The wait is over. After a seven-year hiatus, the new Chevrolet Camaro is now back in dealer showrooms. Combining great looks, performance and advanced technology, the 2010 Camaro honors its heritage while delivering on customer expectations of a sports coupe for the 21st century. “The...

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Sales Are "Simply Smoking"

The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been one of highly anticipated cars for this year. With a choice of a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder or a 300+ hp 3.8L V6 and standard RWD the Genesis Coupe has a lot of enthusiast appeal. According to Hyundai USA CEO John Krafcik early sales are "simply smoking." According to Krafcik early sales of the...

Toyota's Residual Values are Dropping Faster than its Competitors

For years Toyota and Honda have been able to boast that their vehicles retain their value longer than their many of their competitors due to their higher perceived quality, but times are changing. At the end of 2008 a three-year old Toyota was worth 46.5% of its value compared to 50.5% two years earlier. Critics are suggesting that the...

VW Will Sell Two Versions of the Polo in the US in 2011

VW is planning on selling two versions of its compact Polo in the US, a sedan that is smaller than the current Jetta and a four-door hatchback that will be roomier than the model unveiled in Geneva earlier this month. Volkswagen Group of America CEO Stefan Jacoby claims that both versions will be designed specifically for the U.S. Jacoby recently...

GM Recalls the 2009 HUMMER H3T to Prevent the Fuel Tank from Falling Off

GM is recalling 1,738 2009 HUMMER H3T models to fix an issue with the fuel tank. The front support strap that holds the fuel tank in place could fracture, which would mean that the tank would only be supported by the rear strap and the stone shield. If left in this condition the rear strap and stone shield could...

VW GTI-R Rumored to Debut in Frankfurt

According to CAR, VW is rumored to be prepping an even hotter version of the GTI, dubbed the GTI-R. The R version of the GTI will not use the 3.2L V6 from the R32, instead a turbocharged four-cylinder with around 266 horsepower, which could be the same engine in the Audi S3. All that power will be mated to an...

GM May Bring the Opel Insiginia to the US as a Cadillac

Now that Saturn is all but dead in a few years it looks like GM is trying to figure out to bring its impressive Opel Insignia to the US. Originally the next-generation Saturn Aura would have been our version of the Insignia, but instead the sedan could come here as a Buick or Cadillac. Automotive News is reporting that the...

2010 Kia Sorento Revealed..Sort of

Kia World has posted the first official photos of the 2010 Kia Sorento. The overall styling of the Sorento is in-line with the styling of the new Forte and Optima. It's more stylish than the last generation and is expected to now have room for seven passengers. The Sorento is expected to have its public debut at the Seoul...

Toyota Seeks $2.1 Billion in Loans

It is being reported that Toyota is seeking $2.1 billion in loans from the Japanese government to help its finance arm (Toyota Financial Services) to cut costs. "Toyota is not in danger. It's out to get the lowest price for funding that the strength of its credit can get," said Yasuaki Iwamoto, an analyst at Okasan Securities. "On the balance...