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Noah Joseph

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Noah Joseph came to automotive journalism after several years as a public affairs consultant. Multilingual, a multinational citizen and military reservist, he reports from the shores of the Mediterranean and from locations around the world. Noah has written for numerous print and online publications, but got his start right here back in 2006 and has always considered Autoblog his home.

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    Report: Infiniti all but certain to produce Q50 Eau Rouge [w/video]
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    These pages are full of projects that automakers have tried to get moving but never quite managed to. And Infiniti has had its fair share, particularly when it comes to high-performance models. It's tried to drum up excitement with the Infiniti Performance Line and with its partnerships with Red ...

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    Motorsports: Ecclestone planning Historic Formula One series
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    If you're one of the legions of racing fans disappointed by the lack of noise from the new turbo V6s in Formula One and nostalgic for those old-school V10s, we have good news for you. According to reports, a new racing series is in the works that would bring back not only retired F1 cars, but ...

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    Official: Peugeot reveals new Chinese-market 408 at Beijing Motor Show
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    Peugeot might not market in the United States – although according to our compatriots at Edmunds, that may be about to change – but don't think that it doesn't export out of Europe. In fact, together with its Citroën subsidiary, Peugeot SA is among the top ten automakers in the ...

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    Official: Kia unveils K4 sedan concept in China
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    Among the dozens of foreign automakers eager to showcase their wares to the Chinese market, Kia arrived at the Beijing Motor Show with the new K4. Though technically categorized as a "concept," the K4 previews a sedan which Kia intends to launch in China later this year. The K4 is a midsize ...

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    Official: Lamborghini reveals Aventador Nazionale in Beijing
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    Special editions have proven themselves a great way for high-end automakers to get a little bit more for their wares, but they appear to be gradually being taken over by personalization programs that allow customers to order their exotic new wheels just as they want them. After all, what's the ...

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    Official: Mini reveals refreshed Paceman in Beijing
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    It was just a few days ago that Mini unveiled its refreshed Countryman at the New York Auto Show, and now it has followed up with the revised version of that model's coupe counterpart, the Paceman. Revealed today at the Beijing Motor Show, the new Paceman adopts all the changes applied to the new ...

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    Official: Jeep gives Cherokee its yin and yang with Sageland and Urbane concepts
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    Among the design concepts Jeep has prepared for Beijing Motor Show this year are a pair of Cherokees dressed up in contrasting schemes. In one corner we have the Sageland concept pictured above, drawing its inspiration from Shangri-La with an Ivory Peal tri-coat and bronze trim for the grille, ...

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    Official: Jeep does Renegade Chinese-style with Zi You Xia design concept
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    As we mentioned, Jeep is bringing a quartet of concepts to the Beijing Motor Show this year. Its largest model, the Grand Cherokee, is nowhere to be found, but its smallest is. That, of course, would be the new Renegade, which has been done up as the Zi You Xia design concept. Taking its name ...

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    Official: Jeep Wrangler Sundancer design liberally applies bronzer
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    Jeep is bringing a total of four concepts to the Beijing Motor Show, and the one you see here is called Sundancer (no relation to the Sundance, of course), based, as you can plainly see, on the Wrangler. To create the Sundancer – a name that riffs off of nearly forgotten Plymouths of yore ...

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    Exclusive: Pagani to reveal Huayra Roadster within two years
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    Over the course of fourteen years of production, Pagani made more special editions and versions of the Zonda than we would care to count. But over the past three years since its debut, we've only seen the one version of the Huayra. That won't be the case forever, though. In correspondence with ...

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    Teased: Škoda headed to Wörthersee with CitiJet roadster concept
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    Every year, fans of Volkswagen Group performance cars gather at a lake in Austria to celebrate the GTI Treffen. But what started as a fan-fest for VW hot hatches has long since expanded to include other brands under the company's sprawling umbrella, and Škoda never misses out. In 2012, ...

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    Two Wheels: Henrik Fisker designs a chopper for Lauge Jensen [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly credited Henrik Fisker with designing the Tesla Model S. While Fisker was contracted for design work early in the development of the Model S, Tesla ultimately rejected his design in favor of Franz von Holzhausen's. Mention of the Tesla Model S ...

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    Report: Alfieri headed for production based on strong Maserati sales
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    Maserati has been on a heck of a product surge recently. After years of subsiding on versions of the previous Quattroporte and the aging GranTurismo, the Modense automaker rolled out the new Quattroporte the year before last, the Ghibli last year, it will introduce the Levante crossover next year ...

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    Official: Toyota launches new Passo hatchback in Japan [w/video]
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    With considerable manufacturing capacity here in the United States and even a NASCAR program, it'd be all too easy to categorize Toyota as an American automaker. Only it's not. It's Japanese, of course. And back in the Japanese Domestic Market, it offers a whole range of models we'll never see in ...

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    Spy Shots: Ferrari LaFerrari XX confirmed, seen lapping the 'Ring?
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    Ferrari makes road cars and they make race cars, but the automaker found a middle ground somewhere in between when it launched the FXX in 2005. Homologated neither for race or street, the FXX emerged as Maranello's first customer development prototype, "allowing" well-heeled clients to test new ...

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    New York: Maserati surprises Manhattan with Centennial edition GranTurismo
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    The GranTurismo may be getting a little long in the proverbial tooth, but it hasn't quite been a century just yet. It has, however, been a hundred years since Maserati was originally founded, and to celebrate that milestone, the Modenese automaker has rolled in to the New York Auto Show this year ...

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    Spy Shots: Are you the next Porsche 911 GT3 RS or GT2?
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    Porsche typically keeps to a suitably fast schedule when it comes to rolling out increasingly hard-core performance versions of the 911. After the 997 Carrera debuted in 2004, the GT3 version followed in 2006, and by the end of the 2007, Porsche had rolled out both the GT3 RS and GT2 versions. ...

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    New York: Mazda reveals 25th anniversary edition MX-5 Miata alongside next-gen chassis
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    Ford may be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang this week, but it's not the only automaker with a sports car icon to fete at this year's New York Auto Show. Mazda is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata with an array of 15 classic models. It's also showing off the ...

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    Teased: Volkswagen previews even hotter Golf R 400 concept
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    This week in New York, Volkswagen had a new production car to unveil in the updated Jetta as well as a new concept in the Golf TDI SportWagen. But at the Beijing Motor Show later this week it'll have even more to showcase. In addition to the refreshed Touareg and Midsize Coupé Concept, VW ...

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    New York: 2016 Audi A3 Sportback headed to US under diesel power [w/video]
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    Ever get the feeling that automakers aren't really listening to what it is that you want in an automobile? Well, Audi is. Following what it calls "an outpouring of enthusiasts' support," the German automaker has announced that it is bringing the new, 2016 A3 Sportback to the US under diesel ...

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