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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: Bentley wants to get into the coachbuilding business
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    There was a time when a customer would buy a chassis from an automaker like Bentley and then take it to a coachbuilder to have whatever bodywork they wanted put on it. The practice was particularly prevalent in Bentley's earlier days, but the industry has progressed in such a way – with ...

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    Video: Land Rover knows where you're going and how you want to get there
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    Land Rover makes some of the most capable SUVs on or off the road, and some of the most luxurious too. But the British automaker isn't about to rest on those laurels – not when every other automaker assaults its territory with sport-utes of their own. That's why Land Rover has been working ...

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    Video: Jaguar wants to make real-life driving just like a video game
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    Jaguar Land Rover is on a bit of a tech bent today. It's announced its new family of four-cylinder engines and a "self-learning" vehicle Range Rover prototype, and now it's announced what it calls the Jaguar Virtual Windscreen. The technology is similar to other head-up displays and telematics ...

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    Official: Cadillac upgrades ATS sedan to match new coupe
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    The big news when it comes to the Cadillac ATS for 2015 is surely the addition of the new coupe model, but that doesn't mean that Cadillac has forgotten about the sedan as well. In fact GM's luxury brand has rolled out a few choice enhancements for the four-door to bring it more in line with the ...

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    Spy Shots: Bugatti's last Legend edition Veyron spotted in Alsace
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    Now nine years since its introduction, the Bugatti Veyron has given rise to more special editions than it has cylinders and turbochargers combined. But while the Veyron may be nearing the end of its production run with barely a few dozen left to go – Grand Sport and Vitesse roadsters all ...

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    Teased: Kahn and Evanta team up for hot-rod Defender, custom Barchetta
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    If you're familiar with the work of Afzal Kahn, it's probably for his tuned Range Rovers. And if you live in London, you may have seen his Bugatti Veyron with the F1 license plate. But the British tuner and self-styled "automotive fashion designer" is now embarking on a far more ambitious ...

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    Official: Opel launches new Corsa hatchback [w/videos]
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    Though its brand portfolio may have shrunk in recent years with the loss of Oldsmobile, Saturn, Pontiac and Hummer, General Motors still sells its wares around the world under a wide array of brands: Chevy, Buick, Cadillac and GMC in its home market, Holden in Australia, and a whole mess of ...

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    Official: Pagani sends 40% of Huayras to US [w/video]
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    As big as the North American market is, it's hard for a small-scale European automaker to make it over here. The cost of pursuing certification both in Europe and in the United States is just too high for a small outfit to absorb. That's why Pagani, for example, never brought the Zonda to North ...

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    Recalls: Harley-Davidson calls in 66k Touring bikes for brake line problems
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    Most of the recalls we cover involve four-wheeled automobiles – and most of those these days have come from General Motors, at that – but every once in a while a motorcycle recall comes across our desks that's just too substantial to ignore. This is one of those ...

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    Official: Mercedes takes VW Westfalia Camper idea upscale with new Marco Polo
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    Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz revealed the new V-Class. Slotting in below the popular Sprinter, the new V-Class replaced both the Viano and Vito upon its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. But Mercedes isn't quite done with it just yet. At the upcoming Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, Germany, ...

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    Official: Skoda releases rugged new Octavia Scout soft-roader [w/video]
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    Automakers may be paying a lot of attention these days to making their crossovers and SUVs drive more like cars, but at the same time, they're also making cars that feel more like SUVs. We're talking about models like the Subaru Outback, Audi Allroad and Volvo XC70. These soft-road (if not quite ...

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    Video: Pirelli testing low-profile tires for 18-inch Formula One wheels
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    Detractors look at a modern Formula One car and wonder what relevance they could possibly have to the cars we drive. And they may have a point. Just look at the tires, for crying out loud: with sidewalls as tall as the wheels on which they're mounted, they look like they belong more on a cartoon ...

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    Report: Jaguar working on lighter F-Type with C-X75's twin-charged engine?
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    Every automaker has its own agenda when it comes to concept cars. Some roll them out just to showcase where it's heading. Others create them to gauge public opinion for a potential production model. Still others only showcase a concept car to preview a model that's already well underway. Jaguar ...

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    Video: Kimi Raikkonen takes on F1 veterans... on lawnmowers
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    Having raced in Formula One, NASCAR and the World Rally Championship, surely Kimi Raikkonen has proven by now that he can drive just about anything with wheels on any kind of surface: circuits, speedways and off-road rally stages covered in dirt, snow, gravel or tarmac. But this... this is ...

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    Video: Smart previews new city cars in teaser clip
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    Smart has tried its darnedest to diversify. It introduced the Smart Roadster in 2003 and the Forfour in 2004. It even did the Crossblade speedster in 2002. But each of those has fallen by the wayside, leaving the Fortwo as its only product. But that's all about to change. After a long string of ...

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    Followup: Spyker settles tax debt, cancels auction of assets
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    News hit last week that Spyker appeared to be in trouble. Citing an outstanding tax bill, local authorities had apparently seized an array of the company's assets – including racecars, road cars, concept cars and spare parts – and were selling them off in order to pay off the ...

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    Report: Dany Bahar plans Aston Martin shooting brake at Modena-based tuner
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    You can't keep a good man down, or so the saying goes. The jury may still be out on whether Dany Bahar was a good thing for the automotive industry – with some portraying him as an overambitious opportunist and others pitting him as a genuine car guy against the bean-counters – but ...

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    Official: Volvo reveals 400-hp twin-charged PHEV power for new XC90 [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: An earlier version of this post indicated that the larger of the conventional diesel engines was a five-cylinder. However all three powertrains announced for the upcoming new XC90 are actually four-cylinder engines. The text has been updated accordingly. Volvo rolled in to new territory ...

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    Motorsports: Lotus drops Renault for Mercedes F1 engines
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    With only three manufacturers supplying engines in Formula One this season, the teams have been fairly evenly split: Ferrari, Sauber and Marussia use Ferrari engines; Mercedes, McLaren, Williams and Force India run on Mercedes power; Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham employ Renault power ...

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    Motorsports: Haas pens partnership with Ferrari
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    Gene Haas is undertaking quite the initiative by starting his own Formula One team instead of simply buying an existing one. And he's making it even harder on himself by laudably insisting on quartering the operation at his home base in North Carolina. But to get onto the grid by 2016, he's going ...

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