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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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    Official: Chrysler appoints new heads of Alfa Romeo and Ram
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    Chrysler has announced to two key appointments to its senior leadership, both of them taking immediate effect. First up is Reid Bigland, who has been named head of the Alfa Romeo brand for North America. Bigland has served until now as head of the Ram Truck brand, a portfolio he now hands over to ...

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    Report: Cadillac to fight Audi A3, Mercedes CLA with small rear-drive sedan?
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    Compact luxury sedans are fast becoming the trend among upscale automakers. Mercedes has the new CLA (and its many platform-mates), BMW has the 1 Series and 2 Series, Audi has the A3 and, though Lexus apparently isn't interested in anything smaller than its CT 200h, Infiniti is getting in on the ...

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    Report: Aston Martin may be forced to stop selling DB9, Vantage in US [w/poll]
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    There are any number of factors that are making it increasingly difficult for a small-scale, independent automaker like Aston Martin to stay competitive in today's automotive marketplace, from purchasing power to R&D capacity. But the latest factor endangering Aston's viability on the ...

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    Official: Jaguar Land Rover building new Special Vehicle Operations facility
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    It's only been a couple of months since Jaguar Land Rover announced the formation of its new Special Operations division, and we've already seen a number of vehicles to come out of it. But now the British automaker has announced a new facility that will house its elite skunkworks department. Set ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes S-Class cabrio just about ready to drop its top
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    Mercedes hasn't made a convertible version of the S-Class in over four decades now – and never did make a convertible out of the CL-Class – but with the expansion of the flagship family, that's exactly what the German automaker has in store. And here we have the spy shots to prove ...

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    Report: Saab's latest Chinese owners facing their own credit woes
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    Poor Saab, it can't seem to get a break. General Motors couldn't seem to make a go of it, neither could Spyker, and now it seems that its latest owner is encountering some problems of its own. That owner, of course, is National Electric Vehicle Sweden, a Swedish holding company owned by Chinese ...

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    Motorsports: Dodge Challenger returns to Trans Am
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    NASCAR's Nationwide Series may have switched (in appearance anyway) to muscle cars, but American racing fans know that if they want to see real muscle cars on the street circuits, the only place to look is Trans Am. The all-American racing series is packed with Mustangs, Camaros and even ...

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    Official: Lexus NX begins production in Japan [w/videos]
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    Lexus entered new territory this past April when it revealed the new NX compact luxury crossover at the Beijing Motor Show, but it wasn't until now that the Toyota luxury division actually started building them. The first production examples started rolling off the assembly line last week at the ...

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    Report: Pope Francis chauffeured around Korea in a Kia Soul
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    Korea is not without its domestic automobiles that would be suitable for transporting a visiting head of state: the Hyundai Equus comes to mind. Failing that, a Genesis sedan would do the trick. Maybe even a Kia K900 or a Renault Samsung SM7. But those familiar with Pope Francis and his taste in ...

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    Official: Jaguar F-Type Project 7 arrives Stateside for $165k* [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: A previous version of this article had a discrepancy between the price referenced in the headline and that specified in the text body. The headline has been updated to correct that discrepancy. There are a great many things we love about the Jaguar F-Type, but one of them is that, ...

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    Video: Nissan GT-R and Ferrari 458 Speciale in track battle by Evo
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    Supercar slayer. That's what they call the Nissan GT-R. And in many ways it is, even though its price and performance over the years have risen to put it squarely in supercar territory of its own right. In fact, as Evo magazine has been compiling a list of its fastest cars – using the ...

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    Recalls: 46k Land Rovers recalled in North America over faulty airbags
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    Land Rover is recalling over 40,000 of its smaller SUVs over an airbag issue. In the affected vehicles, the front passenger airbag may not deploy because of a problem with the restraint control module, which will be replaced where needed as part of the recall. The issue specifically affects the ...

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    Monterey: McCall's Motorworks Revival ignites Monterey 2014 in spectacular style
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    What makes the Monterey car week so exciting is that it's not just one event – it's made up of numerous festivities that make the whole area south of San Franciso and San Jose a special place to be in mid-August. There's the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, of course, but also The Quail: A ...

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    Report: Tony Stewart could face criminal charges in Kevin Ward Jr case [w/poll]
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    The tragic case of Tony Stewart striking and killing Kevin Ward, Jr. in a sprint car race earlier this week has been dividing opinions, with some screaming for Stewart's head and others saying that Ward brought it upon himself. But while local law enforcement did not initially arrest Stewart or ...

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    Video: Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo surfaces in Monterey
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    Sometime tomorrow, Lamborghini is expected to reveal the new Huracán LP610-4 Super Trofeo and kick off a new era for its spec racing series. But before it does, a videographer on the ground going by the handle Carspotter Jeroen has released this clip of the latest Lambo racer preparing for ...

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    Monterey: Panoz reveals 25th anniversary Esperante Spyder at McCall's
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    Panoz has kept the Esperante around for about fourteen years now, making it one of the longer-serving models on the market. But in Monterey this week, the American niche automaker is introducing a revised version of the Esperante that aims to keep it current. As we've reported twice before, the ...

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    Monterey: Toyota reveals new versions of FT-1 concept at Pebble Beach [w/video]
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    Toyota certainly caught our attention when it unveiled the FT-1 concept at the Detroit Auto Show last January. Coming from the same people who gave us the Lexus LFA, Scion FR-S and Toyota Supra, the FT-1 concept looked striking in its bright red livery. But the Japanese automaker isn't quite done ...

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    Teased: Chevy teases new Niva concept for Moscow debut
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    It's not every day that a new Niva comes along. Lada has, after all, been producing its version since 1977, and through a joint venture between AvtoVaz and General Motors, a Chevy-badged version since 1998. Sure, there's been talk of creating a new one. Bertone even gave it a facelift a few years ...

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    Video: Evo takes a Ferrari F40 across the Alps
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    There are many great GTs we'd choose for a romp across the Alps. And Ferrari has made many of them. While we're not sure the hard-core, no-frills F40 would be our top choice for a transalpine journey, we certainly wouldn't turn down the opportunity. Neither, it seems, could the guys at Evo. So ...

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    Official: Caterham introducing two new Sevens at Monterey
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    We could hardly count all the variants of the iconic Seven which Caterham has produced over the past 40-plus years. Some of them make it to the North American market and some don't, but the British automaker has just announced two new variants heading straight for American shores.

    Set to be ...

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