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Steven J. Ewing

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A Detroit native, Steven Ewing has had a life-long love for all things automotive. In addition to having several relatives employed by various automakers, Ewing was exposed to the inner-workings of the automotive media at a young age. After getting his foot in the door as an intern at Automobile magazine, Ewing spent four years at Winding Road magazine where he served as Production Editor and Test Fleet Manager. In February 2010, Ewing brought his vast knowledge of the industry and passion for all things automotive to the Autoblog team.

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    Exclusive: Infiniti expanding lineup by 60% over next five years
    Dedicated Performance Products To Be Offered Across All Model Lines 1408473000

    Johan de Nysschen had only been at the helm of Infiniti for two years when he left for a position atop Cadillac. But in that time, he indeed left his mark on the brand. Most visibly, there was the drastic Q-ification of the company's vehicle naming strategy, but beyond that were big plans to beef ...

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    Monterey: We obsessively covered the 2014 Monterey Car Week
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    With each passing year, things just get more and more interesting at the annual Monterey Car Week. As we've seen yet again, it's not just about the historic automobiles anymore – new vehicles certainly have big presences at the various events. Beyond that, with a wide variety of sights to ...

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    Monterey: 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe named Best In Show at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
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    For the first time in the event's 64-year history, the prestigious Best In Show honor at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has been awarded to a Ferrari. The 1954 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe seen here is owned by car collector Jon Shirley of Medina, WA, and as it turns out, has quite a rich ...

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    Monterey: Bentley Continental GT3-R is a limited-edition racer for the street
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    Limited to just 300 examples worldwide, Bentley's new GT3-R is set to bring a bit of the brand's motorsports pedigree to the street. After all, the Flying B recently took the win at the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone with its new Continental GT3, less than one year after the big ...

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    Monterey: All six Bugatti Veyron Legend Editions gather at the Quail
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    Walk through the entrance to the Quail, make a right, and you'll be greeted by $18 million worth of car. Sure, that's not an unusual sight during Monterey Car Week, where classics are being auctioned off for well beyond that, but we're talking about $18 million of brand new car. We're talking ...

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    Monterey: McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept previews super exotic track stormer
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    McLaren says the P1 GTR has one goal: "to be the best driver's car in the world on track." And with no intentions of making the thing road-legal, McLaren was able to freely put together this design concept, showing a car that, to our eyes, looks absolutely capable of delivering the best in ...

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    2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit prepares to keep Hellcats in line
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    Earlier today, Dodge pulled the wraps off its 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat – a 707-horsepower sedan capable of sprinting to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and reaching a top speed of 204 mph. Naturally, the car debuted in a bright shade of pull-me-over red, so it was fitting, then, that Dodge ...

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    Long Term: 2015 Subaru WRX: July/August 2014
    Summer Rain, Can't Complain 1407945420

    Literally minutes after snapping the photo you see above, I was soaked – hit by the third round of storms that brought absolutely insane rainfall to Detroit this week. Amateur mistake, right there; if it looks like rain's a-comin', it's a-comin'. So if you're going to take pictures of the ...

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    Podcast: The Autoblog Podcast is on vacation
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    In the spirit of summer vacations, we're giving the Autoblog Podcast a well-deserved break this week. Never fear, though – Dan Roth and the gang will be back next week with a brand-new 'cast, chocked full of conversations about the week's news, what's in the garage, and whatever off-topic ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Audi S8
    Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick 1407772620

    You've gotta hand it to the Audi A8. Last year, Mercedes-Benz launched the truly stunning S-Class, putting the rest of the high-dollar luxury flagship class on notice. With the brand-new S-Class turning heads and garnering all sorts of praise from the automotive press, classmates like the BMW 7 ...

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    Second Drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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    It ain't easy being the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Up until now, the compact luxury sedan has had a tough job description: offer sufficient driving dynamics to allow it to compete with the lauded BMW 3 Series, while also serving as the lowest cost of entry into the coveted Mercedes-Benz portfolio. ...

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    Official: 2015 Chevy Colorado to start at $20,100*, GMC Canyon at $20,995**
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    General Motors has just announced pricing for its new midsize pickup trucks, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Chevy's truck starts at $20,100, *not including $895 for destination, and the GMC starts at $20,995, **not including $925 for destination. These prices are for the base, ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW 6 Series Convertible gets a little work done for 2015
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    Truth be told, I've never really found the modern BMW 6 Series to be a particularly attractive car, in Coupe, Convertible, or sedan Gran Coupe forms. This current generation certainly looks a whole lot better than the Bangle-fied Six that came before it to my eyes, but on the whole, I find much ...

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    Long Term: 2014 Jeep Cherokee: June 2014
    A Happy Honeymoon 1404932280

    I got a text message from Editor-In-Chief Sharon Carty one afternoon proclaiming that her new favorite SUV is our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee. And she's not alone. I'm not sure if anyone else on staff would go so far as to use the "favorite" descriptor, but after just over a month of ...

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    Featured: A decade later, here are 4 cars we miss and 5 we're happy are gone [UPDATE]
    Now-Dead Cars That Launched 10 Years Ago 1404837000

    Automotive anniversaries are often big news. Last year, the Chevrolet Corvette turned 60 and the Porsche 911 hit 50. This year, the spritely Mazda MX-5 Miata turns 25. The iconic Ford Mustang just turned the big Five-Oh, too. But what about lesser anniversaries? Think about it: there are plenty ...

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    Official: 2015 Acura TLX priced from $30,995*
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    Following a delay this spring, Acura is now ready to launch the 2015 TLX sedan this August, with pricing now confirmed to start at $30,995, *not including $895 for destination. This base MSRP is just $360 more than that of the outgoing TSX sedan; the TLX replaces both the TSX and TL in Acura's ...

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    Report: Euro-spec 2015 Volkswagen Passat hits the web
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    Sorry, Americans – this one isn't for us. Yes, this is the all-new 2015 Volkswagen Passat, seen here in Euro-spec trim. And while the Passat is indeed a strong player in North America, this isn't the version we'll be getting – our car has been tipped to get a substantial refresh for ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has 707 glorious horsepower [w/video]
    Monster Machine Is 'Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever' 1404247020

    Hold onto your butts. "600-plus horsepower" is what we were told to expect from the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with its 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine. But as we've just learned, those were incredibly conservative numbers. Dodge has officially announced that the range-topping Challenger ...

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    Study: Subaru is America's third most off-roaded brand
    29.5 Percent Of Owners Take Their Wheels Off The Beaten Path 1404244860

    When you think of iconic off-road brands, where does Subaru fall on your radar? Somewhere in the middle? Perhaps near the bottom? Don't worry, you're not alone. Until recently spending some time in Bend, OR, where we drove the all-new 2015 Subaru Outback, we never really pegged the Japanese ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Subaru Outback
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    "We like producing cars that are different." That's the company line trumpeted by several Subaru executives during the launch of the 2015 Outback – one of Fuji Heavy's most successful vehicles to date. Managing Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski accurately noted that while Subaru has never really ...

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