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Steven J. Ewing

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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 before joining the Autoblog team in early 2010. Steven is a proud resident of the city of Detroit, and though cars are his true passion, he also enjoys playing the drums, traveling, being hilarious (and modest), and eating brunch.

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    Official: 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition goes dark, looks good
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    Forget about the so-called sporty Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition. If you want a General Motors pickup with some added style, this one looks like a more cohesive, well-done package to our eyes (though it's also not "sporty," despite GM using that term over and over again). It's called the GMC ...

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    Report: Kia Soul getting turbo power, possible AWD
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    It's been a long time coming, but it appears we might finally see a turbocharged Kia Soul next year. Kia officials reportedly confirmed the hotter Soul to Motor Trend recently, and also stated that the company is (still) investigating the use of all-wheel drive for the next generation of its boxy ...

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    Spy Shots: Are you the 2015 Chrysler 300?
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    When Chrysler showed us its hand and revealed its five-year product plan to the world, we learned that the updated 300 sedan will bow at the LA Auto Show in November. Now, thanks to Allpar, we might have our first (super grainy) look at the new sedan a full two months ahead of its official ...

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    Official: Toyota Tundra ditches V6 for 2015
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    The Toyota Tundra debuted in new-ish form for the 2014 model year, but as we head into 2015, the truck boasts a couple of small updates. Most notably, the base V6 engine has been discontinued. On top of that, there's the new TRD Pro model on offer for 2015, which we've told you about before. Why ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche Cayman gets a new face
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    We've already seen photos of the facelifted Porsche Boxster out testing, but we're now seeing these same changes making their way onto the hardtop Cayman coupe. Cosmetically, the next round of Porsche's smallest sports cars isn't vastly different, with redesigned headlamps, LED running lights ...

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    Report: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata won't get power folding hardtop
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    Following the reveal of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, more and more details (and rumors – oh, the rumors) are coming out regarding exactly what's in store when the car finally goes on sale. Our own Chris Paukert had plenty to say about the exterior and interior, and we've now seen the first ...

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    Official: Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 hits dealers with $29,990 MSRP
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    If you're familiar with Scion, you likely know all about the Release Series special editions, and back in April, the automaker showed us the first RS example of its FR-S coupe. At that time, we knew the price would come in somewhere "under $30,000," and while that's technically true, the final ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.9.14
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    Say hello to the Mercedes-AMG GT Benz's Porsche 911-fighter is here, in the form of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. It looks killer, and comes packed with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 producing either 503 horsepower in GT S form, or 456 hp in standard GT guise. The slick new coupe launches next ...

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    Report: Volvo working on ultra-lux four-seat XC90 for China?
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    In China, it's all about being driven. That's why we've seen so many automakers stretch their most popular models to appeal to buyers in the Chinese market. Volvo is certainly no stranger to this, and according to Autocar, the company is already working on a super-lux, four-seat version of its ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #396 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #396 this evening. Check out the topics below, or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module, and don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Video: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in motion for the first time
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    By now, you've already pored over the details (however few there may be) and images of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. For us enthusiasts, it's arguably the most important new car debut of the year, and for Mazda, it marks the 25th anniversary of its iconic roadster – something that's being ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford C-Max spied with fresh updates
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    The Ford C-Max hatchback looks to be getting a few cosmetic updates, as evidenced in this latest set of spy photos. Like the smaller Focus, which also received a nip/tuck for the 2015 model year, the C-Max appears to be getting a revised front fascia with slimmer headlamps and a more, shall we ...

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    Followup: Volvo XC90 First Edition sells out in 47 hours
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    Two days ago, Volvo opened the order books on its completely new 2015 XC90 crossover, and just like that, all of the 1,927 First Edition models were reserved in a scant 47 hours. According to Volvo, most of the vehicles were reserved within one hour of the online ordering site launching, and at ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW 1 Series sedan prepares to fight Mercedes CLA, Audi A3
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    The entry-level premium sedan segment is pretty hot right now, with the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class doing well for their respective automakers here in the US. Of course, BMW has its 2 Series, but that's currently only available as a coupe, with a convertible bodystyle forthcoming. That ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Dinan S1 BMW M5
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    The last time the Dinan name graced the pages of Autoblog, Michael Harley was waxing poetic about the S3-R BMW 1M Coupe, a car that still stands in his ranks as one of the best cars he's ever driven. And that wasn't just because it was, you know, amazing. It's because as far as tuners go, Dinan ...

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    Official: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata has arrived
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    Ladies and gentlemen, meet the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The highly anticipated fourth-generation (ND) model made its official debut in Monterey, CA this evening, and while details are slim (as in, we have practically none), there's one big thing to talk about: less weight. Yes, Mazda has confirmed ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW M2, we're happy to see you
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    I recently spent some time behind the wheel of the BMW M235i and, well, I didn't love it. Sure, it's a great car, but I just didn't truly bond with it the way I have with previous M cars. What I had hoped for was a proper successor to the 1 Series M Coupe I fell in love with in 2011, but what I ...

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    Report: Land Rover Discovery Sport photos hit the web early
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    Shortly before its official premiere, the first official-looking photos of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport have leaked online, thanks to Italian site Autoblog.it (no relation!). The new midsize crossover effectively replaces the LR2/Freelander, and will most notably be offered with ...

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    Spy Shots: Subaru WRX hatchback mule spotted
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    Despite on-again, off-again rumors, this latest set of spy shots seems to indicate that yes, a five-door Subaru WRX is indeed in the works. Subtlety is key with this test mule, but there are clear bits of evidence that indicate a hotter hatchback is what's being developed here. First, notice the ...

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    Report: Audi recalling 70k TDI models worldwide over braking problem [UPDATE]
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    Audi is issuing a recall covering some 70,000 vehicles worldwide, due to problems with their brake boosters. According to Automotive News Europe, diesel-powered examples of the A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q7 are all being called back due to this issue. The report indicates that while the brakes in these ...

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