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Steven J. Ewing

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A Detroit native, Steven J. 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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    Video: Was the Corvette Museum sinkhole a conspiracy? This guy thinks so
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    About a month ago, tragedy struck the National Corvette Museum when a sinkhole opened up underneath the facility, swallowing eight cars and causing tons of carnage in the process. We saw it all on video, learned how Chevy would extract the damaged 'Vettes, and even checked in on the repair ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz bringing Sprinter 4x4 to US
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    Back in December, Mercedes-Benz announced a four-wheel-drive version of its endlessly charming Sprinter van (the European model is pictured above), but didn't make a mention of any plans for US market sales. Now, that's all changed, as the German automaker has confirmed that its Sprinter 4x4 will ...

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    Geneva: We obsessively covered the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
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    With just under 80 debuts rounding out our coverage of the Geneva Motor Show, it's fair to say that we are spent. It's been a busy couple of days, and once again, the Swiss expo proved to be a great venue for hot, new debuts from global automakers. We've got our full roundup of coverage posted ...

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    Geneva: Mansory Vivere is surprisingly subdued
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    As far as tuning companies go, Mansory isn't exactly known for its restraint. That's why this Bugatti Veyron-based Vivere is a little shocking to us. In terms of ostentatiousness, this thing is actually pretty tame, especially considering how over-the-top Bugatti itself can go with its legendary ...

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    Geneva: Techart modified Porsche 911 Turbo S packs 620 hp, 0-62 in 2.8 seconds
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    Considering how many absolutely ridiculous tuner cars are featured in Geneva (stay tuned to see plenty, as our coverage continues), it's often refreshing to see some of the more modestly modified cars, like this new Porsche 911 Turbo S from the folks at Techart. Visually, there's a subtle body ...

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    Geneva: 2015 BMW X3 gets a new nose, diesel power
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    The second-generation BMW X3 launched in late 2010, and while it's never really wowed us, it's still a solid offering in a highly competitive class. In an effort to keep things fresh, BMW has given its X3 a nip/tuck for the 2015 model year, but perhaps the biggest news (for the US market, anyway) ...

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    Geneva: Mini Clubman Concept isn't mini, isn't a Clubman
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    Hey, remember when Mini was... mini? I know, you've heard all this before. But seriously. Take this new Mini Clubman Concept, for example. As you'll recall, the current Clubman slots in between the Hardtop and Countryman models in the Mini lineup. But because the new, third-generation Mini has ...

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    Geneva: 2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake is one hot hauler
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    Oh look, another super-hot wagon that won't be making its way to the US. Awesome. Actually, in all honesty, it really is awesome. Meet the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake, a red-hot (or blue-hot?) version of the rakish XF wagon that originally bowed at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2012. The formula ...

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    Geneva: 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco still looks hot, still not coming to the US
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    Ever since its debut in 2008, we've been lusting after the mean-faced, squat-stanced Volkswagen Scirocco. And while there are still no plans to bring the car to the US, folks in other markets are being treated to a slightly updated version of The People's (Other) GTI. The Scirocco formula hasn't ...

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    Geneva: Volkswagen Golf GTE is mean, green eco machine
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    I have this theory that keeps coming up when recommending new cars to people: "Just buy a GTI." Seriously. It's a perfect little hot hatch, with a comfortable, well-appointed interior, and the sort of dynamics that make it a nice everyday driver while still offering gobs of fun when the roads get ...

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    Geneva: Get a load of Audi's TTs [w/videos + poll]
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    The third-generation Audi TT coupe has made its debut here at the Geneva Motor Show, showing an evolutionary design for the German automaker's fashion-forward coupe. As expected, the new TT takes plenty of inspiration from the Sport Quattro Concept that debuted in Frankfurt last year, and it ...

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    Geneva: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept bows again, now with more GT-R [w/video]
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    Think back to the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and you'll remember the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept – a sedan that showed the potential design direction for a seriously high-performance take on the Japanese automaker's new entry-level luxury sedan. And while the show car we saw in Detroit was ...

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    Geneva: 2015 Jeep Renegade brings the cute
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    The jig is up, the noose is out, we finally found it: the Renegade that Jeep has made, retrieved for a bounty. Okay, enough of that. Meet the Renegade – Jeep's cute little compact crossover that makes its official debut here at the Geneva Motor Show. We recently brought you a massive Deep ...

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    Geneva: Audi S3 Cabriolet is a topless two-door temptress
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    Now that we've driven the Audi S3, we're pretty eager for it go on sale in the United States. And while we won't get the Sportback version, there's a teeny tiny chance that Audi may grace us with this new Cabriolet version that makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week. That certainly ...

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    Geneva: Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is a super-duper-car
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    What's in a name? For Koenigsegg's latest creation, something totally awesome, that's what. The "One:1" designation refers to a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio – one horsepower per kilogram. And the magic number? One-thousand, three-hundred and forty-one. Hold on to your butts, ...

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    Geneva: Audi RS4 Avant Nogaro Selection puts a fresh face on old memories
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    I've been fortunate enough to drive plenty of memorable cars over the years, and one of my all-time favorites is the Audi RS4 sedan. It was only sold in the United States for a short time, but during that quick run, it made a huge impression on me. I remember everything about that car – the ...

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    Geneva: 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 greets the public
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    If you're into cars and are familiar with this little thing called the Internet, you've no doubt seen the new Lamborghini Huracán by now. And while it might seem redundant to talk about the hot new Lambo again, the stunning coupe finally, officially makes its public debut here at the ...

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    Report: 2015 Jeep Renegade leaks out ahead of Geneva debut
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    Meet the Renegade – Jeep's new baby crossover that's set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The folks at Jalopnik got their hands on a small batch of photos of the new little cutie, showing what appears to be a Trailhawk (read: trail-rated) version, as well as a more civilian-spec ...

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    Official: Honda Insight finally, officially dead
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    Earlier this week, we told you that the Honda Insight was scheduled to get the axe – something that had been rumored for a long time. Now, Honda has officially confirmed that the Insight is being put out of our its misery. That's right, America's most affordable mass-produced hybrid will ...

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    Report: Next Audi TT glimpsed, same as it ever was?
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    Audi has teased the new TT coupe ahead of its Geneva Motor Show reveal with renderings and video, but now, what appears to be a photo of the new two-door has leaked onto the web, courtesy of Autofans.be. And if you're thinking, "Well, jeez, that looks familiar," you definitely aren't alone. Aside ...

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