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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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    Report: Mazda Hazumi Concept shows up ahead of Geneva
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    Last week, Mazda officially teased its Geneva-bound Hazumi concept, showing little more than an aggressive headlamp design. But now, thanks to the magic of the Internet, another rendering of the Hazumi has appeared on the web, and, well, it's totes adorbs. In Mazda's original release from last ...

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    Recalls: Nissan recalling 2012-14 Frontier pickups over fire risk
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    Nissan is recalling its Frontier pickup over fire concerns, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin. A total of 13,535 vehicles are being recalled, all from the 2012 to 2014 model years, built between November 28, 2012 and December 27, 2013. The NHTSA report states ...

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    Official: Mazda Hazumi concept presages next Mazda2
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    Looks like Mazda's big Geneva Motor Show debut is actually something quite small. Teased here, the Hazumi concept "points the way to the future" for the brand's subcompact offering, the Mazda2. Details are slim as of this writing, but from what we can see in the image above, the Hazumi will use ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 BMW 535d xDrive
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    I absolutely love to travel, but man, do I hate flying. Not the act of flying itself, but air travel in general – slogging through the airport, dealing with security, fighting with delays, only to finally be crammed like cattle into a too-small airplane seat where you're offered $8 ...

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    Spy Shots: Cadillac CTS-V spotted with big exhaust, new grille?
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    If you thought Cadillac was content to leave its twin-turbocharged Vsport as the range-topping CTS, think again. Behold, our first good glimpse at the next-generation Cadillac CTS-V sedan, sporting more aggressive styling (somewhere under there), meaty quad-exhaust pipes, and what very well could ...

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    Report: Next Chrysler minivan to get optional AWD, nine-speed auto
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    "The minivan package has always been a sacred thing ... it's basically a life tool" - Ralph Gilles The stalwart duo of Chrysler minivans will be reduced by half in the vehicle's next generation, with the Dodge Grand Caravan likely going away in favor of a new people-mover-type vehicle. And ...

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    Official: Infiniti bringing Q50 Eau Rouge to Geneva, now with engine [w/video]
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    During last month's Detroit Auto Show, Infiniti rolled out the lustrous Q50 Moulin Eau Rouge concept – a preview of what could be a solid performance offering from Nissan's luxury arm. Problem is, the car shown in Detroit was all show and no go – literally. Infiniti was keen to talk ...

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    Report: GM readying aluminum-body fullsize pickups
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    Ford's extensive use of aluminum in its 2015 F-150 is a big deal. A really big deal. Big enough, in fact, that General Motors is reportedly changing its fullsize pickup strategy. According to The Wall Street Journal, The General has locked in partnerships with Alcoa Inc. and Novelis Inc. – ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Subaru WRX STI
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    In December, I put the 2015 Subaru WRX through its paces along some incredibly challenging roads in northern California, and to say I walked away impressed wouldn't really do my feelings justice. Say what you will about the way it looks, the new 'Rex is an awesome car, full stop. When it comes to ...

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    Video: A closer look at the 2015 Subaru Legacy
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    The Subaru Legacy might not have been the hottest debut at the recent Chicago Auto Show, but for the Japanese automaker, it's hugely important. Much as we'd love to focus on Subaru's more engaging WRX, STI and BRZ models, the truth is, its the mainstream Forester, Outback and Legacy that make up ...

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    Video: A closer look at the 2015 Chevy Tahoe PPV
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    As lovers of fast driving, we at Autoblog normally try to stay as far away from police pursuit vehicles as possible. But in reality, the way automakers design purpose-built police vehicles is indeed worth a closer look. If we're going to task the boys and gals in blue with keeping us safe on the ...

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    Official: 2015 Subaru WRX priced from $26,295*, STI from $34,495*
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    As you read these words, we're putting together our full First Drive report on the 2015 Subaru WRX STI. And back in December, we were given our first shot behind the wheel of the wingless 2015 Subaru WRX. Both cars will launch at the same time, hitting dealers this spring, and Subaru has now ...

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    Featured: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2014 Chicago Auto Show Debuts
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    If you've been paying attention to the Chicago Auto Show over the past few years, it's no secret that there's less and less to talk about in the Windy City every year. (In fact, there's an inside joke here at Autoblog about how we want to skip the second press day and catch a boat tour of the ...

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    Chicago: We obsessively covered the 2014 Chicago Auto Show
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    Of all the major auto shows we cover each year, Chicago is by far the smallest in terms of new product debuts. But for consumers, the Windy City expo is hugely important – not only does McCormick Place boast the largest floor space of any of the US shows, it's a huge source of foot traffic ...

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    Chicago: 2014 Hyundai Veloster Re:Flex brings the bling
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    Despite launching in late 2011, Hyundai has managed to keep its funky Veloster hatchback relatively fresh in our minds, with the Turbo and R-Spec, several special edition models and even a cloth-roofed concept. Here at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, we're seeing the next iteration of Veloster ...

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    Exclusive: VW Jetta refresh coming later this year, SportWagen to become Golf model
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    Volkswagen is finally set to launch its seventh-generation Golf family in the States this year, but the German automaker's stalwart Jetta sedan will be getting some love, as well. For the 2014 model year, Volkswagen launched a new 1.8-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine in its Jetta ...

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    Chicago: 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive does diesel in a big way
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    Slowly but surely, BMW is expanding its lineup of diesel-powered models here in the United States. In addition to the 328d sedan and wagon, 535d sedan and X5 xDrive35d crossover, we now have this, the BMW 740Ld xDrive (not to mention the refreshed 2015 X3 xDrive28d that also makes its debut here ...

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    Chicago: 2015 Lincoln Navigator gets lots of updates, still not all-new [w/video]
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    If there's one brand that could really use some fresh, all-new product, it's Lincoln. The MKC crossover is on the way and looks promising, but the just-revealed 2015 model year update of its fullsize Navigator would appear to stop somewhere short of being "all-new." This, despite replacing a ...

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    Chicago: 2015 Nissan Versa Note adds sporty-ish SR trim [w/video]
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    The funny, little Nissan Versa Note is getting a new trim level – two, actually – for the 2015 model year. And the one you see above is the sporty-ish Note SR, making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week. Underneath, it's the same Versa Note we've already driven, complete ...

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    Chicago: 2015 Kia Soul EV whirrs into the Windy City [w/video]
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    Earlier this week, we got our first glimpse of the 2015 Kia Soul EV out on the road, completely uncovered. And even before then, executive editor Chris Paukert had the opportunity to drive a camouflaged electric Soul prototype on Kia's home turf in Korea. But now, finally, officially, the ...

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