Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein graduated from Clark University in 2011 with an M.A. in American History. He was the Editor in Chief of Clark's student newspaper, The Scarlet. Stephen enjoys all things historical, science-fictional, and transportation-related.
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Chevy's SS muscle car is not long for this world

The Chevrolet SS will go out of production at the end of the 2017 model year, because General Motors is ending car production in Australia, where it is built. The SS was never a big seller, anyway.
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VW pleads guilty in diesel scandal, will pay $4.3B in fines, 6 execs indicted

Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty and pay $4.3 billion in penalties related to its diesel-emissions cheating. The Justice Department also indicted six executives who were allegedly involved in the scandal.
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It may say ‘Camry’ on the front, but Toyota’s NASCAR racer is a different animal

An updated Toyota Camry NASCAR race car debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show alongside the redesigned 2018 Camry road car. As before, the NASCAR version has little in common with the stock Camry.
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GMC's 2018 Terrain gains brick-like styling, diesel engine option

The 2018 GMC Terrain crossover debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show with updated styling inspired by the larger Acadia SUV, and new powertrains, including a first-ever diesel option.
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Ford confirms the return of the Ranger and Bronco trucks

The Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck and Bronco SUV will return to the United States in 2019 and 2020, respectively, Ford confirmed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Both models will be built in Michigan.
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The 2017 Rogue Sport is a downsized, renamed Nissan Qashqai for the U.S.

Debuting at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is a smaller crossover SUV that slots below the standard Rogue in Nissan's lineup. It's a renamed version of the European-market Nissan Qashqai.
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Kia’s 2018 Stinger is unlike anything the Korean automaker has ever built

The 2018 Kia Stinger is unlike any car Kia has built before. It's a sports sedan based on a rear-wheel drive platform, and featuring sleek fastback styling. Could it be a cut-price BMW 3 Series?
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Minor styling tweaks hide big changes for Ford’s 2018 F-150 truck

The 2018 Ford F-150 gets a host of upgrades for the new model, including everything from a first-ever diesel engine to a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. The 2018 F-150 debuts at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
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Volkswagen demos new displays, personalization features at CES 2017

Volkswagen brought a gaggle of new tech features to CES 2017, including more-elaborate versions of its Digital Key and Virtual Cockpit systems, and Amazon Alexa voice-control integration.
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Tesla is now making battery cells at its massive 'Gigafactory'

Tesla is now producing lithium-ion battery cells at its massive "Gigafactory." Current production is for Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 battery packs, with Model 3 cell production slated to start later this year.
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Book by Cadillac service offers a new alternative to car ownership

Book by Cadillac is a new subscription service that allows users to drive different Cadillac vehicles for a flat monthly fee. It's launching in the New York metropolitan area, with other markets planned for the future..
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Ford launches two new Sync AppLink apps at CES 2017

Ford announced ExxonMobil Speedpass+ and DriverScore apps for its Sync AppLink platform at CES 2017. Speedpass+ helps drivers pay for gas, and DriverScore grades driving behavior to help get insurance discounts.