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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A Sriracha-seasoned Lexus aims to spice up your driving and your food

To promote its facelifted 2017 IS sedan, Lexus turned to Sriracha. It commissioned a customized IS based entirely around the popular condiment. Start thinking up "hot car" jokes now.
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Mazda’s 2017 CX-5 debuts in Los Angeles with sleeker new styling

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The redesigned CX-5 features new styling and some additional tech, but doesn't stray too far from the previous model's successful strategy.
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Lamborghini's Huracán Spyder convertible soaks in the sun at LA auto show

The Lamborghini Huracán Spyder is getting a rear-wheel drive option, just like the Huracán LP580-2 coupe introduced last year. Prepare for some serious top-down, tire-smoking action.
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Will Nissan’s 2017 Sentra NISMO usher in the return of the sporty Sentra?

The 2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show this week. With tuned suspension and a boy racer body kit, the NISMO is Nissan's latest attempt at making the Sentra sporty.
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California breaks ground on new electric car fast-charging corridor

DRIVEtheARC is a network of DC fast-charging stations for electric cars that just broke ground in California. It will include 50 individual stations at around 20 sites in the northern part of the state.
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Chrysler and Cummins are latest companies accused of emissions cheating

Chrysler and engine supplier Cummins were named in a class-action lawsuit alleging the two companies conspired to hide excess emissions from diesel pickup trucks built between 2007 and 2012.
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Work stops at Faraday Future's Nevada factory site, but CES is still a go

Faraday Future is negotiating with lead contractor AECOM to restart construction at its factory site in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The startup still plans to unveil its first electric car at CES 2017.
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Ford's EcoSport mini SUV makes its North American debut in LA, will go on sale in 2018

The Ford EcoSport crossover that's been sold in international markets for years is coming to the U.S. in 2018. The North American version of the EcoSport debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
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Chevy’s 2017 Spark Activ mimics SUVs with rugged styling

Capitalizing on the current popularity of SUVs, Chevrolet created a more rugged version of its Spark hatchback. Called the Spark Activ, it debuts at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
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Ford’s tiny EcoSport will make its US debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The Ford EcoSport subcompact crossover will make its U.S. debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The current version of the EcoSport has been on sale in other countries since 2012.
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Ferrari doesn’t sell electric cars, but it may soon race them in Formula E

Ferrari is considering entering the Formula E electric-car race series, CEO Sergio Marchionne said recently. But Ferrari has some issues with the current format of the series, Marchionne said.
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Nissan’s 2017 Juke Black Pearl Edition shows off customization possibilities

The 2017 Nissan Juke Black Pearl Edition debuts next week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. It's a special edition meant to showcase the customization possibilities of Nissan's Juke Color Studio.