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Jeff Jablansky

Automotive journalist and lifestyle photographer

New York / Los Angeles

Jeff Jablansky

Rarely stationary. Try to keep up.

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In New York, Honda is invaded by robots – its own

For lack of new product to showcase, the star attraction at the Honda stand was Asimo, the latest evolution of Honda’s 110lb wonder in white. The sub-five-foot humanoid took to the stage, gesticulating with anthropomorphic ease next to a flesh-and-blood spokesman for Honda Motor America. Asimo’s 14-year development period was time diligently spent.
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With A3, Audi stages coup on the world stage

Barely on the market in the US for a fortnight, the A3 – which has been on sale in Europe for months already – defeated the BMW 4 Series and Mazda 3 for the title, as determined by a panel of 69 automotive journalists from 22 countries. It was not a foretold victory, if the faint pause evinced by the award presenter (who had no knowledge of the award recipient’s identity) was any indication.
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A quarter-century of Mazda Miata, with more to come

Mazda occupied the last slot on 16 April’s frenetic first day of the New York auto show, and wisely kept the mood light and celebratory. And why not, when the MX-5 Miata, the most popular sports car of all time, was celebrating its 25th anniversary? A year removed from the launch of an all-new model, Mazda announced it would produce a run of 25th Anniversary Edition Miatas, with 100 units earmarked for the US and the rest allocated for Japan and Europe.
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Acura TLX rocks the cradle

At Acura’s stand at the New York auto show, however, the 2015 TLX sedan displaced two models in one fell swoop. Gone is the midsize TL, and with it the diluted legacy of the iconic Legend, as well as the smaller, sporty TSX, which had taken up the mantle as the enthusiast driver’s car in the lineup.
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Nissan GT-R: How did Godzilla’s price eclipse $100,000?

Why has Nissan taken the GT-R from 2009’s $70,850 to 2015’s starting point of $103,365? As the old adage goes, “because they can.”. But the GT-R remains a relative bargain, given its supercar-slaying capabilities, and Nissan has subjected its halo car to numerous upgrades throughout its run. Above is an inventory, in no way conclusive, of the improvements brought to bear on the car known as Godzilla.
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Kia GT4 Stinger: A killer bee in waiting?

The 315-horsepower, rear-wheel-drive sports car continues a string of tantalising concepts from the Korean automaker, but production prospects are vague.
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WRX STi, Subaru’s dirt merchant

Glinting under the Cobo Center lights, the rally car for the road looked poised to attack muddy track and tarmac with equal fervor.
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Acura TLX: Identity crisis solved?

Honda’s luxury subsidiary previewed a confident-looking, lightly veiled sedan prototype that may be an antidote for a brand that has been light on character.
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Corvette and Silverado secure awards sweep for Chevy

The redesigned sports car and pickup truck were named North American Car and Truck of the Year at the 2014 Detroit auto show.
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FT-1 Concept, Toyota’s scarlet letter, bows in Detroit

Envisioned as a possible successor to the dearly departed Supra sports car, the FT-1 Concept cut a future-shock profile at the 2014 Detroit auto show.
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Porsche 911 Targa, the mechanical marvel

With a roof panel that performs an achingly beautiful mechanical ballet, the Targa splits the difference between coupe and convertible.
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The Detroit hit parade: Memorable motor show moments

Whether crashing through glass or creating entire new vehicle segments, the Detroit auto show has offered a quarter-century of innovation and amusements.
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About

Jeff Jablansky

JEFF JABLANSKY, automotive writer and photographer, was born with his hands planted firmly at 10 and 2.

He has written for automotive enthusiast publications in the United States and abroad, including Autoblog, Automobile Magazine, Autobytel, BBC Autos, Car and Driver, Fox News, Men's Journal, Motor1, the New York Daily News, Road & Track, and Thrillist.

His favorite road trip memory involves a Hyundai, a winding desert road and a herd of sheep. He likes to split his time between Brooklyn and Silverlake.