Stephen Elmer

Stephen grew up shadowing his award-winning auto journalist father who provided him with a bevy of mechanical wonders to play with as a child, sparking his interest in cars. He also taught Stephen the professional need-to-knows of the auto and powersports world, attending his first press launch at age eight. Today he is an avid Snowmobiler, ATVer, RVer and D/Z licensed truck driver. When not as his AutoGuide Desk, Steve can be found grooving with his bass guitar or beating on his drum kit.

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2013 Chevrolet Volt Review

2013 Chevrolet Volt Review

Billed as an electric car with an unlimited range, we head out on a 1,200 mile road trip to test just how efficient the Volt is on the open road.
Top Ten Best Car Porn Photos and Videos of 2012

Top Ten Best Car Porn Photos and Videos of 2012

Shaping and sculpting sheet metal into something both beautiful and functional is an intensive undertaking that automakers spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars on. And to bring these cars justice, photographers and videographers spend hundreds of hours capturing just the right angle, and finding that one magical location. So for your viewing pleasure,…

2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Preview: Best in Class Fuel Economy, Power Promised

2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Preview: Best in Class Fuel Economy, Power Promised

After seven long years, GM has finally given its lineup of half-ton pickups a refresh, both of which were revealed today. The new GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado will have three engine options, all of which will feature direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation as standard equipment, particularly a big deal for the…

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2016 Infiniti Q50S to Gain Hydraulic Steering

2016 Infiniti Q50S to Gain Hydraulic Steering
Infiniti is looking to inject some sport into the Q50S model for 2016 by making some changes.  When the car is revealed sometime during 2015, it will have a hydraulically-assisted steering rack based on the one found in the old G sport sedan. Currently, the base model Q50 gets electric power steering, while Infiniti also...

Audi Recalling 70K Vehicles for Brake Issues

Audi Recalling 70K Vehicles for Brake Issues
Audi is pulling a large quantity of its cars off the road to fix a safety issue with the brakes.  The German luxury brand plans to call back 70,000 vehicles worldwide due to a potential fault with the brake booster. A possible membrane leak inside the brake booster may cause the vehicle to lose much...

2015 Dodge Challenger Previewed with Mopar Drag Pak

2015 Dodge Challenger Previewed with Mopar Drag Pak
The Challenger has a long history in drag racing, and Mopar is preparing an updated package for the car to make it fly in a straight line.  The 2015 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak was shown off to drag racers in the Lucas Oil Series this past week, sporting a host of drag racing mods on...

2015 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban to Offer Z71 Package

2015 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban to Offer Z71 Package
Chevrolet has announced that the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban SUVs will both be available with the Z71 off-road package.  The company did not divulge specific details on what the package would include for the SUVs, although it is likely the exact same as the Z71 package for the 2014 Silverado. If that is the case, the upgrades...

Mercedes AMG GT Debuts Sept. 9 With up to 510 HP

Mercedes AMG GT Debuts Sept. 9 With up to 510 HP
After a long lead up, Mercedes has revealed that its latest sports car will debut on September 9, 2014.  In a new video released on Thursday, Mercedes divulged the launch timing along with a few more details about the car. We already know that power will come from a new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, but the...

2015 Ford Fiesta, Fiesta ST get Small Price Cut

2015 Ford Fiesta, Fiesta ST get Small Price Cut
Ford is lowering the entry price for its Fiesta subcompact lineup, including the hot hatch ST version. Prices are dropping by between $235 and $485, with the new base price for a 2015 Fiesta S sitting at $14,690. As for the Fiesta ST, it is now even more of a performance bargain, ringing in at $21,740. SEE...

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Priced from $42,385

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Priced from $42,385
Toyota has announced pricing for its new off-road ready Tundra, which will start at $42,385.  For that entry price, you get a Tundra Double Cab model, while buyers looking for more space can upgrade to the Tundra CrewMax, which will sell for $45,000. Customers will be able to pickup a Tundra TRD Pro from Toyota dealerships...

Kia Building Plant in Mexico to Produce Small Cars

Kia Building Plant in Mexico to Produce Small Cars
Kia is gearing up to begin producing a range of small cars at a new $1-billion plant in Monterrey, Mexico. Production is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2016, and Kia says that the plant will produce a “range of new small cars,” although they did not get into specific nameplates. Odds are, the Forte will...

2015 Ford Mustang Production Begins

2015 Ford Mustang Production Begins
The 2015 Ford Mustang was revealed around the world in early December last year, and finally production has begun.  At its assembly plant in Flat Rock, MI the very first 2015 Ford Mustangs will start rolling off of the assembly line today, marking the sixth-generation of the storied car. The Mustang has been on sale continuously for...

Next Nissan Leaf to have Double the Range

Next Nissan Leaf to have Double the Range
When the next generation of the Nissan Leaf is revealed, it will have a whole new look and a larger driving range.  According to Auto Express, new battery technology will allow the Leaf to travel 186 miles on a single charge, adding 100 miles of driving compared with the current Leaf. Like Tesla with its Model S,...

2016 Ford Focus RS Likely for North America with AWD

2016 Ford Focus RS Likely for North America with AWD
Those in North America hoping for a chance to buy the Ford Focus RS may have their wishes granted. Road and Track is reporting that a source inside Ford has confirmed that the new Focus RS will likely be made available to North Americans in limited quantities, and the car will send power to all four...

Subaru Plans Single Platform for Entire Lineup

Subaru Plans Single Platform for Entire Lineup
Subaru is working towards consolidating all of its different vehicle platforms into one.  Starting in 2016, the Japanese automaker will begin to roll out redesigned vehicles that are all built on the same platform. Every car in the range, from the Impreza compact car up to an all-new seven seater that will replace the Tribeca,...
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