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Mike Stevens

Mike Stevens

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About Me

Mike began his career in automotive journalism as a contributor for The Motor Report, writing news and reviewing new models. Mike was soon invited to join the company as a full-time employee, working both as a writer and as the company’s Art Director, and was quickly promoted to Deputy Editor. In 2016, Mike joined CarAdvice as Producer and News Editor, where he is instrumental in guiding CarAdvice's editorial direction and its relationship with readers and manufacturers alike. In 2019, Mike's focus moved exclusively to Producer, working to ensure the CarAdvice brand and its content are the best in the industry.

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Life-size LEGO Honda Civic Type R debuts in Melbourne: We talk with the man behind its build

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Life-size LEGO Honda Civic Type R debuts in Melbourne: We talk with the man behind its build

Life-sized LEGO projects are serious business. Thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of bricks go into most, with subjects that range from towering giraffes and elephants to motorised Bugattis and decked-out Kombi campers...

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Volkswagen SMV concept unveiled at Shanghai motor show
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Volkswagen SMV concept unveiled at Shanghai motor show

Volkswagen's product and concept flood at this week's Shanghai motor show continues with the seven-seat SMV concept, developed through the Chinese-market FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. The SMV's stand-out feature, apart from advancing Volkswagen's familiar styling language, is without doubt its size: at 5100mm long, it stretches beyond the Atlas (Teramont in China) to become the company's largest SUV yet...


Audi AI:ME e-tron concept looks to autonomous future
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Audi AI:ME e-tron concept looks to autonomous future

Another day in our childhood's future, another unveiling of an autonomy-focused concept. This time it's the Audi AI:ME concept at the Shanghai motor show, inspired perhaps by the original Audi A2, merging the brand's latest and more organic styling language with a future-focused autonomous driving system...


Driverless cars: Levels of automation and the barrier of ‘human factors’
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Driverless cars: Levels of automation and the barrier of ‘human factors’

This story was first published in 2015. As we move closer to a future where autonomous driving technology is expected to feature more and more in new cars, we felt a revisit of the basics is in order. Click here for our most recent stories on autonomous driving...


CarAdvice on YourMoney, 27 March 2019: What's on this week's show?
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CarAdvice on YourMoney, 27 March 2019: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric talk about big unveilings, a comparo of three popular utes, a review of one of our favourite family SUVs, and the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. First up is the Geneva motor show, with the boys covering all the big unveilings that occurred at what is unquestionably one of the biggest events on the global automotive calendar...


New Cars: 2019 New Car Calendar - the February update
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New Cars: 2019 New Car Calendar - the February update

We said it in 2017, and in 2018, and we can safely say it again: last year was a big one for new model reveals, and 2019 is shaping up to bring more of the same. With new-car sales numbers having fallen short of a record effort in 2018, the 60-or-so brands operating in Australia will be hoping their latest offerings inspire more interest among local buyers...


2020 Mazda CX-6 (or CX-3?): Australia-bound SUV previewed
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2020 Mazda CX-6 (or CX-3?): Australia-bound SUV previewed

A first teaser image for what is likely to be a more premium and lifestyle-focused 2020 Mazda CX-6 SUV has been handed down tonight, ahead of its Geneva motor show unveiling in March. Mazda has offered few useful details to accompany the visual, and indeed we're speculating on the name...


NSW EV charging investment, electric bus trial announced
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NSW EV charging investment, electric bus trial announced

The New South Wales Government has announced a major election promise today, confirming a not insignificant investment in its electric vehicle fleets and the state's growing EV charging network. If successful in the March 23 election, the NSW Liberal party claims its Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Plan will include a $3 million co-investment in fast charging points on major regional corridors, along with $2 million on chargers in commuter car parks...


2020 Toyota Supra unveiled: Japan's latest hero goes official at last
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2020 Toyota Supra unveiled: Japan's latest hero goes official at last

The last Toyota Supra went out of production in 2002, and our first story on the potential for its rebirth came in 2007 – a year after CarAdvice was founded – with the idea that the FT-HS concept could become the fifth-generation Supra...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Mike Stevens: Audi RS4 Avant
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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Mike Stevens: Audi RS4 Avant

I don't understand why people aren't buying more wagons. Alright, I do understand it. It's my job, after all, to know how the market works and what draws people to the latest trends. What I mean, is: if you've bought a passenger car and it isn't a wagon, you've made the wrong choice. ("Flame suit on", "Come at me bro", "Don't @ me", et cetera...


2019 Audi Q8 review: 55 TFSI petrol
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2019 Audi Q8 review: 55 TFSI petrol

At last, Audi has a direct rival to the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe. Audi calls it a new flagship model, but is it up to the segment standard?

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The car lover's Christmas gift guide for 2018!
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The car lover's Christmas gift guide for 2018!

Near enough! So, just as we do every year, we've this week canvassed the CarAdvice office for suggestions on things they'd love for Christmas! As always, the result is a mix of toys you'll trample at midnight, socks you'll orphan, and genuinely practical items you'll find yourself realising – on the roadside, in the rain, miles from anywhere – you left in the garage...


New Cars: 2018 New Car Calendar, the December update
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New Cars: 2018 New Car Calendar, the December update

Last year was a huge one for new-model launches in Australia, bringing us cars like the all-new Giulia, the Volvo XC60, Hyundai i30, the Stinger and the... well, the list goes on, and you can find it here. Now we're most of the way into 2018, and in many respects it's been an even bigger year than the last...


2019 Toyota Prius facelifted: Australian debut in April
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2019 Toyota Prius facelifted: Australian debut in April

The facelifted 2019 Toyota Prius has been unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show today, ahead of an Australian debut set for next April. The new look, revealed at least partially through commissioned renderings in the Japanese press earlier this year, sees the fourth generation of the iconic hybrid given a less confronting face for the 2019 model year...


CarAdvice on YourMoney, 28 November 2018: What's on this week's show?
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CarAdvice on YourMoney, 28 November 2018: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric look at the impact of autonomous tech on driver attentiveness, Mazda's tough times, and news that will see recall-resistant drivers kept off the road. First up: A new study has shown that Tesla's Autopilot driving system can reduce a driver's reaction time in the event of an incident...