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Mike Stevens

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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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Sydney to host Gran Turismo virtual racing championship in February

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Sydney to host Gran Turismo virtual racing championship in February

Aussie racing gamers will soon compete in the new FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships on home turf, in front of a live audience, with the World Tour Sydney event firing up in February...

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Volkswagen Group donates $2.5 million to bushfire relief, boss shaves 'old growth' moustache
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Volkswagen Group donates $2.5 million to bushfire relief, boss shaves 'old growth' moustache

Volkswagen Group has bolstered its existing contribution toward the relief and recovery efforts for Australia's tragic bushfires, announcing a $2.5 million donation today. The company has earmarked $500,000 for fire services and those affected by the fires, with the remaining $2 million divided equally on reforestation and organisations involved with endangered wildlife...


2020 Holden Equinox surfaces in China leak ahead of Australian debut
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2020 Holden Equinox surfaces in China leak ahead of Australian debut

The new-look 2020 Holden Equinox looks to have surfaced early, thanks to what has been reported as a leak in the Chinese press – shown here in its Chevrolet-badged form. As expected, thanks to spy photos published by CarAdvice in March last year, Holden parent General Motors has worked to correct the Equinox's derided dowdy styling in this makeover...


Sony surprises with Vision-S concept at Consumer Electronics Show
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Sony surprises with Vision-S concept at Consumer Electronics Show

We spent all this time waiting for Apple to unveil its heavily reported (and now dead) 'Project Titan' car, and here was Sony quietly working away at one of its own: the Vision-S electric car, unveiled at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...


It's not worth it: make the right call on the road these holidays
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It's not worth it: make the right call on the road these holidays

The most common causes of fatal car accidents in Australia, according to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE), are speed, alcohol, fatigue, and distraction. A significant 42 per cent of fatal crashes between the years 2013 and 2018 occurred at speeds above 100km/h, but booze is likewise a major factor in many fatal crashes, and inattention has become a common cause since the advent of mobile phones...


The neat little features every new car should have by now
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The neat little features every new car should have by now

Fewer things grind my gears more than the absence of a little feature that ought to be standard in cars by now. Here's the enormity of my quibbling faultfinding, though: I'm not here right now to go on about utterly crucial systems like lane-keep assistance and autonomous emergency braking. Those should absolutely be standard by now, but that's not where I'm at today...


Video: Porsche and LucasFilm reveal collaborative Star Wars ship design
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Video: Porsche and LucasFilm reveal collaborative Star Wars ship design

If you've ever wondered just how involved a celebrity is with the formulation of their namesake scent or clothing line, today's unveiling might have you wondering the same of the designers at Porsche and Disney...


New Cars: 2019 New Car Calendar - the December update
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New Cars: 2019 New Car Calendar - the December 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 has so far proven to be just as big. With new-car sales numbers looking likely to fall short of a record effort in 2019, the 60-or-so brands operating in Australia will be hoping their latest offerings – those launched so far this year, and those still to come in 2020 – inspire more interest among local buyers...


Goodbye Commodore: A legend dies as Holden goes exclusive on SUVs and utes
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Goodbye Commodore: A legend dies as Holden goes exclusive on SUVs and utes

As exclusively reported by CarAdvice's Joshua Dowling last week, the Commodore will be dropped from the Holden line-up at the end of 2020. It will be joined by the Astra. The company has confirmed it will continue to sell MY19 Commodore and MY19 Astra variants to private buyers through 2020, "albeit with diminishing model availability as part of an orderly runout"...


2020 Aston Martin DBX revealed: Australian launch due next year
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2020 Aston Martin DBX revealed: Australian launch due next year

Nearly five years since it was first previewed in concept form, the covers have finally come off next year's Aston Martin DBX SUV, destined for Australia with a $357,000 price tag. When the DBX concept was unveiled, there was no Rolls-Royce Cullinan, no Bentley Bentayga, and no Lamborghini Urus...


Porsche and LucasFilm to reveal Star Wars spaceship
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Porsche and LucasFilm to reveal Star Wars spaceship

"I'll write this one." As the only science fiction nerd in the CarAdvice team, this writer didn't exactly have to wrestle for the rights to cover news that Porsche and LucasFilm have partnered up on designing a sleek Star Wars starship. “Even though they do not seem to share many elements at first glance, both worlds have a similar design philosophy," says Michael Mauer, Vice President, Style Porsche at Porsche AG...


2021 Nissan X-Trail spied inside and out
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2021 Nissan X-Trail spied inside and out

New spy photos of the upcoming 2021 Nissan X-Trail reveal the mid-sized SUV will upsize the styling features of the recently revealed 2020 Nissan Juke. That means we can expect more of the 'V-motion' grille that has dominated the face of Nissan models for some time now, matched to the high-set slim daytime light design that has become popular over the past decade...


2020 Toyota Mirai concept revealed for Tokyo motor show
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2020 Toyota Mirai concept revealed for Tokyo motor show

Toyota has handed down a first look at its next-generation 2020 Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), ahead of this month's Tokyo motor show. Continuing Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda's mandate for a more emotionally-inspired design theme across the brand's model lines, the new concept boasts a look that is sportier and more imposing in its proportions than the quirky futuristic look of the current Mirai...


BMW M8 Gran Coupe revealed: Australian debut set for 2020
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BMW M8 Gran Coupe revealed: Australian debut set for 2020

The new 2020 BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe has been unveiled today, joining its Coupe and Convertible siblings to round out the new M8 family. You'll remember you got your first look at this hero last year, in concept form. Timed to land alongside the M8 Competition Coupe, the M8 Gran Coupe Competition will touch down in Australia early next year...


2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo pricing and specs
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2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo pricing and specs

The upgraded 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo is upon us, and if you want it, you're gonna pay a lot more for it than you would've the last one.  On sale in Australia now, the 2020 Nismo GT-R replaces the first Nismo hero that launched here in 2017 at an already mighty $299,000. For this upgrade, buyers will be asked $378,000 before on-road costs...