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Mike Stevens

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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Hyundai Prophecy electric concept is a study in curves - UPDATE

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Hyundai Prophecy electric concept is a study in curves - UPDATE

UPDATE: With the Hyundai Prophecy concept robbed of a proper motor show unveiling, Hyundai Motor Group’s Chief Design Officer Luc Donckerwolke has delivered a walkaround tour of the car on video. You can check out both videos at the bottom of this story...

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Hyundai extends warranties to accommodate isolation conditions
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Hyundai extends warranties to accommodate isolation conditions

Hyundai has launched a new worldwide initiative to extend warranties that would have been set to expire in March and the weeks ahead, allowing owners some breathing room while caught under quarantine and isolation measures during the COVID-19 lockdown. The company is contacting affected owners directly to deliver the good news...


2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spied testing
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2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spied testing

The upcoming Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has been spied in cold weather testing this week, ahead of a debut expected to occur later this year. Entering as a jacked-up and wagonised version of the electric Taycan four-door coupe, the new Porsche was first previewed by the Mission E Cross Turismo in early 2018...


2021 Audi A3 Sportback revealed, Australian debut confirmed - new photos
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2021 Audi A3 Sportback revealed, Australian debut confirmed - new photos

UPDATE: New photos of the 2021 Audi A3 have been released, showing the new Sportback in outdoor driving lights and new colours. Our original story continues below. March 3, 2020: Exactly eight years since its predecessor was first unveiled and four years since its last facelift, the new fourth-generation 2021 Audi A3 Sportback has been unveiled online...


2021 Audi RS3 Sportback and sedan spied
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2021 Audi RS3 Sportback and sedan spied

The upcoming 2021 Audi RS3 has been spied in winter testing today, revealing a fresh new look at the German marque's hero hatch and sedan twins. The new super-hot hatch was last spied in November 2019, tearing up the Nurburgring – but that was before the regular A3 had been unveiled. Now we know how its base styling will look, we can better guess at the RS3's design...


2014-2019 Porsche Macan recalled over fuel leak risk
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2014-2019 Porsche Macan recalled over fuel leak risk

Porsche Cars Australia has recalled 5328 examples of its model-years 2014 to 2019 Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS and Macan Turbo.  The recall relates to a risk that the service cover for the fuel pump may come into contact with the fuel filter flange if the rear seats are occupied, potentially damaging the flange. If damaged, it could result in a fuel leak, which may cause a fire...


2014-2015 Mazda CX-5 recalled for lighting fix
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2014-2015 Mazda CX-5 recalled for lighting fix

Mazda has recalled model-years 2014 to 2015 examples of its popular CX-5 SUV to address a problem with its LED light signature. Affecting 7443 vehicles, the recall centres on the CX-5's daytime running lights (DRLs), which could flicker while driving or fail to illuminate. In the event that the vehicle's headlights are not also on, inactive DRLs could reduce its visibility...


Artists post car colouring pages for grownups and kids alike to weather the weeks ahead
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Artists post car colouring pages for grownups and kids alike to weather the weeks ahead

When I was about seven years old, I traced a drawing of the Transformers and mailed it into a TV show called The Cartoon Company (which, funnily enough, ran on the Nine Network, my current employer). The hosts of the show held it up to the cameras, declared it a cracking good effort, and mailed me a box of Posca paint markers as a prize – and, terrible child that I was, I promptly set about painting the town red...


2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan (Elantra) revealed
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2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan (Elantra) revealed

Hyundai has unveiled its new-generation Elantra sedan, due in Australia later this year as the 2020 Hyundai i30 Sedan. Market observers have long held the i30 badge could top Corolla sales in Australia if it had the same advantage enjoyed by the small Toyota and others: five-door hatch and four-door sedan wearing the same badge...


2022 Volkswagen Amarok teased: Ford Ranger-based ute coming
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2022 Volkswagen Amarok teased: Ford Ranger-based ute coming

A first look at the upcoming 2022 Volkswagen Amarok has been handed down, hinting at a meaner design for its second generation. Developed in partnership with Ford, the new Amarok ute will take most of its engineering and architecture from the Ranger project – while Volkswagen takes the lead on vans for both companies...


2011-2014 Kia Carnival recalled over petrol leak potential
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2011-2014 Kia Carnival recalled over petrol leak potential

Kia has announced a recall for its 'VQ' Carnival, across the 2011 to 2014 model years. Affecting 12,123 vehicles in Australia, the recall is regarding the potential for a small heat-induced crack to appeal in the fuel rail of petrol models. In the event a crack appears, a fuel leak could result, which could lead to fire and/or a leak onto the road, increasing risk of harm to occupants and other road users...


2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR pricing and specs
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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR pricing and specs

Australian pricing for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has been announced, ahead of its July arrival. Limited to 300 units and landing as something of a swansong for the 'Mk7.5' Golf GTI line, the 2020 GTI TCR is priced from $51,490 before on-road costs. That starting price positions it between the regular $46,690 180kW/370Nm Golf GTI and the $55,490 213kW/380Nm Golf R – the latter being the Golf line's all-wheel-drive flagship...


2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for seat fix
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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for seat fix

Following a wider recall to address a suspension issue, a small number of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles have been called back this week. This time, the recall centres on the vehicle's seat height adjuster, which may suffer from an insufficient welding job. The company notes that the adjuster's weld seam could break, reducing the protective effect of the Sprinter's restraint systems...


Peugeot 208 GTi badge will live on, 'PSE' for others - report
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Peugeot 208 GTi badge will live on, 'PSE' for others - report

The global boss of Peugeot has confirmed this week the GTi badge will stay where it belongs on the flagship 208 hatch, despite rumours to the contrary. Responding to reports circulating late last year that suggested the company could swap out the GTi badge for its new electrified Peugeot Sport Engineered (PSE) branding, CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato told the UK's Autocar the 208 GTi would be protected...


New Cars: 2020 New Car Calendar
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New Cars: 2020 New Car Calendar

Australia's new car market, it is fair to say, did not have a stellar year in 2019. Month after month, sales were down, with consumer confidence low and dealers struggling with significant changes to finance regulations...