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Senior Producer

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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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Volvo Car Australia announces Nick Connor as Managing Director

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Volvo Car Australia announces Nick Connor as Managing Director

Volvo Car Australia has at last installed a new managing director, this week appointing company veteran and inaugural Polestar boss Nick Connor to the role. Connor replaces Kevin McCann, who resigned from the company in November, and McCann's temporary replacement as acting managing director, Stephen Connor (no relation)...

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HelloCars goes it alone to shake up online used-car shopping and selling
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HelloCars goes it alone to shake up online used-car shopping and selling

A new online used-car dealership, dubbed HelloCars, joins a growing collection of businesses looking to revolutionise the sometimes frightening world of used-car shopping. HelloCars enters a segment occupied most notably by SellMyCar and Carzoos – owned, respectively, by the massive new-and-used dealership groups Cox Automotive and AP Eagers...


2019 Toyota RAV4 previewed, due in Australia next year
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2019 Toyota RAV4 previewed, due in Australia next year

The Japanese giant is on a new-model kick this month, with confirmation the 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be unveiled at the New York motor show. The news follows the recent debut in Geneva of the new-generation Corolla hatch, along with confirmation and a first look at the reborn Supra...


Mazda 3 digital driver display revealed in spy photos
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Mazda 3 digital driver display revealed in spy photos

Photos posted to a Chinese forum have revealed what appears to be a large digital driver-information display behind the steering wheel. The screen, replacing the conventional instrument cluster, is shown in two modes: one with separate rev and speed meters, and one with a large combined meter that likely represents a 'sport mode' function...


Dieselgate: Australian test reveals increased fuel use, VW rejects claims - UPDATE
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Dieselgate: Australian test reveals increased fuel use, VW rejects claims - UPDATE

March 12, 2018: Testing carried out on a single Volkswagen vehicle has revealed an increase in fuel use since it was given a software update in 2017 for the so-called 'Dieselgate' emissions scandal...


2018 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses
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2018 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses

What a week. This might be the biggest Geneva motor show the world has seen in some time. That's not to say last year wasn't impressive, with the McLaren 720S, the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the new Audi RS5 and the reborn Alpine A110 standing out as obvious heroes...


Touring the Audi RS6 Avant Performance with Exclusive paint and other bits - VIDEO
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Touring the Audi RS6 Avant Performance with Exclusive paint and other bits - VIDEO

While old mate Curt Dupriez works his way towards delivering a full written review of this 2018 Audi RS6 Avant Performance, Trent Nikolic couldn't stop himself pinching it for an afternoon. In this quick tour, Trent goes on about the bits and pieces added to the example we're testing...


Hyundai HDC-1 concept previews 'Le Fil Rouge' styling direction
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Hyundai HDC-1 concept previews 'Le Fil Rouge' styling direction

Hyundai's latest senior designer, Luc Donckerwolke, has stepped up this week in Geneva to make his mark with the Korean brand's future looks. Donckerwolke was poached from the Volkswagen group in 2016, where he led the styling operations for Bentley, Lamborghini and Audi. His mandate at Hyundai was initially to lead design for the Genesis division, reporting to group styling boss Peter Schreyer...


Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo revealed
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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo revealed

As its engineers work to bring the 2015 Mission E concept to market, Porsche has tonight unveiled a striking follow-up: the Mission E Cross Turismo. Clearly drawing on the themes of its low-slung four-door coupe companion, the Mission E Cross Turismo's styling also borrows more than a few cues from the new Panamera wagon and the latest Cayenne SUV...


Ford Takata airbag recall announced
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Ford Takata airbag recall announced

Ford Australia has today announced details of its recall for vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators. As required under the compulsory recall program announced earlier this week, Ford will first contact owners of the oldest affected vehicles before working its way up to newer vehicles with a lesser risk...


2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: $119,000 EV here in October
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2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: $119,000 EV here in October

The electro-themed camouflage has come off the new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace today, ahead of an Australian debut in October this year – with a $119,000 price tag to match its enviro-chic image. Based on the concept of the same name, unveiled in November 2016, the production car is almost identical to the original show car...


Australia's Takata recall: Strict rules and penalties, but little compensation
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Australia's Takata recall: Strict rules and penalties, but little compensation

The compulsory Takata airbag recall announced for all vehicles in Australia affected by faulty inflators will bring penalties of $1.1 million for breaches of the action's strict rules – but owners shouldn't expect much in the way of compensation. Announced today by Michael Sukkar, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the recall will be overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)...


Takata: Compulsory airbag recall announced
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Takata: Compulsory airbag recall announced

The global Takata airbag recall crisis has taken a new turn in Australia, with the Federal Government today announcing a compulsory recall. Talk of stricter action on the matter has been ongoing since Australian recalls were initiated in 2009. Australia's first Takata-related death in July last year - one of 23 globally - prompted the Federal Government to confirm in September that it was considering a compulsory recall...


2018 Geneva motor show preview: What to expect
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2018 Geneva motor show preview: What to expect

January's Detroit motor show is a distant memory, and the European calendar's first big new-car event of the year, the 2018 Geneva motor show, is nearly upon us. Last year gave us the final production design of the new Alpine A110, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the new Ford Fiesta ST (still not confirmed for Australia), the McLaren 720S and the new Honda Civic Type R, among others...


Poll: 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor has its work cut out to win over the power-hungry
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Poll: 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor has its work cut out to win over the power-hungry

Ford's tough new Ranger Raptor has some hard yards ahead of it, if our latest poll is anything to go by. Revealed earlier this month, the Raptor debuts as the new hero model in Ford's popular Ranger line-up, more than two years after we first spied an early prototype in local testing...