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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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Shelby GT350R Mustang: Australia’s Carbon Revolution revealed as wheel supplier

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Shelby GT350R Mustang: Australia’s Carbon Revolution revealed as wheel supplier

The Australian startup that rocketed onto the world stage with a set of ultra-light (and ultra-expensive) carbon-fibre wheels has made headlines again...

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2016 Toyota HiLux interior, features revealed for Australian market
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2016 Toyota HiLux interior, features revealed for Australian market

Toyota has revealed further equipment details on its all-new 2016 HiLux this week, along with new photos of the Australian model’s interior. These shots follow the earlier release of an interior view specific to the Thai market, but, as expected, Australia’s new HiLux will boast a largely identical interior to the already premium look shown with the new ute’s unveiling in May...


2017 Citroen C4: teaser sketches may hint at new hatch
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2017 Citroen C4: teaser sketches may hint at new hatch

Citroen has handed down a set of new teaser sketches that may represent our first look at the next-generation C4 hatch. Officially, these sketches hint at the new ‘C-Quatre’ C4 sedan for China, which will replace that market’s C4 L model in the year ahead. It is believed however that this new model’s front-end styling will be shared with the next C4 hatch, expected to debut in Europe toward the end of 2016...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe teased ahead of Frankfurt debut
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe teased ahead of Frankfurt debut

Mercedes-AMG has handed down the first official teaser images of its muscular new 2016 C 63 Coupe, set to debut at September’s Frankfurt motor show. The new coupe’s launch will follow the late 2014 unveiling of its sedan and Estate wagon siblings. (Catch our February review of the new C 63 AMG S sedan here...


Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned
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Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned

While we wait for the promised and hotly anticipated production version of Volkswagen’s Golf R 400 concept, here’s something else to drool over: the Golf TCR racing prototype. Let’s cover some basics: 243kW and 410Nm of torque, front-wheel-drive (yes, front-wheel-drive), an enhanced six-speed DSG transmission and… look, loads of other track-specific tweaks...


V8 Supercars Gen2 'First Draft' Guidelines Released
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V8 Supercars Gen2 'First Draft' Guidelines Released

V8 Supercars has handed down first draft details of its evolving new racecar requirements, developed as part of a major overhaul planned for the 2017 season. The guidelines released today detail further the new ‘Gen2’ program first revealed in December, introducing a number of key changes that will allow a wider field of carmakers to participate...


Northern Territory open speed limit trial could soon expand to new stretches
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Northern Territory open speed limit trial could soon expand to new stretches

The Northern Territory’s open speed limit trial, which covers 276 kilometres of the Stuart Highway, may soon be expanded to new stretches of road. The trial was initially launched in February last year with a 204km section between Alice Springs and Barrow Creek, but September saw that extended by 76km to just south of the Ali Curung Rail Overpass...


2016 Infiniti QX80: pricing and specifications
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2016 Infiniti QX80: pricing and specifications

Australian pricing for the 2016 Infiniti QX80 SUV has been released today, ahead of a showroom debut set to occur later this month. Infiniti’s big and burly luxo-barge first appeared overseas in 2010, debuting at the New York motor show as a rival to upper-large premium SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GL, Range Rover, Cadillac Escalade and, of course, its Japanese counterpart, the Lexus LX...


2016 Infiniti QX70 S Design pricing and specifications: New special-edition SUV hits Australia
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2016 Infiniti QX70 S Design pricing and specifications: New special-edition SUV hits Australia

Infiniti has added a new special-edition model to its QX70 SUV range, introducing the new QX70 S Design flagship to its Australian line-up this week. Available in V6 petrol and diesel forms, the new special enters with drive-away pricing of $85,900 and $87,900 respectively. From October, pricing will revert to $88,900 and $90,900 before on-road costs...


Skoda models updated for Australia: New engines, new displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto
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Skoda models updated for Australia: New engines, new displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto

Skoda has followed stablemate Volkswagen into announcing significant feature changes to its Australian range, introducing new equipment, new powertrains and new models. Model ranges blessed with an update this week include the small Rapid, the mid-sized Octavia, the high-riding Octavia Scout and the recently re-styled Yeti...


2016 Mitsubishi Challenger previewed: shadowy new teaser released for August 1 debut
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2016 Mitsubishi Challenger previewed: shadowy new teaser released for August 1 debut

The 2016 Mitsubishi Challenger is nearing its global debut, scheduled to occur on August 1 at the Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale. The new third-generation SUV, expected to be based again on the Mitsubishi Triton ute, has been spied testing in recent months, and leaked patent application images have all but revealed the seven-seater’s final look...


2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron pricing and specifications

Audi’s first-ever plug-in hybrid, the 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron, is now on sale in Australia from $62,490 plus on-roads. This news follows confirmation last year that the A3 Sportback e-tron, just the first of an onslaught of e-tron models, would come to Australia with a price tag in the neighbourhood of $60,000...


Holden Colorado Space Cab recalled for rear seatbelt fix
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Holden Colorado Space Cab recalled for rear seatbelt fix

Holden’s high-riding Colorado ute has been recalled this week over concerns that one of two rear seatbelt fasteners could be missing on some models. The potential danger centres on a bolt that helps to secure the anchor bracket of the rear seatbelt buckles of Space Cab models with second-row ‘jump seats’...


2016 Mazda MX-5 gets Autoexe styling and tuning package
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2016 Mazda MX-5 gets Autoexe styling and tuning package

The all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 has been on the global stage for less than a year, but already the tuning scene has turned its attention to the new roadster’s potential. Latest cab off the rank is Japan’s Autoexe, one of the better-known tuning houses from the MX-5’s homeland, and no stranger to tweaking Mazda products...


HSV ClubSport R8 gets 25th anniversary limited-edition special
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HSV ClubSport R8 gets 25th anniversary limited-edition special

The venerable HSV Clubsport has come a long way. Launching in 1990 with the VN Commodore, the first examples derived 180kW and 400Nm from Holden’s 5.0 litre V8. Fast-forward to today, 10 models and 25 years later, and the ClubSport is now driven by a mean 325kW/550Nm 6.2 litre V8 - while up-spec R8 versions turn that up to 340kW and 570Nm...