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Articles by Byron Mathioudakis

Byron Mathioudakis

Byron Mathioudakis

GoAuto Media

Byron started his motoring journalism career when he joined John Mellor in 1997 before becoming a freelance motoring writer two years later.

He wrote for several motoring publications and was ABC Youth radio Triple J's "all things automotive" correspondent from 2001 to 2003.

He rejoined John Mellor in early 2003 and has been with GoAutoMedia as a senior product and industry journalist ever since.

With an eye for detail and a vast knowledge base of both new and used cars Byron lives and breathes motoring.

His encyclopedic knowledge of cars was acquired from childhood by reading just about every issue of every car magazine ever to hit a newsstand in Australia.

The child Byron was the consummate car spotter, devoured and collected anything written about cars that he could lay his hands on and by nine had driven more imaginary miles at the wheel of the family Ford Falcon in the driveway at home than many people drive in a lifetime.

The teenage Byron filled in the agonizing years leading up to getting his driver's license by reading the words of the leading motoring editors of the country and learning what they look for in a car and how to write it.

In short, Byron loves cars and knows pretty much all there is to know about every vehicle released during his lifetime as well as most of the ones that were around before then.

Byron Mathioudakis

This month marks the 60th anniversary of the Ford Falcon’s Australian launch. Did anybody acknowledge the milestone? Ford marked the original XK’s 1960 local production-line debut on June 28 this year, but it’s been...Read more

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You’ve done the research, read the reviews and maybe even taken your next new car, SUV or truck for a test drive. Now, the big question is: Which version? It’s a common pitfall navigating through lots of choices. After all, not everything in life is created equally and the same often applies to...Read more
They’re coming. Slowly but surely, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs, or EVs) are making their way to Australia, despite the lack of federal, state and local government incentives that help boost the demand for zero-tailpipe-emissions vehicles. The fact is, EV infrastructure is growing from coast to...Read more
Sedans. Not fashionable perhaps, but still very important and relevant to a vast number of Australian new-vehicle buyers. Especially in the premium end of the market, sedans matter! Some of the trusted old names like Subaru Liberty and Holden Commodore may have faded, but that’s just an opportunity...Read more

Peugeot has released further details of its performance-focused plug-in...Read more

The first-ever Maserati hybrid – as well as modern-era four-cylinder...Read more

As Australia slides into our first economic recession in decades, it seems new-car prices are skyrocketing, to the point where even a Toyota Corolla now costs more than ever before. But is that actually true? How much more expensive are new cars today, adjusted for inflation, compared to 10, 30 and...Read more
SsangYong is remembered for some of the wrong reasons in Australia. In the 1990s, the SUV and 4x4 specialist was all about cheap SUVs wearing aftermarket Benz badges on top and outdated Mercedes mechanicals underneath. In the 2000s the Stavic people mover’s eyesore aesthetics brought universal...Read more
Yeah baby! The Moke is back. Not in Australia, sadly, but in its UK home market, where sales of the original lifestyle getaway machine of the 1960s will commence later this year from £20,000 before taxes, or about $A35,...Read more

Suzuki has unveiled its version of the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports in...Read more

Jaguar has refreshed its second best-selling model for 2021 with an...Read more

The strong-selling Mazda CX-30 for 2021 kicks off from a lower price...Read more

The current Mitsubishi ASX is likely to remain in production as an...Read more

Kia Australia has released the all-new, fourth-generation Sorento seven...Read more

Subaru is poised to pounce on the Toyota RAV4 Edge and Mazda CX-5 GT...Read more

Ford is said to be preparing a seven-seat version of the new-gen Escape...Read more

Most people associate SUVs as a modern phenomenon, a 21st Century trend...Read more

Holden is gone. Even with hundreds of unsold cars, trucks and SUVs...Read more