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Articles by Stephen Ottley

Stephen Ottley

Stephen Ottley

Contributing Journalist

Steve has been obsessed with all things automotive for as long as he can remember. Literally, his earliest memory is of a car. Having amassed an enviable Hot Wheels and Matchbox collection as a kid he moved into the world of real cars with an Alfa Romeo Alfasud.

Despite that questionable history he carved a successful career for himself, firstly covering motorsport for Auto Action magazine before eventually moving into the automotive publishing world with CarsGuide in 2008. Since then he's worked for every major outlet, having work published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,, Street Machine, V8X and F1 Racing.

These days he still loves cars as much as he did as a kid and has an Alfa Romeo Alfasud in the garage (but not the same one as before... that's a long story).

Then there were three. First came the Ram 1500, then the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and now the third member of the American trinity of pickups is arriving in Australia - the Ford F-150. We're only weeks away from right-hand drive F-150s hitting Australian showrooms and owners' driveways, but...Read more
Have you seen that new Ford television commercial filled with its three most adventurous vehicles - the Ranger, Everest and Bronco - driving across a variety of Australian landscapes as people old and young alike have fun in a trio of the Blue Oval’s finest? No? That’s probably because it doesn’t...Read more
The Ford Mustang is having a mid-life crisis. Since the first pony car...Read more

V8 Supercars is risking driving Ford out of the sport and in doing so...Read more

Ford admits it’s unlikely to lure disgruntled Chevrolet Camaro and...Read more

Honda has revealed that demand for its all-new ZR-V e:HEV is so great...Read more

Is the electric vehicle race over before it’s truly begun? That...Read more

If you want to feel like a V8 Supercar driver but don’t have the budget...Read more

The transition to electric powertrains has provided the biggest...Read more

Bentley has been building cars for more than 100 years, but the famous...Read more

The imminent arrival of the new-generation Honda CR-V will finally fill...Read more

Launching any brand-new vehicle into the Australian market isn't easy, as we have the most competitive new car industry in the world. It's even tougher when your new model is entering the most hard-fought sector of that industry. And it's even more challenging when you haven't done it in 20 years...Read more

Alfa Romeo will reinvent itself - again - to become an all-electric...Read more

Australia has embraced American culture in recent years, with more and more people following the NBA, wearing baseball team hats and embracing the US-style hamburger. We’ve also adopted American culture on the road, with the likes of the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 becoming increasingly...Read more
It was meant to herald the start of a new era for Alfa Romeo, one which...Read more

Anyone still living in the fantasy that electric cars are not the...Read more

Alfa Romeo has finally confirmed its worst-kept secret. The Italian...Read more

As the old saying goes - as one door closes, another one opens. Alfa Romeo is closing the door on the internal combustion engine and opening its future to electrification . By the end of the decade (or sooner) the famous and very old brand will have transitioned to an all-electric line-up. But...Read more