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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

2018 Subaru XV on sale in Australia in June, from $27,990

May 22, 2017

Local pricing and specifications for the next-gen 2018 Subaru XV have been announced in the lead up to its market entry next month. Four model variants will go on sale in Australia, spanning from the...

Haval HB-03 concept confirmed for production, will go on sale in Australia

May 22, 2017

Havel Australia has confirmed the production version of the HB-03 concept SUV will go on sale locally in 2020, following confirmation from the Chinese company that it would go ahead and put the concept into...

2018 Corvette ZR1 LT5 engine details found (video)

May 21, 2017

It seems details of the next-gen 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 engine have been discovered on a General Motors regular product options search file, confirming the ‘LT5’ V8. The search was discovered by Weapon X Motorsports,...

2018 Nissan LEAF previewed with smart new headlight design

May 19, 2017

Nissan has sent out a preview image of the all-new, 2018 LEAF electric car, confirming a full reveal “coming soon”. No specific details accompany the teaser. Nissan simply says: “This ‘teaser’ image, released via social...

New Jaguar XF Sportbrake drives to world’s most remote tennis court

May 19, 2017

Jaguar is previewing its new XF Sportbrake by driving it to the most remote tennis court in the world, in Bunabhainneadar, Scotland. The car was driven there by tennis ace Andy Murray, following a tweet...

Skoda Karoq officially revealed, replaces Yeti

May 19, 2017

Following plenty of teasers and a few sneaky spy previews, Skoda has now unveiled its new Karoq small crossover. It comes in to replace the Yeti. As previously reported, the Karoq is based on Volkswagen’s...

2018 Subaru Forester Black Edition announced in U.S.

May 19, 2017

Subaru of America has announced a sporty Black Edition version of the latest Forester, coinciding with the launch of the 2018 model. For the 2018 model year Subaru has applied a new front bumper bar...

Audi showcases Android interior concept at Google I/O

May 18, 2017

Audi has revealed an interior concept showcasing its latest Android operating system at the Google I/O conference in California. The interior concept is featured in the recent Q8 concept SUV, offering streaming services for apps...

2017 Tesla Model S P100D review

May 18, 2017

Looking for the quickest and most powerful production sedan on the market? Don’t bother looking at the macho German sedans. Gaze your view over this way. This is the Tesla Model S P100D. It not...

FCA could face lawsuit in U.S. over alleged emissions cheating

May 18, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could be in strife in the U.S. following allegations of violating the country’s clean-air rules, in relation to some of its diesel vehicles. According to an Automotive News report, a lawsuit could be...

MY2017 Honda HR-V now on sale in Australia

May 17, 2017

To keep up with the ever-modernising car industry, Honda Australia has announced some updates for the HR-V compact SUV for MY2017. Headlining the updates is the installation of satellite navigation, which is now standard on...

2018 BMW M5 xDrive AWD details revealed, 2WD mode confirmed

May 17, 2017

BMW has unleashed some details and a handful of prototype photos of the new, 2018 M5 super sports sedan. This is now the sixth-generation of the iconic performance model, and it’s the first to feature...

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