All posts by Brett Davis

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.

2019 Porsche 911 ‘992’ spotted again, Carrera S? (video)

Aug 09, 2018

A prototype version of the 2019 ‘992’ Porsche 911 has been spotted out on the road in Germany, cruising with the sunroof open while flaunting its fat rump. We suspect this could be the sportier...

Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme limited edition announced

Aug 09, 2018

To help contend with the range of uber-rugged dual-cab utes that are popping up lately, Holden is introducing the new Colorado Z71 Xtreme special edition that’s inspired by the heavy-duty concept car of the same...

2019 BMW X4 Australian details announced, M40i confirmed

Aug 08, 2018

BMW Australia is getting ready to launch the updated 2019 BMW X4 range, announcing initial specs, lineup details and pricing for the stylish coupe-like SUV before its arrival later this year. This is now the...

2019 Hyundai Tucson now on sale in Australia from $28,150

Aug 08, 2018

Following the unveiling of Euro-spec 2019 Hyundai Tucson, the Australian arm is now announcing the updated model for the local market. It comes with a lightly revised design, new technology, and the diesel gets an...

2019 Toyota Corolla now on sale in Australia from $22,870

Aug 07, 2018

Toyota Australia has launched the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla, bringing in dynamic underpinnings, a fresh design, and all-new levels of standard technology. Three main variant grades are being launched, spanning from the Ascent Sport, SX,...

Mazda Australia M Day back for 20th year, savings for new vehicles

Aug 06, 2018

Mazda Australia is having its annual “M Day” this Saturday, August 11, giving buyers the opportunity to take advantage of added value and special free servicing deals. This is the 20th year Mazda Australia will...

2019 Toyota HiLux facelift revealed on Australian website

Aug 06, 2018

Some images of the 2019 Toyota HiLux facelift have surfaced on Toyota’s local website, giving us a quick look at the lightly updated design. Toyota Australia revised the HiLux lineup only in 2017, streamlining the...

Porsche Classic creating ‘Project Gold’, based on 993 Turbo (video)

Aug 06, 2018

The Porsche Classic department is preparing a unique restomod project to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the company. So far all we know is that it’s called ‘Project Gold’. Most of the details on...

Volvo global sales jump 15% in July, record year in sight

Aug 05, 2018

Volvo is off to a great start into the second half of this year, with global sales jumping an impressive 15 per cent in July. Year-to-date sales are also up a very healthy 14.5 per...

2019 Audi Q3 patent images suggest electrified variant?

Aug 05, 2018

Some interesting patent images have surfaced online showing what could be either the 2020 Audi SQ3 or perhaps even an e-tron electrified version of the recently-revealed second-gen Q3. Audi unveiled the all-new Q3 small SUV...

Australian vehicle sales for July 2018 (VFACTS)

Aug 05, 2018

It’s the start of the new financial year and as expected car sales took a dive last month, according to the July 2018 VFACTS report. Overall vehicle sales are down 0.2 per cent in the...

2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged X review (video)

Aug 04, 2018

The Toyota HiLux doesn’t exactly need any sweeteners to attract more buyers. It’s already the best-selling passenger vehicle in Australia. But, it hasn’t stopped Toyota Australia boosting the appeal with the introduction of the HiLux...

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