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All posts by Mitchell Jones

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.

2017 Kia Picanto S manual review (video)

Sep 23, 2017

The 2017 Kia Picanto derives its name from the Spanish word for spicy; picante’, which, to some, may carry sporting or thrilling pretensions. Sitting in the smallest and most affordable city car segment, the emphasis...

Checking out Gosford Classic Car Museum’s exotic lineup

Sep 11, 2017

The Central Coast of New South Wales has never really been regarded as one of Australia’s premier automotive locations. Lush beaches, high drug use, graffiti and Nike TNs as far as the eyes can see....

2017 Ford Mustang GT review (video)

Sep 03, 2017

PerformanceDrive has finally got its hands on the 2017 Ford Mustang GT, the American legend with staggering pent-up demand that hasn’t waned since its 2015 launch. This is unusual for a sports car, whose sales...

Editorial: Could autonomous cars spell the end of SUVs?

Sep 01, 2017

The SUV’s success story is still in full swing and probably isn’t quite near reaching its peak. SUV sales in Australia repeatedly set new benchmarks, especially in the mid-size class. Previously, ‘four wheel drives’ were...

2017 Infiniti Q60 GT review (video)

Aug 29, 2017

Purchasing a new car for a large section of society is a heart-driven decision rather than a pragmatic one, which is good news for the 2017 Infiniti Q60 GT, since it is extremely easy on...

2017 Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo review (video)

Aug 22, 2017

At its launch in June, Suzuki said the all-new 2017 Swift was gunning for best-seller status in the light segment. A very tall order. Two months on and it is sitting in fifth spot, behind...

2018 Hyundai i30 Premium diesel review (video)

Aug 14, 2017

The 2018 Hyundai i30 is the brand’s latest bid to dominate one of the most competitive market segments in Australia; small hatches. While Hyundai’s reputation has improved overall, to the point where the i30 routinely...

Exclusive: Plans for Australian-built electric cars pushing ahead

Jul 31, 2017

Although Toyota and Holden are only two months away from closing their Australian manufacturing operations, one company in South Australia is determined to bring a new Australian electric vehicle to market. PerformanceDrive spoke with Paul...

Video: 2000 Ford AU Falcon LPG 0-100km/h & engine sound

Jul 31, 2017

Well you guys asked for an AU Falcon and here it is. It’s a rough old thing, inexcusably so if it were anything other than an AU Falcon. Introduced in 1998, the AU was not...

Editorial: Australia needs Ford Transit EcoBoost V6 ambulance

Jul 29, 2017

When it comes to emergency response, valuable seconds can literally be the difference between life and death. From the time you call 000 to the time of arrival, there is a battle against time, against...

Tesla Model X render shows serious 4×4 potential

Jul 27, 2017

A rough and ready Tesla Model X has been rendered, giving people an idea of what a series off-road version of the electric SUV could look like. Like the vast majority of ‘crossover’ SUVs on...

2017 Hyundai i30 SR vs Honda Civic RS: warm hatch comparison (video)

Jul 27, 2017

Both Honda and Hyundai are on the verge of launching some very spicy super hatches to our market. The 202kW i30 N with input from former BMW M division boss, and the Nurburgring front-drive record-holding...

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