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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.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Premium 2.0T review (video)

Jan 10, 2018

Hyundai’s 2018 Sonata has arrived with some technological upgrades, mild cosmetic enhancements to the front and rear, as well as a streamlined range now with two models; Active and Premium. This facelift for the Sonata...

2018 Toyota Camry SL review – V6 & 2.5L (video)

Dec 08, 2017

For several decades now, the Toyota Camry has been a staple part of the brand’s range and a solid pillar of its reliability and trouble-free motoring philosophy. Each successive generation has seen cosmetic changes, but...

2018 Subaru Levorg GT-S review (video)

Dec 01, 2017

As part of the company’s regular model year updates, the 2018 Subaru Levorg GT-S comes bristling with fresh enhancements to keep the small and sporty wagon current and attractive to buyers. Headlining this is the...

Editorial: How the Coalition ended car manufacturing in Australia

Oct 05, 2017

Well, here we are at the end of almost a century of car making in Australia, following Ford closing down its local factory in October last year, and Toyota shutting its doors this week, and...

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...

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