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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.

Editorial: Would you buy a $5000 new car?

Apr 22, 2017

Australia is an advanced western nation, with high expectations of what a modern new car is. Even the most basic cars in Australia are available with six airbags, stability control, at least a four-star ANCAP...

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI to receive 2.0-litre turbo from Golf?

Apr 21, 2017

We are getting excited about the next generation of supermini hot hatches; first with Ford’s announcement of a more powerful and efficient Fiesta ST, and now with news that the next Polo GTI could receive...

Haval HB-03 concept joins the crossover coupe clique

Apr 21, 2017

Haval has wowed showgoers at the 2017 Shanghai auto show with an “expressive” new HB-03 SUV concept. Like many other companies in attendance, Haval exhibited a new crossover coupe, with electrification. The HB-03 is similar...

Ford adds automatic for 2017 Transit, more efficient engine

Apr 20, 2017

The Ford Transit is one of the world’s most popular vans and now a raft of changes for 2017 ensure it keeps that mantle. Headlining those is the availability of automatic transmission and a new...

For Sale: Strangely appealing original 1982 Honda Accord

Apr 20, 2017

Finding a showroom-fresh classic car has become an arduous and expensive affair, with the most desirable and well-kept examples asking ridiculous six-figure prices and requiring a hermetically-sealed enclosure and an angry security guard keeping watch...

Hyundai takes Santa Fe across Antarctica

Apr 20, 2017

A Hyundai Santa Fe has completed a 30-day trip across Antarctica, with minimal modifications and a standard diesel engine. Driving the vehicle was the great grandson of Sir Ernest Shackleton, who was one of the...

Top 10 best small cars coming to Australia in 2017-2018

Apr 20, 2017

Small cars have become the new default non-SUV for Australian purchasers. These days they have a depth of engineering that results from a staggering amount of competition. Safety, driving dynamics and creature comforts are generally...

Chery Tiggo Sport Coupe Concept says ni hao at Shanghai show

Apr 20, 2017

Last time Chinese brand Chery was in Australia, it left a sour taste in the mouths of many Australians with its cheap and nasty rotten fruit. This new Tiggo Sport Coupe Concept could be a...

Volvo planning compact ’20 series’ model line to sit beneath 40 series?

Apr 20, 2017

It seems that Volvo’s upcoming 40 series vehicles, previewed by the 40.1 and 40.2 concepts, won’t be the company’s smallest models after all. In a conversation with Car and Driver, Lex Kersemakers, who is the...

Chevrolet FNR-X concept unveiled at Shanghai show

Apr 20, 2017

Two years ago at the Shanghai motor show, General Motors captivated audiences with an intensely futuristic concept called the FNR. It looked like something off the set of Men in Black, with its chrysalis-like body...

Renault RS envisions 2027 Formula One car

Apr 19, 2017

Renault has something truly special in store for the 2017 Auto Shanghai show, with a concept that intricately explores the future of Formula One. The RS 2027 takes the themes and design of today’s F1...

BYD unveils new Dynasty electric SUV prototype

Apr 19, 2017

Chinese carmarker BYD (Build Your Dreams) is known for advanced battery electric vehicles and hybrids, as well as the fastest car made in China; the Lexus RX 450h-like BYD Tang. The latest creation from the...

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