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.

Electric Mercedes-Benz Sprinter option coming in 2018 – report

Aug 04, 2016

In what seems like another knee-jerk reaction by Mercedes-Benz, the company is set to follow Tesla’s lead with the introduction of an all-electric cargo van with the next-gen model. Mercedes-Benz has previously announced it will...

2016 Toyota Tarago on sale in Australia from $45,490

Aug 03, 2016

Toyota’s Tarago has come in for a 2016 update in Australia, which is primarily interior-centric but also includes specification and pricing adjustments. The interior revisions include a new piano black finish on the centre stack,...

2016 Honda HR-V VTi-L review (video)

Aug 03, 2016

One segment experiencing year-on-year growth in the Australian automotive market is the Small SUV. The 2016 Honda HR-V is the third most popular entrant, behind only the dynamic Mazda CX-3 and segment-leading Mitsubishi ASX (according...

Ford EcoSport Shadow edition announced for Australia

Aug 01, 2016

To stay noticed in the small SUV market, Ford Australia is rolling out a sleek ‘Shadow’ special value pack edition of the EcoSport. The Shadow is available in only Diamond White or Panther Black, with...

Elon Musk confirms Tesla is planning a minibus

Aug 01, 2016

It seems Tesla is set to release a minibus in the future based on the chassis of the Model X, which will apparently draw inspiration from the original Volkswagen Microbus or Kombi. After revealing a...

Ram 1500 could be headed to Australia in 2017 – report

Aug 01, 2016

The possibility of the next-gen Dodge Ram 1500 being built in right-hand drive from its original factory has gained weight following the announcement of a AU$2billion upgrade to the Sterling Heights assembly line in Detroit....

All-new Renault Koleos makes global debut in Australia

Jul 29, 2016

The second-generation Renault Koleos will go on sale in Australia on August 1, becoming the first market to introduce the new model. Sharing its architecture with the Nissan X-Trail and smaller brother, Kadjar, the new...

Video: Lamborghini Murcielago a useful tow vehicle, it seems

Jul 29, 2016

Box trailers are a common sight on Australian roads, but it’s not every day you see a Lamborghini Murcilelago towing a box trailer in Sydney. Who even knew a gooseneck and towball was available for...

More Forza Horizon 3 cars confirmed, includes HSV GTS ute

Jul 29, 2016

Days after the first 150 out of the 350 cars destined to for Forza Horizon 3 dropped, the second portion of cars has now been revealed. The headline for the last list was the inclusion...

Mercedes-Benz reveals fully electric Urban eTruck

Jul 28, 2016

Just days after Elon Musk announced plans to revolutionise the trucking world with ‘Master Plan Part Deux’, Mercedes-Benz has rolled out a tangible rival to the electric truck game: the Urban eTruck. Capable of hauling...

For Sale: Rare 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R

Jul 28, 2016

The Ford Mustang has only recently just gone on sale in Australia, officially, and the order books are stretching out into 2017. This means we’ve missed out on some of the awesome special editions that...

Mercedes-Benz dealers jump on the Pokemon Go bandwagon

Jul 28, 2016

Some Mercedes-Benz dealerships are capitalising on the Pokemon Go craze by installing lure modules to get gamers near and into their stores. It’s understood around 40 per cent of people who’ve downloaded Pokemon Go are...

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