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.

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seat review

Aug 23, 2016

If you’re shopping for a large SUV with genuine off-road capability but the flexibility and space to raise a family, there are plenty of fresh-faced combatants vying for your hard-earned dollar. One of the more...

Hyundai Santa Cruz ute confirmed for production- report

Aug 22, 2016

Hyundai’s American CEO Dave Zuchowski has confirmed to Motor Trend that the Santa Cruz shown at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show has been green-lit for production in the USA. Tipped to go into production in...

Aston Martin unveils Volante drop-top Vanquish Zagato

Aug 22, 2016

Aston Martin has surprised crowds attending the 2016 Concurs d’Elegeance at Pebble Beach with an open-top Volante version of the Vanquish Zagato coupe unveiled in June at the Italian equivalent event: Villa d’Este Concorso d’Elegance....

Volvo teams up with Uber to develop driverless cars

Aug 20, 2016

Uber has taken another step towards its goal to introduce driverless cars for its ride-sharing service, announcing a $300 million partnership with Volvo. The deal will see 100 XC90 SUVs with Volvo’s proprietary autonomous driving...

Volkswagen planning new ‘R36’ Passat, with 206TSI engine

Aug 20, 2016

Volkswagen is said to be planning a belated successor to the old Passat R36 it offered from 2008-2011 (pictured), as part of updates for the MY17 launch. The Passat is twinned with the Czech-built Skoda...

Cadillac Escala concept revealed, previews future design

Aug 20, 2016

A video from Cadillac we showed you earlier this week, previewing a concept car bound for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has morphed into the Escala concept; a slopeback four-door coupe in the vein of...

W Motors reveals ICONIQ Seven EV minibus

Aug 19, 2016

Suddenly, electric minivans seem all the rage. Tesla has confirmed it’ll be making a VW Microbus-inspired bus on the Model X architecture, Volkswagen will make the BUDD-e, and Mercedes is said to be working on...

2018 Volkswagen Polo spotted, MQB adds size (video)

Aug 18, 2016

A prototype of Volkswagen’s next-generation Polo has been spotted out and about, potentially in GTI form as denoted by its hot five-spoke alloys and red-painted brakes. The new Polo is due next year, around the...

Aston Martin DB11 spotted with 4.0TT V8 option (video)

Aug 18, 2016

Aston’s first of many new models in the company’s new era, the DB11, appears as though it will come with the 4.0-litre Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo V8 as an option. The tie up between the two companies...

Rolls-Royce Wraith rendered with 1200hp worth of mods

Aug 18, 2016

The Rolls-Royce Wraith is the fastest piece of machinery ever to be adorned with the Spirit of Ecstasy. A BMW-derived 6.6-litre twin-turbo V-12 with 465kW and up to 870Nm shifts the 2440kg sled to 100km/h...

Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Concept leaks out early

Aug 18, 2016

The very red, very long luxury coupe Mercedes-Maybach teased last week has been leaked out early ahead of its Concours d’Elegance debut at Pebble beach tomorrow. Christened the Vision 6 Concept (for its 6-metre length,...

Holden confirms next-gen Commodore for 2018 V8 Supercars

Aug 17, 2016

The all-new Commodore in 2018 will have a Supercars counterpart (currently called V8 Supercars) for fans to cheer on at the racetrack, as a three-year deal has been signed with Triple Eight Race Engineering. The...

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