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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.

2016 Ford Focus LZ on sale from $23,390, arrives October

Jul 16, 2015

Ford has released full details, including pricing, equipment and specifications for the upcoming 2016 model year LZ Focus facelift, due in October. The mid-cycle upgrade sees a boost in standard features across the line, as...

GM/Opel planning 2016 Astra ‘GSi’, Golf GTI rival?

Jul 14, 2015

A sporty hot hatch version of the new 2016 Holden/Opel/Vauxhall Astra has been spied out and about, with a number of reports suggesting GM might be about the launch a ‘GSi’ variant ready to take...

2016 Toyota Fortuner spotted undisguised, new HiLux-based SUV

Jul 14, 2015

Toyota’s new HiLux-based 2016 Fortuner SUV has been caught completely camouflage-free in Thailand this week, showing the SUV in the flesh for the first time. What is evident from the photos, surfacing on Facebook page...

Aussie company Carbon Revolution makes wheels for Mustang GT350R

Jul 14, 2015

Despite the wind-down of the Australian auto manufacturing sector, companies like Geelong’s Carbon Revolution are defiantly marching forward with advanced materials. Carbon Revolution has scored a contract to supply carbon fibre wheels to Ford for...

Transmission maker develops clever prototype: ZF Smart Urban Vehicle

Jul 10, 2015

German gearbox and automotive parts manufacturer ZF has wheeled out a compact car prototype to showcase some of its innovative ideas for city mobility. Dubbed the Smart Urban Vehicle, it encompasses ideas that are all...

G-Power creates mega limousine with previous-gen BMW 760i

Jul 10, 2015

German tuning wizard G-Power has given the outgoing F01 BMW 760i the send-off it deserves, by squeezing more grunt out of the twin-turbo V12 limousine. In standard form, the 760i generates a formidable 464kW and...

Local Motors one step closer to mass-producing 3D-printed cars

Jul 09, 2015

3D-printed mass-produced vehicles could become a reality thanks to Local Motors, with plans to introduce low-speed electric vehicles early in 2016. The Arizona start-up has ambitions to become a disruptive force in vehicle manufacturing by...

Honda set to turn up excitement levels with future models

Jul 08, 2015

Honda will inject more excitement into its cars and make better use of its global production facilities, its new boss has revealed. Having been recently appointed as Honda CEO, Takahiro Hachigo plans to “create a...

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class to feature seriously advanced tech

Jul 08, 2015

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the suite of safety and autonomous technology for the next E-Class, that will back up its previous claim of ‘taking the next step towards accident-free and autonomous driving’. Tipped to be called...

Red Bull & Aston Martin co-developing new supercar – report

Jul 08, 2015

Energy drink and Formula 1 super-brand Red Bull is reportedly preparing a road-going hypercar, targeted at the likes of the McLaren P1 GTR and LaFerrari FXX K. Said to be coming around 2018, Red Bull’s...

Jeep sticking with Cherokee’s controversial design for 2016 update

Jul 07, 2015

Jeep brand boss Mike Manley has indicated the Cherokee will retain the bold and controversial styling theme when it comes time for its mid-cycle nip/tuck next year. The ‘sour-face’ squinted headlights and curled grille caused...

Future BMW M models may lose manual transmission – report

Jul 07, 2015

BMW M division CEO Frank van Meel has read the last rites of the manual gearbox for future BMW M cars, citing lower demand and higher fuel consumption as the main cause of a potential...

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