All posts by Alexi Falson

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.

Volvo confirms next-gen XC90 will be fully electric, debuts 20222

Jun 25, 2021

Volvo has confirmed an all-electric successor to the XC90 SUV is set to debut in 2022. Aside from switching to all-electric power for the first time, the large SUV will show off a heap of...

Hennessey unveils Mammoth 1000 TRX pickup (video)

Jun 24, 2021

Enthusiasts of ridiculously powerful dual-cab utes rejoice as Hennessey has confirmed that its Mammoth 1000 TRX has officially entered production and the first deliveries can be expected later this year. It follows the announcement of...

Toyota tests hydrogen as fuel for combustion engine, uses GR Yaris 1.6

Jun 24, 2021

Japanese auto giant Toyota is working hard on testing the feasibility of running combustion engines on hydrogen, rather than petrol or diesel, even competing in a 24-hour endurance race in Japan with a modified Corolla to...

Audi confirms electric vehicles only from 2026, ICEs gone by 2033

Jun 24, 2021

Audi has announced that from 2026, it will only be launching all-electric models to the global market as the manufacturer sets a target of 2033 to depart from internal combustion engine production, except in China....

Honda Australia locks in fixed drive-away pricing model

Jun 23, 2021

Honda Australia has announced a new fixed drive-away pricing model for new vehicles, regardless of the Honda dealership. This does mean price hikes across the showroom, however. Honda says that its new “Honda Price Promise”...

2022 992 Porsche 911 GTS unveiled, now on sale in Australia

Jun 23, 2021

Porsche has unveiled the new GTS variant of the 992 series 911, bringing more power, unique interior and exterior highlights, and suspension and braking upgrades. The enhanced powertrain adds 22kW over the predecessor, as well...

Subaru celebrates 50,000 WRX sales in Australia

Jun 23, 2021

Subaru is popping the champagne after its iconic road-going rally car, the WRX, hit the 50,000 sales milestone in Australia after 27 years on the market. The 50,000th unit of Subaru’s fourth-generation WRX was sold...

2021 Jeep Gladiator update announced, increased payload capacity

Jun 22, 2021

Jeep Australia has announced that its 2021 Gladiator range has received some modest payload capacity increases as it attempts to steal some thunder from its popular rival workhorses. All up, the 2021 Gladiator’s payload capacity...

Volvo partners with Northvolt, next-gen XC60 EV confirmed

Jun 22, 2021

Volvo has announced plans for the construction of an all-new European battery factory in a joint-venture with battery company, Northvolt. Volvo confirmed its intention to become a major producer of sustainable batteries for vehicles after...

2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed going ahead, under ‘pilot event’ guidelines

Jun 22, 2021

Organisers of one of the most significant automotive events in the world, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, have confirmed the festival will go ahead for 2021, albeit with some COVID-inspired changes after last year’s event...

Mazda promises fully electrified range by 2030, rotary confirmed

Jun 21, 2021

Mazda has announced its new sustainable product development policy in the form of its ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ doctrine that will see 100 per cent of its lineup powered by a hybrid or electric powertrain by...

Premcar on final phase of testing for 2021 Navara Pro-4X Warrior

Jun 21, 2021

Premcar has announced that the final round of testing has been completed for the upcoming 2021 Navara Pro-4X Warrior, which is promising to be the world’s toughest Navara, exclusive to the Australian market. The all-new...