All posts by Brett Davis

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

Updated 2019 Audi Q5, SQ5 now on sale in Australia

Sep 23, 2019

Audi Australia has announced some updates for the 2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 range, boosting value and adding more equipment as standard. The company says it has used customer feedback to enhance packaging. The Audi...

Kia Picanto EV on the cards, challenge to keep costs down – report

Sep 23, 2019

Kia is considering an electric version of its cute little Picanto hatch, a report has discovered. However, the challenge is finding ways to keep costs to a minimum for the affordable nameplate. The news stems...

2021 Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 to use 2.4L, concept coming soon – report

Sep 21, 2019

Rumour has it Subaru and Toyota are almost ready to introduce the second-generation BRZ and GT 86 sports car twins, and there’s word they might jump from the current 2.0L engine to a larger 2.4L...

Toyota LandCruiser global sales surpass 10 million, Australia #1

Sep 20, 2019

Global sales of the Toyota LandCruiser have surpassed an unbelievable 10 million units, with Australia contributing the most of those sales out of any other market. Of that whopping figure, Australia makes up an impressive...

BMW M2 CS details leaked, getting 331kW tune (video)

Sep 20, 2019

BMW is reportedly planning to introduce a more hardcore version of the M2 Competition later this year, known as the M2 CS, and apparently there has already been a special private event to showcase the...

Tesla confirms Model S Plaid laps Nurburgring in 7:20

Sep 20, 2019

Tesla is still busy at the Nurburgring sorting out its new Model S Plaid powertrain, but now the company has confirmed the car is capable of lapping the circuit in 7:20. And there is still...

2019 Hyundai Venue review – Australian launch (video)

Sep 20, 2019

Not another small SUV. We know. But this is what the market wants. This is what you want. Even if you say you don’t. Deep down, this is exactly what you want. Can you blame...

2019 Renault Kadjar now on sale in Australia from $29,990

Sep 19, 2019

There’s a new small SUV in town. Introducing the Renault Kadjar, otherwise known as Renault’s answer to vehicles such as the Mitsubishi ASX and Hyundai Kona. The Kadjar is based on the same ‘CMF-CD’ platform...

2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i M Sport review (video)

Sep 19, 2019

BMW only makes a roadster once in a while. It’s a special occasion product. But it wasn’t always like that. The first production vehicle that ever wore the iconic BMW badge, the 3/15 ‘Dixi’, was...

Mitsubishi previews PHEV SUV concept headed for Tokyo show

Sep 19, 2019

Mitsubishi has confirmed it is planning to unveil an all-new plug-in hybrid electric SUV concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show next month, releasing this teaser image to build anticipation. The company says the concept...

Toyota Granvia on sale in Australia from October 14

Sep 19, 2019

The all-new Tarago-replacing Toyota Gravia is just about to arrive in Australia, where it will be available in two trim levels with either six or eight seats inside. As revealed earlier this year, the Granvia...

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit announced for Australia

Sep 18, 2019

Jeep Australia is announcing the Grand Cherokee Summit for the local lineup, following the introduction of the Upland edition last week. The Summit is being described as the most luxurious Grand Cherokee ever. The new...