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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

McLaren Elva Gulf makes Australian debut at Sydney Concours event

Mar 08, 2021

A very special McLaren made its Australian debut at the 2021 Sydney Concours d’Elegance event over the weekend, based on the Elva and complete with a custom Gulf Racing livery carried out by the McLaren...

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo revealed, 4S and Turbo for Australia

Mar 05, 2021

This is the closest thing you can get to an electric SUV from Porsche, until the next-gen Macan arrives anyway. It’s called the Taycan Cross Turismo, and what it does is blend the go-fast dynamics...

New-look 2021 Nissan Navara now on sale in Australia

Mar 05, 2021

Following its reveal late last year, the 2021 Nissan Navara range is now on sale in Australia. It brings in a fresh new look inside and out, with a boost safety, capability and technology applied...

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line review – Australian launch (video)

Mar 05, 2021

Ah, the humble sedan. Hang on. There doesn’t seem to be anything humble about this one. It’s the striking 2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line. Otherwise known as the i30 N Line Sedan, Elantra N...

Australian vehicle sales for February 2021 (VFACTS)

Mar 04, 2021

New vehicle registration figures, in the form of VFACTS, for February 2021 show yet more evidence that the Australian new car market is recovering. The first two months of the year are up 7.9 per...

2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series body, chassis spied with V6

Mar 03, 2021

Some more bits and pieces of the highly-anticipated and hugely-rumoured 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series have surfaced online. And we literally mean bits and pieces, including the body, chassis and V6 powertrain. These spy images,...

2021 MG HS announced: Plug-in hybrid & AWD variants added

Mar 02, 2021

MG’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle has touched down in Australia, based on the MG HS. It coincides with the arrival of the updated 2021 HS range, which also includes an all-wheel drive option for the...

2021 Toyota HiLux Rugged X review (video)

Mar 02, 2021

Sitting at not just the top of the commercial vehicle kingdom, but the top of the Australian new car market in terms of popularity, the Toyota HiLux never seems to put a foot wrong. Let’s...

2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class announced, adds 400d variant

Mar 01, 2021

Hardcore 4×4 fans will be interested to hear Mercedes-Benz Australia is introducing the 2021 G-Class lineup, which includes a new G 400d diesel variant as well as the fire-breathing G 63 AMG. Powering the new...

2021 Audi SQ5 TDI on sale in Australia from $104,900

Feb 26, 2021

Audi Australia has confirmed details and prices for the 2021 SQ5 TDI diesel, which is scheduled to arrived in April. The diesel returns as a permanent model following popular demand of the TDI special edition...

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class on sale in Australia in March

Feb 26, 2021

Large ultra-luxury sedan buyers of Australia, all 638 of you according to 2020 VFACTS figures, you’ll be interested to hear the all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been announced for Australia. It’s described as offering the...

2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line on sale in Australia from $50,990

Feb 26, 2021

Looking to buy a swift, sleek mid-size sedan? Hyundai Australia has just announced the all-new 2021 Sonata N Line. It becomes the first Hyundai in Australia to be powered by the wider group’s new 2.5-litre...