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.

2020 Audi SQ7 TDI revealed, gets 900Nm V8

Jul 23, 2019

Following the unveiling of the facelifted 2020 Audi Q7 last month, the performance SQ7 TDI version has now been revealed. And it features that monster-torque engine from the SQ8. Under that chunky bonnet and behind the...

2019 Lamborghini Urus review (video)

Jul 23, 2019

Even Lamborghini has succumbed to the gravitational allure of the SUV market. But what a way to enter it. Welcome to the Lamborghini Urus. This is one of the most powerful and fastest production SUVs...

2020 Toyota Corolla update announced for Australia

Jul 22, 2019

Some updates are on the way for the introduction of the 2020 Toyota Corolla hatch in Australia, with a cool new two-tone colour scheme and more advanced safety tech headlining the refresh. As shown here,...

2020 BMW X1 on sale in Australia from $44,500, arrives October

Jul 22, 2019

BMW Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2020 BMW X1 small SUV, ahead of its arrival here in October. It brings in updated technology and a freshened up design. Local buyers...

2020 Toyota LandCruiser details surface

Jul 22, 2019

Diagrams of the 2020 Toyota LandCruiser have surfaced online, giving us a preview of the super-large SUV before its market arrival. It’s likely to be one last update before the all-new 300 Series comes along....

2020 Hyundai Sonata N-Line confirmed, new 2.5 turbo ‘Theta-III’ likely

Jul 22, 2019

Sports sedan fans will be excited to hear there is a 2020 Hyundai Sonata N-Line in the works, with a new 2.5-litre turbo engine, known as the ‘Theta-III’, likely to give the variant bespoke power...

2020 Toyota Granvia; 2 variants confirmed for Australia

Jul 21, 2019

Following its initial reveal in May, Toyota Australia has confirmed some additional details of the new Toyota Granvia people-mover that will arrive late this year. It comes in to replace the Tarago, sharing platforms with...

Video: 2019 BMW 330i M Sport G20 – Detailed review (POV)

Jul 21, 2019

On first impressions, BMW’s all-new G20 3 Series ticks all the right boxes for natural 3 Series progression. It’s more powerful, more agile, lighter weight, more efficient, and more intelligent than ever before. It’s also...

2020 Porsche 718 GTS spied? Singing soundtrack returns (video)

Jul 19, 2019

Porsche has been spotted testing prototype versions of what could be MY2020 updates for the 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS. The interesting thing about this spy video is that it could confirm Porsche...

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 revealed, confirmed for Australia

Jul 19, 2019

This is it. The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 muscle car. It drops its long-held tradition of being front-engined with rear-wheel drive, and instead turns to a supercar-like mid-engined layout with rear-wheel drive. Best...

2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport revealed in sneaky photos

Jul 19, 2019

Images of the new 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport have leaked online, giving us a first look at the facelifted SUV ahead of its official reveal next week. The images, surfacing on AutoIndustriya, show a finished...

Hyundai develops world’s first Active Shift Control transmission for hybrids

Jul 19, 2019

Hyundai Motor Group has developed what it is calling the world’s first Active Shift Control transmission for hybrid powertrains. It will debut in the all-new Sonata arriving later this year. The technology promises optimised transmission...