All posts by Brett Davis

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. 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.

2021 Lexus IS on sale in Australia from $61,500, lands November 6

Oct 15, 2020

Australian specifications and prices for the 2021 Lexus IS 300, IS 300h and IS 350 have been announced, ahead of its on-sale date of November 6. The new model showcases a fresh design, new technologies,...

Ford Australia confirms Mustang Mach 1 for 2021

Oct 14, 2020

Muscle car fans will be excited to hear the Mustang Mach 1 limited edition is coming to Australia. It was originally thought it would be an overseas-only model but earlier this week Ford headquarters in...

Jeep Gladiator gets 3-star ANCAP safety rating (video)

Oct 14, 2020

The new Jeep Gladiator has just been handed a three-star ANCAP safety rating, carrying through the sub-par score from its sister model, the Wrangler. ANCAP says the Gladiator shares the same structural underpinnings as the...

2021 Genesis G70 ‘shooting brake’ wagon spotted (video)

Oct 14, 2020

Genesis has been spotted testing what looks to be a station wagon or shooting brake version of the new G70 in the mountains in Europe. It’s set to come in as the first mid-size wagon...

Mercedes-Benz EQC 4×4² concept shows hardcore off-road potential

Oct 14, 2020

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a hardcore off-roader version of its EQC, called the 4×4² concept. It was built to show that electrification is not just for urban environments. This beast can go anywhere. The EQC is...

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon review (video)

Oct 14, 2020

You know what, it’s great to see some diversity in the dual-cab ute market segment. Jeep’s new Gladiator might not be as heavy-duty as the common options, but at least it thinks outside the box....

Walkinshaw announces ‘Fury’ packs for Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Oct 13, 2020

Walkinshaw Performance has announced some tough upgrade packs for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, with the Fury 1 and Fury 2. These beef up the off-road performance, sound, and visual presence of the big truck. Taking...

All-new GWM Cannon dual-cab ute confirmed for Australia

Oct 12, 2020

Great Wall Motors will soon introduce an all-new dual-cab ute in Australia, called the GWM Cannon. It promises “world-class components”, a rugged exterior, and advanced active safety and in-car technology. The new GWM brand, owned...

BMW Group reports 8.6% sales hike in Q3 2020, YTD figure down 12.5%

Oct 12, 2020

BMW Group sales are up 8.6 per cent for the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, with BMW brand sales up an impressive 9.8 per cent for the three-month period. However, due to challenges faced by...

Volkswagen Golf Mk7 gets RWD BMW V8 conversion (video)

Oct 12, 2020

Here’s something a little different. It’s a rather innocent-looking Volkswagen Golf Mk7 that features an awesome BMW V8 engine conversion. Oh, and it’s converted to rear-wheel drive (RWD). The VW Golf is quite a humble...

2020 Isuzu MU-X ONYX special edition on sale in Australia

Oct 12, 2020

It seems like Isuzu is starting to get ready for the arrival of the all-new 2021 MU-X, today announcing a special ONYX edition of the outgoing model. It comes in as the first-ever special edition...

2020 BMW X6 M Competition review (video)

Oct 12, 2020

Siting along side the mighty BMW X5 M Competition is its sleeker sister, the X6 M Competition. This is the sportiest SUV BMW currently offers, featuring the company’s most powerful production engine it has ever...