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.

Innovative Mazda3 Skyactiv-X on sale in Australia from August 1

Jul 30, 2020

The wait is almost over. Mazda Australia has just confirmed the all-new Skyactiv-X Hybrid powertrain for the Mazda3 and CX-30 will go on sale from August 1 and September, respectively. Full specifications are still being...

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 track car debuts, most powerful V12 ever

Jul 30, 2020

Dubbed as the purest track experience ever, Lamborghini has unveiled its new Essenza SCV12 hyerpcar. It’s specifically designed for track driving only, and it is set to be one of the fastest vehicles Lamborghini has...

2020 BMW X5 M Competition review (video)

Jul 29, 2020

Bonkers cars are pretty rare these days. On the new-car market anyway. But the 2020 BMW X5 M Competition is about as bonkers as it gets in the premium, non-exotic SUV market. We say non-exotic...

2021 Hyundai i20 N prototype spotted again, looks fast (video)

Jul 29, 2020

Hyundai engineers have been spotted once again test driving a prototype version of the upcoming i20 N hot hatch at the Nurburgring, ahead of its market arrival next year. The i20 N is going to...

Renault Australia confirms Arkana, new Captur, updated Megane RS

Jul 29, 2020

Renault Australia has confirmed some of its upcoming product plans which are set to help keep the French brand alive and kicking as we get through the coronavirus pandemic. For the past four years running,...

2021 Kia Sorento: Australian prices and range confirmed

Jul 28, 2020

The new 2021 Kia Sorento is getting ready to launch in Australia, so this week the local arm is confirming Aussie specs and prices ahead of its market launch “within weeks”. Kia confirms four main...

All-new Mitsubishi Triton coming in 2022, Pajero axed in 2021

Jul 28, 2020

As part of a new three-year mid-term business plan, Mitsubishi will focus its attention on ASEAN markets and strengthen its eco-friendly model lineup. It will also launch an all-new Triton in 2022, and the new...

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe gets racy N Performance package

Jul 28, 2020

Hyundai has revealed some N Performance enhancements for its upcoming 2021 Santa Fe, giving the new 7-seat SUV a very cool sporty flair. At this stage is it being introduced in South Korea only, but...

Ferrari Roma makes Australian debut, on sale from $409,888

Jul 27, 2020

The stunning Ferrari Roma has made its Australian debut this week, following its international unveiling in November last year. This is Ferrari’s new grand touring model, pitched as a somewhat subtle sports coupe alongside the...

2020 Range Rover Sport P400e PHEV review (video)

Jul 27, 2020

The latest Range Rover Sport is such a handsome SUV, isn’t it? And now to make it even more attractive to more of the market, in particular, the market that could be regarded as its...

Top 10 best 7-seat SUVs coming to Australia in 2021

Jul 25, 2020

Can you believe we’re almost walking into year 2021? It seems like not that long ago this would be a very distant future. With time going so fast, we thought we’d help you prepare by...

New ute onslaught begins in August, heavy-duty 7-seat SUVs to follow

Jul 24, 2020

There’s a battle on the horizon. Some of the most popular heavy-duty 7-seat SUVs and utes in Australia will soon receive major updates, with the 2021 Toyota HiLux, 2021 Isuzu D-Max, and 2021 Mazda BT-50...