All posts by Josh Bennis

Josh is one of the original co-founders of PerformanceDrive. His expertise is car culture and aftermarket performance. He was the editor at Hot4s Magazine, and has since worked at Fast Fours, Zoom, and as a journalist at The Project Group.

Mazda3 given crazy widebody treatment by JGTC

Apr 30, 2018

If you’re looking to add some aesthetic muscle to your Mazda3 you might be interested in a widebody kit by Taiwanese company JGTC. Given that the current generation has been in production since 2013, this...

All-electric Toyota C-HR to go on sale in China by 2020

Apr 30, 2018

Toyota is set to produce an all-electric variant of the C-HR compact crossover from 2020, though at this stage is only earmarked for the Chinese market. Announced at the 2018 Beijing motor show, the all-electric...

2015 Holden Insignia VXR review (video)

Nov 24, 2015

Despite Opel’s best efforts to move metal in Australia the European manufacturer pulled out of the market after a short-lived stint from 2012 to 2013, leaving Holden an opportunity to obtain some of its vehicles....

Lexus unveils custom RC F & GS F concepts at SEMA show

Nov 06, 2015

If you like custom Lexus sports cars, then the Japanese carmaker’s display at this year’s SEMA show will get you excited. On display is a highly modified GS F sedan, the new GT3-spec RC F...

Mazda MX-5 Spyder & Speedster concepts heading to SEMA

Oct 31, 2015

Mazda will use this year’s SEMA show to unveil two MX-5 concept cars; the Spyder and Speedster. The two concepts follow on from last year’s introduction of the fourth-generation MX-5 model. The MX-5 Speedster concept...

New DS 5 now on sale in Australia from $56,990

Oct 30, 2015

The new DS 5 has launched in Australia showing off fresh exterior styling that hints to the original 1955 DS, while there’s also a revised interior, upgraded on-board technology, and a new diesel engine compared...

Volvo developing kangaroo detection technology for Australia

Oct 29, 2015

There’s not an Australian out there who doesn’t know how tough it can be to avoid kangaroos when travelling. Fear not. Volvo has announced plans to develop technology that will help detect and avoid collisions...

Top 10 reasons to buy a 2016 Subaru WRX (video)

Oct 27, 2015

Subaru announced the 2016 WRX earlier this year, fine-tuning the specifications and updating safety for some variants. Is it still an iconic thoroughbred? You bet. Here are our top 10 reasons to buy a 2016...

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite review (video)

Apr 30, 2015

The SUV market is flooded with numerous makes and models at the moment. Even the seven-seat segment is hard to decipher. Here we’re testing the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite CRDi, which could be one...

2016 Mitsubishi Triton review – Australian launch

Apr 29, 2015

Over the past two days PerformanceDrive has been at Fraser Island, QLD, the world’s largest sand island, to put the new-look 2016 Mitsubishi Triton through its paces. Let us explain what’s new, what’s improved, and...

2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI on sale in Australia from $27,490

Apr 16, 2015

Volkswagen Australia has announced specifications for the updated 2015 Polo GTI, which boasts fresh styling, a newly-developed 1.8-litre TSI engine, and an array of convenience and assistance systems. The newly-developed 1.8-litre TSI turbo engine produces...

2015 Citroen DS3 on sale from $33,990, new 121kW engine

Apr 15, 2015

Citroen Australia has introduced the 2015 update for both the DS3 and DS3 Cabrio, with a more powerful engine joining the range and revised styling and new technology. The update brings with it a more powerful 121kW/240Nm...