All posts by Mitchell Jones

Mitchell was a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class scores 5-star ANCAP safety rating

Feb 26, 2018

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class has scored a full five-star ANCAP rating, while also becoming the first ute with autonomous emergency braking (AEB). Due to hit the local market from April 2018, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is based...

Volkswagen planning production T-Roc Cabriolet in 2020

Feb 26, 2018

An SUV convertible variant of the Volkswagen T-Roc small SUV will be added to the range in 2020, with a pre-production rendering released as a teaser before its showroom debut. Based on a concept shown...

2018 Hyundai i30 N on sale in April from $39,990

Feb 23, 2018

Hyundai has surprised hot hatch fans with a cheaper-than-expected entry price for the high-performance i30 N turbocharged hatchback, arriving in Australia in April. The car will be offered locally in its highest state of tune,...

2018 Ferrari 488 Pista officially detailed

Feb 23, 2018

After a leak earlier in the week, the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista has been officially detailed by the Prancing Horse, with some absolutely staggering numbers to brag about. Based on the turbocharged 488 GTB, the...

2019 Peugeot 508: All-new French mid-sizer officially revealed

Feb 23, 2018

After an impromptu leak on Wednesday, the 2019 Peugeot 508 has officially launched, with more photos of the stunning French fastback, as well as important specification details. The new 508 is 80mm shorter in length...

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe unveiled, gets new 8-spd auto

Feb 22, 2018

The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has been fully revealed, with its technical specifications detailed and new technologies which are firsts for the brand. Featuring bold and fresh styling, the 2019 Santa Fe takes the...

2019 Volvo V60 revealed; new safety features, plug-in hybrid variant

Feb 22, 2018

The wraps are off the third-generation 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon, which is the fifth vehicle off the company’s Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) after the XC90, S90, V90 and XC60. As such, it shares many...

For Sale: Immaculate 1990 HSV VN Group A SS, hardly driven

Feb 21, 2018

Passion is something which runs deep with Australian Ford and Holden fans, and it’s amazing to see just how much the most fanatical among us will spend. There’s a huge back catalog for each to...

2018 Peugeot 508 leaks online prior to Geneva unveiling

Feb 21, 2018

The 2018 Peugeot 508 has leaked online ahead of a suspected Geneva show debut, with a bold and fresh design as promised by previous concepts, such as the Exalt and Instinct. The new 508 has...

Alfa Romeo Sauber unveils C37 for 2018 Forumla 1 season

Feb 21, 2018

Alfa Romeo Sauber’s 2018 Formula 1 entry has been unveiled. Dubbed the C37, the new car carries the team’s hopes for victory for its drivers Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerq . After a long absence,...

2018 Lotus 3-Eleven 430 final edition announced, only 20 to be made

Feb 21, 2018

The final iteration of the hardcore Lotus 3-Eleven has surfaced, in the form of the 2018 Lotus 3-Eleven 430. Just 20 of these will be produced, with special paint, an enhanced aero package, more engine...

Psychotic Peugeot 205 rally missile is a tri-rotor 20B treat (video)

Feb 20, 2018

When it comes to crazy engine builds and conversions, it seems New Zealand is an absolute bounty of hidden treasure. V12 Toyota Coronas, Formula 2 V6-engined Peugeots and now this little beastie. This is a...