All posts by Mark Davis

Mark is a contributing road tester at PerformanceDrive, and is an expert in technology and efficiency. He has had a passion for cars since before he can remember. With the soul and background of an IT nerd, Mark especially appreciates technology advances, safety, and attention to detail. His first car was a rusty powder blue 1972 Volvo 144 sedan. When he's not road testing vehicles, his daily drive is still a Volvo only now it's able to steer and brake all by itself.

2018 BMW 530i Touring M Sport review (video)

Apr 09, 2018

In an industry now dominated by SUVs, it’s refreshing to see the option still exists for a large luxury wagon with the sporty driving dynamics of a sedan. The 5 Series was the best-selling car...

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 200 Cup review (video)

Mar 22, 2018

It’s been five years since the Renault Clio hit our shores with its third-generation cohort. Now, with a mid-life update for the R.S. French pocket rocket you can expect to see much of the same...

2018 Kia Stinger 200 GT-Line (video)

Feb 18, 2018

Kia is not usually the brand that comes to mind when you think of large rear-wheel drive family sedans. With the departure of the locally built Falcon and Commodore, Kia has jumped on the opportunity...

2018 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review (video)

Feb 07, 2018

Toyota’s supremacy in the ever-increasing SUV market continues to prosper. With no less than six SUV models on offer, it’s obvious what type of vehicle customers are moving towards in droves. With so many models,...

2018 Jaguar XE 20d R-Sport review (video)

Jan 26, 2018

So you’re looking for a mid-sized sedan but you’re a bit bored with the common sellers? You want something with a stroke of sportiness. A lash of luxury. A punch of pizazz. For those who...

2018 Lexus NX 300 F Sport review (video)

Jan 20, 2018

When you combine the popularity and practicality of a medium-size SUV with the luxury of Lexus, you get the NX 300. But can an SUV be practical and luxury at the same time? With these...

2017 Renault Koleos diesel review (video)

Dec 21, 2017

The SUV market is by far the fastest growing market in the business. That also makes it one of the hardest to crack into. There is now a myriad choice available at merciless price ranges....

2018 Honda CR-V review – VTi-L & VTi-LX (video)

Dec 15, 2017

After some lacklustre years of sales from the Japanese giant, Honda’s latest release could very well have what it takes to turn those numbers around. The Honda CR-V has never stopped growing in size throughout...

2017 Isuzu MU-X LS-U review (video)

Nov 08, 2017

If you’re in the market for a competent seven-seat off-road SUV but don’t have the budget for the segment-favourite Toyota Prado, there are other options. The 2017 Isuzu MU-X is not an addition to the...

2017 Honda Civic VTi-LX hatch review

Oct 19, 2017

The world of Honda holds a number of big-name legacies. One of its biggest is the Civic, arriving in Australia with its tenth generation. With it comes a new and very quirky design, improved engine...

2018 Hyundai i30 SR manual review (video)

Sep 13, 2017

It was not too long ago that there was a stigma of inferiority associated with any vehicle built in Asia. Through time, it was the Japanese brands like Toyota and Honda that were first to...

2017 Honda Jazz VTi review (video)

Jul 04, 2017

In wake of some recent dire years, Honda is finally shaping up for a better year with the release of some major overhauls in 2017. One nameplate etched in our minds is the Honda Jazz....

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