All posts by Mark Davis

Mark is a contributing road tester at Performance Drive. 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.

2020 Suzuki S-Cross Turbo Prestige review (video)

Sep 17, 2020

With so many big, bold carmakers flooding the compact SUV market, it’s easy to forget about the quiet achievers. And in some cases, they deserve just as much attention. Like the 2020 Suzuki S-Cross. It...

2020 Audi Q7 45 TDI review (video)

Sep 12, 2020

Audi has turned into a king of SUVs nowadays, with no less than six in its current catalogue. At the top of the realm in terms of size stands the seven-seater Q7. 2020 brings a...

2020 Kia Cerato GT Sedan review (video)

Sep 05, 2020

As the name suggests, PerformanceDrive loves to get its teeth stuck into all sorts of sport-oriented vehicles. Although the 2020 Kia Cerato GT falls short of the full Hyundai i30 N equivalent hot hatch, we...

2020 Toyota C-HR Hybrid review (video)

Aug 09, 2020

The small SUV market continues to be spearheaded by the Toyota C-HR. Since its release in 2016, it has enjoyed strong sales from buyers who want a vehicle with the height of an SUV, the...

2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport review (video)

Jul 26, 2020

Earlier this year we tested the 2.0L turbo RX 300 from the land of luxury Lexus. But if your tendencies lean more towards meatier, larger capacity engines, the RX range still has something for you;...

2020 Lexus LS 500h F Sport review (video)

Jul 07, 2020

It’s one of our favourite car brands, no matter which model we’re looking at. But when Lexus releases its new generation flagship sedan, it is an extra special experience. The luxury car maker often exhibits...

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid S review (video)

Jun 28, 2020

Subaru has jumped on the hybrid bandwagon in an effort to reduce its emissions and fuel consumption, debuting a brand new shared unit for the Forester and XV. First released in late 2018, the fifth...

2020 Toyota HiLux SR5 review

Jun 24, 2020

Australian drivers expect more than ever before from car manufacturers. Look at the humble ute, for instance. Gone are the days where it’s primary purpose is to exist as a reliable tool for tradies. Nowadays,...

2020 Toyota Corolla SX sedan

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan review – Ascent Sport & SX (video)

Jun 17, 2020

If there is one car that proves to be unstoppable time and time again, it’s the Toyota Corolla. According to May 2020 VFACTS figures, it has nailed the small car market in Australia with an...

2020 Kia Seltos review – S and GT-Line (video)

May 28, 2020

The small SUV market is now a hugely contested segment in Australia. That’s why Kia has thrown its all at it and introduced a brand-new model; the Seltos. It comes with a fresh, youthful design...

2020 Toyota Granvia VX review (video)

May 09, 2020

Who could possibly forget their great aunty Jane’s humble old Toyota Tarago in the ’80s and ’90s? Sadly, that nameplate, and probably that exact van, has been put to rest. The good news is that...

2020 BMW 118i M Sport review (video)

Apr 28, 2020

Although the humble hatchback is slowly dwindling in sales over consumer preference to SUVs, BMW has refreshed its 1 Series, giving it a new design inside and out, new architecture, and new engine options. In...