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.

2020 Range Rover Evoque P300 R-Dynamic SE review (video)

Oct 15, 2019

You could argue that, due to popular demand, Land Rover products have become more about a bold fashion statement than building on the brand’s extensive military and humanitarian focused heritage. If that’s the case, it...

2020 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 1.6T review (video)

Oct 08, 2019

The top-selling Hyundai Tucson keeps sales strong with a mid-2019 update for MY2020. We decided that the perfect way to test the flagship Highlander variant would be to take it on an adventure to the...

2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Plus review (video)

Oct 07, 2019

Finally, from the bold brand of Tesla, the Model 3 has landed on Australian soil. With a waiting list that dated back to March 2016, the US-built, premium mid-size all-electric car is here. But in...

2019 Genesis G70 2.0T Sport review (video)

Sep 22, 2019

You would be forgiven for never having heard of the Genesis brand. If you haven’t, it’s essentially Hyundai’s new stand-alone luxury brand, similar to the setup Toyota has with Lexus. After a 12-month delay, Genesis...

2019 BMW X7 xDrive30d review (video)

Sep 11, 2019

Two terms not usually found in the same sentence are people-movers and luxury driving pleasure. With the huge demand for SUVs today, BMW has merged these concepts together and added to its six-strong SUV lineup...

2019 Mazda3 G25 GT vs Hyundai i30 N Line: Small car comparison (video)

Aug 10, 2019

What’s the best small car on the market right now? It’s a very difficult one to answer because there are just so many great options available at the moment. Here we’re putting together two of...

2019 Isuzu MU-X review – LS-U & LS-T (video)

Aug 08, 2019

Isuzu has brewed quite a success story for itself since introducing this generation D-Max and MU-X back in 2012-2013. These have become very popular options for car buyers who want a tough and somewhat primitive...

2019 Land Rover Discovery Sd6 SE review (video)

Jul 26, 2019

For a brand that stemmed from heavy military influence, Land Rover has made huge advances over the decades to become one of the most popular luxury off-road carmakers in the world. The Discovery, now in...

2019 Holden Astra RS-V review (video)

Jul 12, 2019

The Holden Astra nameplate is well-established in Australia. But over the last few generations muddled sourcing from head company, General Motors, has made the lineup confusing. There have been periods where we had an over-priced...

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Highlander review (video)

Jun 17, 2019

When a new idea or technology is released to the world, it’s always smart to sit back and wait until it is tried and tested before buying it yourself. So, when will that time be...

2019 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Premium review (video)

Jun 11, 2019

Australian drivers expect manufacturers to design cars that can do everything these days – whether it be carrying the full family, going off-road, being full of technology or carrying a heavy load. Today’s utes like...

2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription review (video)

May 31, 2019

Since hitting Australian shores in mid-2018, the Volvo XC40 has been making head waves. The new small SUV from the suave Swedish company has lifted the bar in this segment. Volvo has been struggling to...