All posts by Mark Davis

Mark is a contributing road tester at PerformanceDrive. 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 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...

2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI review (video)

Apr 11, 2020

PerformanceDrive loves to get its teeth stuck into a hearty hot hatch. When we heard about the new 2020 Audi A1 Sportback pocket rocket in 40 TFSI S Line guise, we couldn’t wait to try...

2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered--PerformanceDrive

2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered review (video)

Apr 06, 2020

Stylish, modern and sophisticated. That’s how we have come to know Volvo cars. Even though the demand for efficiency has increased, the desire for performance has not. And that’s where the hybrid petrol-electric Volvo XC60...

2020 Kia Sorento GT-Line diesel review (video)

Mar 30, 2020

Kia has certainly raised the bar over the last few years with class-leading styling, improved quality, the longest warranty, and is maintaining very competitive prices. In the 7-seater SUV market, the 2020 Kia Sorento competes...

2020 Lexus RC 350 F Sport review (video)

Mar 11, 2020

One brand that gives the luxury German carmakers a big run for their money is undoubtedly Lexus. The Japanese brand has an aggressive suite of models in all categories, including in the niche two-door, four-seat...

2020 Lexus RX 300 Luxury review (video)

Feb 06, 2020

From the brand of indulgence and luxury, Lexus flexes its pursuit of perfection with its latest rendition of the RX large SUV. Among a comprehensive line of SUVs from the Japanese brand, the RX sits...