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 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 MPi review (video)

Jan 16, 2020

The Veloster is not a high-volume seller for Hyundai. But the carmaker is one of only a few that at least offers something for the fun, entry-level sports car segment. It is a niche market...

2020 Kia Cerato review – S & Sport+ (video)

Jan 09, 2020

The Cerato is yet another success story from Kia. With 21,757 sold in Australia in 2019 according to VFACTS, up 16.8 per cent on 2018, it is the fourth most popular small car on the...

2019 Nissan LEAF review (video)

Dec 10, 2019

In the green world of electric vehicles, the Nissan LEAF was one of the first mass-produced cars to lay out the foundation. First launched in 2010, it is now in its second generation. For 2019,...

2019 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport: Long-term review – Features & Practicality

Nov 29, 2019

In part one of our long-term Genesis G70 3.3T review, our editor Brett Davis went over the performance and handling aspects of the car. Having spent a week testing the G70 Sport with the 2.0T...

2019 Peugeot 308 GT EAT8 review (video)

Nov 25, 2019

As car numbers drop in Australia over stronger preferences for SUVs, Peugeot continues to push with one of its most popular nameplates. For 2019, the 308 GT is added to the lineup with an all-new...

2019 Citroen C5 Aircross Shine review (video)

Nov 11, 2019

In case you felt you didn’t have enough choice when it comes to choosing a mid-sized SUV, there is another model that has just placed its best foot forward. The French-built Citroen C5 Aircross is...

2019 BMW X2 M35i review (video)

Oct 29, 2019

The M Performance sub-brand is rapidly expanding, spreading to more and more model lines within the BMW showroom. This is one of the latest, called the X2 M35i. It’s a small soft-roader, which could either...

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...