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.

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...

2019 Jaguar XF 300 Sport review (video)

May 23, 2019

Jaguar has freshened up its luxury XF sedan lineup for MY2019 with the addition of the 30t 300 Sport. The current generation XF has been out for a number of years now. And although it...

2019 Hyundai IONIQ review – Electric & Plug-in (video)

May 15, 2019

It’s a race to the top to release an all-electric car which does away with those costly petrol station stops. Ever since high-profile Tesla vehicles began to roll out, there has been a market opening...

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti review (video)

May 05, 2019

Alfa Romeo has entered a new territory with the Stelvio. It’s the prestigious Italian carmaker’s first ever SUV. Yes, the brand has the soul and design of ultimate driving machines not usually achievable in excessive...

2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport review (video)

Apr 22, 2019

Lexus, understandably, wants in on the fastest-growing SUV segment; the small SUV. The Japanese brand adds the UX under the NX range, pitching against the likes of the Audi Q2, BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and...

2019 BMW X4 xDrive30i M Sport review (video)

Apr 08, 2019

Prospective SUV buyers are spoilt for choice when it comes to BMW’s extensive range. The German company now offers no less than seven SUVs. That’s right. Seven. The X4 we’re reviewing here slots itself in...