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 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite review (video)

Sep 26, 2018

Hyundai continues to buck the trend for Korean-built cars with 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. It is the latest to hit the busy large SUV market, and brings with it attractive European styling, luxury and quality...

2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design review (video)

Aug 30, 2018

Finally, the new Volvo XC40 has hit Aussie shores. But, it joins an already flourished small SUV market. To mark the occasion Volvo Australia is offering special ‘Launch Editions’ that come jam-packed with the latest...

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition review

Jul 30, 2018

When you think of a car manufacturer that produces everyday cars for everyday people, you’d probably think of Mazda. But what about if you took some pride and enthusiasm behind the wheel, and driving was...

2018 Mazda6 GT turbo wagon review (video)

Jul 21, 2018

As car buyers jump on the SUV craze, family wagon offerings continue to dwindle. While there are a few luxury and expensive European models still available, you no longer have your trusty Camry wagon, or...

2018 Kia Sorento GT-Line (video)

Jul 12, 2018

As a household brand name, Kia has upped the ante over the last few years with its latest models. We have seen enormous leaps in styling, performance and quality from the South Korean brand. The...

2018 Peugeot 5008 GT diesel review (video)

Jun 26, 2018

Peugeot is spearheading its stake in the SUV market with the introduction of the new 2018 Peugeot 5008. It joins the recently updated smaller 3008 soft-roader, and the baby Pug, the 2008. The 5008 will...

2018 Peugeot 3008 Allure review (video)

Jun 07, 2018

Peugeot is boosting its market presence by beefing up its SUV offerings. Sitting in the medium-size segment, the new Peugeot 3008 promises practicality, design and technology to compete against the likes of the Mazda CX-5...

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport Sd4 SE review (video)

May 08, 2018

Land Rover has long stood as the brand of choice for off-road vehicles. In modern times, it extends to be the brand of choice for chic designs and sheer power as well. The Discovery Sport...

2018 Jaguar E-PACE P250 S review (video)

May 01, 2018

It’s no secret that car buyers have been flocking to the SUV market in hordes over the past few years. And car manufacturers who don’t have a handful of SUVs in their range by now...

2018 BMW 530i Touring M Sport review (video)

Apr 09, 2018

In an industry now dominated by SUVs, it’s refreshing to see the option still exists for a large luxury wagon with the sporty driving dynamics of a sedan. The 5 Series was the best-selling car...

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 200 Cup review (video)

Mar 22, 2018

It’s been five years since the Renault Clio hit our shores with its third-generation cohort. Now, with a mid-life update for the R.S. French pocket rocket you can expect to see much of the same...

2018 Kia Stinger 200 GT-Line (video)

Feb 18, 2018

Kia is not usually the brand that comes to mind when you think of large rear-wheel drive family sedans. With the departure of the locally built Falcon and Commodore, Kia has jumped on the opportunity...

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