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 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...

2020 Hyundai Venue Go review (video)

Jan 30, 2020

Just when you thought the market was flooded with enough SUVs, Hyundai goes ahead and releases a brand-new model; the Venue. Going by SUV sales numbers in recent years, it seems the market could never...

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited diesel review (video)

Jan 27, 2020

Direct from the land of the great, Jeep pushes into 2020 with its paradigmatic model, the Grand Cherokee. It continues to build on the fourth-generation which was initially released in Australia in 2011. Jeep prides...

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...