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Behind the Wheel Podcast 454
June 22, 2017 06:00 AM PDT
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This week on Behind the Wheel we bring ways to save money, annoy your friends and family, find the perfect new city car, and bring you a review of one of the fastest and most expensive cars on Australian roads.

We’ve got news on the cheapest cars to own and run here in Australia this week.

Our mates from the RACQ have been crunching numbers on the available cars in 2017 and will share the list of cars that will cost you the least.

There’s been an all-new Volkswagen Polo unveiled in Germany and Paul Pottinger from Volkswagen Australia calls in with all the details of what to expect.

Rachel Franco is the world’s foremost expert on what it takes to become an A Class back seat driver.

She’ll explain her techniques on how best to annoy any driver.

Joel Helmes, fresh from the launch of the Subaru XV and the Holden Astra Sedan, is armed with lots of juicy details.

Peter and Chris spent a couple of days with the epic Tesla Model X - the fastest, most out there all electric SUV available today. It even has automatic doors that could cause problems.

Simon Lai has been driving the Infiniti QX30 - some say it's just a Mercedes-Benz GLA in disguise...Simon will share his thoughts.

There's all the latest motoring news, product reviews, and maybe even a few more laughs than normal!

It's a big one - don't miss this Behind the Wheel Podcast...

Truck News Wrap: Patents, Cummins and Uber
June 21, 2017 08:14 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
MAN and Scania sales on the up in 2017
Dana gets 10,000th patent
Rear axle issue recall for some Volvo trucks
Cummins goes electric
Three more Isuzu Servicepack trucks launched
Truck industry apps tipped to grow in coming years
New TruckSafe Chair gets to work

Behind the Wheel Podcast 453
June 15, 2017 01:11 AM PDT
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We're in performance car mode this week

Pete and Chris take you live to the launch of the all-new McLaren 720S.

It’s their latest road going supercar and it’s a lot more reliable than their F1 car. We’ve got all the stats, speeds and power outputs - and we'll chat to some of the big bosses of McLaren.

Lexus have unveiled possibly the most striking car ever...it the stunning LC Coupe. Nick Raman from Lexus Australia joins us with all the vital information, including Australian pricing.

Joel Helmes has some surprising results about a customer satisfaction survey in relation to Nissan in the US….so what's going on with Nissan here in Australia?

Joel previews the launch of the all-new Holden Astra Sedan, and the new version of the small crossover SUV from Subaru - the XV.

Simon Lai is driving one of the cheapest SUV's on the market - the Mitsubishi Outlander - it's cheap, but is it any good?

Rachel Franco wants to save you some money on car insurance - hopefully, she’ll be able to explain it.

Peter Hitchener brings you his review of the 2017 Range Rover Sport SVR, the fastest Range Rover ever.

While Chris drives one of the last ever HSV Commodores - in particular, the executive express that is the 410kW Senator Signature 30th Anniversary Edition.

There's a big dose of motoring news, along with a huge helping of laughs.

It's a pearler of an episode - don't miss this week's Behind the Wheel Podcast...

Truck News Wrap: Drivers, Recall and Mirrors
June 14, 2017 03:01 AM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Volvo joins fight for more truck drivers
New Penske dealer in Perth celebrates first sales
Mack Trucks recalled over possibly dangerous electrical fault
Acela ready to debut Monterra tough trucks
Scania says plenty of life still in V8 truck engines
Isuzu launches new genuine lights and mirrors
NTC releases new draft Load Restraint Guide

Behind the Wheel Podcast 452
June 07, 2017 07:10 PM PDT
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We've hit the start button on another big edition of Behind the Wheel...
We get down to business this week to decide if Auto Emergency Braking is sophisticated enough to be a mandatory safety system - Peter Barnwell from Lovetodrive.net has had a couple of hair raising experiences he’ll share on the show.
There’s been a very fast new Audi released - the TT RS. Shaun Cleary has got some juicy fast facts on the 5 cylinder Quattro and shares details on what the fastest ever Audi TT will cost you.
Manufacturing in Australia has had a bad rap of late - but as we discovered last year at Iveco, it’s alive and well - particularly when it comes to building trucks.
Volvo Trucks are hard at it in Queensland and have implemented some great driver training initiatives. President and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, Peter Voorhoeve has all the info.
Joel Helmes is live from the launch of the new plug-in BMW 5 Series with some seriously surprising news about the price of the 530e.
And he has been at the launch of the all new Suzuki Swift, it really is all new from the ground up.
Joel has thoughts on whether it can live up to the hugely successful car it replaces, along with some interesting observations about how the new Swift looks.
All the car sales data for May is in with some predictable winners and some unpredicted losers - we’ll give you the stats.
Of course, Pete and Chris bring you all the latest news from the world of motoring, and details on a new electric supercar from Canada, the Tomahawk, that can sprint to 100km/h in just 2 seconds.
Simon Lai is driving the Holden Colorado Z71 - he thinks the bonnet stripes make it go faster than a regular Holden Colorado.
Rachel Franco thinks it may be time to retire her 12 year old Mazda 6 - she discusses her option with the guys.
There's a review the new Mazda CX-3 where you can hear Chris attempt to explain Mazda's torque vectoring system...see if you can make any sense of it!
It's a show that is jam packed full of info for anyone who loves cars - don't miss this weeks Behind the Wheel.

Truck News Wrap: Sales, Recall and Tools
June 07, 2017 05:47 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover…
Big truck sales numbers recorded in May 2017
Isuzu N-Series trucks recalled in Australia
New boss for Penske NZ
New Penske Aus/NZ website goes live
Campaign launched to educate road users about rest stops
Isuzu names lucky Milwaukee Tools comp winner

Behind the Wheel Podcast 451
May 31, 2017 10:08 PM PDT
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There's a lot in this week's edition of Behind the Wheel with Peter Hitchener and Chris Miller.
First, a 441kW Jaguar XE from Jaguar’s performance arm SVO - James Scrimshaw joins the guys with all the details.
The 2017 Good Design Awards are almost on us and the finalists have just been released. CEO of the 2017 Australia Good Design Awards Brandon Gien calls in with all the finalists for 2017.
We’re big fans of new technology, particularly technology that has the potential to save lives. Bosch have come up with what they call a “Digital Protective Shield” for motorcyclists.
The boss of Bosch, Mark Jackman, explains how it works, and Steve McDowall from Motorcyclelife.com.au makes a return to Behind the Wheel with his thoughts on the new tech.
Joel Helmes has got an intriguing idea to revolutionise cruise control systems, and he's been driving the all new MINI Countryman.
Rachel Franco has been at an auction where a Holden Torana sold for more than $700,000!
Simon Lai has been driving the Renault Megane GT and Renault Megane GT Line - we’ll find out what the differences are between the two, and hear what they're like to drive on Aussie roads.
There’s been an Audi S4 in the Behind the Wheel garage this week - we want to remain level headed about this one and not got too carried away...but it’s good - very good. Pete and Chris tell you why
Don't miss a minute of it!

Truck News Wrap: 300 4x4, Uptime and Otto
May 31, 2017 05:20 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Hino confirms 300 series 4x4 coming to Australia
New-gen Mercedes-Benz rigids arrive
Kenworth goes back to the future with Legend 900
Volvo teases FH XXL Cab
VGA announces new parts warranty and uptime promise
ATA and Logistics Council team up on safety plan
Uber ditches Otto name for autonomous truck division
Hino take Brisbane Truck Show award

Behind the Wheel Podcast 450
May 25, 2017 01:00 AM PDT
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Chris, Pete and the team with our 450th podcast!
The 450th edition of the Behind the Wheel Podcast is a great excuse to jam even more into the show than usual!
Gary Linnell, Sydney Morning Herald and Age columnist, has issued an apology to Elon Musk - we’ll find out what Gary’s apology is all about and why he can't wait for an autonomous vehicle to hit the road.
And talking Elon Musk, Simon Lai has been driving the Tesla Model X - he even bought a new shirt in the same colour as the car for the occasion!
He'll share his opinion with Pete and Chris on whether this lightning fast SUV is easy to live with.
Have you been stung by an exorbitant invoice fee for using a Toll Road? Effie Zhaos from Money Magazine has, and has some strong thoughts on the issue.
Want to be a race car driver but can’t afford it? We may have found the answer thanks to a group of blokes running the Aussie Driver Search - we’ll tell you how you can get behind the wheel of a real live race car.
Rachel Franco has been bitten by new car technology. You'll be staggered at how such a simple thing can very quickly become exceedingly inconvenient.
There's a review of the Audi Q2, a car we'll be seeing everywhere really soon, and there's a big helping of the latest news from the motoring world.
All that and loads more on the 450th Edition of Behind the Wheel…

Truck News Wrap: Automation, Awards and Emissions
May 24, 2017 06:07 AM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Volvo trialling autonomous garbage truck
New Sydney presence for Western Star, MAN and Dennis-Eagle
Hino picks up global customer service, parts awards
Isuzu backs worthy cause
Transport industry not doing enough to attract women
Scania calls for more clean and green transport investment

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