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Behind the Wheel Podcast 466
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September 13, 2017 04:42 PM PDT
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Another laugh fest this week as we get a Yummy Mummy on the show!
We'll hear about an all new electric car that has more to offer than you’d think and there's news from one of the biggest motor shows on the planet.
You’ve seen her on Channel Seven’s hit series Yummy Mummy’s, and now, without the weirdo from South Australia, Lorinska Merrington joins us on the show to talk the cars.
She’s had a surprising car history and is about to take delivery of something new. We’ll find out a bit about this model come law student come reality TV Star - and we'll find what it takes to be worthy of a spot in her garage.
Karla Leach, an old friend of Behind the Wheel, and now Corporate Communications manager for Nissan Australia, has just returned from Tokyo where she’s been immersed in all the ins and outs of the new Nissan LEAF.
The second generation of the electric car is coming soon and there are some really surprising features.
We’ve had a couple of cool little cars in the Behind the Wheel Garage this week. We’ve been driving Subaru XV’s - we’ll give you our opinion of the car that kind of spawned the small SUV genre.
We’ve also been getting around in the surprising Renault Megane Zen Sedan.
Joel Helmes has swapped his Nissan 370Z for a beautiful black Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport Coupe. We’ll get his thoughts.
Speaking of ladies, the stunning Rachel Franco has been through the wringer - all thanks to a recent recall.
We’ll commiserate with her, and Simon Lai is back behind the wheel of a red roofed and rather funky Kia Soul.
There's lots of news from the Frankfurt Motor Show including details on a $5 Million Hypercar from Mercedes-Benz that has an engine from the world championship winning F1 car, a new all electric SUV from Volkswagen and a portable steering wheel from Jaguar.
It's jam packed, so settle in for more cars and more laughs than you thought possible on this edition of the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast.

Truck News Wrap: Cummins, Tippers and Shoes
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September 13, 2017 04:03 PM PDT
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This week on the Truck News Podcast we cover:
Cummins say they are looking beyond diesel into the future
Big recall for Fuso Canter trucks sold in Australia
TRP brake shoe kits get tick of approval
Healthy discounts on offer on Isuzu tippers
Self-driving trucks a possible positive for drivers

Behind the Wheel Podcast 465
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September 06, 2017 11:43 PM PDT
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Lot’s of laughs this week, some genuine belly laughs, some quite lame - but that's how we roll! There's likely to be a bit of car talk too on this edition of the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast!

You’d know comedian Dave O’Neil from shows like Spicks and Specks and a host of others, maybe you've seen one of the thousands of stand up shows he's done around the country?

He has a new podcast called The Debrief where he picks up comedians from their gig’s and drives them home. Dave will be in the studio to share some his favourite moments from the show, and to discuss his long and rather interesting car history.

Holden has launched a new service to help out folks in the ride sharing business. It’s called Maven Gig, Matthew Rattray-Wood from Holden calls in to explain how it works.

Pete’s been driving the top of the range Volkswagen Golf 7.5 - the Highline edition and has come away impressed - he'll tell you why.

Joel Helmes has been at the launch of the NISMO tweaked Nissan 370Z. Are the updates and upgrades enough to breathe life back into the old girl? Joel will give us his thoughts.

Simon Lai makes a welcome return to the show this week and brings a review of the Isuzu MU-X.

Rachel join us with her best car jokes - prepare for some terrible puns and embarrassing one liners!

Sit back and be ready for some bad Dad style jokes, and all the latest car news you can handle!

Truck News Wrap: Sales, Scania XT and Hino 4x4
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September 06, 2017 07:28 PM PDT
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This week on the Truck News Podcast we cover:

Scania unveils new-gen XT construction trucks range

August another bumper month for truck sales in Australia

Hino brings new 500 Series Crew Cab to market

Hino 300 Series 4x4 unveiled ahead of October arrival

Iveco confirms Australian Daily Minibus dealer network

Behind the Wheel Podcast 464
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August 30, 2017 09:47 PM PDT
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It’s concept cars and dogs on this episode of the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast - with a few car reviews and a bit of stupidity thrown in!

Adam Davis from BMW Australia has got details for us on a couple of rather stunning new concept cars launched last week at Pebble Beach Concourse DÉlegance - including the all new BMW Z4 & the return of the 8 Series - we’ll also find out if we’re going to see an M8 - yep, the Maaaaaate - which should go well here in Australia!

We’ve had a couple of very different cars in the Behind the Wheel Garage this week - Pete’s been driving the new edition of Renault’s Clio, Chris has had the keys to the updated BMW 440i.

Joel Helmes wants to chat Kia - in particular, a car that is far too often over looked, the Kia Optima GT. Joel also has info on the highly anticipated Kia Stinger which lands in Australia in the next few weeks.

Rachel Franco join us to discuss the best cars for dogs. A recent US Study has named a few good ones - we’ll drill down to come up with a definite list for the Australian market, you can be sure all bases will be covered!

Last year’s Deni Ute Muster was a huge, muddy success. Vicky Lowry, GM of the Deni Ute Muster joins us with details on the big 2017 event, which is only a few weeks away with a forecast this year for no rain.

One of the top trending news stories this week from behindthewheel.com.au is about a new naming system from Audi that is supposed to make it easier to distinguish one model from another - not sure if they've quite pulled that off, you can decide for yourself.

All that and a whole lot more on this edition of Behind the Wheel - come on, get downloading!

Truck News Wrap: Tesla, AFAC and Autonomous
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August 30, 2017 08:08 PM PDT
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This week on the Truck News Podcast we cover:

Electric drive range of debut Tesla truck revealed

Paccar spruiks benefits of Allison Transmissions at AFAC

Isuzu prepares to unveil 'The Weapon at AFAC

Hino finds 2017's best Hino employees

Big fan of International Trucks gets on board again

Big concerns over autonomous truck trials in the UK

Behind the Wheel Podcast 463
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August 23, 2017 07:46 PM PDT
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Another ridiculously jam-packed Behind the Wheel Car Podcast this week.
We’ll delve into the world of hydrogen powered cars. Hyundai has recently announced a new mainstream hydrogen powered SUV, to be called FE - we'll find out if and when it's coming to town, and how we'll fill it up with Bill Thomas from Hyundai.
We’ll hit the road in a couple of jacked-up wagons that are great alternatives to an SUV - the Volkswagen Golf All Track & the Mercedes Benz E220d All Terrain.
We’ll try and find a first car for Malcolm’s daughter with Rachel Franco & Simon Lai - and we'll have $20k to spend.
Honda are in for a busy month with the all new CR-V hitting the road, and the new Civic Type-R is almost here - we’ll find out just how much longer we’ll have to wait with Neil McDonald.
Joel has been revisiting our Car of the Year from 2015, the Kia Sorento. It's been in for a nip and tuck, we'll get Joel's thoughts on whether the big Kia still stacks up.
The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is renowned for outlandish concept cars and this year delivered in spades. In fact, some of our top trending news stories this week have been from the show - we've got all those details, along with news of an electric Volkswagen Kombi and a Ford with a removable steering wheel.
Get comfy and settle in for another super-sized, and at times, rather silly edition of Behind the Wheel…

Truck News Wrap: Hyundai, AMT and eHighway
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August 23, 2017 06:11 PM PDT
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This week on the Truck News Wrap we cover:
eHighway under trial in Germany
Scania gets ready to show new construction trucks
ZF launches new truck electric steering system
How to stay off the police radar
Hyundai Trucks update Australian operations
Paccar achieves AMT goal in North America

Truck News Wrap: Finemore, Dana and Tesla
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August 16, 2017 07:41 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Penske gaining traction in Sydney
Big deal between Finemore and Daimler
How to identify quality young truck drivers
Shell Rimula backs Road Transport Hall of Fame
Tesla set to debut autonomous electric truck
Accolades for Dana Inc.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 462
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August 16, 2017 03:34 PM PDT
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We’ve got a bar of Solvo handy as we roll up our sleeves this week and get dirty with another big episode of the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast.
We drive the utterly amazing Lexus LC 500 - a car that seems to draw more attention than a Kardashian! 
It's an amazing V8 tourer that is unlike any car on the road, we'll tell you what it's like to drive.
Tyson Young, one of the men behind a revolutionary new app for mechanics called Carisma, joins us with details on what it is and how it works.
Geoff Gwilym, Executive Director of the VACC has news on how independent mechanics are getting - or more likely - not getting, all the info they need about new cars from the manufacturers. 
They're part of the ACCC review that is currently underway and will put the case forward for independent specialists and dealers alike.
A clever fella called Paul Williams, the brains behind the Mobile Tyre Shop, has some thoughts on what it’s like to start a new business in the automotive world in 2017.
We’ll give you the chance to win a copy of a great book - Lonely Planet's Epic Drives of the World.
Simon Lai has been in baby mode again and has been driving the new Kia Picanto. Is it really the most feature packed micro car on the market? 
He’ll also join Rachel Franco and the guys to discuss whether or not you really should be ignoring the low fuel warning light!
And Joel calls in live from the Australian launch of the VW Golf GTI 7.5 & the latest Golf R.
You'll also get your dose of the top trending news stories from behindthewheel.com.au including info on a new BMW SUV and an even hotter Ford Focus RS
Get comfy and settle in for another big instalment of Behind the Wheel!

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