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Behind the Wheel Podcast 449
May 18, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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This week on Behind the Wheel we’re shining a spotlight on older cars after some pretty eye opening results from some ANCAP testing.
CEO of ANCAP, James Goodwin joins Pete and Chris with all the details.
Mazda continue the refresh of their SUV’s - after the release of our 2016 Car of the Year the CX-9 and the all new CX-5, now it’s the turn of the CX-3.
Tony Mee from Mazda has all the info, and Simon Lai will give us his thoughts on what it's like to drive on Australian roads.
BMW have released a teaser image of a new 8 Series, Lenore Fletcher will tell us what it is all about, and she’s got details on the updated 1 and 2 Series BMW’s.
Rachel Franco is back to talk car accessories throughout the ages - she’s been inspired by some venetian blinds she spotted on the back window of a Valiant through the week...
We’ve got a review of a $308,000 Jaguar - is it worth the money?
Joel Helmes has some interesting ideas on Cruise Control - and he’s been driving a very flash BMW - the new 750iL.
At the opposite end of the scale, he’s also had the keys to the new Honda Civic hatch.
Lots of news around this week, and lots of laughs as well - don't miss this edition of Behind the Wheel…

Truck News Wrap: Virtual reality, Under-ride guards and Electric buses
May 17, 2017 04:16 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Trucks News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Big presence for PACCAR and PACCAR Parts in Brisbane
Everything moving along nicely for Scania in 2017
U.S. testing shows safety benefits of side underride guards for trailers
Lawyers step-up to help operators through chain of responsibility law changes
Big commitment to electric school buses in California
Daimler Truck and Bus now stock new clutches, clutch components

Behind the Wheel Podcast 448
May 11, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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The Behind the Wheel Podcast heads underground this week...

One of our favourite crazy billionaires has come up with an idea to tunnel under city’s in an attempt to ease traffic congestion.

In fact, he’s started The Boring Company and is laying down plans now to start in LA - of course, it’s Tesla and Paypal founder Elon Musk.

Closer to home there are a couple of big projects where that exact thing is already happening.

Melbourne’s Metro Train Tunnel and Sydney’s WestConnex M5 Tunnel are already underway and we’ve got the Major Project Director, Tom Ireland from Aurecon on the show with his thoughts on whether Elon Musk has finally lost his marbles or is on to another winner.

You may remember back in 1979 that a Torana A9X driven by Bob Morris won the Touring Car Championship.

Well, you can buy that exact car. James Nicholls from auction house Mossgreen is on to tell us how much he thinks it’ll cost you.

Our friends at HSV are busy working on the last of the Commodore based projects, and now they are offering drive experiences in the fastest ever Aussie car ever made - the HSV GTS W1.

Damon Paul from HSV is on the show with all the details on how you can be part of history.

Simon Lai has been driving the Ford Escape - the small SUV that competes with the likes of the RAV4 and Honda CR-V - we’ll find out whether the Ford should be on your shopping list.

Rachel Franco returns with some sobering thoughts on commercial vehicle drivers and their mental health after disturbing results were found after a Mercedes-Benz study.

Joel has been exceedingly busy, he’ll join us live form the Australian launch of the Honda Civic Hatch.

He's also been at the launch of the all new Hyundai i30, he'll let us know what it's like to drive on Australian roads, and he’s chosen his top 5 small cars on the market.

There's a great product review on this week's Behind the Wheel and all the news you can handle.

Truck News Wrap: Budget, Confidence and Safari!
May 10, 2017 06:32 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast…
ATA welcomes 2017/18 Federal Budget
Hopes are high that Western Star Trucks are back on the up
Roger McCarty announces Scania departure
Truck fleets feeling more positive in the U.S.
Calls for a fairer deal for TruckSafe
Mercedes-Benz brings new rigids to Brisbane
Unusual application for Iveco products in Victoria
Mental health issues common among commercial vehicle drivers

Truck News Wrap: Good Ideas, Birthdays and April Sales
May 03, 2017 02:00 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
April 2017 Australian Truck Sales Data
Another recall for Hino 300 Series
New Isuzu Australia boss appointed
Freightliner celebrates 75 years at Brisbane Truck Show
U.S. celebrations mark 50 years of Western Star Trucks
Truck industry calls for better Australian roads
Good ideas for future of truck industry being sought
Fuso slices part prices
Isuzu to bring new models to Brisbane Truck Show

Behind the Wheel Podcast 447
May 04, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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It’s a hard-hitting Behind the Wheel podcast this week.
We confront the Takata Airbag scandal. These faulty airbags can cause serious injuries, demonstrated in a relatively minor smash in Darwin last week - and there are literally thousands of cars on Aussie roads that still have them fitted.
Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Casey, from the Northern Territory Police Major Crash Unit, joins the show with details and advice.
Andrew Leigh, Federal Member for Fenner and Shadow Assistant Treasurer, joins us with his thoughts on data sharing and why local mechanics workshops are becoming a thing of the past.
We’ve got a review of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, Joel Helmes checks out the all new baby car from Kia - the Picanto, and he’s been celebrating big successes with the guys from Isuzu Ute.
James Scrimshaw joins the show from Jaguar and Range Rover with news on the new Range Rover Velar, a four-cylinder Jaguar F-Type and reveals why they defaced centre court at Wimbledon for the Jaguar XF.
Paul Pottinger from Volkswagen Australia brings news and prices for the Volkswagen Golf 7.5, then puts his Skoda hat on to talk the new seven seat SUV, the Kodiak.
Rachel Franco wants to talk parking, in particular about people who can’t and what they should be doing about it.
Simon Lai is driving the Ford Mondeo, there’s all the latest new releases and updates, and even the Benny Hill Theme - it’s a Behind the Wheel not to miss...

Behind the Wheel Podcast 446
April 27, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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It’s a week of fast cars on the Behind the Wheel Podcast…
First, we get the low-down on a special edition of the BMW M4 – the CS.
Then we’ll get detail on a car that’s just set the lap record for a front-wheel drive at the Nürburgring.
We’ve got a review of a very fast Range Rover - the Range Rover Sport SDV8.
Joel Helmes will compare the Mazda 2 and the Toyota Yaris and Pete has a review of Toyota’s funky new C-HR.
James Goodwin, head of ANCAP joins us with some shocking safety news about a Chinese Ute.
Rachel Franco calls by to talk about an old Aussie muscle car that sold last week for more than $300,000.
And Bill Thomas from Hyundai will reveal all the prices and specs for the new i30 - on sale now.

Truck News Wrap: Safety, Hi-SCR and Hydrogen
April 26, 2017 03:54 AM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Toyota builds revolutionary hydrogen-powered truck
Allison Transmissions makes inroads in China
Freightliner Argosy now with Cummins engine option
Mercedes-Benz Actros offers new pedestrian safety system
Healthy truck order for MAN
Euro-6 compliant Iveco Eurocargo lands in Australia
Trucking Industry Award nominations extended
Why women change transport jobs
Hino honours best performing dealers
Latest Bandag Highway Guardian Award handed over to worthy recipient

Truck News Wrap: Recalls, Payment Terms and Fuso Warranty
April 19, 2017 10:55 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Scania trucks recalled to fix Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) issue
UD Trucks caught up in Takata Airbag Recalls
Brake pedal issue sees Volvo trucks recalled
Calls for guidelines around big business payment terms
Updated Fuso Canter arrives in Australia
Fuso introduces new five-year warranty

Behind the Wheel Podcast 445
April 20, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
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It's a monster edition of the Behind the Wheel Podcast this week...
She’s threatened us for years, and now it’s finally happened - Rachel Franco joins us live in the studio for this week’s edition of Behind the Wheel.
We’ve been road tripping this week in the latest edition of Audi's A4- the 2.0TDI which is laden with technology including radar cruise control and steering assist.
Does the new tech make any difference to a road trip between Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney?
We’ll also ask whether a family road trip has become a “Lost Art”.
Simon Lai has been driving around as if his hair was on fire in the super-hot Ford Focus RS - he's also been behind the wheel of the Ford Focus Titanium edition.
Joel Helmes has been pouring over all the new listings at motorclassifieds.com.au - and we’ll get some Dad type of advice from Joel on the best way to save when buying a new car.
Of course, you'll get your full dose of motoring news from right around the globe, including details on a four-cylinder Jaguar F-Type and a super powerful Infiniti
David Rowley from Subaru Australia calls in with news of an updated Subaru Outback, the all new XV crossover, a seven seat SUV called the Ascent, and hints at when the next all new Subaru WRX is likely to land.
You'll love every minute of this week's Behind the Wheel…

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