April 12, 2017 07:24 PM PDT
This week on the Behind the Wheel Trucks News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
New ATA Chair elected
Scania trucks get Apple CarPlay
Isuzu Dealer Excellence Awards handed out
New strategies to attract truck drivers
Award for Iveco in Spain
Iveco/International Trucks to have big presence in Brisbane
New venture for Cummins/Eaton
Hino to hand out Customer Service Awards
UD Trucks announces new Quon
New Penske dealer in Mildura
April 13, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
It’s a high powered, Easter edition of Behind the Wheel this week - expect it to be north of 400kW all show!
We delve into the details of a 527kW Jeep - and it’s got more than 800Nm of torque. Glenn Butler from Jeep Australia has all the details.
Not to be outdone, Mercedes-Benz unleashed the monster that is the E63 S - capable of 300km/h.
David McCarthy from Mercedes Benz calls in with details - and we’ll once and for all figure out what makes an AMG an AMG.
Pete and Chris have been lucky enough to be driving an AMG this week - the barnstorming C43 - they are both a little more than taken with the new V6 Twin Turbo.
Joel Helmes has been doing it tough in the latest version of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, and he got along to the Australian launch of the updated, and possibly best in class, Mazda2.
Then there's the gems thrown up for motorclassifieds.com.au - the guys discover some amazingly good value cars.
Rachel Franco has some interesting ideas on keeping kids from getting car sick.
We’ve got news on new versions of the Toyota LandCruiser, Subaru Outback and all the latest details on the new car sales race in March - turns out the some of the best-selling cars in the country aren’t cars at all.
And, because it’s the Easter edition of Behind the Wheel, we finally reveal the identity of the Easter Bunny - it'll frighten you!
April 06, 2017 02:00 AM PDT
Buckle up for another supersized edition of the Behind the Wheel Podcast.
This week we peer into the future and talk to Jessica de Vries Managing Director Search Optics.
Jessica has got some insights into how we buy cars now, and what car ownership is likely to look like in the next few years.
Speaking of the future, BMW is getting ready. They’ve just rolled out an electric car charging network across Australia. We’ll find out where and what it'll cost with Lenore Fletcher from BMW.
In more from the future, Rachel Franco chimes in asking what happens if your autonomous car doesn't like you?
Joel Helmes has been belting around Sydney in the latest edition of the Toyota 86 - he’ll share his thoughts, and will also have his car of the week from motorclassifieds.com.au
International Man of Mystery, Simon Lai, has been driving the Holden Commodore SS V Redline - the last of the great Aussie V8's.
And with the Easter school holidays getting underway around the country, the RACQ has come up with an initiative to keep kids safe - particularly in our driveways. Steve Spalding joins us with details.
There are reviews this week of the recently refreshed Lexus IS, and last years Car of the Year, the Mazda CX-9.
You'll need a lie down after this one - Behind the Wheel - Don't miss it!
April 05, 2017 04:10 PM PDT
This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
Hino 300 Series trucks caught up in Takata Airbag Recalls
Possibly dangerous diff issue sees Fuso trucks recalled
Isuzu F Series trucks recalled over tyre issue
ATA CEO names truck industry top priorities
Isuzu confirms Shane Jacobson to remain as brand ambassador
Scania S Series to make Australian debut at Brisbane Truck Show
Extremely strong new truck sales numbers in March
March 29, 2017 05:03 PM PDT
This week on the Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover:
International Trucks return to Australia with the ProStar.
Calls for a focus on improved truck driver training.
Penske takes over MAN, Western Star and Dennis Eagle sales in WA.
Concerns poorly packed containers could impact Australian truck drivers.
Iveco names best regional and metro dealers for 2016.
March 29, 2017 03:07 PM PDT
Another week, another motoring controversy - and emissions and fuel consumption are again in the spotlight.
The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) released findings of some on road emissions tests and the results can only be described as shocking.
Turns out the ‘official data’ on emissions and fuel consumption might be misleading - with discrepancies of up to 60%.
Craig Newland, Technical Director of AAA, joins us with all the details.
Joel Helmes phones in live from the Australian launch of the all-new Mazda CX-5, while Pete and Chris have been driving the outgoing Mazda CX-5.
So, do you save your coin and buy a run out model or order the new one?
Joel also has a car of the week from motorclassifieds.com.au. It's affordable and practical.
The all-new Audi A5 and S5 has landed in Australia - Shaun Cleary from Audi calls in and gets grilled about the 260kW S5 that is $20,000 cheaper than the car it replaces.
International Man of Mystery, Simon Lai, is at the launch of a new MG - no, not a fabulous looking two-door British convertible, but an SUV, and the first from the now Chinese-owned brand.
We’ve got all the latest news from right around the globe, and a great product of the week that will help you stop squinting.
Nissan have launched an updated Pathfinder - Peter Fadeyev from Nissan Australia joins us with prices and specs.
Don't miss this weeks Behind the Wheel, it's HUGE!
March 22, 2017 02:28 AM PDT
On this week’s Behind the Wheel Truck News Wrap/Podcast we cover…
Scania reports increased sales and income
New sales manager for MAN Truck/Bus
Isuzu recognises best sales staff member
Fuso announces 2016 Dealer of the Year awards
Australian Truck Award nominations open
Penske gives million-dollar donation to worthy cause
March 22, 2017 01:40 AM PDT
We're all oiled up and ready to go with this week’s edition of Behind the Wheel.
We’re full to the brim with everything motoring, and you’re almost certain to encounter some stupidity as well!
Joel Helmes has been driving the entry level Corolla, he’s also got his car of the week from motorclassifieds.com.au.
And he has some questions about batteries in new cars after a recent survey suggested nearly half of new car buyers are having problems.
Jeep have just given a big upgrade to their big Jeep Grand Cherokee - is it enough to get people back in the showroom and buying them again? Glenn Butler from Jeep Australia states their case.
International man of mystery Simon Lai removes his cape and mask to tell us about his week in the top of the line Holden Astra.
We’ve got all the latest news from right around the globe, and a great product of the week, particularly if you want some pinstripes for your Ford Telstar TX-5!
Chris and Pete have been driving the latest edition of the Toyota Kluger - is the new edition of Toyota’s big family hauler good enough to take the fight to our 2016 Car of the Year, the Mazda CX-9?
Rachel Franco is back with a comparison of her old Mazda6 with the brand new one Pete has been driving.
And James Goodwin, CEO of ANCAP, reports in on the latest round of testing by the safety authority…
March 21, 2017 07:29 PM PDT
The weekly Behind the Wheel Radio Show is now going to be heard every Thursday night across Australia's major capital cities on EON Sports Radio.
Ahead of the show's debut this week on the EON Sports Radio airwaves, Behind the Wheel co-host, Peter Hitchener, joined the guys on the EON Sports Radio brekky show to talk cars, footy, golf...and crumpets!
Have a listen...
March 15, 2017 08:42 PM PDT
If you love your pooch, or cars, or both - you'll love this week's Behind the Wheel!
Nissan have come up with a great concept - it's called the Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs. As the name suggests, it's designed to pamper your pet and it has some really clever features. Peter Fadyev from Nissan Australia joins us with details.
While we're on the dog theme, Pete and Chris thought it a good idea to get an update on the safest way to transport pets - Rebecca Mullinger from the RSPCA joins the boys with some guidelines to keep everybody safe.
Joel has been scouring motorclassifieds.com.au to come up with a brilliant car of the week - who knows, maybe you'll buy it after hearing about it!
Joel has also had his pretend tradie outfit on while testing Iveco's Daily.
The man who is often mistaken for a Suzuki Ignis, Simon Lai, phones in with his thoughts on the latest edition of the Subaru Impreza.
Rachel Franco has come up with six different ways to kill a car. It would seem she's tried out all her ideas with great success.
Chris reviews the base model Mazda3 sedan with some surprising results.
And of course, you'll hear plenty of silliness - along with all the latest motoring news - it's a monster edition of Behind the Wheel!