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Behind the Wheel Podcast 507
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July 01, 2018 08:38 PM PDT
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It's a sad day - our last edition of the Behind the Wheel Podcast.
After ten years we've decided to focus on other areas of the business and that means our beloved podcast has to come to an end.
Catch this last edition to hear some highlights over the past decade, including a look back at the very first edition of the show!
From all of us here at Behind the Wheel thank you to our loyal listeners, it has been a great ride.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 506
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June 24, 2018 05:37 PM PDT
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Toyota won the 24 hour Le Mans race for the first time last weekend. That’s pretty good news. What’s better is they’ve committed to building a road going version of the car that won the race.

It’ll be a hypercar capable of beating promised hypercars from Mercedes Benz and Aston Martin. James Lang from Toyota will join us with details. 

BMW have launched a raft of new models recently. Lenore Fletcher will be on the phone with news on the new X5, an all new Z4 and a stunning new 8 Series.

The Electric Vehicle council released their State of Electric Vehicle Report for Australia. It won’t surprise many of you that Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world. Behyad Jafari, CEO of the EV Council breaks it down for us.

Joel Helmes has been driving a four-cylinder version of the Kia Stinger. Is it better then the twin turbo V6, or is there an even better Kia on the market?

Simon Lai has had the keys to a funky new SUV - Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. It kind of looks like him, so we expect he'll want to buy one. We'll find out if that's true.

And, we give an in depth look at the supercharged V6 Jaguar F-Pace 35t - just wait till you hear that engine note!

Behind the Wheel Podcast 505
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June 17, 2018 08:15 PM PDT
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Another enormous edition of Behind the Wheel…

There’s been news from Porsche - their Mission E Electric Concept Car finally has been confirmed as a production car & it has a name. There's a new 911 Speedster concept too, Chris Jordan from Porsche will call in with all the details.

Kia has unveiled an electric car called the Niro in Seoul. With a range of 400km +, wrapped in a body that looks like the current day Sportage, there's a lot to be excited about. Kevin Hepworth, Marketing Manager from Kia Australia has all the details for us.

Joel Helmes has been driving an enormous van. More enormous than you could ever imagine. You'll need to tune in to find out how big.

Simon has had the keys to the Alfa Romeo Guilia. It hasn't broken down once, and apparently its really nice. We'll find out why he thinks it's so good.

Pete will really take you around the block in the latest Range Rover Evoque. It's genuine this week after all of last weeks promises!

And Chris & Pete will debate the value of the 7 seat offering from NIssan - the latest Pathfinder.

Rachel Franco wants to chat mobile phones & cars. She's stern, but still Rachel, so it makes for an interesting discussion.

Belt up - it's on again for another week!

Behind the Wheel Podcast 504
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June 12, 2018 02:18 AM PDT
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Behind the Wheel has lots on this week…
An all new & rather angry Audi has just been launched here in Australia - the RS4. Shaun Cleary from Audi calls in with all the details on it.
There’s also a new turbocharged version of the Mazda6. Alistair Doak, Marketing Director of Mazda Australia will let us know what to expect.
Joel Helmes has been in the Peugeot 308 Wagon - Is it a good alternative to an SUV?
Simon has the goss on the 2018 edition of the Jeep Compass.
Pete & Chris will take you for a drive in the new flagship Lexus LS.
And Rachel Franco wants to chat about how far safety systems in cars has come.
It's a big show, so buckle up and hit play.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 503
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June 03, 2018 05:07 PM PDT
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Anyone would think it was Bastille Day with the French flavour of this weeks edition of Behind the Wheel.

Tyson Bowen from Peugeot & Citreon takes us through what is next on the agenda for the car marques here in Australia.

Joel & Pete have a great yarn about the latest Citroen C3, and Pete takes us around the block for a drive in it.

Chris is excited about a Korean Car, and no, it's not the Kia Stinger. It comes from Kia's sister brand, Hyundai. It's their first ever performance offering and Chris is confident they've nailed on the first attempt with the i30N. And just wait till you hear it!

Rachel Franco returns, with a bit of extra attitude this week. It's so worth listening too, even though she's a bit shirty, she has good reason to be.

Settle in, turn it up and enjoy another week of talking cars on Behind the Wheel.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 502
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May 28, 2018 01:44 AM PDT
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Over 2 billion witnessed the first ever all-electric E-Type Jag last weekend during Harry & Meghan’s wedding.

We’ll talk to James Scrimshaw from Jaguar to get all the details.

Speaking of Jag’s, Pete will take us around the block in the all-new E-Pace.

Chris will take you around the block in the new people mover from Peugeot - the 5008. Or is it an SUV?

Volkswagen are laying on the performance upgrades for the GTi. Paul Pottinger from VW has all the details.

Joel Helmes has been driving the updated version of the Nissan Navara
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Simon has the goss on the 2018 edition of the Toyota Corolla.

And Rachel Franco is just back from a road trip. She has some interesting rituals she goes through before heading off.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 0501
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May 20, 2018 06:39 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Podcast we find out all about Tesla's now famous tow-test.

We get the details too on some spectacular cars going under the hammer at a big classic car auction on in Gosford NSW.

Listen in for an update on some all-new models from BMW.

Joel Helmes lets us know all about the Haval H2, the Chinese SUV brands small crossover SUV.

Simon Lai with a review of the new-generation Toyota Camry Hybrid.

While Rachel Franco tells us all about her road trip to Tamworth.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 500
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May 13, 2018 08:04 PM PDT
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It's our 500th show! And we chat with Joel Helmes, the man who kicked-off Behind the Wheel nearly 11 years ago.

Also on this milestone show we talk Kia Stinger, Chris and Peter take the Volkswagen Golf R Grid for a drive and Simon tells us about his time in the Toyota Yaris.

We get the lowdown on the new-generation Porsche Cayenne from Porsche PR man, Chris Jordan.

And the new XC40 small SUV from Volvo has just landed in Australia, the guys talk to David Pickett from Volvo about all the nuts and bolts behind the new offering.

While Rachel Franco is along with a list of some of the most disappointing cars we've seen on the roads in recent years.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 499
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May 06, 2018 10:48 PM PDT
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A really big show on the cards this week.
We’re headed to China for the Beijing Motor Show.
Joel Helmes was the guest of our mates at Haval and he brings news of lots of weird and wonderful cars, and he has a few surprises in store.
Simon Lai has been racing around in an often overlooked sports car - the Nissan 370Z, we'll bring you all the details.
We've got details on a few new Volkswagen's too, including the all-new and very svelte Arteon. The cheapest ever VW Golf GTi, the Original, and we've discovered a new bench mark in the small car class, the all-new VW Polo - even in base model form it's a cracker.
Rachel Franco returns with more madness - she's keen to share stories on cars that have been given a name. For example, she had a Barina with a gender crisis called Barry. You can imagine how this will pan out!
Kevin Hepworth, from Kia Australia, joins us with details on a refreshed version of Australia’s best selling people mover, the Carnival.
We'll take you for a drive in the very beautiful new BMW 630GT, and have lots of laughs along the way. Join us for another week of Behind the Wheel.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 498
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April 29, 2018 09:53 PM PDT
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On this week's edition of Behind the Wheel, we’ll give you the best advice available for getting out of a speeding ticket. Well, the absolute best advice is don’t speed, but apparently there are other ways and things you should consider if a fine arrives in the mail. Effie Zahos, from Money Magazine, will join us with the details.
There’s an awesome car show in Melbourne next month. It’s Australia’s version of the world famous CEMA Show in LA. It’s called Motor Ex - we’ll get you all the info you need from the guy who is running it. It's shaping up to be utterly epic.
Simon Lai is driving the 2018 version of the Subaru Outback. He’ll give us his thoughts on whether the perennial favourite is still a worthy contender .
The lovely Rachel Franco is back with some ideas on home-made car accessories
We’ll take you for a drive in the all electric and rather delicious BMW i3S.
It's a load of fun with some interesting car facts thrown in - so go on, hit play on this week's Behind the Wheel.

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