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Automotive Industry Insights
14 minutes | 9 months ago
BONUS: An in-depth look at the August 2019 new car sales figures
Mandy Turner chats to Mike Costello as he takes an in-depth look at the August 2019 new car sales results, as it records another slow-selling month.
70 minutes | 9 months ago
E28: 'Sporty' Forester coming, how Coronavirus is affecting the industry, LDV G10 owner review, and Veloster v i30
This week on the podcast is Mandy Turner, James Ward, and Mike Stevens. In car news, police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid the coronavirus outbreak, details for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR have been released, a 'Sporty' Subaru Forester is bound for Australia, Volkswagen is targeting zero crashes by 2050, and Mike checks out some of the headline stories from the week. We speak with Tanim Ahmed, Head of Product at Datium Insights, about how the Coronavirus is affecting the car industry. Curt Dupriez compares the 2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Premium and Hyundai i30 N-Line. Tyron wrote a review on his 2017 LDV G10 and explains why he bought the people mover to use as his tradie van. This is Mandy's last podcast as she moves on from CarAdvice, but watch this space for the future of CarAdvice podcasts.
45 minutes | 9 months ago
E27: Honda rules out leaving Oz, Elantra teased, Passat review, and CX-30 v Kona
On the podcast this week is Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, Honda rules out leaving Australia, but may reduce its dealer network or appoint an independent distributor, Toyota's hybrid cars are breaking Australian sales records, pricing revealed for the Mazda MX-30, and the 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been teased. Mike reviews the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 140TSI. Jez Spinks compares the 2020 Mazda CX-30 G20 Pure and Hyundai Kona Elite.
42 minutes | 9 months ago
E26: VFACTS, Land Rover's Richard Agnew, Women in Automotive, and 2001 Toyota Celica owner review
On this week's podcast, you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Costello. We cover all the reveals that would've happened at the Geneva motor show, including the Fiat 500 and Volkswagen ID.4. Mike talks about February VFACTS, which sees Kia continue to climb the charts. Sam Purcell speaks with Land Rover communications boss, Richard Agnew, at the launch of the Land Rover Defender. Steve wrote an owner review of his 2001 Toyota Celica, and we chat with him about how amazingly original it is. Lastly, Mandy talks to Isabella Mizzi, the Marketing and Administration Coordinator for Women in Automotive, off the back of a successful Women in Motorsport breakfast. Check out our International Women's Day podcast as well.
26 minutes | 9 months ago
International Women's Day podcast: Ladies in motorsport
International Women's Day, held on March 8, celebrates women's achievement and raises awareness against bias. This year, the theme is 'each for equal', taking action for equality. We still have a long way to go in the automotive industry for gender parity, but we are getting there. Organisations like Women in Automotive are helping, making ladies feel supported and giving them a chance to network within the sector, to make them feel they are not alone in a male-dominated industry. On March 5, Women in Automotive held a breakfast to celebrate International Women's Day, with a Women in Motorsport theme. On stage were a panel of guests, including 2016 Australian Rally Car champion, Molly Taylor, COO of Triple Eight Red Bull Racing, Jessica Dane, and motorsport reporter and RPM co-host, Kate Peck. Jessica and Kate joined Mandy Turner for an International Women's Day podcast, where you'll get an insight into a day-in-the-life of them at the racetrack, why motorsport makes them tick, and how they made the transition to their chosen career.
44 minutes | 9 months ago
E25: Holden dealers meet with Prime Minister, Accord Hybrid review, and meet the guy who lived in his Wrangler for 999 days around Africa
This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. We speak to Josh Dowling for an update on Holden, where Holden dealers have met with the Prime Minister after rejecting General Motors’ initial compensation offer, a Holden dealer suffers heart complication on his way to compensation meeting with General Motors, and Holden is to keep its historical car collection in Australia. Kez chats about his time behind-the-wheel of the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid. Lastly, Mike Stevens joins us as we talk to Aussie, Dan Grec, who has traveled 85,000-kilometres in 999 days in a 2011 Jeep Wrangler, and he's not stopping there!
53 minutes | 9 months ago
E24: The aftermath of Holden, GR Supra drive day, and Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi
Mandy Turner and Mike Costello are on the panel this week. We speak with Josh Dowling about the aftermath of the demise of Holden this week. You'll also hear Holden memories from the editorial team. Mandy attends a Toyota GR Supra dealership drive day and talks to a to-be owner, and current owner. Lastly, Mike talks to Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, and Marketing Director, Alistair Doak about the sales decline on the Mazda3, and more about the MX-30.
13 minutes | 10 months ago
BONUS: Goodbye, Holden
Mandy Turner talks to Josh Dowling about the news today of the Holden brand wrapping up at the end of the year. How did Holden get to this point? Was there anything that could've saved Holden? What happens to current Holden owners with warranty and servicing deals? Will General Motors continue to have a presence in Australia?
36 minutes | 10 months ago
E23: Ford Australia's Christine Wagner on FordPass, Z4 sDrive 20i manual review, and real estate recovery could help luxury car sales
Joining Mandy Turner this week is Josh Dowling and Scott Collie. In car news, the car industry is divided on how much taxpayer support should be given to EV sales and infrastructure, the real estate recovery is set to drive luxury car sales, how much car brands have donated to the bushfire appeal, Ford v Ferrari wins two Oscars, and Mitsubishi adds two extra variants to the Triton range. Scott reviews the 2020 BMW Z4 sDrive 20i manual. Lastly, we speak to Christine Wagner, Ford Australia’s mobility and connected vehicles marketing manager, about the 'FordPass' app debuting in Australia in the Ranger and Everest.
55 minutes | 10 months ago
E22: Toyota VP of Sales and Marketing, Sean Hanley, CX-30 review, VFACTS, and Aston Martin's Patrik Nilsson on DBX
On this week's podcast is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Mike Stevens. Mike Costello talks about the new car sales figures for January and reviews the Mazda CX-30. Toyota Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sean Hanley, joins us to talk about EVs, Tundra potential, and the waiting time on the RAV4 Hybrid. Lastly, Scott Collie attended the Bathurst 12 Hour where he spoke to Aston Martin Regional Director, Patrik Nilsson, about the DBX.
43 minutes | 10 months ago
E21: John Bowe pays tribute to Rod Barrett, MINI SE Cooper review, and Mustang Bullitt owner review
On this week's podcast is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the Alpine A110 Sportsx concept has been revealed, an Australian launch for Kia Stonic has been confirmed for late 2020, there's Australian interest in the Volkswagen Arteon 'Shooting Brake', and research shows school pick-up as 'the most dangerous time' to be on Australian roads. Mike talks about driving the 2020 MINI SE Cooper that he drove on the launch in Miami. We chat to motor racing legend, John Bowe, who grew up with the late Ford Performance Vehicles boss and motorsport enthusiast, Rod Barrett, who lost his battle with cancer this week. Lastly, Michael talks about his owner review of his 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt, while sitting in his MINI Cooper JCW.
47 minutes | 10 months ago
E20: Hyundai talks hydrogen, Outlander PHEV and X6 M50i reviews, and Mustang R-Spec sells out
This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Josh Dowling, and James Ward. We cover many car news topics, including how the Ford Mustang R-Spec has sold out, the first C8 Corvette selling for USD$3 million, Honda warning 33,000 Takata-affected owners to "stop driving immediately", General Motors unveiling its first autonomous car, and how currency pressure is poised to push up the cost of cars this year. Mike Stevens reviews the 2020 BMW X6 M50i, and Kez Casey talks about his time behind-the-wheel of the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES. Lastly, we speak with Scott Nargar, the Senior Manager of Future Mobility and Government Relations for Hyundai Australia, about the future of hydrogen cars and air mobility.
45 minutes | a year ago
E19: DBX prototype drive, Corolla v Mazda 3 sedans, 2017 Holden Astra owner review, and CES report
Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey for the first podcast back for 2020! We chat with Mike Duff about his drive in the Aston Martin DBX prototype and discuss if it feels like an Aston Martin. Mike compares the 2020 Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3 sedans. We talk to Tim about his owner review of his 2017 Holden Astra RS, which he bought new. Lastly, Geoff Quatromoni files a report from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest technology show in Las Vegas, where he discusses the Hyundai S-A1, Mercedes Avatar concept, and the Jeep Wrangler PHEV, among others.
56 minutes | a year ago
E18: Our 2019 hits and misses, most clicked news, and Supra GTS and Guilia Veloce reviews
On the final podcast for 2019, join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. Mike chats about his time behind-the-wheel of the 2020 Alfa Romeo Guilia Veloce. Scott Collie joins in to discuss the top five most clicked news stories of 2019, and we talk about our most favourite and disappointing cars for the year. Lastly, Kez reviews the 2020 Toyota Supra GTS. The Automotive Industry Insights podcast will return on January 10, 2020, and we thank you for listening throughout 2019.
52 minutes | a year ago
E17: Goodbye Commodore, EV interest global study, M135i review, and MINI Australia head of product
On this week's podcast is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Scott Collie. We share our memories of the Holden Commodore, and hear a commercial compilation of each Commodore model over its 41-year life. According to a study, Australian interest in electric vehicles is well below the global average, and we speak to Natasha Santha, principal at L.E.K. Consulting. We chat with Jez Spinks about his review of the 2020 BMW M135i. Lastly, Scott speaks to Marlon De Abreu, Head of Product Planning for MINI Australia, at the launch of the 2020 MINI JCW Clubman and Countryman.
42 minutes | a year ago
E16: Audi boss of pre-development automated driving, VFACTS, Seltos v Qashqai, and EQC review
Mandy Turner and Mike Costello record the podcast inside a white 2020 Lexus RX350 F Sport. Mike covers November's new car sales figures which sees the Mazda 3 and Ford Mustang perform poorly, and the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger 4x4 battle for the top. We speak to Dr. Miklos Kiss, the Head of Pre-Development for Automated Driving at Audi AG, and Curt Dupriez compares the 2020 Kia Seltos GT-Line and Nissan Qashqai Ti. Lastly, Mike reviews the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC after the local launch in Victoria.
40 minutes | a year ago
E15: Cybertruck, GLB review, and Mazda Australia managing director, Vinesh Bhindi
This week on the podcast is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. We catch up with Josh Dowling to discuss some of the biggest news of the week, including everything Tesla Cybertruck, how Mazda is forecasting a stable 2020, plus its plans on guaranteed buyback deals. Also, in BMW news, it is buying back Takata-affected cars, its new waterproof key card, and could owners be getting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for free? Mike reviews the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB off the back of the international launch in Spain. Lastly, Scott and Josh speak with Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, and Marketing Director, Alistair Doak.
42 minutes | a year ago
E14: Kadjar review, BMW M Festival report, and are we a fan of the DBX, Mustang Mach E, Elva, and Roma?
Joining Mandy Turner this week is Trent Nikolic and Curt Dupriez. We discuss the logistics and behind-the-scenes of Drive Car of the Year, with the winner being announced this week. Scott Collie reviews the 2020 Renault Kadjar. Curt talks about his experience at the BMW M Festival, and how motor show popularity is beginning to fade. We give the thumbs up or down to the Ferrari Roma, Aston Martin DBX, McLaren Elva, and Ford Mustang Mach E.
46 minutes | a year ago
E13: Takata WA trip, driving a Lambo for the first time, and Skoda Superb v Peugeot 508
On this week's podcast, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and James Wong. We speak to Josh Dowling about the Ford Mustang EV SUV and the Tesla ute at the Los Angeles motor show. He also talks in more detail about his trip to Western Australia with a team who were replacing recalled Takata airbags in desolate areas. In other news, the Skoda Octavia has been revealed, and Holden rents its cars out to the general public for the first time. Tall man, Scott Collie, talks about Pirelli P Zero World, and trying to fit in a Lamborghini Aventador. And Kez compares the Peugeot 508 Fastback and Skoda Superb 162TSI.
44 minutes | a year ago
E12: October VFACTS, Alpina XD3 review, SEMA report, and Holden's Chris Payne on 'Project Monaro'
This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Scott Collie. Seated in the Volvo XC90, Mike Costello discusses new car sales figures for October. James Wong reviews the 2020 Alpina XD3. Josh Dowling reports live on the ground at the 2019 SEMA show, and chats more about the EV Ford Mustang. Lastly, Scott speaks to Chris Payne, product marketing manager for Holden aftersales, about 'Project Monaro'.
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