A panel of experts discusses what's currently happening in the car industry on CarAdvice Industry Insights, with interviews, reviews, owner reviews, comparisons and goss. Download every Friday around midday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!