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E112: Atto 3, F-150 Lightning reviews

E112: Atto 3, F-150 Lightning reviews

October 6, 2022

In this episode, Mandy is joined by Mike Costello and Scott Collie, with William Stopford and Jack Quick chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

In car news, BMW has revealed the XM plug-in hybrid SUV, LDV has confirmed three electric vehicles for Australia – including a van – ANCAP has laid out how it plans to make crash tests harder from next year, and the Federal Government has released its consultation paper ahead of its National EV strategy.

Mike discusses his review of the anticipated BYD Atto 3 EV, and William Stopford talks about his time behind the wheel of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.

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E111: GR86 and Electrified G80 driven

E111: GR86 and Electrified G80 driven

September 28, 2022

In this episode, Mandy is joined by Anthony Crawford and William Stopford, with James Wong chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

In car news, the Renault Captur-based 2023 Mitsubishi ASX has been revealed for Europe, the upcoming Volvo EX90 SUV is tipped to be the brand's safest-ever model, the GWM Haval Jolion has earned a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and the new Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance plug-in hybrid will arrive in Australia mid-2023.

Anthony Crawford chats about his launch drive of the new-generation Toyota GR86 sports car, and James Wong dials in to talk about his first drive of the new Genesis Electrified G80 EV.

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E110: Ford Everest, Genesis GV60 driven

E110: Ford Everest, Genesis GV60 driven

September 20, 2022

In this episode, Mandy is joined by Scott Collie and Mike Costello, with James Wong and Jack Quick chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

In car news, Ford has revealed the new Mustang, Subaru has revealed the Crosstrek it'll use to replace the XV, Ferrari has unveiled the Purosangue SUV, and Jeep has laid out its first EV assault.

Scott talks about the new Ford Everest, and James dials in to discuss the Genesis GV60 EV.

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E109: MG ZS EV, Suzuki S-Cross driven

E109: MG ZS EV, Suzuki S-Cross driven

September 13, 2022

In this episode, Mandy is joined by Paul Maric and James Wong, with Anthony Crawford, Mike Costello and Jack Quick chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

In car news, BYD is gearing up for a product offensive in Australia, speed cameras in NSW are subject to new guidelines, pricing for the upgraded Toyota HiLux Rogue has been confirmed, and a Twitter user has discovered some software code in the Tesla Model Y that they claim could indicate the EV specialist is modifying software within vehicles being supplied to crash testing bodies.

Anthony Crawford dials in to talk is launch drive of the facelifted MG ZS EV – Australia's cheapest electric vehicle – and Mike Costello joins the panel to discuss his first steer of the updated Suzuki S-Cross.

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E108: Ranger Raptor and T-Roc driven

E108: Ranger Raptor and T-Roc driven

September 8, 2022

In this episode, Mandy is joined by Mike Costello and Scott Collie, with James Wong chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

In car news, Toyota has hit out at people cashing in on supply shortages, BYD has delivered its first car in Australia, Volkswagen has confirmed the ID.3 EV will arrive in facelifted guise, and Mercedes-Benz has been fined $12.5 million due to how it communicated with customers during the Takata airbag recall.

Scott talks about his Ford Ranger Raptor review, James discusses the updated Volkswagen T-Roc SUV, and Mike talks about the latest VFACTS sales data.

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E107: Nissan Z and Karoq driven

E107: Nissan Z and Karoq driven

September 1, 2022

In this episode, Mandy is joined by James Wong and William Stopford, with Alborz Fallah, Mike Costello and Jack Quick chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

In car news, Toyota Australia is commencing local development to re-engineer the Tundra pick-up truck for right-hand drive, the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is firming for an Australian launch, GWM is planning a range of new electrified vehicles for Australia, and the facelifted Kia Seltos has been detailed ahead of a fourth-quarter launch.

Alborz Fallah dials in to talk about his launch drive of the new Nissan Z Coupe, while Mike Costello joins to discuss his first steer of the updated Skoda Karoq.

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E106: Cupra Formentor, Leon and Ateca reviewed

E106: Cupra Formentor, Leon and Ateca reviewed

August 23, 2022

In this episode, Mandy is joined by Scott Collie and Tony Crawford, with Jack Quick chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

In car news, there are new speed cameras coming for Queensland school and roadworks zones, South Australia wants to make high-powered vehicle owners pass tougher licence tests, the Federal Government is taking steps to make EVs more accessible in Australia, and Dodge has teased its first electric muscle car.

Scott also talks about his launch drives of the new Cupra Leon, Formentor, and Ateca.

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E105: H6 GT and Outlander PHEV reviews

E105: H6 GT and Outlander PHEV reviews

August 17, 2022

In this episode, Mandy is joined by James Wong and William Stopford, with Paul Maric and Jack Quick chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

In car news, a New Zealand-developed track-only hypercar is set to go into production, the first BYD Atto 3 vehicles in Australia are headed to customers, China's MG4 electric hatchback could be the cheapest EV Down Under when it arrives next year, while the US-market Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport get retro-inspired Heritage editions.

Paul Maric dials in to chat his extended launch drive of the new Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid, and James Wong talks his first drive of the new Haval H6 GT.

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E104: Ioniq 6 and RS3 reviews, July VFACTS

E104: Ioniq 6 and RS3 reviews, July VFACTS

August 10, 2022

In this episode, Mandy is joined by Scott Collie and Mike Costello, with James Wong, Tony Crawford, and Jack Quick chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

In car news, the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST have been axed in Australia, the BYD Atto 3 is closing in on local roads, Australian petrol will get cleaner from 2024, and GM is trying to crack down on people flipping its cars.

VFACTS sales results are in for July 2022; Mike Costello walks us through the figures.

James Wong dials in to talk about the Audi RS3, and Tony discusses his prototype drive of the Hyundai Ioniq 6.

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E103: Niro Hybrid review, Grand Cherokee L v Patrol

E103: Niro Hybrid review, Grand Cherokee L v Patrol

August 3, 2022

In this episode, Mandy is joined by Tony Crawford and William Stopford, with Mike Costello and Jack Quick chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

In car news, Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series orders have been paused as wait times grow, the next-generation Ford Mustang will be revealed at this year's Detroit motor show, Ford is addressing tailshaft vibration issues in some of its new Rangers, and Mini has revealed its electric Concept Aceman crossover.

Mike Costello dials in to discuss his upcoming review of the Kia Niro Hybrid, while William Stopford talks about his upcoming comparison between the Jeep Grand Cherokee L and Nissan Patrol.

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