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E67: Hyundai Ioniq 5 driven, Ram 1500 off-road review

E67: Hyundai Ioniq 5 driven, Ram 1500 off-road review

October 25, 2021

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

In car news, Toyota is targeting record production in November, the 2022 Honda Civic Si has been revealed, the Mercedes-AMG SL has been delayed, and Australia's importance to GWM has been detailed.

Paul Maric joins us to talk about his time with the all-new Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, and off-road editor Simon Christie chats about a modified Ram 1500 he put to the test.

Mike Costello discusses his comparison between the Kia Sorento PHEV and diesel.

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E66: LandCruiser 300 Series driven, Mustang track comparison

E66: LandCruiser 300 Series driven, Mustang track comparison

October 18, 2021

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

In car news, Suzuki Australia has secured more supply by installing its own touchscreens, the 2022 Lexus LX has been revealed and confirmed for Australia, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has sold out its first Australian allocation, and the updated 2022 Ford Focus ST is headed Down Under but the rest of the range has been axed.

Performance editor Chris Atkinson joins us to talk about his time on the track with the Ford Mustang range, and Anthony Crawford chats about the new-generation Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series.

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E65: Sorento PHEV review, VFACTS wrap

E65: Sorento PHEV review, VFACTS wrap

October 11, 2021

In this episode, Mandy is joined by William Stopford and Jack Quick, with Mike Costello and 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, details for the Australian specification 2023 Nissan Z have been revealed, there are still no Australian launch plans for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla posts a delivery record and the Nissan Patrol breaks a sales record.

William Stopford discusses Ford Australia's electrification plans, including the e-Transit electric van that has been confirmed for Australia in 2022.

Mike Costello dials in to give us a run down of the latest VFACTS sales results for September 2021, while James Wong chats to us about his time with the new Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid.

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E64: Chatting with Ineos, CR-V vs Tucson

E64: Chatting with Ineos, CR-V vs Tucson

October 4, 2021

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

In car news, the Ineos Grenadier has been priced for Australia, the Audi R8 V10 is dead Down Under, Genesis has detailed its GV60 electric car, and Rolls-Royce is going electric only.

William Stopford dials in to discuss his comparison between the Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V, while Mike Costello chats with Ineos head of sales and marketing for Asia Pacific, Justin Hocevar.

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E63: Eclipse Cross PHEV review, Ioniq 5 pricing

E63: Eclipse Cross PHEV review, Ioniq 5 pricing

September 27, 2021

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

In car news this week, the Kia EV6 GT is still 12-18 months away, pricing and specifications for the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 have been released, the 2022 Mazda 2 has received some small updates along with a new trim level, and VicRoads is offering $22,000 bonuses to keep employees in a switch to a partially private operation.

William Stopford dials in to discuss his time with the Jeep Compass, while Mike Costello chats to us about his time with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV and how Australians don't understand what plug-in hybrids are.

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E62: Jolion and Staria reviewed, Cerato GT v Golf R-Line

E62: Jolion and Staria reviewed, Cerato GT v Golf R-Line

September 20, 2021

In this episode, Mandy is joined by Paul Maric and William Stopford, with Scott Collie and 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 legendary Nissan GT-R is being discontinued in Australia, the 2022 Subaru WRX has been revealed, and the updated 2022 Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 have been previewed.

Scott Collie dials in to discuss his comparison of the Kia Cerato GT and Volkswagen Golf R-Line, while James Wong chats to us about his time with the Haval Jolion and Paul Maric discusses the Hyundai Staria.

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E61: i30 N and Arkana reviews, VFACTS wrap

E61: i30 N and Arkana reviews, VFACTS wrap

September 13, 2021

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

In car news, the Cupra Born electric car is locked in for Australia, the 2022 Hyundai Staria could get a business class option, Renault has revealed the 2022 Megane E-Tech, and the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG has been revealed.

Mike Costello talks about his Hyundai i30 N DCT review, and Scott Collie discusses the new Renault Arkana coupe SUV.

Mike chats about the VFACTS sales results for August, and Tony Crawford dials in to discuss why he bought a Porsche 911.

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E60: Kia Sportage preview, interview with Honda Australia CEO

E60: Kia Sportage preview, interview with Honda Australia CEO

September 6, 2021

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

In car news, Genesis Motors has announced it'll be going EV and hydrogen-only by 2030, Hyundai has revealed its cute little Casper crossover for the Korean and Indian markets, the plug-in hybrid Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance has been confirmed for Australia, and the Isuzu D-Max is getting a new base1.9-litre turbo-diesel option for 2022.

Tony Crawford dials in to talk his sneak peak of the all-new Kia Sportage ahead of its Australian market launch in October, and Derek Fung talks global fuel prices compared to Australia.

Mike Costello also speaks with Honda Australia's CEO, Stephen Collins, about the company's future Down Under.

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E59: McLaren 720S Spider, the decline of the manual transmission

E59: McLaren 720S Spider, the decline of the manual transmission

August 30, 2021

In this episode, Mandy is joined by Scott Collie and Mike Costello, with Tony Crawford and 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 Subaru Levorg is morphing into a WRX wagon, VinFast has pulled the plug on Holden's old proving ground in Lang Lang, an Australian startup plans to roll out 5000 electric car chargers, and the Mazda 3 is losing multiple manual options.

Tony Crawford dials in to review the McLaren 720S Spider, while James Wong talks about the Kia Cerato Sport+.

William Stopford dials in for part two of his chat about the decline of manual transmissions.

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E58: 2023 Nissan Z revealed, Atko’s WRX STI wishlist

E58: 2023 Nissan Z revealed, Atko’s WRX STI wishlist

August 23, 2021

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

In car news, the 2023 Nissan Z has been revealed and confirmed for Australia, Genesis has revealed its first ground-up electric car in the GV60, Tesla's Autopilot system is being investigated by US authorities, and Mercedes-Benz has ruled out the C-Class Estate and All-Terrain for Australia.

Former WRC driver Chris Atkinson also dials in to share his wishlist for the redesigned Subaru WRX STI ahead of its reveal, while William Stopford discusses fuel standards in Australia and how few manual transmission-equipped cars and SUVs are sold in Australia today.

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