This week on SA’s No.1 motoring podcast, we look into how Covid-19 has impacted the South African and global automotive industry. We unpack how the FIA is ensuring race fans get their racing fix during the worldwide lockdown. With everyone indoors, we also look into how car manufacturers are getting innovative with their car releases, and how to ensure your car is still fit post the 21-day lockdown. In Industry Talk, Bobby Petkov from Mitmak Motors gives advice on how dealers can keep business going during the national lockdown. Finally, what happens if you drop a car onto a giant trampoline? Powered by AutoTrader.

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The automotive industry is not Covid-19 proof, and will have to evolve just like every other industry post the pandemic. What are the digital and online options for selling, purchasing, and delivering cars in the future? Geely have taken the first step to innovate on how they will deliver a brand new set of car keys. VW and Audi have shown a human side… their logos have provisionally been changed, a nice touch. A Mitsubishi Diamante was taken back to the future and underwent a very cool transformation. Is there a timeline for all of our vehicles to be electric all around the world? And can the Tesla Model X filter viruses? Powered by AutoTrader.

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AutoTrader are doing their bit by self-quarantining as a company, and taking their business digital. Website activity is stable – which shows that customers are loyal to a well-run business, even in times of distress. Suzuki launched their S-Presso digitally, how did the industry and consumers respond? BMW are shutting one of their plants. How will businesses in the motor industry survive the Covid crunch? Uber and Lyft have suspended their ride sharing feature in most markets, but not South Africa. And a Russian man decided to take an unusual spin on a Mustang! Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on SA’s No.1 motoring podcast we discuss how the coronavirus has impacted global new car sales projections. We unpack what has happened in the 2020 F1 Winter testing, and determine if the new Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door is worthy of the GT name. Finally, Les McMaster from Right to Repair joins us to give us the scoop on what to expect in the drafted guidelines. Powered by AutoTrader.

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How does digital advertising actually work in the motor industry? AutoTrader is now making the K53 learner’s book available on their website – for free. Jeremy Clarkson has had a career change, he’s an agricultural guy now. Fuel taxes are rising, the Budget Speech gave us little hope about this. What could R5 get you back in the day? Geely are releasing an intelligent air filter. Don’t go to Dallas if you fear bed bugs… having said that, at least your rideshare vehicle will be sparkling clean. There’s an exterminator who’s doing God’s work. And Batman might live in Russia. Powered by AutoTrader.

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George Mienie reports back on what he considers to have been his best trip to America in 7 years. Why is the USA so great, are they doing anything in particular in the automotive industry that separates them from the rest of the planet? Cindy Alter answers the question, “Would you allow an autonomous car to drive you around?” Her answer is amusing. South Africa’s mimicary of America is not just in music and culture, the motor industry follows suit… is this a good or a bad thing? Is it a good idea to buy a Nissan NP300 after the recent crash test results? OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and the Competition Commission are on a collision course in South Africa – this one could be interesting. And Elon Musk is not happy with Bill Gates after his comments regarding electric vehicles. Powered by AutoTrader.

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George Mienie is in Las Vegas and he’s living the dream. He busts the myth that January is a bad month for consumers in the motor industry – second hand car sales touched on R10.2 billion, and that’s not a typo! Polestar are now officially thinking about the planet, they are going to aim to reduce 80% of plastic in the cars which they produce moving forward. Ford has created an emoji jacket for cyclists, safety first people. And Ferrari have revealed their 2020 vehicles, the SF1000. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Boris Johnson is hoping to ban diesel and hybrid cars in the UK by 2031. The X-Class is being discontinued in South Africa. There are a few patents which sound like genius ideas, but haven’t made it to the real world. Toyota South Africa is investing billions into South Africa’s economy, George reveals the full amount. Exciting times… South Africa will now produce a hybrid Toyota for the first time – the future is here! Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on SA’s No.1 motoring podcast we discuss Gauteng’s notorious 308km/h speedster and the latest motoring news. We unpack the rise of the e-Car dealership and look into how Tesla became the second biggest automotive company in the world. Finally, things get wild in Crazy Talk as we look at 10 insane car inventions that never took off! Powered by AutoTrader.

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