Overdrive: Australian market struggles; Lee Iacocca dead; Reviewing a 1962 Holden ute while sitting in a new Mitsubishi Triton

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about trains, planes and automobiles

I’m David Brown

In this program we have:

  1. Vfacts: Australian vehicle sales figures – The total market is down 8.4% (1:28)
  2. Iacocca, the last of the supreme auto bosses, defined his generation (2:23)
  3. Hyundai Motor Group Unveils World First CVVD Engine Technology (3:43)
  4. Bubbles, bleeps and Linkin Park: electric cars now have to make strange noises by law (4:54)
  5. Ford tackles last-mile delivery challenge with pedestrian couriers, algorithms (6:02)
  6. We discuss the passing of Norma Dewis who worked for Jaguar for many years and was said to be Britain’s greatest test driver (9:12)
  7. We have a chat to a bloke who owns a 1962 Holden utility while we were sitting in a 2019 Mitsubishi Triton. We could use his car because he wouldn’t take it out in the rain. (19:33)
  8. There are five motoring minutes
  • Ford Ranger (7:10)
  • Honda CRV (8:00)
  • Subaru Eyesight technology (18:32)
  • Local pollution (17:39)
  • Genesis (26:12)


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So, let’s start with the news


Originally broadcast 6 July 2019

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