Overdrive: Car Wars; Toyota Land Cruiser 300; Subaru WRX; Hydrogen; Mini’s multi-coloured roofs

Welcome to Overdrive, a program that ponders on the issues of motoring and transport

I’m David Brown

The times each story appears in the program are noted (mm:ss)


  • IONIQ 5 – New aspects of interior design (1:44)
  • All-New Subaru WRX includes a sports wagon (2:44)
  • Hyundai goes hard for hydrogen (3:42)
  • Peugeot’s new vans are an important part of their mix (4:42)
  • MINI now has multi coloured roofs (5:51)
  • Honda will slowly implement a new surround view system (6:58)

Two Feature Interviews this week

  • Murray Hubbard has written a book: Car Wars Down Under – The Untold Story of Australia’s fFrst Land Speed Record. It is not just for rev heads it is a rollicking yarn about the life and times around the period of the first world war (8:01)
  • Just after the launch of their new Land Cruiser we spoke to Sean Hanley who is the Vice President of marketing and franchise operations for Toyota Australia.  He reflected on the history of the vehicle in Australia as Toyota’s first export product from Japan. (19:20)

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Originally broadcast 25 September 2021

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