Overdrive: General Motors may sell Opel; Hino 500 skid pan; Audi Q2, Pug buys Hindustan Ambassador

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Hello this is Overdrive a program about trains, planes and automobiles, but mainly automobiles.

I’m DB

And in this program we look at news stories including:

  1. GM confirms talks with PSA to sell Opel-Vauxhall to the French company
  2. Barra’s move to sell Opel signals deeper change at GM
  3. Trump’s contempt for trade deals spurs anxiety
  4. Electric Mercedes-Benz Urban e-Truck comes to market in 2017
  5. Ford Invests in Argo AI, a New Artificial Intelligence Company, in Drive for Autonomous Vehicle Leadership
  6. Dozen $4 million supercars recalled along with 5,900 Lamborghinis

This week I had the pleasure of driving a newly released four and a half tonne truck around a figure eight skid pan on full throttle.  We will explain why this was an indication of safety technology.

We give first impressions about the new Audi Q2 compact SUV.  If you can afford it, it is worth buying

And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:

  1. Peugeot Buys India’s Iconic Ambassador Brand From Hindustan
  2. WA driver’s speeding excuse “the wind was pushing me”
  3. Pole blocking Adelaide garage ‘cracking example’ of poor development, councillor says


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Originally aired on 25 February 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit

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