Overdrive: news of a SsangYong Ute; Corolla launch and Toyota hybrid history; Transport in Perth

Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that considers all aspects of cars and transport.


I’m David Brown

And in this program, we look at news stories with including:

  1. Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull to join Renault
  2. Audi is testing 5G production robots
  3. Ferrari Shares Dive
  4. GM Seeks Tariff Exemption to Keep China-Made SUV on U.S. Market
  5. SsangYong’s All Electric Ute
  6. Mazda announces five-year warranty


We have been to the launch of the 12th generation Toyota Corolla which is nearly all new and is offering a hybrid option on all models.  We talk to Toyota Vice President Sean Hanley about what he thought of hybrids when they were first released and how far have they come now.


And Brian Smith, and I have a chat about transport situation in the City of Perth.



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Now to begin the program let’s have the news.


Originally broadcast 11 August 2018.

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