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Industry leader AutoTrader has joined forces with pioneering digital content hub CliffCentral to bring you #AutoCentral an expert motoring infotainment show. Get behind the wheel every Monday from 10am 11am with Tyrone Woods, AutoTrader CEO George Mienie, and motoring expert, Chad Luckhoff. Gear up for all things motoring, from the more affordable to the most desirable cars, bikes, 4x4s and more.

Episodios

  • #AutoCentral Power Pod: Should there be a maximum driving age?

    #AutoCentral Power Pod: Should there be a maximum driving age?

    29/01/2021 Duración: 13min

    Only in Italy do Italian cops get to drive a Lamborghini police car... can we move to Italy and become cops already? The oldest driver in the world is currently 107 - should there be a maximum driving age? And Joe Biden goes electric. AutoTrader

  • The Future of the Sedan in SA: Comparing BMW  Mercedes

    The Future of the Sedan in SA: Comparing BMW & Mercedes

    25/01/2021 Duración: 35min

    In this week’s #AutoCentral, SA’s No.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi unpack the future and direction of the traditional sedan in South Africa, and investigate ways in which manufacturers are trying to generate demand for this traditional body-type. Chad Lückhoff enters the chat to compare the Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan with the BMW M235i Gran Coupé – two cars aimed at the same market segment, but achieving varying degrees of success. Finally, the team answers your motoring questions posted on Ask AutoTrader... such as whether you should buy a repaired used car. AutoTrader

  • #AutoCentral Power Pod: Why You Should Name Your Car

    #AutoCentral Power Pod: Why You Should Name Your Car

    22/01/2021 Duración: 19min

    Winning the lotto is a miracle in itself, but what are the chances of you winning a car valued at R3.7 million, but when it's time to claim your prize, you’re told you have to wait as the car isn't available yet. Find out why it's important to name your car, and a famous 80’s TV star car is up for auction. AutoTrader

  • What body-type will reign supreme in 2021?

    What body-type will reign supreme in 2021?

    18/01/2021 Duración: 27min

    This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s No.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi discuss the local growth of double-cabs in South Africa, and predict which body-type will steal the sales in 2021. Lawrence Minnie enters the conversation to compare three new special edition double-cabs - Toyota Hilux Legend, Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label and Ford Ranger Thunder. Lastly, the team answers your motoring questions... including buying a car in another province, and whether it’s a good idea to buy a high mileage used double-cab bakkie. AutoTrader

  • #AutoCentral Power Pod: French Toasted Cars and Canadian Double Jeopardy

    #AutoCentral Power Pod: French Toasted Cars and Canadian Double Jeopardy

    15/01/2021 Duración: 15min

    The French have always done things their own way, and 2021's New Year's celebrations were sensational to say the least - cars were set alight as part of a game, we kid you not. A hapless Canadian bought the same model of car twice, only to have it stolen twice. 'Scrap Car Comparisons' is a company offering unconventional therapy to car owners who don't know how to dispose of their old motor vehicles. Finally, you might be surprised at the results of a study into where most car accidents take place. AutoTrader

  • What happened in 2020  buying a car in SA as a non-resident

    What happened in 2020 & buying a car in SA as a non-resident

    14/12/2020 Duración: 34min

    On this week’s #AutoCentral, SA’s no. 1 motoring podcast, host George Mienie and his co-anchor Wandile Sishi look back on the madness and disruption in 2020 that was experienced by the automotive industry, and they unpack some of the trends that have come about as a result for future car shoppers. Martin Pretorius joins the discussion to reveal why BMW’s X6 M50i is a performance bargain, especially if you are considering the beefier BMW X6M... and the team answers your pressing motoring questions, such as if and how to buy a car in SA as a non-resident and much more. AutoTrader

  • Snakes Elon-gate the German process

    Snakes Elon-gate the German process

    11/12/2020 Duración: 09min

    It's that time of year when people will be driving to their holiday destinations, and George gives us tips on how to drive safely with a trailer. The Germans have thrown some prohibitive bureaucracy the way of Tesla, and it threatens to dent the earnings of Elon and his shareholders. Also in Germany, a delivery driver worked the system for 40 years - until the devil inevitably came for his pound of flesh… Plus: an app that will refuel your car at a location of your choice? Sign us up! AutoTrader

  • Why SUVs are so popular in SA  the 2021 Toyota Fortuner reviewed

    Why SUVs are so popular in SA & the 2021 Toyota Fortuner reviewed

    07/12/2020 Duración: 37min

    This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s no.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi look back over the decades to understand and make sense of why SUVs quickly became one of the most sought after and popular body types. One of SA's top motoring journalists, Chad Lückhoff, joins the conversation to talk about the latest Toyota Fortuner and he unpacks whether this new face-lifted model has the stuff to ensure that the Fortuner remains SA's top selling new and used SUV. Lastly, George and Wandi answer your motoring questions, such as whether petrol or diesel is preferable for someone who wants an SUV, how to determine if a dealership is trustworthy, and which affordable used SUV should get your attention. AutoTrader

  • Kuga cases and hijack scams

    Kuga cases and hijack scams

    04/12/2020 Duración: 14min

    Living in South Africa, we have become accustomed to scams, but the latest vehicle hijack scam is on another level - even by our ridiculous standards! Cape Town has taken the first step in encouraging motorists to reduce their emission footprint while in transit. Is it viable for South Africa to stop manufacturing ICE vehicles in the near future? Ford thought they had settled the Kuga cat fight, well... they got an unexpected rebuff to their first settlement offer. AutoTrader

  • Leading one of SAs Top Brands during a Pandemic

    Leading one of SA's Top Brands during a Pandemic

    30/11/2020 Duración: 46min

    On this week’s #AutoCentral - SA’s number 1 motoring podcast - George Mienie and Wandile Sishi are joined by Gary Scott, CEO of Kia Motors South Africa, to unpack Kia’s local growth over the past two decades and elaborate on the manufacturer’s future plans for the local market. The trio also discuss the importance of the growing second-hand market, look into the advantages of buying a used car with Kia Konfidence, and how well the company’s local operations have recovered since lockdown. Kia’s international EV strategy also comes under the microscope... and we find out if electric Kias are on the horizon in SA soon. AutoTrader

  • #AutoCentral Power Pod: The moose is loose

    #AutoCentral Power Pod: The moose is loose

    27/11/2020 Duración: 18min

    Considering the ever-moving consumer landscape, how has the notion of going for a test drive changed? Are we seeing the end of car dealerships? DigiCars may be a future solution for buying cars. What causes the most accidents on the road? George gives us a list of the fastest cars. By the way... don't let a moose lick your car. There's a Black Friday special at AutoTrader, don't delay! AutoTrader

  • Building an Auto Business in a Pandemic

    Building an Auto Business in a Pandemic

    23/11/2020 Duración: 32min

    This week on SA’s number 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi are joined by Robert Mtshali, founder of MobiWash SA, to discuss the challenges facing entrepreneurs during a time of dramatic change. The topic of how to expand your business using personalised solutions could be the saving grace of developing businesses during a global pandemic. AutoTrader

  • #AutoCentral Power Pod: Zero Tolerance on the roads

    #AutoCentral Power Pod: Zero Tolerance on the roads

    20/11/2020 Duración: 15min

    South Africa's road accident death toll could be set to nosedive with an interesting new amendment on the horizon to the drunk driving laws in the country. Hyundai's EV recall is one step forward, three steps back for future thinking drivers. How much would you pay to keep your personalised number plate? And Volvo is dropping cars from 30m in the air, all to save lives. AutoTrader

  • Impact of EVs on auto profits  the perfect BMW M8 Competition Coupé

    Impact of EVs on auto profits & the perfect BMW M8 Competition Coupé

    16/11/2020 Duración: 31min

    This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s number 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi delve into the potential impacts of EVs on the automotive industry, namely: maintenance costs, after sale support, and the effect on OEM. Motoring journalist Martin Pretorius also joins the conversation to talk about driving the near perfect BMW M8 Competition Coupé. Finally, the team answers your motoring questions, such as the impact of modifying your car on your warranty, and which entry-level car is best for a new driver.

  • #AutoCentral Power Pod: Elon Musk is the golden thread

    #AutoCentral Power Pod: Elon Musk is the golden thread

    13/11/2020 Duración: 10min

    The hyperloop went into overdrive this past week. Virgin took the train to the maglev track and tests look good so far, two human beings survived unthinkable speeds. Elon Musk was pranked recently and he's now turned a meme into a business. An Amazon van driver took the meaning of the word handicap on a golf course to a new level. An Aston Martin driver in Canada crashed into a rock... and that's just the beginning of this costly bumper bash! AutoTrader

  • New VS Used  the new Porsche 911 Turbo S

    New VS Used & the new Porsche 911 Turbo S

    09/11/2020 Duración: 31min

    This week on South Africa’s no. 1 motoring podcast, hosts George Mienie and Wandile Sishi evaluate the merits of buying a used car instead of a new one. They are joined by Sean Nurse, who relays his experience behind the wheel of the stunningly potent new Porsche 911 Turbo S... plus the team answers your motoring related questions in the Ask AutoTrader segment. AutoTrader

  • #AutoCentral Power Pod: Cars and Roundabouts

    #AutoCentral Power Pod: Cars and Roundabouts

    06/11/2020 Duración: 12min

    Which manufacturer is the most trusted around the world? George Mienie gives us the rules of how to navigate a traffic circle, which is a real bugbear for him. What is the state of road markings on South African roads, and why does it take so long to fix potholes? There is a new scam doing the rounds... watch out for it! What are the different legal ages for driving globally? AutoTrader

  • Is South Africa going to get EVs soon?

    Is South Africa going to get EVs soon?

    02/11/2020 Duración: 39min

    On this week’s #AutoCentral - SA’s number 1 motoring podcast - George Mienie and Wandile Sishi welcome the CEO of Generation.e, Ben Pullen and Absolute F1 on Supersport host, Kriya Gangiah to the show to discuss the state of South Africa's future mobility. The team goes in-depth on the reasons behind South Africa’s slow adoption rate of EVs, and the likely long-term implications of not adapting to EVs in the near future. AutoTrader

  • #AutoCentral Power Pod: Scary Road Stories  Flying Objects

    #AutoCentral Power Pod: Scary Road Stories & Flying Objects

    30/10/2020 Duración: 13min

    South Africans are ready for electric vehicles - check out AutoTrader's 2020 EV Car Buyer Survey. The ghost of Uniondale is a legendary South African horror story... but is it true? We might be one step closer to a flying car, and a man was spotted flying at LAX without a plane. And Scottish scientists don't let any whisky go to waste! AutoTrader

  • Why South Africas a bakkie-mad nation  SAs top selling car

    Why South Africa's a bakkie-mad nation & SA's top selling car

    26/10/2020 Duración: 31min

    This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s No. 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi unpack why the bakkie is so popular in South Africa, including a quick history lesson on this unique body-type. Martin Pretorius joins the conversation to highlight the latest round of upgrades to Toyota’s best-selling car in SA - the Toyota Hilux. Finally, the team answers some of your bakkie-related questions, including the best options for buyers on a budget. AutoTrader

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