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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 with the team for all things motoring, from the more affordable to the most desirable cars, bikes, 4x4s and more.

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SA vs Global Petrol Prices... who is paying more?

Tesla is being sued over an ‘autopilot’ death. We look at 5 strange automotive brand extensions - from luxury Lexus Yachts to Bugatti Hookah Pipes. Germany is opening electrified highways to charge e-trucks. What are the most searched for cars in SA in Q1? Why are SA car sales not speeding up, despite slower inflation? In F1, we break down the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix... plus we review the 2019 Audi Q8.

#AutoCentral Power Pod: Shopping Carts Aren't The Enemy

How is a fuel price increase likely to affect South African citizens? George brings those details, along with the five best cars built locally, how cars of the future could help prevent the spread of diseases, and self-braking shopping carts. He wraps up with an analysis of whether or not gated communities should be able to regulate their own speed limits.

#AutoCentral – How to keep your kids safe in a hijacking & Ford SA promises to fix 'easily broken into' cars

A flaw in some Ford models' door locking mechanism has caused a social media stir. The team debates whether the production of diesel engines is cleaner than diesel car production. A look into the fuel price hike in May. Which bakkies in South Africa have the best resale value? What is the best seating plan to keep your kids safe in a hijacking? In F1, we unpack flying manholes and the results of the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Plus a breakdown on what happened at the 2019 Auto Shanghai motor show, and a look into what engine noise is the best for your electric vehicle.

#AutoCentral Power Pod: Teslas on Fire, Literally!

You've probably heard by now that hot cross buns can fool South African breathalysers into thinking you’re drunk, so George unpacks what this is all about. He also discusses the one-of-a-kind tribute Land Rover has created to the Springbok team, ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup, and the "exploding" Tesla controversy in China. Lastly, want to impress your friends with some cool car facts this weekend? George also has you covered on that front too.

AARTO & a new Roadside Breathalyser

The team unpack a whole host of hot motoring content. AARTO has been implemented, and a new breathalyser has been approved for instant roadside prosecutions. Mini goes automatic, a full F1 recap, the new Jaguar recycling programme, plus reviews of the new Toyota Rav and the Mitsubishi Triton.

#AutoCentral Power Pod: And the winner is...

Mercedes were the big winners at the AutoTrader South Africa Car of the Year Awards. Their A-Class picked up top honours with the marketing manager for the brand, Mayur Bhana, joining George Mienie in studio to discuss this. The pair also share some thoughts on the future of motoring with Gareth, and how software and customisation of cars will continue to gain importance in everyday motoring.

How to Extinguish a Flaming R2m Electric BMW & Hotline to Snitch on Bad Drivers

It’s official - Sanral will not pursue e-toll debt! We discuss the new difficulties faced by firefighters in extinguishing electric vehicles. JMPD has made a hotline to report bad drivers. We look into another increase in fuel prices from 3 April. Who should (or shouldn’t) be allowed to drive your car? #LoadShedding - what if there's no power to charge my car? In F1, we break down the craziness of the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix. Plus we look into the The AutoTrader South African Car of the Year Awards, live streaming on 4 April 2019 on YouTube... plus a review of the Subaru WRX ES Premium. Powered by AutoTrader.

A nightmare Road Trip & How to Deal with Roadside Shootings

What happens when Porsche designs luxury apartments? Workers in the SA automotive sector must have a stake. The 8th generation VW Golf has been delayed until 2020. How two brothers' road trip turned into a 12-hour border standoff. In F1, we unpack the results from the 2019 Australian Grand Prix. Plus, a look at roadside shootings: what should you do? We also review the new BMW 3 Series, as it returns to class dominance!

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