#AutoCentral

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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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30
NOV
2020

Leading one of SA's Top Brands during a Pandemic

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.
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27
NOV
2020

#AutoCentral Power Pod: The moose is loose

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!
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23
NOV
2020

Building an Auto Business in a Pandemic

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.
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20
NOV
2020

#AutoCentral Power Pod: Zero Tolerance on the roads

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.
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16
NOV
2020

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

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.
13
NOV
2020

#AutoCentral Power Pod: Elon Musk is the golden thread

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!
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09
NOV
2020

New VS Used & the new Porsche 911 Turbo S

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.
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06
NOV
2020

#AutoCentral Power Pod: Cars and Roundabouts

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?
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02
NOV
2020

Is South Africa going to get EVs soon?

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.
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30
OCT
2020

#AutoCentral Power Pod: Scary Road Stories & Flying Objects

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!
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26
OCT
2020

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

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.
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23
OCT
2020

#AutoCentral Power Pod: Underwear on the bonnet

If you are a driver in South Africa, the age of not following rules is over... from 1 July 2021 the demerit system becomes real. Can South Africans conform? How fast is your car? Because whatever your answer, there is a person in LA whose car is faster! Which car accessories were just never going to survive the test of time? What is the most ridiculous traffic law on Earth?
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