Overdrive Podcast Radio Program Issue 27 – 2022

Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that puts a magnifying glass to the role of cars and transport in our society and ends up burning a hole in it. I’m David Brown

The times each story appears in the program are noted (mm:ss)

News (1:24)

  • Nissan’s Leaf has 10-year anniversary
  • Kia Niro get Kia Connect as a first in Australia
  • Hyundai takes another direction in the design of its Ioniq6

Road Test (6:47)

We road test the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon – made for the toughest of situations but we also test what it is like on bitumen roads.

Motoring Minute (21:34)

  • Mazda CX 9

Feature Story (21:30)

Kia has just launched the 2nd generation of their new Niro small SUV available only in a hybrid or an all-electric variant. We more details on what the car has to offer.

Motoring Minute (30:21)

  • Toyota Prado


About David Brown 585 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto