Episode 39 – A call from Italy, a snap from VW, and an email from Musk.
In this episode James and Mal are joined by Andrew Chesterton to chat about Musk’s last minute assembly line in a tent (1:30), his company-wide email about a “saboteur” within Tesla’s ranks (2:30), and give an update on the Model 3 production tracker (3:30).
Chesto fills us in on the highlights of his time in Italy so far, including the launch of the new Mercedes C-Class (5:40), Mal is excited about news of the Suzuki Jimny returning to Australia (8:05), and Volkswagen has revealed price and spec details for the Tiguan Allspace (10:00).
Audi has released photos of its new, second-gen A1 Sportback (15:05), while their chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested in relation to the manipulation of emissions testing (17:30). Meanwhile Hyundai, Kia and Genesis scored the top three spots in the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (19:05).
Ford Mustang Bullitt pricing and spec have been confirmed (22:00), and Ford has also purchased Michigan Central Station with plans to renovate by 2022 to anchor a new Corktown campus for its future-facing mobility, autonomy and electrification teams.
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