Friday, October 06, 2017

CarTalk with Motoring ME October 2, 2017

There is no doubt about it the best way to start or end your week is to have a listen to the CarTalk show on dubaieye's Nightline show with none other than the team from Motoring Middle East.

That is a picture of the team but there were only 2 of us in the studio this week.

What a great week of conversation and I am always impressed with the number of people who dial or SMS into the show.

And I think we helped a few people pick a car.

It is always interesting to hear what Shazhad is driving.

The Show Notes.

-Let’s talk Audi and the press trip, do we want to own a new audi?
Q5 2l 183900,new quatro, this means that it has part time all wheel drive

SQ5 3l v6 turbo 354 bhp, 5.4 0-100 249000 regular all wheel drive
-stiff suspension
-handling awesome
Honda Oddessy 139-172000

-Chevy Equinox coming my way, should I be excited about this mid sized SUV?

-Corolla, Yaris or Swift?

-the Skoda Fabia is looking a little harsh on the design side thoughts?

-Your talk with Thomas of Roadsafety UAE
Based on motorists perceptions after more than 1000 were surveyed in August:
Dangerous driving overall is down by -8%
Tailgating -12%
Distracted driving -10%
Lane Swerving -9%
Speeding -7%
Involved in a collision -5%
Longer commute times -10%
Driving enjoyment -5%
Traffic infrastructure -5%
Agree? Disagree?

-2018 accord and honda going to an all Turbo line?

-BMW and MINI offering amazon alexa in all models next year!

-The Kia Soul!

What’s New for 2018?

Only a few changes were made to the Soul for 2018. The base Soul’s Convenience package now gets an upgraded UVO3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus automatic climate control. Midrange Soul Plus models now get the UVO3 system as standard. Kia will offer a limited run of Soul Plus models equipped with last year’s Plus Primo package, which adds adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, a panoramic sunroof, and leather seats with heat and ventilation. That package will then be replaced with the Primo Lit package, which includes the contents of the Plus Primo package with more active safety features. Additional features include LED exterior lighting with high-intensity-discharge headlamps, heated rear seats and steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and more. Finally, a new, highly apropos color joins the palette: Wild Orange.

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