Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here.
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This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too.

What happened in this week's episode?

Kia's Picanto has been put through an 'audit crash test' by ANCAP, AGL Energy says it will soon offer unlimited EV charging for $1-a-day, Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 50,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 models in Australia, Mazda's new CX-9 pricing is official at last, Volkswagen is planning on a much greener future, Skoda's updated Octavia has landed in Australia, and Ford's about to introduce a cheaper new rear-wheel-drive Everest.

Alborz phones in to tell the gang all about the new Subaru Levorg that just debuted in Australia, and Mike talks about his drive of the newly refreshed Octavia.

Back to ANCAP, the safety watchdog's boss James Goodwin calls in to walk us through the organisation's goals and relevance in the local market.

And, as is now tradition, we highlight a few 'what the' reader comments. Because if you can't single out the odd units on-air, what's the point of wielding all this power?

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