The Showroom - Car News and Views

The Showroom - Car News and Views

Get your fix of the latest car news and hear the hottest takes on what’s going on in the car world with ‘Mr. Motorsport’ Rusty and the experts from carsales. Get the exclusive from the major car launches of the month, hear expert guest’s br

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Season 1


The carsales Car of the Year and why you should buy a Korean car

In the biggest episode yet, Rusty is joined by carsales Senior Editor Feann Torr to unpack what has been a hotly contested carsales Car of the Year competition. Part of the judging process himself, Feann reveals what this year’s winner went through to be crowned the best with Marty Pettendy, carsales managing editor. Representing the reigning champions, Dean Norbiato, General Manager of Marketing at KIA, tells us what went into making the EV6 so special and what might be next. The team also raises some eyebrows with a hot take that might have you trading your European car for a Korean one, and we profile an Australian owned Lamborghini so rare that the head honchos in Italy tried to buy it for themselves.

The carsales Car of the Year and why you should buy a Korean car

In the biggest episode yet, Rusty is joined by carsales Senior Editor Feann Torr to unpack what has been a hotly contested carsales Car of the Year competition. Part of the judging process himself, Feann reveals what this year’s winner went through to be crowned the best with Marty Pettendy, carsales managing editor. Representing the reigning champions, Dean Norbiato, General Manager of Marketing at KIA, tells us what went into making the EV6 so special and what might be next. The team also raises some eyebrows with a hot take that might have you trading your European car for a Korean one, and we profile an Australian owned Lamborghini so rare that the head honchos in Italy tried to buy it for themselves.

45:31

EP03 - S1

15 Nov 22

Aerodynamics of a 911 GT3 RS and what not to name your car

Rusty is back in the hot seat, and he’s joined by none other than the big boss himself – Editor-in-Chief of carsales editorial, Mike Sinclair. The 911 GT3 RS launch has Rusty and Mike smitten over the high-performance street-legal vehicle, talking aerodynamics and engineering with Daniel Schmollinger, Managing Director and CEO of Porsche Cars Australia. Mike gives his very hot take on the purpose of the humble Ute, and we hear from Brendan Michael, BMW Australia’s Head of Product and Market planning about the release of the new M2. Although Mike refuses to name his vehicles, a new survey discussed in news reveals the majority of Australia does. And the guys get nostalgic with Jeff Dutton from Dutton’s Garage in the classifieds, discussing the 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL that comes with a $2.6M price tag. Scott Newman, road-test editor, also joins Mike and Rusty to give the inside-scoop on what goes into Ute testing for the carsales Best Dual-Cab 4x4 Ute of 2022; big hint - it involves a lot of soil.

Aerodynamics of a 911 GT3 RS and what not to name your car

Rusty is back in the hot seat, and he’s joined by none other than the big boss himself – Editor-in-Chief of carsales editorial, Mike Sinclair. The 911 GT3 RS launch has Rusty and Mike smitten over the high-performance street-legal vehicle, talking aerodynamics and engineering with Daniel Schmollinger, Managing Director and CEO of Porsche Cars Australia. Mike gives his very hot take on the purpose of the humble Ute, and we hear from Brendan Michael, BMW Australia’s Head of Product and Market planning about the release of the new M2. Although Mike refuses to name his vehicles, a new survey discussed in news reveals the majority of Australia does. And the guys get nostalgic with Jeff Dutton from Dutton’s Garage in the classifieds, discussing the 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL that comes with a $2.6M price tag. Scott Newman, road-test editor, also joins Mike and Rusty to give the inside-scoop on what goes into Ute testing for the carsales Best Dual-Cab 4x4 Ute of 2022; big hint - it involves a lot of soil.

42:55

EP02 - S1

13 Oct 22

A free-range Raptor launch and the hottest hatch on the market

The wheel has been spun and first up on The Showroom floor with legendary motorsport commentator Rusty is Sam Charlwood, all-round rev head and carsales Senior Editor. Having recently been to the Ford Ranger Raptor launch, Sam spills the beans on the epic free-range test drive he was given with Justin Capicchiano, Ford Performance and Special Vehicle Programs Manager. The guys tell us what they really think about new high-tech cars, and we meet Ross from Road n Track who has the enviable job of selling a Subaru so special it comes with an $800,000 price tag. This month’s Hot Topic discusses whether or not the dealer is done with guest Ben Wilks, brand director of Cupra in Australia; and Best Hot Hatch of 2022 is revealed after rigorous testing by the carsales team.

A free-range Raptor launch and the hottest hatch on the market

The wheel has been spun and first up on The Showroom floor with legendary motorsport commentator Rusty is Sam Charlwood, all-round rev head and carsales Senior Editor. Having recently been to the Ford Ranger Raptor launch, Sam spills the beans on the epic free-range test drive he was given with Justin Capicchiano, Ford Performance and Special Vehicle Programs Manager. The guys tell us what they really think about new high-tech cars, and we meet Ross from Road n Track who has the enviable job of selling a Subaru so special it comes with an $800,000 price tag. This month’s Hot Topic discusses whether or not the dealer is done with guest Ben Wilks, brand director of Cupra in Australia; and Best Hot Hatch of 2022 is revealed after rigorous testing by the carsales team.

39:42

EP01 - S1

15 Sep 22


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