The Thrill of Driving Podcast

The Thrill of Driving Podcast

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This is something new we are attempting: The Thrill of Driving Podcast. We’re going to be sitting down and talking you through the news of the week, including everything from launches to cars we’ve driven, bikes we’ve ridden, stories we’re attempting and everything that deserves a mention from the world of automobiles.


Top cars, EVs & concepts at Auto Expo | Thrill of Driving podcast with Sirish & Adil
Feb 9 • 75 min
What cars, concepts, electric vehicles and bikes you must see at #AutoExpo2020? In this special Thrill of Driving podcast editor Sirish Chandran and editor at large Adil Jal Darukhanawala list out their best of show. Some of the show stars are on expected…
Talking to Sirish Vissa, Head of VW Motorsport, India | Thrill of Driving Podcast #32 | evo India
Jan 31 • 82 min
In this special podcast, we talk to Sirish Vissa about Volkswagen Motorsport India and the journey it has had over the last 10 years. Starting out with the Polo Cup, it graduated to the Vento Cup, then the Ameo Cup with locally built cars and now this…
Triumph-Bajaj partnership | In-depth perspective | Thrill of driving podcast #31
Jan 24 • 29 min
Triumph and #Bajaj have signed off a deal that opens up a vast array of scope for both brands, given their unique and distinct identities. A range of Triumph motorcycles from 200cc to 750cc will be a result of this #alliance and in a couple of years we’re…
Upcoming car and bike launches and Dakar 2020 | The Thrill of Driving podcast #30 | evo India
Jan 19 • 15 min
It has been an action packed week with the grueling 12-day #Dakar2020 concluding with 57-year-old Carlos Sainz and Californian Ricky Brabec taking top honours. We also tell you all you need to know about upcoming bike tests and exciting new cars we drove…
Holiday hangover | Thrill of Driving podcast#29 | evo India | Fast Bikes India
Jan 11 • 17 min
Not much has happened lately and the holiday season is still spilling over at #evoIndia & Fast Bikes India. But that does not mean we haven’t ridden/driven enough. In fact, Aatish and Abhishek have been spending a lot of quality time with their own…
2020 Dakar, upcoming cars and the magazines | The Thrill of Driving Podcast 28 | evo India
Jan 5 • 14 min
Welcome to the first #ThrillofDriving podcast of 2020. We kickstart #NewYear2020 by shedding light on the 2020 #DakarRally that begins today in Saudi Arabia. Which Indian teams are participating? What are the last minute changes the teams are making? Our…
The best of 2019 | End of the year Thrill of Driving podcast | evo India
Dec 28, 2019 • 31 min
It has been an eventful year for team #evoIndia and we’ve bundled up tonnes of memories from 2019 before we head into #NewYear2020. In the last #podcast of this year, we reignite talks on some of the best shoots we’ve done in 2019 and also discuss the…
Audi Q8 and Hyundai Aura | Thrill of Driving Podcast | evo India
Dec 22, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode of the Thrill of Driving Podcast, we breakdown everything you need to know about the Audi Q8. Audi’s flagship SUV is headed to India next year and we have gotten our hands on it in Dubai. The second car we talk about in this podcast is the…
Thrill of Driving Podcast | Chetaan Shedjale | Senior designer Harley-Davidson
Dec 15, 2019 • 60 min
For this week’s Thrill of Driving podcast, editor Sirish Chandran sits down with Harley-Davidson’s senior designer Chetaan Shedjale, the man who styled the Harley-Davidson Street 750, Street Rod and most recently the Bronx. Based at H-D’s headquarters in…
Talking to Pratap Bose, VP Global Design, Tata Motors | The Thrill of Driving Podcast 24 | evo India
Dec 8, 2019 • 32 min
We talk to #PratapBose, the man helming Tata Motors’ design teams about everything to do with car design. Right from what sort of education a budding young designer needs, to how Tata’s design has evolved over the years and even the designers he finds…
Tata Altroz and the best from LA Motor Show | The Thrill of Driving Podcast 23 | evo India
Dec 1, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode of the #ThrillofDrivingPodcast, we talk about the upcoming #TataAltroz and what it means for Tata Motors. The invite came in the mail that very morning! The Ed then weighs in with what he thinks of the #TeslaCybertruck, along with his…
LA Motor Show’s finest and riding the F77 | The Thrill of Driving Podcast 22 | evo India
Nov 23, 2019 • 15 min
In this week’s #podcast, we talk about getting astride the new #UltravioletteF77, a proper performance oriented #electricmotorcycle. We also break down the latest from the #LAMotorShow including the crazy new #TeslaCybertruck, the #AstonMartinDBX and the…
Breaking down the Ultraviolette F77 and the new Audi A6 | The Thrill of Driving Podcast #21 |
Nov 17, 2019 • 31 min
In this week’s Thrill of Driving podcast, we get Abhishek back in the studio thanks to popular demand. The team talks about everything they have been up to in the last week, starting with the launch of the Ultraviolette F77 electric motorcycle. Cool name,…
EICMA 2019: The hottest bikes from the show| Thrill of Driving Podcast #20| evo India
Nov 10, 2019 • 64 min
This week’s Thrill of Driving podcast is all about motorcycles with our in-house motorcycle specialist, Abhishek Wairagade joining Sirish and Aatish in the studio. From his experience riding the 790 Duke and the Street Triple RS (reviews in November 2019…
In conversation with pioneer Indian auto journalist & author, Adil Jal Darukhanawala
Nov 2, 2019 • 48 min
What an afternoon we had in company of Adil Jal Darukhanawala, a pioneer in Indian automotive journalism scene, award winning author and the Editor-in-Chief at Fast Bikes India magazine. Known fondly as ‘Bossman’, Adil narrates how the auto industry…
In conversation with Roland Bouchara, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing, Citroen India |Podcast #18
Oct 27, 2019 • 34 min
We talk to Roland Bouchara about the PSA Group and Citroen’s plans in India, right from their first car, the C5 Aircross to the entirely new platform being created for India. The podcast also dives deep in to the connection with Tata Consultancy Services,…
The KTM 790 Duke and Porsche Cayenne Coupe dissected | The Thrill of Driving Podcast #17
Oct 13, 2019 • 32 min
Over the last week, we have ridden and driven some epic machines. First up is the KTM 790 Duke, the latest and greatest motorcycle from the Austrian motorcycle maker in India. We’ve also driven the Porsche Cayenne Coupe in the south of France. The Turbo…
Into the saddle of MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 & Indian FTR 1200 S | #TheThrillofDriving Podcast 16
Oct 5, 2019 • 15 min
The anniversary issue is not only about the Thrill of Driving but riding too! Featuring the exotic sports tourer from Varese, Italy and a muscle bike from the land of gas-guzzling V8s. We talk about what makes the Turismo Veloce and FTR 1200 so special.
Driving the Ferrari F8 Tributo & Porsche 911 in a week | #TheThrillofDriving Podcast #15 | evo India
Sep 29, 2019 • 38 min
Leading up to the sixth anniversary issue of evo India, we have gotten our hands on some very special cars. First, the Ferrari F8 Tributo, the latest and greatest mid-engined V8 Ferraris. We were flown in to Maranello and got the ultimate Ferrari…
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show | All that you need to know | The #ThrillofDriving podcast 14 | evo India
Sep 15, 2019 • 38 min
A plethora of electrified machinery was on display at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. A big piece of the cake belonged to the giants from Germany, namely the Volkswagen Group, BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Ed Sirish Chandran was at the show and he gives us…
In conversation with Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India #Thrillof driving Podcast 13
Sep 8, 2019 • 21 min
For the first time ever, the boss of Mercedes-Benz India is featured in a podcast. Ed Sirish Chandran visits the Mercedes-Benz India facility in Chakan, just outside of Pune for a podcast with Martin Schwenk. The marque sells the highest number of luxury…
Karun Chandhok’s Formula 1 story | Episode 12 of the Thrill of Driving podcast | evo India
Sep 4, 2019 • 35 min
In the 12th episode of the #ThrillofDriving podcast, Karun Chandhok, F1 commentator and ex F1 driver takes us through his journey to the world’s premier racing championship. From Madras, a city of 11 million, to Bradley in the United Kingdom, a town of…
Special edition of the #ThrillofDriving podcast with Volkswagen India boss Steffen Knapp | evo India
Aug 25, 2019 • 55 min
In this special edition of the #ThrillofDriving podcast we have Steffen Knapp, director of Volkswagen passenger cars in India and Adil Jal Darukhanawala, editor, Fast Bikes India magazine, along with ed Sirish Chandran. The trio head to Nashik together to…
In conversation with Rahil Ansari, Head of Audi India | Thrill of Driving Podcast #10 | evo India
Aug 18, 2019 • 35 min
Rahil Ansari is the charismatic head of Audi India, one that is a breakaway from the stereotype corporate head honcho. Suave, stylish and with a hint of a German accent in his voice, he took over as head of the brand nearly three years ago and is…
First drive impressions of the Kia Seltos in India | The Thrill of Driving podcast #09 | evo India
Aug 13, 2019 • 16 min
In this week’s Thrill of Driving podcast, we talk about one of the most awaited launches of the year - Kia Seltos. The Seltos is important for Kia as it marks the brand’s entry in India. Of course, we all know that it’s based on the Creta but there’s a…
Driving the Lexus LC 500h luxury coupe in Japan | The Thrill of Driving podcast #08 | evo India
Aug 4, 2019 • 20 min
In this week’s Thrill of Driving podcast we cover two very interesting topics. The Indian automotive industry is facing its worst ever slowdown in two decades. Why is it happening? What measures should the government take to tackle this? Ed gives his…
Driving the Lamborghini Huracan Evo in India | The Thrill of Driving Podcast #07 | evo India
Jul 28, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode of The Thrill of Driving Podcast, we talk to you about the Lamborghini Huracan Evo, a car that we very recently drove at the MMRT in Chennai. Was it too fast for the track? How is it compared to the Huracan Performante? What’s it like…
What is so exciting about the Kia Seltos? The Thrill of Driving Podcast #06 | evo India
Jul 21, 2019 • 14 min
This week’s podcast is a little different. We’ve recorded it in the backseat of the Mercedes-Maybach S650. This is the most luxurious version of the S-Class you can get your hands on: it is more spacious, packs more luxury and gets a V12 engine. Safe to…
Is India ready for electric cars and bikes? The Thrill of Driving Podcast #5 | evo India
Jul 13, 2019 • 20 min
With the Hyundai Kona being launched in India, we talk about the future of electric mobility in this country. The Kona is India’s first long-range EV and first electric SUV too, but is it the right time to be launching something like that? We also take a…
Remembering Honda’s iconic VTEC engines. The Thrill of Driving podcast #4 | evo India
Jul 6, 2019 • 18 min
Honda got their first F1 victory in over a decade as Max Verstappen won the Austrian GP last week. This makes us take a look at Honda’s history in developing iconic engines that provided the maximum #thrillofdriving. The City VTEC was absolutely a hoot to…
Is India ready for the Hyundai Kona? The Thrill of Driving #3 | evo India
Jun 30, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode of the Thrill of Driving, we discuss everything from the aggressive pricing of the MG Hector to the viability of electric vehicles in India. The Hector comes in at a great price and offers for the money it is asking. However, does this…
How to be an automotive journalist | The Thrill of Driving Podcast #2 | evo India
Jun 26, 2019 • 45 min
How do you become an automotive journalist? Passion, the ability to write and a good attitude. In this special podcast, Sirish Chandran, the editor of evo India talks to us about what it takes to be an automotive journalist and how to ensure you grow in…
Is the Hyundai Venue priced right? The Thrill of Driving Podcast #1
Jun 22, 2019 • 25 min
In Episode #1, we give you a low down on the price of the new Hyundai Venue, the new special edition Aston Martin OHMSS, doing 300kmph in a Ferrari, an update from the mega India Diamond Trail road trip we are attempting, our views on the Suzuki Gixxer…