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DRIVEN is NZ’s number one motoring media outlet and show, with the latest car news, games, car quiz, bite-size reviews and motoring advice and much more. Hosted by Coast FM’s Sam Wallace and the DRIVEN motoring team of experts. Tune in every Friday for new episodes.

Episodes

December 2, 2021 29 min
This week on Zooming with DRIVEN we start by looking at the most popular video from last week, which was a baby bear tearing the door off a Lamborghini Huracan Performante. While it isn't the most realistic, it is an interesting watch. 

We're also looking at the new Ford Mustang Mach 1, and talk about how awesome it is to have a manual V8 Mustang in 2021 - a true rarity! 

David talks about the all-new Hyundai truck that's...
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This week on Zooming with DRIVEN we're looking at the all-new Ford Ranger for 2022, and David reveals some exciting details regarding a turbo diesel V6. We also look at Ferrari's SP3, and its incredible V12 engine.
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November 18, 2021 22 min
This week we take a look at the incredible Holden collection that will be going under the hammer at Turner's over the weekend.
We're also talking about what we're driving, and things to look out for in AA DRIVEN New Zealand Car of the Year.
We revisit also poll results from the episode where we looked at bad driving habits, and work out which is the worst of them all.
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This week we're looking at the Ford Ranger's incredible sales success throughout October, the Kiwi star that's set to be racing for McLaren, and we take a look into the process of buying interesting cars internationally.
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November 3, 2021 29 min
This week on Zooming with DRIVEN we're talking about the all-new Range Rover, Toyota's new electric SUV with a strange name, and have some exciting news to share regarding Car of the Year!
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This week on Zooming with DRIVEN we're talking about Chevrolet's massive 10.4-litre V8, Hyundai's new Ioniq 5, and the death of an icon.
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October 21, 2021 30 min
This week on Zooming with DRIVEN it's a motorbike special, with Suzuki's iconic Hayabusa taking centre stage. We talk about how it has remained a speed icon all these years later, and how awesome it is.

We also cover a couple of new Harley Davidson models; the Pan America and the all-electric Livewire. While they both serve different purposes, they both seem to be incredible creations from the American brand. 

Paul Owen speak...
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This week we're looking at the first mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette that has landed in New Zealand, and talk about whether or not it is the best performance offering on the market. 

We also cover the new pictures of the Ford Ranger, and the facelift that New Zealand's cheapest EV -  the MG ZS EV has undergone. 

Dean covers off Liam Lawson's heart-breaking result from the DTM finale, and we look at Ken Block making the swi...
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This week we're looking at the new Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as covering the news about Rolls-Royce's very first all-electric car.
We take a look back at our Nissan Expert Car Picks results, and also look at which iconic livery won our Facebook shootout!
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September 29, 2021 17 min
This week we're discussing one of the most interesting Formula 1 races that we've seen in recent times, where Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen still ended up on the podium, but not in normal fashion.
David covers a Ford survey, where the brand asked children about what kind of car they'd love to own. As expected, the results were somewhat TikTok related, and Sam was stoked.
We have also welcomed Castrol onboard, so it ...
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September 23, 2021 29 min
This week the big news is surrounding Lotus' return to New Zealand! The iconic British brand will be represented by Giltrap Group and the Auckland showroom is set to open soon.
In other news, we're talking about Nissan's new Qashqai, and how it's going to be the first Nissan in New Zealand to feature E-Power tech.
David covers the controversy surrounding the Clean Car 'feebate' scheme of late, and we discuss...
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September 16, 2021 26 min
This week we cover the crazy Italian F1 GP where Ricciardo winning wasn't the most significant thing to happen.
We also talk about the new Ford Ranger testing in New Zealand, and the Australian-built hydrogen Ranger going on sale.
The new Gran Turismo trailer is also covered, and we ask if it is better than Forza.
Finally, we go over the results from our $80K of Exotic 60 Second Sell, and find out which car won.
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September 9, 2021 31 min
It was Mercedes-Benz that stole the show in Munich this week, so we had to kick things off with the all-new EQG Concept, which blends traditional off-road engineering with EV tech. 

We also cover Kimi Raikkonen's departure from F1, and pre-empt George Russel's (now confirmed) move to Mercedes. 

David explains the difference in runnings costs of a petrol car versus its BEV equivalent, and works out how much you'd actually ...
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September 2, 2021 28 min
This week on Zooming with DRIVEN we're back on Zoom, and discussing all the weird and wonderful news from the automotive world in recent times. 

We cover the bizarre Formula 1 race over the weekend, which was not only ruined by terrible weather, but saw Nikita Mazepin claim the fastest lap - strange times! 

We're also talking about the ginormous Chevrolet Silverado that GMSV has announced that it's bringing to New Zealand...
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This week we're back to our Zoom roots on Zooming with DRIVEN as the country moves back into Level 4 lockdown. Despite the lack of studio, we've still got a bunch of automotive news to cover off.

Nissan's all-new Z is the biggest news of the week, as the Japanese brand finally whipped the covers off the highly-anticipated coupe. Does its retro styling and twin-turbo V6 make it the best one yet? 

We also take a look at Pol...
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Lamborghini's new Countach causes a split decision debate in the team, we look at other old-new remakes, Dean discusses his Audi ice driving event, the Used Car Guru previews the Nissan Leaf EV, and we welcome in studio Tom Alexander, race driver of the new BlackBull Nissan GT-R in the South Island Endurance Championship.
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We're all back in the studio for Zooming with DRIVEN this week, and we're kicking things off with a hiss and a roar from the BMW shoot last week. 

Andy and Sam were lucky enough to be joined by BMW M driver Mike Eady at Hampton Downs to test out the 'M Drift Analyser' function in the M3 and M4. Keep an eye out for the full video soon. 

July sales stats are also covered, where Ford Ranger sales aren't showing any s...
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August 5, 2021 22 min
This week on Zooming with DRIVEN we kick things off by discussing the phenomenal Formula 1 race over the weekend, where Esteban Ocon managed to win his very first GP in Hungary. 

We're also talking about how Alfa Romeo New Zealand has revealed that just five Giulia Quadrifoglio GTAm models will be arriving in the country early next year. 

Dean covers off the Audi e-tron GT launch that he attended last week, and revealed that an e...
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July 30, 2021 21 min
It's just David, Sam, and Andrew on the desk this week as Dean is off driving Audi's all-new e-tron GT.

The biggest news comes from Sam's camp this week as it's revealed that he went against his own advice and bought a Kia Carnival.

We also cover off the results of the $80K EV Expert Car Picks topic, and talk about the new Skoda hybrid heading into the police fleet.
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This week David kicks the news off by revealing how many Rangers Ford is taking orders for each day. It seems that Kiwis are trying to get in before the fees are introduced!

We cover Ford's new perfume that looks to bring back traditional car smells to the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV.

ChargeNet recently revealed that funding has been approved for three new HyperCharger stations around New Zealand.

We are also joined by Victo...
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