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Zooming with DRIVEN

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.

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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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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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Tesla drops the price of its most popular model again, we 'drive' the Cybertruck, look at an EV plane and talk more about the EV/PHEV rebate. We also cover NPD's 100 octane fuel, and cover off the results from our $50k PHEV Expert Car Picks voting. Also, used Ford Rangers and new supercharged Jaguars.
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July 8, 2021 28 min
This week on Zooming with DRIVEN we cover off the mid-year car sales stats, and take a look at which brands are appealing to the masses. 

Skoda's new electric police cars, and the new plug-in hybrid Superb is also discussed and we talk about greener patrol vehicles. 

We also look at the results from the recent Webb's car auction, and find out which cars sold, and which ones didn't. 

To celebrate the second anniversary of B...
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July 1, 2021 27 min
With the first stage of the government's Clean Car feebate scheme coming into effect this week, it's the topic on everyone's lips, including ours. So we're looking at the cheapest BEVs and PHEVs that get a rebate. 
We also cover the clean car protests that are happening around the country later this month, where ute and tractor owners are planning to rally against the fees on their vehicles. 
Pikes Peak results and De...
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June 24, 2021 30 min
This week the main topic in the automotive world that everyone is talking about is the government's new Clean Car Scheme, and how it's going to affect new car buying in New Zealand. 

While we still aren't experts on the topic, we've done quite a bit of research and attempt to clarify some of the common misconceptions around the topic. If you want to find out whether or not a specific car gets a rebate, click here to ...
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June 17, 2021 26 min
To celebrate Fieldays, we've got a rural special for you this week, and utes are the main topic of debate.

But before we launch into everything rural, we cover off some recent news including the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300, a supercharged Holden Colorado, and the new Fast and Furious movie. 

We're also talking about new car sales, and the recently announced Clean Car scheme, which works off a 'feebate' model and rewar...
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This week we're all back on deck, and the main topic of discussion is BMW's i4 M50, and can it live up to expectations of what an M-badged electric BMW should be. 

Andrew covers off the Toyota Highlander launch that he attended last week, and also talks about the special edition Suzuki Jomny Safari that's exclusive to New Zealand. 

We cover off the final results from the Porsche shootout that has been happening on DRIVEN&...
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This week we're down a member again as Andrew is off on Toyota New Zealand's launch of the new Highlander SUV. Check out his report on it here. 

We're talking about hot hatches, and the upcoming test of the Renault Megane RS300 against a rental go kart at Hampton Downs. Dean also details the new Volkswagen Golf GTI that we had last week. 

David talks about the new Mercedes S Class, and all the tech that has been crammed i...
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May 28, 2021 28 min
Last week, all three of us were lucky enough to head along to Jaguar Land Rover's SVO day, where we experience all the best vehicles that the brand had to offer, but there could only be one winner. 
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May 20, 2021 34 min
This week we're taking a look back at all the best moments in Zooming with DRIVEN so far. Vote for your favourite on our website!
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May 13, 2021 30 min
We're back for yet another episode of Zooming with DRIVEN, and it's just the three of us in the studio again. 

In the headlines this week is the new Ford F-150 Police vehicle that the American police have enlisted. Because of this, we're talking about the coolest cop cars around the world. 
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