Drive TV reaches one in five Australians as it celebrates milestone 50th episode

Drive TV reaches one in five Australians as it celebrates milestone 50th episode
Drive TV reaches one in five Australians as it celebrates milestone 50th episode

Drive TV has driven more than fifty cars over thousands of kilometres on brilliant roads in six states, and this weekend we celebrate a 50-episode milestone.

On Sunday, Drive TV will hit a new milestone, airing 50 episodes and captivating even more audiences in search of the ultimate Australian road trip since its launch on the 10th of January 2022.

With 199 Australian towns visited across six states in more than 50 different vehicles that span some 33 brands, the locally produced Drive TV is Australia’s longest-running dedicated automotive lifestyle TV show, reaching some 3.7 million viewers (accounting for one in five Australians across metro areas) in the process.

Hosts Trent, Emma, Sam and I have taken viewers around the country, showcasing over 11,000km of brilliant drives (not even counting the roads taken to get there), that you can discover and experience for yourself.

On behalf of the whole team at Drive, thank you for your support and we can’t wait to bring you the next 50 episodes!

Missed an episode? Catch up on all five seasons below (we’ll update the most recent episode after it airs on Sunday).

Drive TV Season 1

Aired between January 2022 and March 2022. Eleven cars, three states and routes that covered 1704km

SeasonEpisodeTitleCarDistanceStatePresenterS01E01The Armidale-Kempsey RoadLand Rover Defender206kmNSWTrentE02The Grand Ridge RoadMaserati MC2062kmVICJamesE03Charlotte’s PassKia Sportage235kmACTEmmaE04Colo back roadsFord Ranger Raptor150kmNSWSamE05Macedon Ranges tour loopHaval H6228kmVICJamesE06The Queen’s secret roadVolkswagen Amarok W580S155kmVICJamesE07Mansfield to King ValleyBMW M3 manual162kmVICJamesE08Mudgee regionNissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior226kmNSWTrentE09Highlands DetourPeugeot 508GT & Peugeot 405 Mi1680kmVICJamesE10Brindabella RangeSubaru BRZ200kmACTTrent

Drive TV Season 2

Aired between May 2022 and July 2022. Twelve cars (including the first two EVs) that saw us visit Tasmania for the first time and cover 2422km

SeasonEpisodeTitleCarDistanceStatePresenterS02E01Darlington Point solar farmKia EV6346kmNSWTrentE02Barrington CoastVolvo XC60347kmNSWEmmaE03Bowral to the South CoastJaguar I-Pace179kmNSWTrentE04Mildura to Lake MungoIsuzu MU-X136kmVICTrentE05The Eildon-Jamieson RoadPorsche Cayenne Turbo GT131kmVICJamesE06Otway National ParkLexus LC500h98kmVICEmmaE07Pyrenees tourMercedes-Benz C300 & Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG190kmVICJamesE08Launceston to HobartGenesis GV70279kmTASEmmaE09Bathurst to the coastRAM 1500 TRX385kmNSWTrentE10Khancoban loopVolkswagen Golf R & Volkswagen Tiguan R331kmNSWTrent & James

Drive TV Season 3

Aired between September and November 2022. Emma travelled to Queensland and South Australia and the ten cars travelled 2094km

SeasonEpisodeTitleCarDistanceStatePresenterS03E01Nagambie to EchucaGWM Ute Cannon X156kmVICEmmaE02Loch to Cape PatersonMini Cooper Electric51kmVICEmmaE03Kangaroo IslandKia Niro EV327kmSAEmmaE04Tottenham to TilpaToyota LandCruiser GR Sport460kmNSWTrentE05The Golden HighwayMercedes-Benz EQS 53 AMG335kmNSWTrentE06Scenic drive to NoosaBMW M240i204kmQLDEmmaE07Mount BeautyMazda MX-5 Roadster93kmVICEmmaE08Jenolan CavesCupra Formentor VZx154kmNSWEmmaE09The Royal National ParkPorsche 911 Carrera GTS165kmNSWTrentE10Gulgong to SofalaFord Ranger Raptor149kmNSWTrent

Drive TV Season 4 – Drive: Electric

Aired between February and April 2023 and was entirely devoted to electric and hybrid vehicles. Three states, ten cars and 1304km.

SeasonEpisodeTitleCarDistanceStatePresenterS04E01Hunter Valley to TamworthTesla Model Y248kmNSWTrentE02Gembrook to WarburtonNissan Leaf77kmVICEmmaE03Golden Beach to MeetungVolvo C40167kmVICEmmaE04Central CoastMG ZS EV68kmNSWEmmaE05Strath Creek to SheppartonMercedes-Benz EQE 53 AMG180kmVICJamesE06Cottage Farm to Rushcutters BayFerrari 296 GTB126kmNSWTrentE07Lake WivenhoeGWM Ora163kmQLDTrentE08Camden to LithgowKia EV6 GT133kmNSWTrentE09Byron BayLexus RX450h110kmNSWEmmaE10Back to the FutureDeLorean electric conversion32kmVICTrent

Drive TV Season 5

Aired from June 2023 to August 2023. Nine cars and our longest ever drive, 1800km across the Simpson Desert. Nearly 4000km in total.

SeasonEpisodeTitleCarDistanceStatePresenterS05E01Blue Rag TrackIsuzu D-Max288kmVICEmmaE02Stargazing capital of AustraliaMG ZS EV Long Range227kmNSWEmmaE03Simpson DesertToyota LandCruiser1792kmSATrent & SamE04Bonnie Doon to BrightSubaru Outback201kmVICTrentE05Grampians AdventureSuzuki Jimny161kmVICTrentE06Mornington Peninsula lapGWM Tank 300260kmVICTrentE07Towing in the Adelaide HillsMitsubishi Outlander PHEV77kmSAEmmaE08Barossa ValleyJeep Grand Cherokee77kmSAEmmaE09Lake George to JugiongFord Ranger564kmNSWTrentE10Mt Coree to BraidwoodFord Ranger170kmNSWTrent

What was your favourite episode? Is there anywhere you’d like to see us go, or do you know a route that should be shared with the world?

Let us know in the comments below!

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