Overdrive: Audi RS 7; Corolla bounces back; Concept cars – why bother?; Driving the Klausen Pass

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that roams through the world of motoring and transport

I’m David Brown

The times each story appears in the program are noted (mm:ss)


We look at three significant features on the latest car sales figures

  • Cars Sales for July 2021 (1:39)
  • Toyota Corolla bounces back in July (2:33)
  • Isuzu Ute – Only two models but a big impact (3:33)

  • Peugeot 508 – A very stylish vehicle (4:34)

Feature Interviews

  • Brian and concept cars –We mentioned last week, some of the interesting feedback we’d had on the unusual, perhaps weird, concept cars at the Chicago Motor show. There were some insightful comments and some monosyllabic such as “I hate it”. So this week we talk to Brian Smith on what is the purpose of concept cars – what do the manufacturers want to get out of making vehicles that are not part of the current style, and how do people react. (5:45)
  • Barry Green continues reporting on his odyssey of going on great drives in great motor cars in the best places around the world – this time it is the Klausen Pass in Glossglockner Austria (13:50)

Motoring Minute

  • Kia Niro EV sport (20:30)


  • And Alan Zurvas and I review the oh so powerful Audi RS 7 (21:41)

 Motoring Minute

  • Toyota Fortuner (27:58)

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Originally broadcast 7 August 2021

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