Above left: tiny single cup holder behind gear stick, Right: dials read opposite directions What a peach. When I drove the 308 GTI 270 (henceforth known as the GTI or I’ll be driven quite mad) on the track, I loved the rocket-like performance. But, the suspension felt quite soft yet firm … Continue reading Road Trip in Peugeot’s Frisky Filly, the 308 GTI 270
Peugeot Australia Unveils a Restored Icon as UK Example Sells for World Record As a Peugeot 205 GTi was being sold for a record price at auction in the UK, Peugeot Australia was showing-off its own restored 1989 205 GTi to French Car Club members in Sydney. Widely regarded as the ultimate hot hatch of … Continue reading Peugeot Australia: Restoring a Hot Hatch Hero
Just speechless! the 3008 is for China only (thankfully) Dongfeng Peugeot unveils new 308 Sedan and restyled 3008 All-new China only 308 sedan unveiled Comprehensively redesigned China only 3008 unveiled Both vehicles leverage Peugeot’s future design direction Peugeot, and its Chinese partner Dongfeng, has unveiled an all-new 308 sedan and a redesigned … Continue reading This is an indication of what Chinese influence on car design will bring: Chinese Peugeots, oh dear oh dear oh dear
Peugeot unveils next-generation i-Cockpit cabin Previews interior of future passenger vehicles Designed for an instinctive, safer and natural driving experience 2.2 million vehicles worldwide features first generation i-Cockpit Peugeot i-Cockpit®: an innovative cabin driving concept Peugeot believed for many years that the in-car cabin environment is just as important as the driving experience. This … Continue reading Peugeot unveils next-generation i-Cockpit
Peugeot And Citroen Australia/New Zealand To Introduce Animal Detering Technology Peugeot and Citroen in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) have teamed up with local engineers to develop a discreet system that deters animal from straying into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Dubbed “Bugger Roo” and “Sheep Shoo” in their respective markets … Continue reading How Awesome is this: Bugger Roo and Sheep Shoo to deter animals on the road
Yes yes yes, oh YES: good looks, classy cabin, fabulous ride, great engine/gearbox Oh dear me no: a bit expensive, no Apple Carplay, I-cockpit? The French have made a decent fist of the hot hatch. The 80’s benchmark was Peugeot’s own 205 GTi which set the tone for decades of jaunty-capped, gold-chain-wearing chavs. … Continue reading Peugeot’s 308 GTi: Humble Hatches Are Getting Hotter
GROUPE RENAULT STATEMENT Following public disclosure by the EPA – US Environmental Protection Agency – of the existence of a Defeat Device software used by a leading car manufacturer, an independent technical commission was created by the French Government. The purpose of this independent technical commission is to verify that French car manufacturers have not … Continue reading French Cars tested and found free of test cheating.
Yes yes yes, oh YES: smooth, spacious, premium feel Oh dear me no: engine/a-c noise, cup holder placement Considering the unrelieved awfulness of the unlamented and unloved 407, I held much hope for the 508 and on my first drive, and I loved it. It’s been facelifted since then, something that many middle aged ladies … Continue reading The Voluptuous 508: Sensible, Mature, Economical
: The PEUGEOT 2008 DKR confirm their potential by achieving a one-two-three finish in the first part of the Marathon stage, the Jujuy-Jujuy loop. The Peugeot 2008 DKRs were classified first, second and third on a Dakar stage for the first time, on today’s loop that went around Jujuy. All four cars have also finished … Continue reading The PEUGEOT 2008 DKR: the Jujuy-Jujuy loop.
The figures are impressive. A 1.6L turbo petrol 4 cylinder develops either 184kw/300Nm or 200kw/330Nm depending on tuning. One might argue why go all the way and not buy the 200kw? But, it isn’t just about the figures. Peugeot scored an early 308GTi 270 and invited us to take it for a thrash around the … Continue reading Peugeot Sport and the 308GTi