Peugeot unveils the facelifted 407
With a replacement model expected to be unveiled within two years, one didn’t expect the facelifted 407 to feature heavy changes. However in this case, it’s hazardous to call it a facelift.
Peugeot 308 HDi 110 sets two new world recorlds
The Peugeot 308 HDi 110 has set two new world records: travelling 1192 miles on just 60 litres of diesel fuel and completing 9,062 miles at an average of 90.75 mpg.
Future 408 renderings
Though Peugeot is readying the 407’s facelift for next month, A French car magazine has released some details about the next-generation saloon.
PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi set up a joint venture in Russia
PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi have signed a joint venture agreement to produce vehicles for 3 brands, Peugeot, Citroën and Mitsubishi in Russia.
Peugeot introduces sport pack for the 4007 SE
A new Sport Pack option is being introduced on the 4007 SUV to spice it up.
PSA Peugeot Citroen to develop a 1.0-litre petrol engine
PSA Peugeot Citroën will launch a new 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol engine by 2011. Power output will be between 70bhp and 100bhp.
Peugeot announces production of the RC Z
Peugeot has announced it will put the RC Z into production. This news doesn’t come as a surprise as Petrol-Head announced it in December.
Peugeot rolls out the millionth 207
Peugeot rolled out the millionth 207 two years after its launch in April 2006.
Peugeot and Citroen SUVs to be built in europe from 2009
The Peugeot 4007 and Citroën C-Crosser will be manufactured in Europe from 2009
Peugeot might launch a small SUV
Peugeot Citroen is rumoured to be working on a small SUV based on a Mitsubishi model.
Peugeot unveils the topping 175bhp 308 GT
Along the new 308 SW, Peugeot will unveil at Geneva the 308 GT powered by the 175bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol unit seen in the 207 GTi and in the Mini Cooper S.
Peugeot unveils the 308 SW
While the 308 CC is still yet to be released, Peugeot will unveil the 308 SW at the next Geneva Motor Show. The 308 SW tries to combine the best of the estates and the MPVs.
The Peugeot 308 travels round the M25 on less than a ‘tenner'
The day has gone when you can drive very far on a tenner’s worth of fuel. With the average cost of fuel going well beyond £1.00 a litre, drivers are constantly reviewing their driving lifestyle. Fortunately, Peugeot is our savor thanks to the 308 HDi 90 which consumes petrol like a camel needs water.
Peugeot-Citroen to build a factory in Russia
Peugeot-Citroen has signed a contract with the Kaluga region’s government to build a factory which will produce 75,000 cars a year in 2010.
Green light for the 308 RCZ
The 308 RC-Z concept car has been given the green light and should hit the showrooms sometime in 2009.
Peugeot will change its design philosophy in the future
The current design strategy led by Peugeot doesn't please everybody, especially since the car maker has released the 4007 model sporting a Hannibal Lecter grille. The discontented group might have found its most powerful ally in the PSA CEO, Christian Streiff, who wants Peugeot to make a big design change in the future.
Peugeot 207 SW Outdoor to be on sale
Peugeot has released the final specifications and prices for its new rang-topping 207 SW, the Outdoor version which plans to attract young buyers interested in outdoor activities.
Peugeot and Citroen to build new budget and premium models
Until yesterday it was thought that Peugeot and Citroen's priority was to conquer the German market. But in an interview with Automotive New Europe, vice president Frederic Saint-Geours said that PSA has “to develop specific offerings for each market”. The French group wants to cover up to 90% of the market by expanding its future range on both extremities. Peugeot and Citroen will offer a low cost model but also, in a very surprising move, some premium models.
Peugeot comes back to the USA?
The success of the C-Crosser on the British market has caused the media to speculate on further cooperations between Mitsubishi and PSA. While some rumours concern a Citroën pick up based on the Mitsubishi L200, other insiders report the possible return of Peugeot saloons on the American market thanks to Mitsubishi's presence there.
Final countdown for 407 Coupé
These recent spyshots reveal that the new 407 Coupé is very close to its launch. Contrary to the 406 Coupé it replaces, the 407 was not drawn by Pininfarina but by Peugeot’s designers, ruled by Gérard Welter. This coupe does not seem as elegant as its predecessor, but then, stringent European norms imposed this heavy front end. The cabin remains very similar to that of the 407 saloon. Accommodation should appear to be asset for this coupe, which should offer the same superb handling and ride as the saloon. As for the engines, the petrol 2.2 160bhp, the 3.0 V6 210bhp and the 2.2 160bhp block may be available. Prices are not known yet but they will surely be competitive.
Peugeot 107 gets a diesel engine before C1 and Aygo
The small Peugeot is now available in France with a 4-in-line diesel 1.4 HDI engine delivering 54bhp at 4,000rpm. When mounted in a 206 or a C3, this block offers 70bhp. Of course it does not perform as strongly as the petrol unit, but then, it returns an average 60mpg. Contrary to the 3-cylinder petrol engine, it can’t be coupled with an automatic transmission. The smallest Peugeot HDI has a top speed of 95mph and reaches 62mph from and standstill in 15.6 seconds.
It should be available at the end of the year in the UK, priced at £1,000 over the petrol version.
Anyway, this car has a major drawback: Fiat's Panda Multijet with its 70bhp.
Le Mans win for a Peugeot Diesel?
This is the French carmaker’s new goal for 2007, as they told it yesterday. At the end of 2005, they will withdraw from the WRC and completely dedicate themselves to make an HDI engined-car win. They will also take part in the Le Mans Endurance Series at Spa, Silverstone, Nürburgring and Istanbul.
The feasibility of the project still has to be confirmed early 2006, but then, the first prototypes should be on track late 2006. Besides, they will be fitted with a particulate filter called DPFS (Diesel Particulate Filter System). Thus, Peugeot seems to confirm a trend they had initiated with the diesel RC prototype in 2002.
This is not the first time a carmaker wants to win Le Mans with technological devices of its own: in 1991, Mazda had won the famous race with a car propelled by a rotary engine, which was prohibited the following year…
Mild nose-job for the 307
After 4 years of success, Peugeot refurbishes the 307, endangered by the Vauxhall Astra, VW Golf V and... Citroën C4.
Don’t expect major changes though. The front end gets a 407-like look, with a wide grille and stretched headlamps, diode-like lamps take place on the rear end and the cockpit is given a dust, receiving the same sound system as the 407’s along with new heater controls.
Xenon lamps and a tyre-pressure monitoring are now available, and the SW can now be fitted with leather-covered dash.
Fog lamps migrate from the inside of the headlamps to the bumper and become circula, even aluminium-rimmed on higher versions.
Under the aluminium bonnet, the powerful 177bhp 2.0 is no longer reserved to the CC and the lower 2.0-liter engine’s power is raised to 141bhp.
Prices should get an average £600 increase.
Peugeot 207 not unveiled before Januray 2006
A few 207 will be assembled in Poissy, for a general tune-up, in June. Like the Punto III, the 207 will be bigger than its predecessor, a new trend prompted by toughened European protection norms. Peugeot’s new supermini will be based on the same PF1 platform as the Citroen C3. Its 206-inspired body will alternate new materials: aluminium for the bonnet and plastic for the front wings.
The 75bhp 1.4 8V and 95bhp 1.4 16V TU engines should be renewed, but more is to come: this Peugeot, whose internal code is A7, will be the first to be fitted by the new gasoline direct injection (GDI) 1.6 litre PSA has co-developed with BMW. Having an exact capacity of 1598 cc, being endowed with a Valvetronic system, this engine is said to develop either 115 or 163bhp in a turbocharged version that is to come later, before the sporty 170 ps RC though.
As a great specialist of diesel engines, Peugeot will also offer a wide range of his famous HDI: 70bhp 1.4 , 90bhp 1.6 and 110bhp 1.6.
Like the 206, the 207 will be declined in numerous bodies: 3-5 door hatchback, estate (SW) and convertible (CC). A 207-based minivan, called 2007, will come to light in… 2007.
A concept-car giving a hint of the 207 will be shown in the Frankfurt Motor show next September, for an official launch set in January, i.e. a few months after the new Clio and Punto.
Indeed, Peugeot needs to be careful, for the popular 206 won’t be easy to replace. At least, we know Peugeot has not committed the same mistake as when they had decided to replace the 205 by both the 106 and the 306…
5 millionth 206
The French carmaker Peugeot’s factory of Mulhouse has just released the 5 millionth 206. Launched in 1998, to replace the enormously successful 205, the 206 is in a good position to surpass its predecessor’s record-braking production figure of 5.278 million copies in the next 6 months. This historical 206 is a CC 1.6 HDI, soon delivered in Germany.
Peugeot has perfectly made the most of its supermini, available in a very wide line-up, 3 and 5 door-sedan, SW and CC, with power outputs ranging from 60 to 177 ps.