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2018 Citroen Berlingo And Peugeot Partner Vans Get 3008’s Upscale Interior 27
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen, Citroen Berlingo, Citroen Scoops, opel, Opel Combo, Opel Scoops, PEUGEOT, Peugeot Partner, Peugeot Scoops, PSA, Scoops on 11 27th, 2017


The latest spy shots of the PSA Group’s next Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner twins allow us to take a peek inside the new van for the first time.

These reveal a very un-van-y interior as it appears that PSA is going to use the same “i-Cockpit” design philosophy that kickstarted with the Peugeot 3008.

As you can see, the dashboard features the infotainment system on top of the central air-vents, with the gear lever positioned higher and closer to the steering wheel.

The existing generation of PSA’s LCVs has been around since 2008, making them the oldest models in the segment. The new ones will apparently feature more of everything, including better fuel economy, bigger dimensions and of course more volume for loading stuff. Payloads are expected to increase, with reports suggesting the new LCVs to offer at least one tonne.

Also the new generation of the Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner will gain another identical sibling in the form of the Opel/Vauxhall Combo. All three models are expected to distance themselves from one to another, with different lights all around, front fascia and possible some interior touches. The vans are also expected to feature the 1.2-liter three-cylinder PureTech petrol unit as well as a new 1.5-liter HDI diesel engine.

All three models will be produced at PSA’s Vigo factory in Spain, with their debut set around spring 2018, possibly at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Future Cars: Peugeot Brings Back Sexiness With New 508 Sedan 18
Nov
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in Future Cars, PEUGEOT, peugeot 508, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 11 18th, 2017


French carmaker Peugeot has certainly given us some drastic variance in cars over the years; cue fantastic sporting GTi and World Rally cars and then truly mediocre offerings like the 307 hatch and 407 sedan.

Whilst the current 508 mid-size saloon isn’t bad, the market for mainstream European sedans is waning amongst a sea of opposition from SUVs and crossovers and the move to more prestige brands, like BMW and Audi.

Peugeot thinks this tide can be reversed by offering a new generation 508 in a much more alluring suite. So let’s take an illustrated sneak peek.

Sleek French Styling

To engage a much more youthful audience, the French manufacturer has adopted a coupe-like, four door silhouette. Looks familiar, you say? That’s because the new 508 is largely inspired by Peugeot’s 2014 Exalt Concept, hence that sleek, frameless-window side profile, with scalloped upper door panels and heavily-raked rear.

Frontal styling is aggressive too, with intersecting quad headlamps, larger lower intake and powerful front grille. At the rear, full-width tail lamps incorporate vertical LED brake elements – not too dissimilar to the Ford Mustang’s rear lighting setup.

Avante Garde Cabin

If you think the exterior looks good, the interior will impress even more. Drastic improvements over the current 508 show a much more futuristic interior, not too dissimilar to that of the 5008 crossover.

It also shares the latter’s i-Cockpit arrangement that includes a large, crisp infotainment display and digital instrument cluster. Practicality should improve with the shift to a lift-back body style, like that of the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia and Buick Regal/Holden Commodore.

Under The Skin

Based on the flexible EMP2 platform, the new 508 will be lighter, stiffer and more crash-resistant compared to the ageing current model.

Powertrains are expected to be shared with the 5008, including a petrol 1.6-litre, turbocharged four, plus 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesels in varying states of tune. Power will be sent to the front wheels through a new automatic transmission, and it’s possible the 5008’s Advanced Grip Control (which has normal, snow, sand, mud modes) will make an appearance. Hybrid versions of the gasoline units will also be on offer, while an all-electric model could be added later in the car’s lifecycle.

Tough Competition In An Shrinking Segment

If fighting the tide of SUV’s is hard enough, the 508 will battle with offerings that are competing for the same shrinking market share. Those competitors like the Ford Mondeo (Fusion), Opel Insignia, Mazda6, VW Passat and Skoda Superb won’t make life easy for the Pug.

The sleek new 508 will debut in 2018 with sales starting later that year in Europe and possibly Asia-Pacific.

Tell us what you think of the all-new 508 in the comments below and should PSA consider bringing it stateside?

By Josh Byrnes

Photo Renderings Copyright Carscoops / Josh Byrnes

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Peugeot’s 1008 Baby SUV Hiding Under A 208 Body Is One Cool Mule 29
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in PEUGEOT, Peugeot Scoops, PSA, Scoops on 08 29th, 2017


It’s no secret that PSA wants to offer as many SUVs as possible to the market and this right here is the proof: what you’re looking at is an early mule of the upcoming Peugeot baby SUV.
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Scoop: Take A Peak Inside Peugeot’s 2018 508 Sedan 10
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in PEUGEOT, peugeot 508, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 07 10th, 2017


Seen in prototype form for the first time last month, Peugeot's next-gen 508 is expected to feature a myriad of new driver assistance systems.
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2018 Peugeot Partner Shows Its Boxy Figure For The First Time 9
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Citroen Berlingo, PEUGEOT, Peugeot Partner, Peugeot Scoops, PSA, Scoops on 06 9th, 2017


PSA is putting the final touches on its new generation of vans, with our spies spotting the 2018 Peugeot Partner during some testing.
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This Isn’t A BMW But Peugeot’s New 508 Sedan 7
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in PEUGEOT, peugeot 508, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 06 7th, 2017


Don't let that trick double kidney-style grille and aggressive styling fool you; what you see here isn't a new BMW sports sedan but Peugeot's next generation 508.

Expected to debut sometime next year, Peugeot's all-new 508 seems to feature a bit of a fastback or 4-door coupe design at the rear, which is something we were actually expecting.
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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi Leaked Showing Facelifted Hot Hatch 17
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in PEUGEOT, Peugeot 308, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 05 17th, 2017


It was barely two weeks ago that Peugeot revealed a mild facelift for its C-segment hatchback.
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Next-Gen Peugeot 208 Mule Trying To Hide Wider Body 15
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in new cars, PEUGEOT, Peugeot 208, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 03 15th, 2017


This very early next generation Peugeot 208 test mule was spotted in Sweden recently, announcing a car that should feature a new design and more interior space.
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Next-Gen Peugeot 208 Mule Trying To Hide Wider Body 15
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in new cars, PEUGEOT, Peugeot 208, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 03 15th, 2017


This very early next generation Peugeot 208 test mule was spotted in Sweden recently, announcing a car that should feature a new design and more interior space.
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New Peugeot Instinct Concept Surfaces Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show 24
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concept, Geneva Motor Show, new cars, Peugeot Concepts, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 02 24th, 2017


This image depicting a bold and somewhat futuristic Peugeot concept was recently posted on the official Geneva Motor Show website.
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This Peugeot 308 SW Mule Is Hiding The New 508 Underneath 24
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in PEUGEOT, Peugeot 308, peugeot 508, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 01 24th, 2017


Well well well, what do we have here? It looks like a Peugeot 308 SW, right? Look closer: what you're actually looking at, we have reason to believe, is a test mule for the next-generation 508.
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This Peugeot 308 SW Mule Is Hiding The New 508 Underneath 24
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in PEUGEOT, Peugeot 308, peugeot 508, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 01 24th, 2017


Well well well, what do we have here? It looks like a Peugeot 308 SW, right? Look closer: what you're actually looking at, we have reason to believe, is a test mule for the next-generation 508.
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Facelifted Peugeot 308 Could Be Just Around The Corner 3
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in new cars, Paris Auto Show, PEUGEOT, Peugeot 308, Peugeot Scoops, Scoops on 09 3rd, 2016


Even though the Peugeot 308 hasn't really been that active within media circles lately, the French automaker is currently preparing a slight redesign.
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Is Peugeot Creating A 2008 Out Of The Next Opel Meriva Too? 24
May
Posted by John Halas in GM, PEUGEOT, Peugeot 2008, Peugeot Scoops, PSA, Scoops on 05 24th, 2016


It’s no secret that GM and PSA have collaborated on the development of the successors to the Opel Meriva and Citroen C3 Picasso, but there’s a question mark on whether Peugeot will get a similar model as well.
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New Peugeot 3008 Crossover Spied At The Factory 13
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in PEUGEOT, Peugeot 3008, Peugeot Scoops, Peugeot Videos, Scoops, video on 05 13th, 2016


Video footage reveals the production-ready second generation Peugeot 3008, a couple of weeks ahead of its official presentation.
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