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Opel Skipping Geneva Show As It Has No New Products To Present 17
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Citroen, DS, Geneva Motor Show, opel, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports, vauxhall on 01 17th, 2018

Opel and Vauxhall have kicked off the year with a major announcement: they won't attend the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
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Peugeot Instinct Landaulet Render Looks Properly Presidential 11
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, PEUGEOT, Peugeot Concepts, Renderings on 01 11th, 2018

Peugeot unveiled their ultra stylish Instinct Concept during last year’s Geneva Motor Show, and since then, we’ve even learned that several of its styling cues will make the journey over to the all-new 508.

Yet, if you’re going to take that type of design and turn it into a four-door saloon, what can be more stylish than a roofless Landaulet version, such as this one drawn up by designer Jo Zechnas.

It presumably features the same suicide doors as the concept, which means no B-pillar. Otherwise, it’s all angular lines, wide fenders and an aggressive rear end.

We can easily envision heads of state riding in the back of this car, as well as certain wealthy individuals who wouldn’t mind ditching popular luxury badges for something a little bit different.

And if you think this car wouldn’t be comfortable enough, we’ll remind you that the real-life Instinct concept featured optimized seats that could fully recline in order to help occupants rest while the car was in autonomous mode.

Peugeot 2008 Gets More Luxurious In Allure Premium Trim 9
Posted by Carscoops Staff in new cars, PEUGEOT, Peugeot 2008, prices, UK on 01 9th, 2018

These days it’s not enough for luxury automakers to put out more luxurious automobiles. Mainstream ones do, too. So while the PSA group has its own upscale division in the DS brand, it’s also luxing up its more common offerings.

Say hello to the new Peugeot 2008 Allure Premium. It’s based on the subcompact crossover the French automaker already offers, but fitted with more upscale accoutrements.

The fresh model sits above the existing Allure trim and alongside the sportier GT, adopting a similar approach to the 208 Allure Premium hatchback released last year.

It stands apart with color-coded mirror caps and door handles, rear spoiler, extended wheel arches, and roof rails. The Cielo panoramic glass roof comes standard, beneath which you’ll find the Oxford Black interior trim, ambient lighting, 7-inch infotainment display, and Peugeot’s i-Cockpit. All that equipment would normally cost £1,400 if specified in the UK on a 2008 Allure (pictured), but in this case, the Allure Premium costs just £800 more.

“The addition of the Allure Premium to the Peugeot 2008 SUV was a natural step after the success of the 208 Allure Premium, and offers SUV style, space and presence in a package that represents outstanding value for money,” said Peugeot UK marketing director Mark Pickles. “For a small premium over the already generous Allure specification, customers will enjoy a host of luxury and technology enhancements which make owning and driving a Peugeot SUV thoroughly rewarding.”

British buyers will be able to choose between a 1.2-liter PureTech three-cylinder gasoline engine, or the 1.6-liter BlueHDi diesel.

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2018 Peugeot 308 TCR Unveiled With Improved Aerodynamic And 350PS 3
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, PEUGEOT, Peugeot 308, Peugeot Videos, racing, video on 01 3rd, 2018

Peugeot is ready for the 2018 TCR season with a new racer, evolved from the 308 Racing Cup and based on the road-legal 308 GTi.

Unveiled by the French brand’s motorsport branch, the potent machine features enhanced aerodynamic made possible by the addition of a front splitter, new rear diffuser, and large rear wing.

Touching the pavement are the 270/65 tires, wrapped around the specific 18-inch wheels, whereas stopping power is provided by the 378x34mm ventilated discs at the front, with 6-piston calipers, and 270x12mm discs at the rear, with 2-piston calipers.

Pumping 350PS (345hp) and 420Nm (310lb-ft) of torque to the front axle through a six-speed sequential transmission, with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, is a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.

Peugeot has already started taking orders for the new 308 TCR, which costs €109,000 ($131,256) before taxes. All racers will be shipped fully assembled, and the first customers will take delivery from April, this year.

Engineered specifically for TCR and international touring car competitions, the Peugeot 308 TCR will face the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, and Volkswagen Golf GTI, among others, on the track.



We’d Love To See A New Peugeot RCZ But, Sadly, It Won’t Happen 23
Posted by Brad Anderson in PEUGEOT, Peugeot RCZ, Renderings on 12 23rd, 2017

In a cut-throat automotive world where modern customers dream of owning SUVs and crossovers, a sports car from a brand that doesn’t have a history in this niche, like Peugeot’s RCZ is, sadly, not a favorite with customers.

Consequently, it’s little surprise that Peugeot has ruled out the possibility of a new RCZ on numerous occasions, no matter how sexy such a car could be. If you’re like us, you may be upset by the French automaker’s decision after seeing these renderings of what a next-generation RCZ could look like.

Created by Russian artist Aksyonov Nikita, the new RCZ has been rendered in both coupe and cabriolet guises and retains many of the same styling elements as the original – which, in our opinion, is no bad thing as it was already quite a looker.

From the double-bubble roof to the elongated decklid and short front overhang, the RCZ was one of the most eye-catching cars on the market. Updated with a set of LED headlights and taillights, it looks even sleeker.

Like we said, though, Peugeot prefers spending its cash developing SUVs, like the 3008, that sell like hotcakes and the low-volume RCZ will not be replaced.


PSA Group Debuts New PHEV Tilting Light Vehicle Concept 6
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, PEUGEOT, Peugeot Concepts, PHEV, PSA on 12 6th, 2017

If you still think Renault’s wacky Twizy is an interesting little EV, then you’ll likely grow fund of PSA’s latest concept.

Unveiled by the EU-LIVE (Efficient Urban Light Vehicle) consortium and funded by the European Commission, it’s part of the automaker’s ‘Push-to-Pass’ plan to deliver new mobility solutions, slotting “between the two-wheel and four-wheel segments”.

It’s 2.4m (7.87feet) long and 0.85m (2.79feet) wide, features scissor-like doors to maximize its efficiency in tight parking spaces, and has a heated cabin with an airbag and seatbelts, thus making rider gear unnecessary.

Despite its scooter apperance, it can be used on motorways as well, but it does require a driving license.

PSA claims that the concept is as easy to drive as a three-wheel scooter, thanks to its tilting mechanism that offers improved handling, and roll-control technology, which makes use of hydraulic components and a hydropneumatic suspension.

Power comes from a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that combines a 42hp single-cylinder petrol engine and two electric in-wheel motors, developed by Elaphe and Brembo, plus a 48-volt electric battery designed by Samsung SDI. The study has a total driving range of 300km (186miles), including 70km (44miles) in zero-emission mode. As for its top speed, it can hit 130km/h (81mph).


Peugeot Puts Its i-Cockpit In A Boat’s Helm Station Concept 4
Posted by Carscoops Staff in concepts, PEUGEOT, Peugeot Concepts, Yacht on 12 4th, 2017

Peugeot makes cars, of course. But it also makes motor scooters, bicycles, even pepper grinders. But boats? Well no, it doesn’t make boats. But Beneteau does, and the two have teamed up to design this conceptual pilothouse.

Called the Sea Drive concept, the design takes the i-Cockpit format, which Peugeot has implemented on models like the 208 and 308 hatchbacks (and 2008, 3008, and 5008 crossovers), and applies it to a boat’s helm station.

That means a compact steering wheel for easy maneuverability, a large 17-inch touchscreen Ship Control interface, a head-up display, and a minimal array of toggle switches for vital functions. It’s all done up in Nappa leather, copper topstitching, and satin chrome trim to give it a premium look and feel.

That Ship Control system controls and displays a wide variety of onboard functions: lighting, air conditioning, navigation, electrical, audio system, engine, battery and fuel levels, bilge pump… just about everything but the rudder. It also allows for multiple tablets to be deployed around the vessel to control all functions centrally.

We wouldn’t expect Peugeot to start producing boats now, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see a new line of Beneteau yachts put to sea with the innovations ascribed by the Peugeot Design Lab.

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2018 Citroen Berlingo And Peugeot Partner Vans Get 3008’s Upscale Interior 27
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
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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1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two-Seater Sells For $7.26 Million 16
Posted by Brad Anderson in Classics, Motorsport, PEUGEOT, racing on 11 16th, 2017

A hugely significant 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two-Seater has sold for $7.26 million at a recent Bonhams Auction event in Los Angeles.

For much of the last century, it was thought that this iconic Peugeot was driven by Dario Resta to victory at the 1916 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. However, it was recently confirmed that it was instead driven by Ralph Mulford at the 1916 event and finished third.

Throughout much of the early 1900’s, French carmakers dominated the motorsport scene and in 1913, Jules Goux claimed victory at the Indianapolis endurance race in a similar car.

Interestingly, this L45 Grand Prix Two-Seater raced with a 3.0-liter engine in 1916 but was soon fitted with a 4.5-liter four-cylinder engine with dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, and 112 hp at 2,800 rpm. The car also includes mechanical drum brakes at all four corners, semi-elliptical leaf spring suspension and live front and rear axles.

A key contributor in the vehicle’s auction price is that it is chassis no.1 and features engine no.1.


PSA Has Already Decided Which Brand To Bring To America, Might Not Be DS 15
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Citroen, DS, opel, PEUGEOT, PSA, Reports, USA, vauxhall on 11 15th, 2017

Groupe PSA recently returned to the United States with its Free2Move mobility app but that’s not much consolation for fans hoping to buy one of the company’s vehicles.

Cars are coming but it might be awhile before they arrive. As PSA North America CEO Larry Dominique explained to Automobile Magazine, the company doesn’t have a dealership network, infrastructure, or parts and service providers in this country. He added, “I have to build those things from the ground-up.”

Dominique went on to say the situation is a blessing and a curse but he’s going to make sure PSA is 100 percent ready before launching a car in America. He declined to say when this might occur but there’s little doubt the company don’t want to repeat Fiat’s underwhelming return.

Despite not having a firm launch date, Dominique confirmed PSA has already decided which brand to bring to the United States. Initial speculation suggested it would be DS but the executive downplayed that idea by saying “people are just making assumptions.” That doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be DS but other possibilities include Peugeot or Citroen as well as the recently acquired Opel and Vauxhall. The three French brands are seen as the most likely candidates but only time will tell which one finally gets the green light.

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Peugeot’s Going For One More Dakar Win Before It Quits 2
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dakar, Motorsport, PEUGEOT, Peugeot 3008 on 11 2nd, 2017

Peugeot's on a bit of a winning streak at the Dakar Rally. It won in 2016, again in 2017, and is going for a third next year. But that'll be the last one.
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Next-Gen Peugeot 2008 Reportedly Coming In 2019 With Electric Version 27
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dongfeng, Electric Vehicles, PEUGEOT, Peugeot 2008, Reports on 10 27th, 2017

Currently in its fourth year of production, the Peugeot 2008 was discreetly updated in 2016, but more radical changes are expected to be employed in two years' time.
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Next-Gen Peugeot 2008 Reportedly Coming In 2019 With Electric Version 27
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dongfeng, Electric Vehicles, PEUGEOT, Peugeot 2008, Reports on 10 27th, 2017

Currently in its fourth year of production, the Peugeot 2008 was discreetly updated in 2016, but more radical changes are expected to be employed in two years' time.
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If Peugeot Made Flying Cars For The United Federation Of Planets, It Would Look Like This 14
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Flying Cars, PEUGEOT, Peugeot Concepts, Renderings on 10 14th, 2017

Meet the Peugeot Skywalk hybrid concept, a half car, half flying machine that could very well exist in a very distant future.
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