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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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At last, Peugeot and Citroen have a shot at success in Australia
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At last, Peugeot and Citroen have a shot at success in Australia

À propos du temps! That’s French for ‘about time!’, in reference to the fact that Sime Darby is no longer the Australian distributor for Peugeot, Citroen and DS. The news that Groupe PSA, the company that runs the three French brands, has moved on to a new local distributor – Inchcape, the same guys who have transformed Subaru from an odd-ball outsider to a properly appealing 'household name' car brand – is excellent for all parties...


2018 Peugeot 308 GTi leaked on Twitter
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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi leaked on Twitter

The 2018 Peugeot 308 GTi has been accidentally leaked this week by the company's Spanish arm on Twitter in a single image. While the original tweet has since been taken down, the single image shows the updated hot hatch in Peugeot's signature two-tone paint finish, though you'd be hard-pressed to noticed any real changes...


PSA Peugeot Citroen shifts Australian distribution to Subaru operator Inchcape - UPDATE
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PSA Peugeot Citroen shifts Australian distribution to Subaru operator Inchcape - UPDATE

French automotive giant Groupe PSA - the company that oversees the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands - has signed a new distribution agreement with Inchcape in Australia. Inchcape is the company that takes care of brands such as Subaru locally, so the move - Groupe PSA would undoubtedly hope - will see the French car brands see increased sales in a market where it currently struggles for relevance...


2016 Peugeot 508 recalled for fire risk
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2016 Peugeot 508 recalled for fire risk

Peugeot has issued a recall for its 2016 508 sedan and wagon over concerns a faulty electrical relay could pose a fire risk. Affected models are fitted with a non-compliant electrical relay, which could disrupt the starter control and overheat. The French manufacturer says if the product relay overheats it could cause a fire...


2017 Peugeot 308 facelift goes official with new tech, engines and transmission
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2017 Peugeot 308 facelift goes official with new tech, engines and transmission

The updated 2017 Peugeot 308 has been officially revealed and detailed, though only in a single image at this stage, bringing new driver assistance technologies and a new eight-speed automatic transmission for the sporty GT diesel. Design changes have been extended to all six trim versions that are available globally; including the Access, Active, Allure, GT Line, GT and GTi...


2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report six – farewell
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2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report six – farewell

In our final update on the 2017 Peugeot 308 Active, we take a look at things we've loved and hated about the car over its time with us.


2017 Peugeot 308 Active review
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2017 Peugeot 308 Active review

Read the full article here. That’s that. Three months and as many thousand kilometres later, and it’s time to hand back our 2017 Peugeot 308 Active hatchback. We’ve traversed highways and country roads, done the daily grind commute thing, pawed over its interior and infotainment, and while I’ve been the primary possessor of the car during its time here, it has spent time with other members of the editorial and executive teams...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Peugeot 308 facelift leaked
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2018 Peugeot 308 facelift leaked

The updated Peugeot 308 has been leaked in images on an online forum this week, giving us a first look at the facelifted hatch - though you'll be hard pressed to notice the changes...


Peugeot 3008 PHEV details confirmed, electric 208 debuting in 2019
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Peugeot 3008 PHEV details confirmed, electric 208 debuting in 2019

Laurent Blanchet, Peugeot's product director, has revealed details about the Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid, and confirmed a Peugeot 208 EV is due in 2019. In an interview with AutoExpress, Blanchet revealed the 3008 PHEV will feature a 1.6-litre petrol engine and have a total power output of around 225kW...


2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report five – highway and country driving

2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report five – highway and country driving

We've done the urban thing with our 2017 Peugeot 308 Active long-termer, but now it's time to get out of town and see how it handles on the open road.


Geely withdraws Proton/Lotus bid, leaving Peugeot parent as only suitor
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Geely withdraws Proton/Lotus bid, leaving Peugeot parent as only suitor

Geely has withdrawn its bid to enter into a partnership with Proton, leaving the PSA Group, parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, as the Malaysian national car maker's only remaining partner candidate. An Conghui, Geely's president, confirmed the news to the South China Morning Post, although he didn't tell the newspaper why Geely decided to withdraw from the bidding process...


Peugeot family says Opel purchase part of plan to 'conquer' the world
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Peugeot family says Opel purchase part of plan to 'conquer' the world

Members of the Peugeot family have revealed more of the rationale behind the PSA Group's purchase of the bulk of GM's European operations, including Opel and Vauxhall. Reuters reports that Jean-Philippe and Robert Peugeot sat down for an interview with Welt am Sonntag, and presented further thoughts on the 2.2 billion euro ($3.1 billion) deal...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report four – urban driving
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2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report four – urban driving

The 2017 Peugeot 308 Active has found itself a loving home in the CarAdvice office, and in this report we take a look at how it handles the ins and outs of urban driving.


2018 Peugeot 208 mule spied
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2018 Peugeot 208 mule spied

An early engineering mule for the new Peugeot 208 hatch has been spied doing cold climate testing in northern Europe. With the mule's bolt-on wheel arch extensions, we can see that the second-generation 208 will be wider than today's car, which measures 1739mm across...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Holden part of GM’s sustainable profit-focused future
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Holden part of GM’s sustainable profit-focused future

General Motors says it sees Holden as part of its future to maintain businesses that are sustainable and profitable in the long term. Speaking to the Australian media at the Geneva Motor Show today, the president of General Motors, Dan Ammann, emphasised GM’s plan to ensure its global operations show strong signs of efficient growth...


2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year
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2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year

The 2017 Peugeot 3008 has been crowned the 2017 Car of the Year for the European contingent of the awards. The all-new Peugeot 3008 medium SUV took the prize from much-fancied competitors such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Volvo S90/V90...