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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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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 podcast 43: Geneva motor show!

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia...

Done deal: Opel sold to Peugeot parent PSA, Commodore and Astra unharmed

PSA Group, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, is now the second largest car maker in Europe, with confirmation today that it will purchase German brand Opel and British brand Vauxhall from General Motors. Confirmed during a joint press conference held by the leaders of PSA Group and GM, the sale sees the French company leapfrog the Renault Nissan Alliance - which only recently added Mitsubishi to its portfolio - to sit just beneath Volkswagen...