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2017 Peugeot 2008 pricing and specs

The new-look 2017 Peugeot 2008 has arrived in Australia, with the more muscled looking mini SUV axing its diesel engine offering and adding new safety and technology equipment. The new model range is a petrol only affair, with the brand’s 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo engine and six-speed automatic transmission aimed at appealing squarely at the majority of front-wheel-drive SUV buyers...

PSA plan to buy Opel advancing - UPDATE

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares will meet UK prime minister Theresa May to discuss the company's intention to buy the money-losing Opel and Vauxhall brands from General Motors. The planned talks must be construed as a clear indication that PSA's intent to take-over GM's European arms is serious and advanced...

Hindustan sells Ambassador brand to Peugeot

Hindustan Motors has sold the Ambassador brand to the PSA Group, the parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS. The deal was closed at the end of last week, with the PSA Group paying the CK Birla Group, owner of Hindustan Motors, 800 million rupees ($16 million) for the Ambassador brand...

In talks: GM could sell Opel to Peugeot parent

General Motors and the PSA Group, owners of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS marques, have confirmed they are discussing a sale of Opel and Vauxhall to the French car maker. Overnight, the automakers released a statement to the media and the markets that they are discussing the "potential acquisition of Opel [and] Vauxhall" by the PSA Group...

2017 Peugeot 2008 in Australia from February with new engine, 3008 and 5008 to follow

The facelifted 2017 Peugeot 2008 will arrive next month with a new look, more equipment and a revised model range. Launching in late-February, the new 2008 has been updated with the French company's new corporate look, picking up a new grille, revised 'feline look' head- and tail-lights, along with a new top-spec GT-Line variant - replacing the outgoing Outdoor trim...

Brands that lost the most sales in 2016

The Australian new car market hit an all-time sales high last year, up two per cent to nearly 1.18 million units. Many brands experienced record highs, substantial yearly growth, or both. But some went the other direction. Brands that lost out in 2016, by volume, include: Jeep – down 11,798 units to 12,620 The American icon had a bad time in 2016, almost halving its sales over the previous year and falling behind the likes of Isuzu Ute and Land Rover...

2017 Peugeot 308 shake-up sees Australian range almost halved

The 2017 Peugeot 308 range has been cut down from 11 variants to just six as the brand tries to make things a little less complex for buyers - and, presumably, to attract more customers. The 2017 Peugeot 308 line-up sees the mainstream 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol versions removed, and just one of the GT variants remains...

Euro NCAP: Audi Q2, A5, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq, Peugeot 3008 score five stars for safety

Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has released safety ratings for some of the latest models from numerous brands, including the Audi Q2, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq and Suzuki Ignis...

2015 Peugeot 308 GTi recalled for tyre valve fix: 64 vehicles affected

Peugeot has issued a recall for 64 of its 2015 308 GTi hot hatches over concerns a faulty tyre valve could cause a loss of pressure. The French manufacturer reports that the recalled vehicles are potentially fitted with defective tyre valves. If a loss of tyre pressure occurs as a result of the fault, this could affect the handling of the vehicle and in a worst-case scenario, cause an accident...

2014-15 Peugeot 4008 recalled for transmission fix

Peugeot has issued a recall for its 4008 SUVs sold between May 2014 and December 2015, equipped with the continuously-variable transmission (CVT), over concerns the vehicles could experience a delay in acceleration. The manufacturer reports an unexpected reduction in the vehicle’s acceleration could potentially cause an accident...

Peugeot goes all salt and pepper so you can season with style

In possibly one of the largest marketing stretches ever seen, Peugeot has unveiled its latest limited, must-have item: salt and pepper mills. It’s Alright though, because these particular salt and pepper mills were designed in collaboration with the Peugeot Design Lab – the French car maker’s global brand design studio – and its own tableware division, PSP (Poivrieres Salieres Productions) Peugeot...