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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...

Peugeot 308 Active gets rear-view camera, navigation as standard: $27,990 starting price

The Peugeot 308 Active now comes standard with a rear-view camera and satellite navigation as standard, although not as a free upgrade. At $27,990 plus on-road costs, the 308 Active is $1100 than the model it replaces, though the upgrade also includes complimentary map updates for the vehicle warranty period - valued at $450 over three years...

2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...

2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR: twin-turbo, rear-drive SUV revealed for 2017 Dakar Rally

Think Peugeot SUVs aren't hardcore enough for you? Then check out the new 2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR. Due to be officially unveiled at next month’s 2016 Paris motor show, the new Peugeot 3008 DKR is the successor to the 2016 Dakar Rally-winning Peugeot 2008 DKR, and is set to take on the iconic off-road endurance rally raid come January 2017...

2017 Peugeot 5008 unveiled: first large seven-seat SUV headed for Paris

The 2017 Peugeot 5008 has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show next month. A significant departure from its MPV-styled predecessor, the all-new 5008 enters as the marque’s first large, seven-seat SUV...

2017 Peugeot 308 facelift spied

The current Peugeot 308 may only be a couple of years old, but it seems the French car maker is already planning a mild facelift for its small hatch sometime over the next year, as these new spy photos show. While it appears to be a very minor refresh, the updated 308 could get revised headlights and a new front bumper design, which on this vehicle incorporates a square-shaped sensor likely to be used for an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system - which isn’t currently offered...