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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Geely has withdrawn its bid to enter into a partnership with Proton, leaving the PSA Group, parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, as the Malaysian national car maker's only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...

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...

PSA board approves Opel takeover, announcement due Monday - UPDATE

UPDATE: It is now official, Opel has been sold to PSA Group. Story here. French automotive giant PSA Group is on the brink of completing a deal to buy General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall divisions, according to a report out of Europe over the weekend. More, the companies are now expect to announce details at 9:15am, Monday morning, in Europe - 7:15pm tonight, Australian time...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 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...

Peugeot Instinct concept revealed

The Peugeot Instinct concept has been revealed, ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month. An autonomous shooting brake, the Peugeot Instinct is pitched as a car that understands the driver and can "foresee your every wish". Headlining features of the Instinct include full connectivity with devices like your smartphone, smartwatch and social media sites...

Peugeot Australia in talks with French HQ to expand eight-year warranty

Peugeot Australia could soon become the brand with the most extensive new-car warranty in the country - an eight-year, unlimited-kilometre plan. Back in 2016 the company announced it would back certain models in its range with the benchmark eight-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, and now the local branch of Peugeot is in talks with its French headquarters, Groupe PSA, to implement a longer warranty as a permanent fixture...

Citroen Dispatch van confirmed, Peugeot cans van plans

The Citroen Dispatch mid-sized van has been confirmed for Australia, as the French company's local distributor, Sime Darby Automotive, looks to clarify its commercial vehicle position. Until recently, both Citroen and Peugeot - each distributed by Sime Darby - had offered commercial vehicles as parts of their line-ups...

Peugeot 3008 and 5008 to push French brand's mainstream appeal

When you think SUVs, you don't necessarily think of Peugeot. But in the space of the next 12 months, the French company is set to see an SUV range expansion that it hopes will give the brand some mainstream appeal. The updated Peugeot 2008 small SUV kicks things off this week, followed by the 3008 mid-sized model around April (pictured top), and the larger 5008 seven-seater that will arrive before the year's out (pictured below)...

Peugeot Instinct concept leaked ahead of Geneva show

The Peugeot Instinct concept has been leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the 2017 Geneva motor show, which takes place in early March. The image you see here was published on the official Geneva motor show website. Unfortunately the site doesn't offer any further details about the vehicle, except that it will be shown at Peugeot's stand...