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Peugeot: 'You buy the car then choose the powertrain'

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Peugeot: 'You buy the car then choose the powertrain'

Peugeot says that its strategy going forward is to be powertrain agnostic, focusing instead on the design and quality of its vehicles and leaving the drivetrain choice to customers Speaking with media at the Paris motor show this week, Jean-Philippe Imparato, global CEO of Peugeot, said the brand aims to bring about an ‘unboring’ future, which means it will design and manufacture desirable cars that will then be available as full-electric, plug-in hybrid along with conventional petrol and diesel engines...

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Peugeot won't sell high-performance ‘bad boys’ compensated by EVs
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Peugeot won't sell high-performance ‘bad boys’ compensated by EVs

Peugeot says that with the every stringent emission regulations taking place in Europe and the United States, that take into account the overall CO2 output of brands, it will not sell electric vehicles just to compensate its high performance and high CO2 output vehicles...


Citroen to improve ‘quality and customer service’ in Australia
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Citroen to improve ‘quality and customer service’ in Australia

Citroen says that it needs to get its quality and customer service right before it pushes for a big relaunch in Australia during the first half of 2019. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Paris motor show this week, global CEO for Citroen, Linda Jackson, said that regardless of how good its upcoming vehicles may be, unless the brand can get its quality, after sales and general customer experience right in Australia, it will ultimately fail...


Peugeot no longer investing in diesel engines
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Peugeot no longer investing in diesel engines

French manufacturer Peugeot says that while it will continue to sell diesel vehicles across multiple markets, it has stopped its R&D spend into the technology as it shifts focus to electrification...


Citroen focusing on ‘design and comfort’
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Citroen focusing on ‘design and comfort’

Citroen’s future will based around the two key elements: design and comfort. The brand is focused on bringing innovative technologies enhancing its concept of comfort, and creating daring designs to help differentiate its models in the crowded mainstream market...


Targa Great Barrier Reef in a Lotus Elise

Targa Great Barrier Reef in a Lotus Elise

There is no sport more expensive than motorsport. Arguably, there is also no sport as thrilling as motorsport. Any human that has ever been in control of a car at its limits knows the joys and the sheer adrenaline that the experience brings. It’s an addictive activity, but for many it’s often done in a manner that is both illegal and rather dangerous...

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Citroen: 'We lost our way'
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Citroen: 'We lost our way'

The boss of French manufacturer, Citroen, admits the company had lost its way in the past trying to produce mainstream cars that did little in differentiating themselves in the heavily competitive market but is now in a process of rebuilding...


Declining house prices affecting luxury car sales - Audi
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Declining house prices affecting luxury car sales - Audi

Declining luxury car sales are linked to the cooling house market across Australia's major cities according to Audi's local arm, with the big three German carmakers seeing a notable dip in market share over the last few months. Audi’s sales in August were a down a significant 25.8 per cent on last year, BMW was down 12.2 per cent, and Mercedes-Benz was down 11...


Audi ‘optimistic’ on Australian EV incentives
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Audi ‘optimistic’ on Australian EV incentives

Audi is optimistic the Australian government will join the rest of the first world and offer buyer incentives for choosing an electric vehicle (EV) over an internal-combustion one. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new e-tron in San Francisco, Paul Sansom, Audi Australia managing director, said he sees incentives for EVs as high on the agenda, based on a commitment from both major Australian political parties to meet environmental targets set out in the Paris Agreement...


Audi ‘convinced’ luxury car tax will go, delayed by Brexit
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Audi ‘convinced’ luxury car tax will go, delayed by Brexit

Audi Australia is convinced the luxury car tax (LCT) will be removed in the near future, as the Australian Government and European Union continue to hash out a free-trade agreement – but the changes remain delayed until the fallout Britain’s European Union exit is complete. The LCT is a 33 percent tax on cars costing over $66,531 with fuel usage over 7...


Audi isn't making EVs for emissions, but 'because the customer wants to buy it’
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Audi isn't making EVs for emissions, but 'because the customer wants to buy it’

Tightening emissions requirements and looming fossil fuel bans aren't the main driver behind Audi's push toward electric power, with the brand instead arguing a desire to meet customer demand is central to its electrified rollout...


Dieselgate: Audi hasn't ‘forgotten about what happened over the past few years’
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Dieselgate: Audi hasn't ‘forgotten about what happened over the past few years’

Audi’s stand-in CEO says the company hasn't forgotten about the problems caused by Dieselgate, but argued the company isn't holding its ‘heritage as its destiny’ as it commits billions to the production of electric vehicles...


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2019 BMW X3 review

A trip across South Africa in a BMW X3 is the perfect reminder of this German SUV's brilliance.

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Audi and Porsche collaborating on electric vehicles
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Audi and Porsche collaborating on electric vehicles

Audi and Porsche are working together on what Audi today called the ‘premium platform electric’ (PPE), which will underpin a series of models across vehicles spanning the B, C and D-segments. This partnership's outcome will underpin the upcoming Porsche Taycan, as well as the Audi e-tron Sportback concept expected to be unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show in November...


Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux modifications a target for QLD Police: The facts about what is and isn’t legal
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Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux modifications a target for QLD Police: The facts about what is and isn’t legal

With the Holden Commodore ute and Aussie-built V8s now consigned to the history books, the taller pick-up ute has become the new love of those yearning for freedom with space and load-hauling practicality. It’s no surprise then, that in Australia the sales of utilities are now approaching almost 20 per cent of the total market...