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Peugeot 308, 3008, 5008 diesels recalled

Inchcape Australia has issued a recall notice for diesel-powered Peugeot 308, 3008 and 5008 models, over concerns about engine overheating. According to the company, the cooling strategy and maximum temperature alert might make the engine overheat...

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Peugeot Australia considering 96kW petrol option for 3008, 308 Touring
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Peugeot Australia considering 96kW petrol option for 3008, 308 Touring

Peugeot's local division is mulling a 96kW 1.2-litre petrol engine for a "broader range" of models, namely the 3008 crossover and 308 Touring wagon. Currently used in models like the 208 light hatch, 2008 SUV, and 308 small hatch, the 'PureTech' turbocharged three-cylinder unit makes the aforementioned 96kW of power at 5500rpm, along with 230Nm of torque at 1750rpm...


Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive arrives from $33,990 drive-away
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Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive arrives from $33,990 drive-away

Peugeot Australia has launched the 208 GTi Édition Définitive, complete with mechanical and cosmetic upgrades to send off production of the current-generation pint-sized hot hatch. Just 20 examples will make their way Down Under, priced from $33,990 drive-away – $4000 more than the new $29,990 drive-away price for the standard 208 GTi...


Opel/Vauxhall returned to profit just under a year after takeover
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Opel/Vauxhall returned to profit just under a year after takeover

Just 11 months after purchasing Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors, the PSA Group has halted the flow of red ink from the lightning bolt and griffin brands. According to the French car maker, Opel/Vauxhall made a profit of €502 million ($794 million) during the first half of 2018. Its operating margin was 5.0 per cent, a significant improvement from the -2...


2019 Peugeot 508 GT to get 224kW PHEV system - report
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2019 Peugeot 508 GT to get 224kW PHEV system - report

The upcoming Peugeot 508 could be getting an electrified performance flagship variant, according to a new report out of the UK. Citing a "company insider", Autocar claims the new 508 GT will pair a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery system...


2019 Peugeot 208 GTi could go electric - report
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2019 Peugeot 208 GTi could go electric - report

The next-generation Peugeot 208 GTi is set to be revealed next year, and it could offer the option of petrol or electric power – according to a new report out of the UK. Auto Express quotes Peugeot's CEO, Jean-Pierre Imparato, indicating that customers will be able to "choose their powertrain"...


Peugeot sales up nearly a quarter in 2018
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Peugeot sales up nearly a quarter in 2018

Peugeot is among the fastest-growing brands in Australia this year, recording a 24.1 per cent sales bump during the first half of 2018. Alright, it's coming off a low base, but bear with us here. The brand has 1333 sales so far this year, up on the 1074 it managed to the same point in 2017...


TCR: Australia to get its own global touring car series

TCR: Australia to get its own global touring car series

Good news for fans of hot hatches and fast-fours. And good news for fans of motorsport. The worldwide motorsport category, TCR Touring Car, is coming to Australia. The category was conceived in 2014 and has since become one of the fastest growing forms of motorsport in the world. In 2018, TCR regulations became the umbrella rules for the new FIA World Touring Car Cup...


2019 Citroen Berlingo revealed, Peugeot Partner too
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2019 Citroen Berlingo revealed, Peugeot Partner too

The all-new Citroen Berlingo has been revealed alongside its Peugeot Partner twin bringing a host of upgrades including new driver assistance systems and powertrains...


Peugeot 308: Next-gen coming in 2020 - report
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Peugeot 308: Next-gen coming in 2020 - report

The Peugeot 308 looks set to be replaced by an all-new car at the turn of the decade, according to a new report out of France. Caradisiac claims the new-gen 308 will be launched in 2020, boasting hatchback and wagon body styles, and a design inspired by the brand's newer models like the 3008 SUV and the 508 sedan and Touring wagon...


Opel teases new concept, next-gen Corsa confirmed for 2019
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Opel teases new concept, next-gen Corsa confirmed for 2019

Opel has revealed its upcoming model and development plans at its TechDay, hosted at the company's Rüsselsheim engineering centre in Germany. Freshly acquired by France's PSA Group, parent to brands like Citroen and Peugeot, Opel confirmed it will develop the group's next-generation of four-cylinder petrol engines and light commercial vehicles, along with teasing a new concept bound for reveal later this year...


2018 Peugeot 5008 gets bulletproof armour
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2018 Peugeot 5008 gets bulletproof armour

The Peugeot 5008 has been chosen as the new official state vehicle for France's president, Emmanuel Macron, and as such the company has decked out the SUV with a range of modifications for presidential use, including certified bulletproofing...


International Engine of the Year: Ferrari, Peugeot, BMW among winners
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International Engine of the Year: Ferrari, Peugeot, BMW among winners

Ferrari has scooped International Engine of the Year for the third year running, beating out Porsche and Tesla (yes, really) for the honour. The 3.9-litre bi-turbo V8 from the 488 GTB, GTB Spider and Pista scored 486 points from the judges, comfortably beating out the 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six engine in the Porsche 911 (198 points) and the 6...


The week's top news stories, June 10
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The week's top news stories, June 10

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


2019 Peugeot 508 Touring revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Peugeot 508 Touring revealed - UPDATE

Peugeot has revealed its slinky new 508 SW, a load-lugging rival to the Volvo V60, ahead of its in-person unveil at this year's Paris motor show. UPDATE, 1:58pm: Peugeot's local importer has confirmed it wants the 508 SW. Tyson Bowen, local Peugeot communications boss, said: “It is absolutely on our wish list and we are working with PSA to secure it for the local market...


2019 Peugeot 508 SW leaked
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2019 Peugeot 508 SW leaked

The upcoming Peugeot 508 SW has been leaked on social media, shortly after the French manufacturer issued a teaser for its all-new wagon. Following reports a month ago claiming a replacement for the current 508 Touring was heading to the Paris motor show, the brand issued a teaser via Twitter – asking viewers to #BreakTheCodes to uncover the new model's name...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...


Peugeot 308 GTI production halted for WLTP, local supply unaffected
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Peugeot 308 GTI production halted for WLTP, local supply unaffected

Peugeot has halted production of the 308 GTi for four months, as it works to revise the car's 1.6-litre engine to pass incoming World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) standards. Local supply of the turbo tearaway, which finished fifth in our recent hot hatch mega test, shouldn't be affected by the break in production at Peugeot's factory in Sochaux, France...


Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches
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Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches

Peugeot is offering a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on its SUV models sold before the end of June, as part of a wider sales campaign. The brand's 'delicious' deals campaign will upgrade 208 Active ($21,990 before on-roads) and 308 Active ($26,990 before on-roads) purchases to the Allure grade, representing $3000 and $5000 of extra value respectively...