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2019 Peugeot 308 GT confirmed for Australia

Peugeot Australia has confirmed the rollout of its new eight-speed automatic transmission co-developed with Japan’s Aisin, set to debut with the new 308 GT later this month. The ‘EAT8’ builds on the outgoing six-speeder starting with the obvious addition of two extra ratios, along with “improved shift quality” and a 7...

CarAdvice podcast 146: Race the NSW Highway Patrol... legally!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and James Wong. In car news, the next-generation BMW 1 Series has been previewed, Toyota Australia has confirmed three hybrid launches before the end of the year, and the Ford Ranger is getting AEB across the range. Also, initial details have been released for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan has been revealed...

Peugeot 3008, 5008 Crossway Editions announced

Peugeot Australia has released a pair of Crossway Editions based on its 3008 and 5008 SUVs, both limited to just 100 units in total. The special-edition models add "bespoke content" to both models, which are based on the mid-spec Allure grade, including features that cannot be had on the core range...

Peugeot 308 hits 1 million units

Peugeot has produced its one millionth 308 this past week, along with the 500,000th 3008, both rolling down the production line at almost the same time. According to the French brand, the 308 is being built at a rate of 860 vehicles per day, while the 3008 is running at over 1000 units a day. The plant is said to be running seven days a week to meet global demand...

2019 Peugeot 508, 3008 plug-in hybrids revealed

The Peugeot 508 Hybrid and Peugeot 3008 GT Hybrid4 have been detailed overnight, ahead of a European on-sale date during the second quarter of 2019. With both drivetrain options the driver can use opt to utilise electric motor (regenerative) braking whenever they lift off the accelerator, and an e-Save mode, which sets aside 10km, 20km or a battery's worth of range for later...

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. If the engine overheats and seizes on the move, owners and other road users could be at risk of an accident...

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 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...

Peugeot boss: 'We want to do better'

The boss of Peugeot Citroen Australia (PCA) admits the company is facing challenging times, as it seeks to relaunch after a change of distributorship and management in 2017. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Peugeot 5008 mid-sized SUV last week, PCA’s managing director Anouk Poelmann was forthright in her assessment of the brand’s place in the Australian automotive landscape, despite recording an eight per cent year-on-year growth in 2017...

Peugeot adds AEB across the line-up - UPDATE

Update (22/1): Peugeot's local division has confirmed that the 208 GTi and 308 GTi are unavailable with AEB from the factory, and therefore are not included as part of the range-wide safety upgrade. Peugeot Australia has added autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment across its line-up, including the 208, 308, 2008 and 3008...

Peugeot Avantage Editions launch with seven-year warranty

Peugeot Australia has announced its range of Avantage Editions, celebrating our summer of tennis and the French brand's partnership with the ATP men's tennis association. Available on the 208, 308, 2008 and 3008, the special variants are limited to just 80 units in total, making these cars quite exclusive...