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Peugeot introduces first petrol particulate filter to Australia

It seems the French have found a way around Australia's poor fuel quality, beating the rest of the world to bring the first petrol particulate filter (PPF) to our market in the new Peugeot 308 GT warm hatch. Peugeot Australia has confirmed that local versions of the 308 GT will indeed be fitted with a PPF, despite other manufacturers like Porsche and Volkswagen claiming they're unable to bring their PPF-fitted powertrains Down Under due to our sulphur-rich petroleum...

2019 Peugeot 308 GT pricing and specs

Peugeot Australia has launched the special-edition 308 GT warm hatch, priced from $39,990 plus on-road costs. UPDATE, 13/8/19: Peugeot Australia has confirmed the 308 GT is fitted with a petrol particulate filter, making the new model one of the first vehicles in Australia available with such technology. See article for details...

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...

Peugeot 308: Rumours of German and UK production not true - UPDATE

The PSA Group, parent to brands including Peugeot, Citroen and Opel, could shake up its production schedule, starting with the next-generation Peugeot 308. UPDATE, 15/5/19: Automotive News Europe has published a new article this morning quoting a PSA spokesperson shutting down rumours of Peugeot 308 production outside of France...

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...

Hot hatches have jumped the shark, and we deserve better

I despise the phrase 'jumped the shark'. It comes from a late episode of Happy Days, where Fonzie literally jumps over a shark on water skis – at least, that's what Wikipedia told me. I wasn't born when the shark was first jumped, you see, but the expression still lingers like a bad smell over pop culture...

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 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...

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

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...