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Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Hyundai Venue Australian drive

On this week's podcast you're joined by Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and James Wong. James attended the local launch of the 2020 Hyundai Venue, and discusses what it's like to drive. Paul Maric speaks with Lamborghini's chief marketing officer, Katia Bassi. Trent was in Canberra last week for the local launch of the 2020 Peugeot 508, and James compares the Kia Picanto and Suzuki Swift...

Citroen C5 Aircross falls short with ANCAP, Mercedes and Peugeot achieve five stars

The recently-released Citroen C5 Aircross SUV has scored four stars out of five in the latest round of ANCAP results, due to a missing piece of semi-autonomous safety technology. Aimed at the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 in the hotly-contested mid-sized SUV space, the C5 Aircross's four-star safety rating is down to a 'marginal' result in 'vulnerable road user' (cyclist and pedestrian) protection...

2019 Peugeot 508 pricing and specs

The all-new 2019 Peugeot 508 line-up has arrived in Australia, offering just one trim level in two body styles. Pricing for the 508 GT Fastback starts at $53,990 plus on-road costs, while the 508 GT Sportswagon commands a $2000 premium at $55,990 before on-road costs. Both models are powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine making 165kW at 5500rpm and 300Nm at 2750rpm...

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...

2019 Peugeot 508 here in Q3 from $53,990

Peugeot Citroen Australia has confirmed pricing and initial details of the all-new 2019 508 Fastback, ahead of its local launch 'early' in the third quarter of 2019. Set to start at $53,990 before on-road costs, the 508 Fastback will form something of a halo product for the French brand, aiming to compete with everything from the Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Arteon to the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class...

Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered: 'We ARE going to make it'

Peugeot has confirmed it'll build the hotted-up, hybrid 508 Sport Engineered revealed as a concept at the Geneva motor show. Responding to a journalist saying there's a "slim chance" it'll build the quick 508 on Twitter, Jean-Philippe Imparato, CEO of Peugeot, responded with a fairly emphatic "It's not a slim chance... We ARE going to make it!"...

Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered concept revealed for Geneva

Peugeot Sport has revealed a high-performance version of the 508 Hybrid, ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Dubbed the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered, the concept car teams a 'PureTech 200' 150kW turbocharged petrol engine with a 110bhp (82kW) electric motor on the front axle, while an additional 200bhp (150kW) electric motor drives the rear wheels, giving the performance sedan all-wheel drive...

508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to several new models, including the Audi Q3, BMW X5, Peugeot 508, along with the Volvo S60/V60. The Q3, 508, S60 and V60 all scored over 90 per cent in the area of Adult Occupant Protection, while the X5 managed 89 per cent – largely due to the driver's knee airbag not deploying properly in the front offset test...

Peugeot 508 maxed on the autobahn - video

With a trendy, compact new shape and frameless doors, there's no doubt the Peugeot 508 is a stylish customer. But its engine line-up consists only of 1.6-litre engines, which seems like minimal displacement in what should be an effortless flagship for the French brand. Turns out, the range-topping 508 GT can still shift, thanks to 169kW and 300Nm channeled through an eight-speed automatic transmission...

2019 Peugeot 508 Touring confirmed for Australia

Peugeot has confirmed the 508 Touring will join its sedan (Fastback) stablemate in Australia next year, answering the prayers of wagon-loving buyers across the nation. Unveiled earlier this year and revealed in person at the Paris motor show, the Touring is a lighter, slicker successor to the current 508 Touring...

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...