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Peugeot Australia launching first electric car in 2022, e-2008 SUV looking likely; plug-in hybrids here late 2021

Peugeot has confirmed it will launch its first electric vehicle in Australia in 2022 – though the exact identity of the vehicle that will grace local showrooms is yet to be confirmed. "In 2022, we will introduce electric variants to the Australian market. Whilst we are not currently in a position to confirm what they will be, various studies are underway and favourable...

2021 Peugeot 508 plug-in hybrid due in Australia by the end of 2021

The 2021 Peugeot 508 range will double in size by the end of 2021, with the introduction of plug-in hybrid variants of the French brand's mid-size liftback and wagon. A Peugeot Citroen Australia spokesperson confirmed to CarAdvice the 508 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) – badged 508 Hybrid – will arrive in Australian showrooms in the second half of 2021, joining a plug-in version of the 3008 mid-size SUV also due in showrooms during the same period...

2021 Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered: French hybrid to cost more than base Porsche 718 Cayman, BMW M340i in Germany

Pricing for the 2021 Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered in Germany has been announced – and it's not as affordable as many expected. The 508 Sport Engineered – Peugeot's first high-performance, 'Peugeot Sport Engineered' branded plug-in hybrid model – will be priced from €66,640 (AU$105,000) in five-door liftback guise, with the long-roof, enthusiast-favourite wagon variant attracting a €67,940 (AU$107,000) price tag – some €10,000 (AU$16,000) more than a 'standard', optioned-up, top-spec 508 GT plug-in hybrid...

Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered likely for Australia

Australia is looking likely to receive the most powerful Peugeot ever built - the plug-in hybrid Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered (already dubbed 'Peugeot 508 PSE' by punters). At the launch of its all-new 2008 small SUV, Kate Gillis, general manager of Peugeot Citroen Australia, said that evaluation has so far been favourable, and that PSA Groupe were in support of launching the vehicle in Australia...

2021 Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered revealed, Australian potential unclear

2021 Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered officially revealed Most powerful Peugeot ever built packs 265 plug-in hybrid kilowatts 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds 2.03L/100km fuel economy claim on Europe's WLTP cycle Peugeot has turned up the wick on its svelte 508 sedan and wagon, creating the 2021 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered...

2021 Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered: Electrified hot sedan and wagon spied

Photos of undisguised 2021 Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered sedan and wagon variants have been published in the European press this week, offering a first clear look at what's to come. Revealed in concept form last year, the 508 Sport Engineered concept (also referred to as the 508 PSE) combined a 150kW petrol engine with a pair of electric motors – a front-mounted 82kW and a rear-mounted 150kW unit – to produce a new generation of electrified performance...

Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered production to start in 2020 with wagon option

Peugeot is getting ready to release the 508 Sport Engineered to the public, the brand's boss has confirmed in an interview with Automotive News Europe – and there's going to be a wagon option. Revealed in concept form at the 2019 Geneva motor show, the Sport Engineered has a 150kW petrol engine and an 82kW electric motor on the front axle, with another 150kW electric motor on the rear axle providing all-wheel drive...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: 508 Fastback v Superb 162TSI

On this week's podcast, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and James Wong. We speak to Josh Dowling about the Ford Mustang EV SUV and the Tesla ute at the Los Angeles motor show. He also talks in more detail about his trip with a team replacing recalled Takata airbags in remote areas...

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...