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Renault switches to independent distributor in Australia from April 2021 – UPDATE

UPDATE, 4 February 2021: Renault Australia has today confirmed the French brand will be handled locally by independent distributor Ateco from April 2021. In a joint statement issued today, Renault said the existing national network of 53 showrooms and three service-only outlets will remain unchanged for the time being...

2021 Peugeot 3008 SUV revealed, Australian timing confirmed – UPDATE: GT Sport variant announced

UPDATE, 27 January 2021: Peugeot Australia has confirmed the new 3008 will touch down on local shores in the coming months, offering the choice of a new GT Sport variant. The 3008 GT Sport grade will exclusively add a 'Black Pack', comprising black exterior and interior trim and black 19-inch alloy wheels, while other additions over lesser variants will include Nappa leather trim and a 10-speaker Focal premium sound system...

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...

VFACTS 2020: Headline models from Peugeot and Renault have big wins

2020 will always be known as a year like no other – and Australia's new-car sales results are in to back that up. The last two months of the year showed signs of recovery, but for many brands supply remains an issue. To the end of the 2020 calendar 916,968 new cars were reported as sold – down by 13.7 per cent compared to the prior year...

Peugeot to offer high-performance versions of every model – report

Peugeot's future model line-up could be in line for a high-performance hit, with news out of Europe indicating all future models from the French brand will receive a performance variant. Speaking with British magazine Auto Express, Peugeot CEO Jean-Phillipe Imparato confirmed a raft of high-performance Peugeots are on track to in the coming years...

Stellantis: Merger of Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot groups – UPDATE

UPDATE, 19 January 2021: It's done! Six months after Stellantis was announced as the name of the merger between Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA) and the Peugeot Group (PSA), the new entity has launched. The merger makes Stellantis one of the largest car companies in the world, with combined annual sales of around 8.1 million vehicles...

2021 Peugeot new cars

Peugeot looks to be avoiding the headwinds of 2020. It sold a similar number of cars as it did the year before, down less than three per cent – in a market that has receded over 10 per cent on average. In 2020, the brand launched its all-new 2008 small SUV (pictured above), and refreshed its 308 small car range...

Peugeot Group is technically buying out Fiat-Chrysler, according to Stellantis agreement fine print

Peugeot Group is technically buying out the Fiat-Chrysler Group – not merging with it, as was previously reported – according to fine print analysis of the Stellantis agreement. Stellantis is the name given to the new company which comprises all Peugeot Group (PSA) and Fiat-Chrysler Group (FCA) brands...

2021 Peugeot Landtrek: Dual-cab launches in Latin America

The 2021 Peugeot Landtrek has launched overseas – following its initial unveiling in February – but there's little chance of the dual-cab ute making its way to Australia. With the Peugeot ute only being built in left-hand drive, the vehicle is to be offered in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa initially, with other emerging markets receiving the model in the future...

Stellantis: Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot-Citroen merger set for European approval – UPDATE

UPDATE, November 10, 2020: Today, the merged Fiat Chrysler and PSA Groupe (Peugeot Citroen) companies have revealed the final version of their Stellantis logo. In its finished form, the logo adds a dotted starburst device to the A of the Stellantis wordmark revealed in July – reflecting the Latin term 'stello'; "to brighten with stars"...

Peugeot Museum to restore and sell classic models

While you can still buy a 1988 Peugeot 405 new in some parts of the world, now you can have your 1988 Peugeot 405 restored to as-new condition by the world’s best. To celebrate 210 years of the French brand, the Peugeot Museum will offer a bespoke restoration service for iconic vehicles, to be carried out by the museum’s own workshop technicians...