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Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Peugeot to introduce Expert EV

PSA Group will introduce a battery-electric version of its mid-sized cargo vans, the Peugeot Expert, Citroen Jumpy and Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro. Automotive News reports the vans, which use PSA’s EMP2 platform, will be available with two different levels of electric range. Base models will have a 50kWh battery with a range of 200km under WLTP standards...

2018 Peugeot 3008 recalled

Peugeot Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year 3008 SUV, due to a child-seat anchor point being incorrectly fitted to the front passenger seat. Just like the notice for the Citroen C3 earlier this week, Australian laws do not allow the front airbag to be switched off, which means a child seat can't be fitted in the front...

Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert recalled

Peugeot Citroen Australia has issued a recall for the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert vans over concerns the middle seatbelt could be faulty. The French automotive group reports: "The front central passenger seat belt could unclip from the buckle when braking or avoiding obstacles"...

Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for 1 Series, 208, Cherokee

European crash-testing authority Euro NCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings for a slew of new models, including the BMW 1 Series, Jeep Cherokee and Peugeot 208. The third-generation 1 Series's switch to a front-wheel drive architecture didn't affect its ability to maintain a five-star rating against the latest criteria, managing 83 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 87 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 76 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection, and 72 per cent for Safety Assist...

Peugeot could drop GTi badge - report

Peugeot could replace the famous GTi performance sub-brand in favour of a 'Peugeot Sport Engineered' badge, according to a new report from the UK. A new report from Auto Express claims the upcoming 208 hot-hatch, which could be a pure-electric car, will wear the name debuted on the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept in Geneva...

Peugeot Boxer 4x4 Concept revealed

The Peugeot Boxer 4x4 Concept has been unveiled ahead of its full in-the-flesh debut later this month at the Le Bourget Recreational Vehicle Show. In order for the van to go off the beaten track it has been fitted with a Dangel four-wheel drive system, chunky off-road tyres, and a higher ground clearance...

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...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2019 Peugeot Partner and Boxer pricing and specs

Peugeot Australia has announced pricing and specification for its two commercial vans, the Partner and Boxer, continuing the rollout started by the Expert a few months ago. These two new models reaffirm Peugeot’s commitment to the LCV sector in Australia, and to providing tradies and business owners with safe and viable options...

Peugeot poised for plug-in hybrid and electric-car rollout

Peugeot Australia is poised to introduce a range of plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles to sell alongside its petrol-powered range in a bold attempt to attract new buyers by reacting quickly to our changing taste in cars. Over the next five years, every model in the Peugeot line-up will have the option of hybrid or electric power – but head office in France says it will let the local distributor decide which models to sell here...