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The updated Opel Insignia – known locally as the Holden Commodore – has been snapped by photographers this week in Europe, giving an early look as to what to expect from the mid-life refresh...

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2019 Peugeot 208 spied again
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2019 Peugeot 208 spied again

The next-generation Peugeot 208 has been spied on the snowy roads of Europe this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal at the Geneva motor show in March. As we've seen from previous prototypes, the new-gen 208 will be larger than the current model, and incorporate various design elements inspired by the company's latest aesthetic theme, meaning it should bear a strong resemblance to the 3008, 508 and 5008...


2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive long-termer: Urban driving
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2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive long-termer: Urban driving

Being a small crossover, one of the most important and regular tasks our Citroen C4 Cactus long-termer will have to complete is the daily urban commute – and so far, we're relatively impressed. While 'Smurfette' didn't pass our recent infotainment and technology review with flying colours, we've been pleasantly surprised with how comfortable the Cactus is to drive day-to-day, though it still isn't without its quirks...


Opel: PSA driving further electrification
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Opel: PSA driving further electrification

The next-generation Opel Mokka X and Vivaro will be launched with an electric powertrain, as the Peugeot Citroen Group (PSA) looks to accelerate the brand's electrification. Along with the load-lugging van and compact crossover, the Opel range will next year gain an all-electric Corsa compact hatchback...


Peugeot 308 hits 1 million units
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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...


PSA to cut 240 jobs at Vauxhall factory
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PSA to cut 240 jobs at Vauxhall factory

The PSA Group has announced another round of job cuts, this time at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port facility in northwest England. As reported by industry journal Automotive News Europe, it's the third round of cuts for the former GM-owned British brand, after it announced 400 axings at the site in October last year, and a further 250 in January – at the time of the first announcement, there were around 1900 people employed at the Ellesmere factory...


2018 Peugeot 308 Allure review
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2018 Peugeot 308 Allure review

The top-spec Peugeot 308 offers an upmarket look and feel with a dash of French flair.


Citroen C4 to return with EV power in 2020 - report
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Citroen C4 to return with EV power in 2020 - report

The now-defunct Citroen C4 hatchback could make a return as an all-electric vehicle to rival Volkswagen's upcoming I.D. range, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Linda Jackson, Citroen's CEO, said a C-segment (small) hatchback is at the top of the company's priority list given the strong sales volume in that part of the market...


Opel probed by German authorities over diesel emissions
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Opel probed by German authorities over diesel emissions

German manufacturer Opel has had its Russelsheim and Kaiserslautern operations searched by German prosecutors this week, as part of an investigation into potential emissions cheating with diesel vehicles...


Opel to launch eight all-new or updated models by 2020
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Opel to launch eight all-new or updated models by 2020

German manufacturer Opel and its British sister Vauxhall have committed to no less than eight all-new or refreshed models before 2020, with a focus on growth segments. Of these eight models, three will be all-new versions of the Corsa light hatch, Vivaro van, and the successor to the Mokka X small crossover, the former two scheduled for launch next year, while the latter will hit the European market in 2020...


Peugeot returns to the US with a car-sharing service full of Chevrolets
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Peugeot returns to the US with a car-sharing service full of Chevrolets

The PSA Group, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall marques, will return to the US through a new car sharing venture, which will begin operations soon in Washington state. The service will be available by the end of October, Brigitte Courtehouxm, executive vice president of mobility and connectivity at PSA Group, told Automotive News at the Paris motor show...


Peugeot won't sell high-performance ‘bad boys’ compensated by EVs
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Peugeot won't sell high-performance ‘bad boys’ compensated by EVs

Peugeot says that with the every stringent emission regulations taking place in Europe and the United States, that take into account the overall CO2 output of brands, it will not sell electric vehicles just to compensate its high performance and high CO2 output vehicles...


Citroen: 'We lost our way'
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Citroen: 'We lost our way'

The boss of French manufacturer, Citroen, admits the company had lost its way in the past trying to produce mainstream cars that did little in differentiating themselves in the heavily competitive market but is now in a process of rebuilding...


2019 Peugeot 208 spied inside and out
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2019 Peugeot 208 spied inside and out

The next-generation Peugeot 208 has been spied up close and personal this week, including new shots of the upcoming light car's cabin. Scheduled for an anticipated reveal at the 2019 Geneva motor show next March, the 208 will sport an all-new design drawing upon the company's latest models – including the 508, 3008 and 5008 – for inspiration...


2019 Vauxhall Corsa GSi launched in the UK
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2019 Vauxhall Corsa GSi launched in the UK

Vauxhall has released the new Corsa GSi in the UK, serving as a new entry-level performance option – 25 years after the original GSi went on sale. Sitting between the core range and the flagship VXR hot hatch, the GSi is powered by a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine making 150PS (110kW) and 220Nm – the latter on tap between 2750 and 4500rpm – sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission...


Peugeot e-Legend Concept revealed
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Peugeot e-Legend Concept revealed

Peugeot has revealed its e-Legend Concept, an all-electric two-door with looks inspired by the 504 coupe. The timing of the launch isn't a coincidence: the 504 on which the e-Legend is based was released 50 years ago. This is Peugeot paying tribute to one of its best-known, best-looking models while setting the scene for its next generation products...


2019 DS3 Crossback revealed
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2019 DS3 Crossback revealed

The DS3 Crossback has been revealed this week in Europe, headlined by the availability of an all-electric powertrain along with the brand's latest convenience and driving technologies. Based on the PSA Group's Common Modular Platform (CMP), the DS3 Crossback shares its architecture with the upcoming next-generation Peugeot 208 and Opel/Vauxhall Corsa...


2019 DS3 Crossback teased
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2019 DS3 Crossback teased

DS, luxury arm of the PSA Group, has teased its upcoming DS3 Crossback in a short social media video ahead of a full reveal later this week. The new crossover will give the French brand a competitor to the likes of the Audi Q2, and sit below the larger DS7 Crossover in the brand's line-up...


Vauxhall GT X Experimental concept revealed
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Vauxhall GT X Experimental concept revealed

Vauxhall has revealed the GT X Experimental concept, which is said to preview the brand's next-generation design language for models arriving next decade. The vehicle itself is a futuristically-styled small coupe crossover concept powered by an all-electric drivetrain. Overseas publications, like Auto Express, reckon the GT X Experimental is a mix of every potential new model Opel and Vauxhall have in the pipeline...


Opel Insignia gains 147kW turbo petrol option, not for Oz
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Opel Insignia gains 147kW turbo petrol option, not for Oz

Opel has expanded the powertrain line-up for its mid-sized Insignia line-up, adding the 147kW 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine from the smaller Astra. Available on all three body styles – Grand Sport (liftback), Sports Tourer (wagon) and Country Tourer (crossover wagon) – the new petrol option is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, exclusively sending drive to the front wheels...