Peugeot

A look back at the Peugeot 504 Coupe (1968 – 1983) 0

We start July looking back at one of Peugeot’s more attractive cars of the late sixties to early eighties era. The 504 Coupe was certainly a handsome beast; a proper French car oozing Gallic Style. Launched in Paris in 1968, it went a significant way to furthering Peugeot’s aspiration of moving slightly upmarket from the(…)

Peugeot boss: No new performance cars ‘until we’re truly global’ 0

The head of Peugeot, Jean-Philippe Imparato, has prioritised global success in the short term over the development and release of any high-performance vehicles. The company’s CEO did go on to say that such expensive projects may be considered later however. In a recent interview, Imparato said that the 308 Hybrid R project would be put(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 402 Darl’mat (1938-1942) 0

The bog-standard Peugeot 402 was a thoroughly decent family car. It had plenty of space, comfort and reliability; it sold well throughout Europe. The 402 Darl’mat however, was something special: a super-sleek roadster commonly regarded as one of the best looking cars of the 20th century. The creation of sports-car builder Emile Darl’mat, the car(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 305 (1977 – 1988) 0

Today’s healthy dose of nostalgia comes in the form of one of the real workhorses of the late seventies and majority of the eighties. Despite being a regular sight, not just on the continent, but in the UK too, it’s easy to forget the… Peugeot 305 (1977 – 1988) The first thing you have to(…)

Toyota, Peugeot and Nissan move above Volkswagen in world car rankings 0

No-one seems to be able to keep hold of the title of World’s Largest Car Manufacturer for too long these days. Just a year after Volkswagen booted former long-time holders, Toyota, from the top spot, the Japanese car giants have got their act together and reclaimed their top-spot. The Germans face the ignominy of being(…)

Peugeot begin autonomous car testing 0

The organisation that owns Peugeot, Citroen and more recently Vauxhall and Opel – the PSA Group – has announced a partnership with robotics start-up, nuTonomy, and plans to begin testing its self-driving cars in Singapore. The start-up company, which piped transportation network company, Uber, by launching the first public testing of a robot taxi service,(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 203 (1948 – 1963) 0

It’s hard to emphasise too much, just how groundbreaking the Peugeot 203 was for its manufacturer when it first appeared in the late 1940’s. A true portent of what was planned by France’s supposedly uber-conservative car manufacturer, the 203 was Peugeot’s first brand new design following the war, and it was not quite in the(…)

The upcoming 2017 Peugeot 5008 0

The Peugeot 3008 was re-imagined in 2016 as an SUV – in a move aimed at boosting the appeal of the model. This year, it’s the turn of the 5008 to be updated and contemporised into a more relevant car for the uncertain years that lie ahead. Slated as a seven seater, the 5008 is(…)

Opel to build Corsa with Peugeot tech 0

Car maker Opel, the former European wing of General Motors, that was recently acquired by the PSA Group – the owners of Peugeot – have announced that they are to use the French Manufacturer’s technology in the next generation of their best-selling Corsa model. The news was confirmed by a company spokesman, in response to(…)

Peugeot owners PSA investigated for emission cheat software 0

French prosecutors have started investigating PSA Peugeot-Citroen after claims were made that the company has been attempting to cheat diesel emissions test, according to reports. Reuters and AFP are saying that the authorities have begun enquiries after claims were made that the group were flaunting consumer protection laws. Diesel emissions have been under the spotlight(…)