When Peugeot unveiled the BB1 Concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, we said "Now here’s something you’ll never see put into production!" Apparently we were wrong. In a recent statement Peugeot announced that the electric concept is now being tested and that a production version will be unveiled in 2012 or 2013. Moreover, the production version will keep the concept’s radical look.
There is one thing that hasn’t been quite decided on yet. Peugeot is still trying to figure out whether the BB1 will be a car or a quadricycle. The BB1 has handle bars and a twist-grip accelerator. The passengers will sit pillion style behind the driver.
One thing is for sure, the Peugeot BB1 will definitely be an electric model. The concept is powered by an electric motor placed inside the rear wheels, designed in association with Michelin. The unit delivers 20 HP and accelerates the BB1 from 0 to 30 KPH in 2.8 seconds and from 30-60 KPH in 4. The power needed to turn the electric motor is provided by a lithium-ion battery pack that gives the passenger car an autonomy of 120 km.
Apparently the 2010 Peugeot 308 Millesim Special Edition was just not enough for Peugeot. The automaker has unveiled another special edition 308 as part of their 200th anniversary celebration called the Peugeot 308 GT THP. It will go on sale this month only as a five-door model with prices starting at £21,995.
On the exterior the Peugeot 308 GT THP 200 gets a bright black carbon-style insert under the front bumper lower skirt, a "Sport" lower front panel derived from the 308 CC, and a lower rear bumper panel with Perla Nera black diffuser. The Peugeot will also receive a rear spoiler that offers additional efficiency at high speeds, twin chrome rear exhaust pipes, and "GT" badges on the side and rear of the body.
On the interior the Peugeot 308 GT THP 200 will get sports seats, aluminum pedals, footrest and gear lever knob, leather sports steering wheel with aluminum detailing, and a black lacquer fascia front panel. It will be available in six different exteriors: Bianca White, Nera Black, Aluminium, Shark Grey, Ipanema Blue, and Babylon Red, all with a Payerne black half leather interior trim.
Peugeot today unveiled the first details on the new 508. The new model will replace both the 407 and the 607 and will go on sale in Europe early next year. The official debut will be made in September at the Paris Auto Show. A station wagon version will be revealed at a later date.
The car’s design language was previewed by the "5 by Peugeot" Concept unveiled this year at the Geneva Motor Show: a luminescent surround, unique version of Peugeot’s signature front grill, long sculpted lightweight aluminum bonnet with the obligatory lion emblem up front, brushed aluminum accents on the window frames and matching door handles.
The Peugeot 508 engine line-up will include a full range of VTi and THP engines. There will also be a hybrid version that will feature Peugeot’s e-HDi technology and a start/stop engine system. We may even see a Hybrid4 diesel flagship with lithium-ion battery technology.
There’s nothing like attaching your brand into a movie that’s expected to be a box office hit. You know that just being mentioned in the movie is about as good as any kind of advertising will give you.
Peugeot seems to think that attaching itself to a highly-anticipated movie, like Toy Story, and making a commercial featuring the lovable Woody would go over, not just to the die-hard fans of the ground-breaking CGI movie franchise, but also to fans of anything and everything that’s involved with the automobile. So they did, and the result is a 30-second spot featuring a Pegueot 5008 and Woody, who searches the car for his hat, only to have the 5008 demonstrate a pretty nifty feature of its car, specifically the versatile seating and its rear child mirror.
We don’t really know what this commercial accomplishes other than that the tie-up with a movie like Toy Story will surely give Pegueot as much exposure as it can possibly expect. And at the end of the day, as with the tenet of commercials, exposure is the name of the game and the 5008 being seen in a commercial featuring Woody from Toy Story is about as good an exposure as the French automaker can get with these sort of movie tie-ups.
Next to the 207 and the 308, Peugeot is also offering a Millesim 200 Edition for the 107 small hatchback. The 107 Millesim Edition is based on the Urban Plus model and is priced at £9,495.00 for the 3-door model and £9,895.00 for the 5-door version.
The standard equipment list is quite extensive. It includes special code blue seat trim, blue air vent surrounds, blue instrument binnacle, and unique Millesim 200 badging. Other features includes ABS, electronic brake force distribution (EBFD), corner stability control (CSC), power steering, four airbags, remote control central locking, two rear three-point and seat belts.
It’s not over yet folks. Other standard equipment includes 50/50 split folding rear seat, height adjustable steering column, radio / single CD player with MP3 socket, body colour exterior door mirrors, black body side trims, electric front windows, two rear ISOFIX child safety seat mountings, air-conditioning, rev counter, and internally adjustable door mirrors. The final item to finish off the 107 Millesim Edition is 14-inch alloy wheels.
Peugeot is celebrating 200 years since they opened their doors and they are taking full advantage of such a tremendous anniversary by exhibiting a collection of special editions under the Millesim 200 name. As they did with the 207 a few days ago, Peugeot has announced an expansion of their 308 with a Millesim Special Edition. It will be available in four different versions, each based on the five-door S hatchback version.
The 308 Millesim Special Edition can be distinguished by a fully body colored exterior, 16" alloy wheels, sports front grille, sports rear bumper, Peugeot Connect USB & Bluetooth and unique Millesim 200 badging.
It will be available with a choice of four engines: 1.4 VTi 98, 1.6 VTi 120, HDi 90 and HDi 110.
The 308 Millesim will launch this month with a starting price of £16,245.00 for the 1.4 VTi 98 version and ,as with the Peugeot 207 Millesim edition, the 308 will come with a free Nokia 5230 smart phone with inbuilt satellite navigation with free future updates and an in-car mounting kit.
The French car brand, Peugeot, was founded back in 1810 as a coffee mill company, but in 1882, they began their successful career building automobiles. Although the actual car manufacturing did not begin until 1882, Peugeot will still treat the 2010 year as it 200th anniversary. Peugeot UK unveiled today the special edition 207 Millesim 200 Special Edition that will celebrate Peugeot’s 200th anniversary. It will be available in both hatchback and station wagon versions with a choice of petrol and HDi diesel engines.
The Peugeot 207 Millesim 200 Special Edition will be distinguished by 15" alloy wheels, Peugeot Connect USB & Bluetooth, front fog lights, sports front grille with chrome detailing, colored coded side rubbing strips with chrome inserts, aluminum roof bars (SW only), and Millesim 200 badging. Standard equipment will include ABS, EBA, EBFD, power steering, four airbags, remote control central locking with deadlocks, three rear three-point seat belts, steering column adjustable for reach and rake, radio / single CD player, body color exterior door mirrors, trip computer, electrically operated / heated door mirrors, and air-conditioning.
The full range of the 207 Millesim will arrive in June in the UK and will be priced from £11,995.00 for the 1.4 8v 75 petrol hatchback version. As a bonus, every 207 Millesim purchased during the month of June will come with a free Nokia 5230 smart phone with inbuilt satellite navigation with free future updates and an in-car mounting kit.
The world has gone hatchback crazy!! Seriously, there are so many hatchbacks out or coming out that we have hatchbacks coming out of our ears. There’s the popular Ford Fiesta, the ever-changing Fiat 500, the Audi A1, and the Volkswagen Golf, just to name a few! Now, Peugeot has unveiled the official details on the most powerful 308 ever. The new 308 GTi will be available as a 5 door model only and will go on sale on June 10th, priced at 26,900 €.
The new 308 GTi is powered by the same engine as the RCZ Coupé: an all new 1.6 liter THP 200 bhp engine mated to 6-speed manual gearbox. The car makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 7.7 seconds and the 1000 m standing start in 27.8 seconds, but at the same time has a fuel consumption of 6.9 liters/100 km and a CO2 emission of 159 g/km of CO2.
The car’s exterior is distinguished by: a bright black carbon-style insert under the front bumper lower skirt (specificity France), "Sport" lower front panel derived from the 308 CC, lower rear bumper panel with Perla Nera black diffuser, rear spoiler, offering additional efficiency at high speeds, a twin chrome exhaust pipes, "GTi" badges on the side and rear of the body. The interior gets aluminum foot rest and gear knob, leather sport steering wheel with aluminum flattened lower edge and thumb rests.
We’ve met some pretty obsessive car owners in the past, but we sure haven’t come across a car that’s obsessed with a prospective owner. That’s completely new to us and it’s also the main idea of this Peugeot commercial featuring the new RCZ. The new ad, which we’re guessing will only be shown in Europe, features a well-dressed fellow being followed by the RCZ wherever he goes, from a dark and dingy alley all the way to the sixth floor of a nearby parking garage. The RCZ apparently knows what owner is suited to drive it and once it’s got a target pegged, it will continue its chase until the man is inside the vehicle’s waiting driver’s seat. Only in Europe, folks!
Peugeot will enter the ADAC Nurburgring 24 hour race with a racing version of their newest addition to the line-up, the RCZ Coupe. The race is scheduled for the weekend of May 15th-16th, the same weekend that Peugeot celebrates the bicentenary of its manufacturing adventure.
The Peugeot RCZ 24H is powered by a 2.0 l HDi FAP engine developing 200 h.p. and will be racing in the D1T category (Diesel engine between 1.7 l and 2.0 l cc). We doubt that will be enough to compete against Porsche who has dominated the 24H race for the past four years. From 2007-2009, Porsche has competed with their 997 GT3 hosting a 3.6L flat-six engine and producing 415hp.