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.
When you mention the name ’Peugeot’ the first things that come to your mind are numbers like 207, 307, 407 - none of which can be described as ’off-road’ vehicles. In as much as Lexus was synonymous with the ’supercar before the LF-A came along, Peugeot is not one of those brands you associate with images of a pick-up. But just like Lexus, that doesn’t mean that the French automaker won’t think outside the box, which is precisely what they did when they revealed to the Brazilian market, the Hoggar - the company’s first pick-up.
The Hoggar is based on the 207 platform and offers a a load volume of 1,151 liters and a payload of up to 742kg. It will go on sale on the 15th May, with three trim levels and two engine sizes: a 1.4-liter engine and a similar 1.6 liter variant.
The French automaker Peugeot is taking a step forward at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show with the planned unveiling of the new "5 by Peugeot" concept car. The new 5 has been labeled to be "the purest expression of a luxury saloon" by the manufacturer and is in fact a preview of the future Peugeot 508 sedan with a modern and prestigious design combined with timeless style.
The exterior of the "5 by Peugeot" concept is defined by "LED tubes" highlighted by 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 as well as a set of stunning 19 inch wheels. Keeping in line with their racing efforts, the concept is powered by Peugeot’s new HYbrid4 technology that is made up of a 2.0 Liter HDi FAP diesel engine producing 163 HP mounted over the front axle with a 37 HP electric motor at the rear to produce a very fuel efficient concept.
Paying homage to the Kris Meeke’s 2009 International Rally Championship drivers’ title, the French automaker Peugeot has unveiled a special edition of the tiny 207 S16 specifically for the U.K. market, with only 250 units scheduled for production priced at £14,695 each, the kitted Bianca White rally inspired hot hatch is sure to become an instant collector’s item.
Aside from the fancy paintwork, the 207 wears a pair of front and rear spoilers, lower hanging side skirts and a pseudo rear diffuser while residing on a set of slick 17 inch Hockenheim Alloy Wheels. Setting this particular Peugeot 207 further apart from the rest of the lineup is an SP Sports mesh grill insert, dark tinted rear windows from the 207 GTi model, bespoke interior badges signed by the champion, Kris Meeke, as well as optional vinyl rally graphics inspired by the successful rally machine free of charge so that your mates will think that you are driving the IRC winning 207 S2000 rally car.
The French automaker Peugeot has just added a new model to their lineup for the Chinese market. While the new Peugeot 408 is in fact a long wheelbase sedan based on the 308. The new car’s name follows the Lion Marque’s traditional nomenclature, with the number 4 referring to the size of the vehicle, which measures 4.68 meters in length, and its position in the midsize luxury saloon segment. The 0 denotes the 408 as a Peugeot, while the 8 signifies the sedan’s generation.
The Peugeot 408 is offered with a choice of 1.6 Liter 16 V four cylinder making 110 HP or a 2.0 Liter 16 V cranking out 147 HP. Both being mated to a “BE” type five speed manual gearbox.
Peugeot’s new SR1 hybrid roadster concept is scheduled to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, which is still in March, but as far as the French carmaker is concerned, a little pre-emptive teasing of the SR1 wouldn’t hurt anyone.
A few weeks after releasing the first batch of photos of the SR1 hybrid, Peugeot has followed that up with a promo video of the car, complete with laser lights, techno music, and a touch of digital effects here and there.
The SR1’s noticeably sleeker design – a stark change from what Peugeot is known for – is a testament to the brand’s attempt in streamlining a new and edgier direction for the company, which, as far as we’re concerned, is a welcome change for a car brand that hasn’t exactly wowed us with their car’s aesthetic designs.
As far as we’re concerned, the sexy SR1 hybrid roadster concept is definitely a step in the right direction.
The French automaker Peugeot willl unveil their SR1 Concept car at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Not only does the sleek SR1 wear the car builder’s new badge starring the king of the jungle, but it also shows the streamlined direction that Peugeot’s design department is going in with their future lineup.
The SR1’s body is characterized by a long swooping bonnet, flowing fenders and a chiseled rear end. Looking at the Peugeot SR1 Concept’s profile shows off the side styling lines that merge into the windows and windscreen, making the hood seem that much bolder. The shape is not only efficient but it also gives the car a very low center of gravity for optimal handling. This design gives the Peugeot’s presence a new kind of balance. Which is further emphasized with the power train that is made up of Peugeot’s latest HYbrid4 technology consisting of a 1.6 Liter THP gas burning lump that makes 218 HP up front combined with an electric motor developing an additional 95 HP at the rear.
While the French built Peugeot RC-Z is already a very successful car, they are planing to bring a smaller model to market that will compete with other compacts from Ford, Honda and Mini. It seems that the new car trend these days is leading towards smaller and more efficient vehicles, however compact does not have to mean mean less. The new 2+2 model will be placed below the current 308 RC-Z and according to the automaker, it will be a bigger hit than the 205 GTi, quite a big claim.
The new compact coupe will be built on the same front wheel drive platform as the next generation Peugeot 207 and promises to deliver the same level of performance as the 208 HP turbocharged Mini JCW. Like the Mini, the new Peugeot will be offered in both coupe and roadster configurations with a design inspired by both the BB1 concept and RC-Z sports car. Peugeot has made some pretty big claims for their future small car, we just hope they can deliver.
Previewed in 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show by the 308 RCZ Concept, the Peugeot RCZ is the first Peugeot passenger car not to use the brand’s traditional numbering system with a zero or two zeros in the middle. It is also the first true Peugeot sports car set to compete with models like Audi TT.
Only 1.36 meters tall the RCZ sports car offers interior room for 2+2 people, with exterior design taken almost entirely for the concept car: the same double bubble roof (which can be ordered in carbon fiber), while the front windscreen, black roof and dark-tinted rear windscreen ensure a visual continuity strikingly set off by two
aluminum roof arches.
At its launch the RCZ will be available with a choice of three engines: 1.6-litre THP petrol turbo delivering 156bhp and 240Nm of torque, a diesel 2.0-litre HDi FAP that delivers 163 hp and 340 NM of torque, and top of the line a 1.6-litre THP with 200 hp. The engines can be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The RCZ can be ordered with either 18-inch or 19-inch wheels, McPherson type front suspension, ESP, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Peugeot Connect 3D multimedia system, JBL hi-fi system, Peugeot Connect USB box and Nappa integral leather trim on the interior.
After the French automaker Peugeot revealed the RCZ sports car coupe version at the Frankfurt Motor Show as an affront to compact sports car makers like Audi and their TT coupe, it was to be expected that the European lion would also be coming out with a competitor for the rag top roadster version as well. In a recent interview with Automobile MAgazinem a Peugeot official confirmed that the company is taking into consideration two alternative open air models for the future, being "a roadster version as a competitor for the Audi TT, but also a Targa variant in the spirit of the first 911."
Now we are all familiar with what an Audi TT looks like with its top down, but a Porsche Carrera Targa inspired sports coupe would be quite a fresh design. Unlike modern day Targa models that make use of an oversized sliding glass roof, the original features a removable roof panel. However where the old one was made of metal and rubber, a 21st century targa would have to make use of some lightweight carbon fiber and hopefully won’t lose any of the performance of its fixed roof brethren. The RCZ’s engine lineup will include a 1.6 Liter turbocharged direct gasoline injection engine that makes 200 HP as well as a standard 1.6 Liter boosted gas burning mill that makes 156 HP while there are also plans for a top of the line 2.0 Liter unit that will go well beyond the 200 HP barrier.