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Peugeot’s new flagship sedan, the 508 , is scheduled to make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month, but the Lion brand is doing a pre-emptive strike on the proceedings by releasing a full-length ad of both the sedan and wagon variant of the 508.

The video gives us a nice little preview of what to expect when the car makes its debut in Paris at the end of September. In addition to the two unique style variants, the ad showed us a few of the 508’s features, including a start-stop push button, a pop-up information display, and a panoramic sun-roof, which we’ve been told will come as an optional feature for anyone who might want to add it in to their cars.

Shortly after making its Paris debut, the 508 is expected to find its way into dealerships sometime in the first quarter of next year where it is expected to be available in a number of engine and fuel variants with a hybrid version set to follow suit in a year’s time.

Source: Peugeot

You know a major auto event is just around the corner when auto brands begin dropping teaser photos of concept cars that they’re planning to unveil at the auto show.

It just so happens that the Paris Motor Show is coming up in a few weeks’ time, so right on cue, the teasers are coming out by the loads.

The latest automaker to come out with a new teaser is the Lion brand, Peugeot , which seems to be bringing with them a mysterious futuristic concept to the Paris Motor Show . The three photos leave a lot to be desired in terms of showing more of the concept to us. But from what we got, it looks like this concept has got the makings of a looker when it makes its debut at the end of the month in Paris.

More details are expected from Peugeot before the show floor opens so until then, these teaser photos should serve our imaginations well in thinking of what kind of concept Peugeot has in store for us. Anyone with any ideas as to what we will find from Peugeot at the show, please feel free to share them in the comments section.

Source: Peugeot

Last Friday we reported that Peugeot will bring the EX1 concept car to the Paris Auto Show. It seems that next to it, the French company will also bring the HR1 concept - a preview version of a future compact crossover based on the 208. With this new model, Peugeot will enter the B-segment market and will compete with models like Nissan Juke.

The concept’s exterior design will be inspired by the SR1 concept unveiled this year at the Geneva Motor Show, and will be defined by flowing lines. Under the hood we expect to see the same hybrid powertrain as used in the 3008 HYbrid4 : a 2.0 liter 163 bhp HDi diesel engine combined with a 37 bhp electric motor and an electronically-controlled manual six-speed sequential gearbox.

While this spy images only reveal the wheels and a little bit of the car’s rear, the Paris Show is just around the corner, so stay tuned!


Peugeot seems to be pretty excited to reveal their new concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show at the end of this month. They claim that their "car of the future will combine 200 years of history with 200 years of demands and emotions." That’s a slightly big statement to make. We hope they have the vehicle that will substantiate that claim, but they are not starting off too well considering this vehicle is only a design study with no plans for a production version. Typical, we supposedly finally get the car we’ve been waiting 200 years for and we won’t even be able to drive it...ever.

The Peugeot EX1 design study will combine design elements found in the BB1 unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 and the SR1 unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Show. We don’t know for sure if the concept will be a hybrid or an electric vehicle, but we do know it will be a sports car featuring a futuristic interior. With such a bold claim, the EX1 better be worthy of the company’s 200 years of experience or Peugeot will look pretty silly.

The first official details will be revealed on September 6, followed by a reveal on September 21, so stay tuned!

Earlier this year, Peugeot launched and introduced the new Peugeot 408 sedan to the Chinese market. Now it looks like the French manufacturer is also keen on bringing their compact sedan to another market, South America.

In an announcement made earlier this week, the Lion marquee disclosed its plans of bringing the 408 sedan to the South American market. Peugeot Peugeot also announced that the 408, the long wheelbase version of the 308, is currently being produced at the company’s PSA Peugeot Citroen Palomar production plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina and will eventually be sold in 27 countries, including Argentina and Brazil.

Peugeot has yet to release information on what kind of variants the 408 will have in South America, although if its something similar to what the Chinese-market 408s are, it could come in two powertrains: a 1.6-liter gas engine that produces around 106 horsepower and a 2.0-liter variant that tops at about 147 horsepower.

Of course, we’re just making a couple of guesses on the matter, but everything should all come to a clear sometime in October when the 408 makes its debut in South America at the San Paulo Motor Show in Brazil.

Source: Peugeot

Peugeot has unveiled the new3008 HYbrid4, the world’s first diesel "full hybrid" vehicle. The new model’s hybrid powertrain combines a 2.0 liter 163 bhp HDi diesel engine and a 37 bhp electric motor. It offers a Combined Drive Cycle fuel consumption of 74.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 99g/km. The engine is mated to an electronically-controlled manual six-speed sequential gearbox.

To operate the diesel-powered, full hybrid vehicle, the driver has a choice between four modes: Auto, ZEV (Zero Emissions Vehicle), Four Wheel Drive, and Sport. The Auto mode is the most fuel efficient because it utilizes both the diesel engine and the electric motor. The ZEV mode is obviously used when the driver wants to utilize the electric motor by itself. In this mode, the diesel engine will only kick in when the vehicle accelerates quickly. The FWD drive allows the diesel engine to power the front wheels while the electric motor powers the rear wheels. Last, but not least, is the Sport mode. This mode is ideal when the driver wants to make "quicker gear changes at higher engine speeds than normal mode".

The Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 also comes equipped with a Stop & Start system. This system allows the diesel engine to "rest" while the vehicle is at a standstill. The vehicle can then be smoothly and effortlessly started back up, all while improving fuel consumption and emissions.

Press release after the jump.

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Peugeot SR1 Concept

Remember the sleek, full-bodied concept Peugeot delivered to us back in March at the Geneva Motor Show? That concept is back, but it is coming to us as a new concept in the form of the H1. The name is just a codename, but Gilles Vidal, Peugeot’s design boss, will be unveiling the concept at the Paris Motor Show in October.

According to Autocar UK, the sportscar will have post-207 styling cues and will also feature PSA Peugeot-Citroen’s diesel hybrid technology. It will carry similar dimensions as found in Citroen’s 4.3 meter DS4 and will use a front end similar to the one found on the 208 Supermini .

Gilles Vidal stated that Peugeot’s "wide-mouthed frog" look was coming to an end and that future Peugeot cars will have smaller lights and grills as well as be more sculpted with lighter looking shapes and a better stance.

The SR1 concept was powered by Peugeot’s 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.

Source: AutoCar

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.

Source: Whatcar

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.

Press release after the jump.

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.

Press release after the jump.

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