2019 Peugeot 208
Peugeot is on a roll with the design of its latest models, and nothing makes this fact more evident than the all-new 2019 208 hatchback. It is a design tour de force, both inside and out, and it therefore can be viewed as a spiritual successor to the much loved 206 from the 1990s and early 2000s. “Futuristic and Young” are the two guiding themes Peugeot uses to describe the 208. And, they describe it perfectly. It looks fresh, yet somehow cozy and familiar, plus it also has its own identity - it doesn’t look like a smaller version of the 308, in a segment where this scaled down cookie cutter approach is common. Take the new Renault Clio, for instance. It looks like a shrunken down Megane while the new VW Polo could easily be mistaken for the golf.
2019 Peugeot 508 Sport Engineering Concept
Peugeot will bring a high performance electrified version of the 508 sedan to the 2019 Geneva motor show, although, sadly, like other previous bonkers fast electrified Peugeot concepts, it probably won’t see the production line. And, that’s a pity, because the 508 looks like it goes much faster than it actually does and this injection of extra go is just what it needs.
2018 Peugeot e-Legend Concept
Peugeot is merging past and future with its stunning e-Legend Concept, set to be revealed to the public at the 2018 Paris motor show in early October. The all-electric design study is a retro-futuristic ode to the late 1960s 504 coupe, and it does a great job of reimagining it with modern cues.
The e-Legend isn’t just a pretty face, showcasing autonomous driving tech, a strong electric powertrain, and a gigantic 49-inch infotainment screen. Peugeot says that one-charge range is 372 miles, according to the new measurement protocol and it offers four driving modes, of which only two grant the driver control.
Technological manifesto is how Peugeot refers to the e-Legend and it previews a near future when you will let your sporty retro-inspired electric car do most of the driving on the boring bits of motorway and in stop-start traffic, as you sit comfortably reclined in your seat, then take control as you near your destination if it’s at the last leg of the journey is a twisty driving road.
2018 Peugeot 508
The new Peugeot 508 is finally here, and boy is it something else. It comes to market with an all-new look that shifts it from the boring sedan marketplace to a place where the worlds greatest sports sedans call home. Peugeot dropped the roof, dropped the length, and made this thing a true four-door coupe. It’s stylish and sexy but comes with loads of intelligent safety features and the choice of six engines that range anywhere between 130 and 225 horsepower. Those figures may not be on the right side of impressive, but we’re talking about an economically priced vehicle, not something that wears a BMW or Audi badge, right?
2017 Peugeot Partner Tepee Electric
The second-generation Peugeot Partner was introduced in 2008 alongside its PSA sibling, the Citroen Berlingo. Like its predecessor, the current Partner is available in both panel van and passenger versions, but the latter has been renamed the Partner Tepee. Offered with four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines since its introduction, the Partner gained an electric drivetrain in 2013. The utility vehicle was updated in 2015 with a redesigned exterior and a revised cabin. At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot introduces the electric version of the Tepee passenger model.
Called the Partner Tepee Electric, the "leisure activity vehicle," as it’s being described by Peugeot, uses the same electric motor as the pavel van version. Mileage is similar, while the Tepee Electric will also benefit from tax exemption with new VED regulations from 2017. Peugeot also added a range of new features, especially in the connectivity department, as well as a comprehensive battery warranty program.
The new Tepee Electric is basically a passenger-friendly alternative to the panel van EV for customers that need the cargo room of an utility vehicle, while also being able to transport up to four passengers when needed. It also enables Peugeot to finally offer an alternative to the passenger version of the Renault Kangoo Z.E.
"Whether for personal or business use, the Partner Tepee Electric stands out thanks to its blend of practicality and efficiency. The vehicle offers an impressive range and is easy to run and maintain, making it a highly attractive option for those looking to switch to electric," said David Peel, managing director of Peugeot U.K.
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2017 Peugeot Instinct
Over the past few years, automakers have gone crazy with the concept of autonomous vehicles – something that has led to some futuristic, spaceship-looking concepts that have somehow embedded themselves into our brains as the direction cars will take some time in the future. Think about models like the Toyota Concept-I, the Faraday Future FF 91, or even the Honda NeuV – all of which blend four wheels with wild design and so much technology we’re not sure what to do with it. Now, Peugeot is joining the party.
It might be a little late to do so, but it’s put together the Peugeot Instinct, a shooting brake concept – yes, it’s a true shooting brake – that manages to bring connectivity, relaxation, driving pleasure, and style all into one exciting package. Samsung’s Artiktm Cloud system is used to connect the car to other devices like smartphones, watches, and even smart devices in your home when within range. So far, Peugeot has said little about what motivates this concept, but it’s apparently functional as the brand has said that the “lengthy bonnet hints at the 300 horsepower delivered by the PHEV powertrain.”
Of course, Peugeot concepts rarely turn into production models, and Peugeot’s concept designer, Matthias Hossann, has told Autocar that this concept won’t see production. But, it is quite likely that some of the styling seen here will find its way onto production models, so at least there’s that to look forward too. After all, the Peugeot brand has made some pretty big strides lately in the name of design with models like the 2017 Peugeot 3008, the new 5008 SUV, and even the updated Peugeot 301 all helping to usher in a new era for the brand that promises a bright and stylish future.
But, before we toot Peugeot’s horn too much, let’s take a better look at this concept before it makes its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.
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2017 Peugeot 5008
In an ever changing world, brand’s like Peugeot need to keep up with the trends. The most recent evidence that the company knows how to do such a thing comes in the form of the all-new Peugeot 5008. What was once an ugly little MPV that looked like a poorly designed minivan has been morphed into a full-fledged SUV with stylish looks that rival that of larger and more popular brands – even here in the U.S. Boasting the best generational redesign that I’ve seen in years, the new 5008 features a long, muscular hood, sporty side profile, sexy rear end, luxurious interior, a host of driver assistance features, and handful of powerful and efficient engines. In short, the new 5008 is finally the SUV it was always meant to be.
The new 5008 is set to make its debut at the Paris Auto Show, but Peugeot couldn’t wait to show the public its latest creation and decided to drop a decent collection of photos and some fresh information. We don’t know everything yet – in fact, Peugeot hasn’t even divulged any major engine information, so there’s plenty more to come. But, we still have a lot to talk about, so let’s go over what we know now and speculate a little about what we don’t know.
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2017 Peugeot 3008 GT
The second-generation Peugeot 3008 arrived in 2016 as a radical departure from its predecessor. Redesigned into a compact crossover — the original 3008 was more of an MPV — the new hauler featured daring, sporty exterior styling and an interior packed with premium features previously not available in a Peugeot. The French company retained most of the small-displacement engines offered in the first-gen model, but revised them for improved performance and fuel economy and reduced carbon-dioxide emissions. Just like the 308 hatchback, the 3008 received a sportier GT Line trim and a range-topping GT model.
Designed for drivers who want to stand out in a crowd, the 3008 GT gained a bunch of exclusive exterior features for a more stylish appearance and a more premium interior enhanced by full-grain leather, real wood, and high-end stitching. Although it’s not hugely different from the standard model, the GT has just enough little touches to make it different, and the more luxurious interior places it higher on the premium market — an area where no Peugeot has dared to enter in recent decades.
The new crossover is set to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show alongside the GT Line, which will bridge the gap between the standard model and the GT. Until that happens, let’s have a closer look at Peugeot’s new proposition for the premium compact crossover niche and find out how it stacks up against its competitors.
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2016 Peugeot 308 Sedan
It’s been three years since Peugeot launched the second-generation 308, and the French compact has received a new body style. Following the release of the five-door hatchback and the station wagon, Peugeot is now offering a sedan version of the 308. There is a catch, however. Much like the 307 before it, the 308 sedan is not intended for global use and was developed for the Chinese market only. It replaces the first-gen 308 and joins the 408, a long-wheelbase version of the 308 hatchback.
Part of PSA Group’s "China: Blue Upper" five-year development plan, the 308 sedan was co-developed with Dongfeng, PSA’s partner in China. Not only is it radically different than the model it replaces as far as styling goes, the 308 also rides on a new platform. Whereas the dated 307 and previous 308 used the PSA PF2 underpinnings, the 308 sedan rides on the same PSA EMP2 platform that Peugeot introduced for the Euro-spec hatchback model back in 2013.
Details about the 308 sedan’s features and drivetrains are still scant of this writing, but Peugeot hopes that the new compact will help it ascend among the top 10 most sold brands in China, the world’s largest automobile market. Alongside the China-spec 3008, the 308 sedan will be Peugeot’s future core product in the Asian country and the car the French hope it will bring most new customers to the brand.
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2017 Peugeot 2008
Launched in 2013, the Peugeot 2008 has been met with great enthusiasm. Praised for its affordable sticker, large trunk, classy interior, and competitive running costs, Peugeot’s first mini SUV sold more than 500,000 units globally as of February 2016. However, the 2008 received its fair share of criticism, especially for its somewhat odd looks and not so comfortable ride. Peugeot is looking to fix that with a mid-cycle facelift, which is slated to make its public debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
Like most facelifts, the 2008’s is far from extensive in terms of design. The crossover remains familiar with only mild changes inside. However, Peugeot did manage to add a bit of sportiness to its mini SUV, a feature that’s more obvious thanks to the new, range-topping GT Line model. While the interior remained pretty much the same styling-wise, the 2008 gained a couple of upgrades in the tech department.
Under the hood, it continues with small-displacement gasoline and diesel engines with enhanced output and fuel economy. Although there’s no optional all-wheel drive, which is rather awkward for a crossover, the facelift brings a cool new feature. It’s called Grip Control and has five modes for different terrain conditions.
Pricing information is not yet available, but we should find out more about it at the Geneva Motor Show. Will the new 2008 manage to draw in customers from the highly competitive Renault Captur and Nissan Juke? Read on to find out!
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French cars can sometimes be a bit polarizing. Some of the decisions French automakers make can seem a little out there for someone used more sober German or Japanese cars. But the same kind of thinking that leads to weird production cars also leads to really excellent concept cars. Concepts are supposed to be weird, and are supposed to challenge our notions of what a car should be, and the French do that sort of thing really well, even if it isn’t always intentional. Peugeot’s new Fractal concept is a gloriously weird two-tone electric convertible.
The purpose of the concept is to show the direction that Peugeot plans to take the i-Cockpit infotainment system. Peugeot is very proud of this system, and to be fair, it does represent a significant leap forward in the design and implementation of these kinds of systems, especially when you consider that it’s being fitted to not especially expensive cars. The Fractal is therefore a car that was designed from the inside out, and as wild as the exterior looks, the interior is completely bonkers, a testament to just how crazy you can go with an interior if you don’t have to worry about actually selling the car.
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Though the Peugeot 308 R Hybrid is just a concept car, it’s pretty amazing how quickly this performance hybrid stuff has begun to trickle down from hypercars to high-volume vehicles. With a combined output of 500 horsepower between a gas engine and two electric motors, the 308 Hybrid R has as much power as a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and Peugeot could see this type of hybrid technology as a key to retaking its place on top of the very competitive French hot-hatch segment.
Peugeot dominated the European hot-hatch scene in the 1990s with cars like the 205 GTi and 106 Rallye. Fantastic cars by the accounts of our (older) counterparts in Europe, but then the company decided to refocus its efforts on building dull people-moving appliances that appeal more to accountants than Juha Kankkunen wannabes (In case that reference is a bit too obscure, Kankkunen won the WRC in a Peugeot 205 T16 in 1986). Since then, French compatriot rival Renault has become the go-to purveyor of fast, French hatchbacks. The question now is, can hybrid powertrains help Peugeot take back a genre it helped define?
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Peugeot is gearing up for a hectic 2014 Paris Motor Show the only way it knows how. Weeks after announcing that it would display a “re-imagined” version of the Exalt Concept in Paris, the French automaker followed that up by releasing details surrounding its other Paris-bound prototype, the Quartz Concept. Unlike the Exalt Concept sedan, the automaker developed the Quartz Concept to serve as a preview of its SUV lineup.
That’s basically the purpose of the Quartz Concept, although it would be unfair to dismiss it as nothing more than a showcase concept of future models. On its own, this coupe-crossover has a lot going for it, including an aggressive body that’s highlighted by not one, but two rear spoilers.
It would be interesting to see how Peugeot approaches the Quartz Concept in the future. We all know how its important for the French brand to finally stake a claim to the ever-growing coupe-crossover market in the UK and the world.
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Peugeot launched the 308 in 2007 as the successor to the 307. The company’s new competitor to the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus was based on the same chassis as the 307 but received a redesigned body and a revamped interior. The 308 included a host of gasoline and diesel engines at launch, and it carried over unchanged until a facelift in 2011. A brand-new 308 was unveiled in late 2013, sporting Peugeot’s new design language showcased on the 508 sedan and the 208 hatchback. Besides inaugurating the new Peugeot numbering system where the final digits remain fixed, the 308 received the 2014 European Car of the Year award, beating vehicles the likes of the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S. As we’re moving closer to the 2015 model year, Peugeot is introducing a warmed-up GT model that boasts extra power and sportier looks compared to the standard versions.
This new GT trim is available in both the hatchback and wagon models. Power is provided by either a gasoline or a diesel engine, with both mills being the most powerful of the 308 lineup as of September 2014. Beefed-up engines aside, the GT is also a more stylish proposition for hatchback and wagon consumers, as it comes with a host of unique features inside and out.
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