Peugeot

Peugeot is one of the oldest automakers in the world, dating back to 1810. However, the French firm started out by making coffee mills and bicycles and didn’t build its first car, a steam-powered three-wheeled vehicle, until 1899. Peugeot switched to gasoline engines in 1890 and became the first manufacturer to fit rubber tires to such a vehicle. Peugeot is part of Groupe PSA, which as of 2019 also includes automakers such as Citroen, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall. Peugeot has been one of the biggest and most important carmakers in Europe since the 1950s and it’s also an important player in emerging markets. The brand is famous for the reliability of its cars with many decade-old vehicles still being used in countries from Africa and Asia.

Peugeot has produced five winners of the prestigious European Car of the Year award. The 504 won the prize in 1969, followed by the 405 in 1998, and the 307 in 2002. More recently, Peugeot won the award with the 308 in 2014 and the 3008 in 2017. Peugeot also has a successful motorsport division. Important achievements include five World Rally Championship wins, seven Dakar Rally wins, three 24 Hours of Le Mans wins, and two World Endurance Championship wins. Peugeot entered the U.S. in 1958, but exited in 1991, after 33 years, due to slow sales and uncompetitive models compared to locally built and imported cars. The French brand has yet to return since then, but word has it Groupe PSA is looking to come back to North America in the next decade.

Get ready for the next Peugeot 208 GTi hot hatch

Get ready for the next Peugeot 208 GTi hot hatch

We have high hopes for the 208 GTi that could turn Peugeot into an epicenter of hot hatches yet again

Peugeot just pulled the veil off its all-new and quite dashing 208, a stylish city car specifically designed to be parked opposite your favorite coffee shop. However, the mind of the enthusiast never rests, not even to admire the many pretty shapes and details of the new 208, and that’s why we’re already wondering what the hot GTi version might be like. As such, we decided to put together a rendering that we think accurately predicts the 2020 Peugeot 208 GTi.

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PSA Group Is Returning to the US around the year 2026

PSA Group Is Returning to the US around the year 2026

Will it just bring Peugeot over or will all its brands make it over The Pond?

PSA Group (owner of Peugeot, Citroen, DS and most recently Opel) is one of France’s largest automakers that manufactures models for a wide range of buyers with varying budgets. According to a new report, the group will start selling its cars in the United States again, but we don’t yet know if all their sub-brands are going to make it over or if they are going to adopt a similar approach to Alfa Romeo and bring over some more expensive, exclusive models first.

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2019 Peugeot 208

2019 Peugeot 208

New Peugeot 208 is a city car done right

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.

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2019 Peugeot 508 Sport Engineering Concept

2019 Peugeot 508 Sport Engineering Concept

The Geneva-bound Peugeot 508 Sport Engineering Concept Hits 62 mph in 4.2 Seconds

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.

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2019 Peugeot 508 SW

2019 Peugeot 508 SW

We really have to come out and say it straight off the bat: the Peugeot 508 SW is one of the best looking estate- or wagon-style vehicles on the market right now at any price. It builds on the striking but stylish look of the 508 sedan but adds extra coolness and practicality courtesy of the wagon shape.

It debuted a few months after the three-box hatch (which looks like a sedan, but it really isn’t) was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva motor show, where people flocked around the Peugeot stand to get a better look at it - I’ve literally never seen a motor show stand more crowded, and as I was approaching it, I thought Peugeot had unveiled a surprise concept. In the end, it was actually the production-spec 508.

The 508 SW I think looks even better than the already pretty hatchback, especially since it’s not really a boxy, traditional wagon, but more of a fastback/shooting brake type of vehicle. Unusually for a load lugger of its type, it ticks the “looks like it’s moving while standing still” cliché box.

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1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 1 Group B

1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 1 Group B

The small rally 205 that shocked the world

The Peugeot 205 T16 is the 347-horsepower all-wheel-drive beast from France that had both Lancia and Audi down on their knees in the second half of the Group B era. It was driven by the likes of Ari Vatanen, Bruno Saby, Timo Salonen, and Juha Kankkunen.

The 205 T16, with ‘T16’ standing for ‘Turbocharged 16’ since the car was fitted with a KKK turbocharger and a 16-valve cylinder head, is arguably a strange case in motorsport. As one of the most successful rally cars of the astonishing Group B era, it is criminally overlooked. People idolize the Audi Quattro for its innovative four-wheel-drive system or the Lancia 037 which was the last rear-wheel-drive car to win the WRC constructor’s title, but the 205 remains the unsung hero.

It only debuted in 1984, in the third season since the Group B rules came into effect. This first model was known as the Evolution 1 and lacked the flamboyant, but efficient, aerodynamic elements of the Evolution 2. Unlike your usual 205 GTI, for instance, the rally car had the engine in the middle, and it featured a changeable epicyclic gear train that was used to alter the amount of power sent to either axle.

Once surpassing the inherent issues that arise after debuting a brand-new car, the Peugeot Talbot Sport outfit, led by none other than the future general manager of the Ferrari F1 team, Jean Todt, crushed everyone in its path winning 13 rallies between 1985 and 1986.

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2008 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans Prototype

2008 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans Prototype

Peugeot’s diesel ground-splitting Le Mans winner

The 908 HDI FAP was Peugeot’s first top-flight Le Mans prototype in over a decade and was designed to take on the might of Audi in sports car endurance racing on both sides of the Atlantic. It was a 750-horsepower diesel beast with over 850 pound-feet of torque that requires an army of men to run even today.

The mid-‘00s heralded the introduction of the LMP1 category at the top of the FIA/ACO prototype endurance racing ladder. This set of rules came in effect in 2004 as a replacement to the LMP900 rules, but older LMP900 machinery was to be grandfathered in Europe and the U.S. until 2006. The Peugeot 908, announced in 2005, debuted in 2007, one year later after Audi’s own diesel LMP1 car, and became the former’s biggest nemesis as the only other diesel prototype until the end of this era.

The 908, which changed quite a bit during its five-seasons-long racing career, was vastly quicker than the Audis almost anywhere, beating Team Joest and Audi Sport North-America both in the European Le Mans Series and the American Le Mans Series on numerous occasions. However, Le Mans glory was achieved only once, in 2009, when Peugeot Sport Total scored a historic 1-2 finish ahead of the brand-new Audi R15. Peugeot abruptly ended their involvement in global endurance racing before the kick-off of the new-for-2012 World Endurance Championship, although their hybrid 908 was already in testing and seemed to come together as a fine piece of kit.

Regardless, the French board decided that enough was enough and the P1 program was canned before the 908-HY could turn a wheel in anger. This led the way to Toyota’s hurried entry into the WEC midway through 2012, one year earlier than originally intended.

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You Might Spot Electrified Peugeot Sports Cars Ripping The Roads As Early As 2020

You Might Spot Electrified Peugeot Sports Cars Ripping The Roads As Early As 2020

The brand is quite serious about it and is going ahead with the plan at full speed

While we are busy talking about Porsche launching the Taycan — just one electric sports — here is Peugeot looking to electrify its whole lineup over the next couple of years! Talk about walking ahead of time.

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A Stronger, Faster Peugeot 508 May Well Be On Its Way

A Stronger, Faster Peugeot 508 May Well Be On Its Way

This is reported by a senior insider, so it might actually be true

At the Paris Motor Show, Peugeot showcased the plug-in hybrid versions of the 3008 crossover and the 508 liftback and wagon. All three were showcased with a 1.6-liter, turbocharged, gasoline engine and dual electric motors that produced a combined output of almost 300 horsepower. If this wasn’t enough, Peugeot is now rumored to be working on electrified 508 ‘R.’

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Peugeot Takes a Play Put of Mercedes' Playbook by launching the 2019 Peugeot 508 SW First Edition at the Paris Motor Show

Peugeot Takes a Play Put of Mercedes’ Playbook by launching the 2019 Peugeot 508 SW First Edition at the Paris Motor Show

Looks really tempting, but how much does it cost?

This is some kind of a trend that the French Automaker is following. Earlier this year, the Peugeot 508 Liftback was displayed as a First Edition model, and now even the 508 SW is set to be offered as one as well. Customers will be spoiled with creature comforts that are on offer, including a pair of high-end headphones. It can be ordered starting October 2, but the prices are yet to be announced.

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13 Crossover Wagons You Could Buy Instead of an SUV

13 Crossover Wagons You Could Buy Instead of an SUV

Buck the trend, get a wagon!

High-riding vehicles, like crossovers and SUVs are at the height of popularity right now, but they’re not the only way to go if you want practicality and some off-road capability. Crossover style raised wagons are a great alternative and while they can still drive you over a rough field or rutted road with ease, they’re better to drive on road and actually pretty stylish.

They are essentially the wagon versions of different cars which have gained extra ride height and plastic cladding on the outside to protect them from scratches in their most vulnerable points. These vehicles usually have standard all-wheel drive and are usually a higher trim level, so they are not cheap (compared to the vehicle they’re based on) but they also come with a lot of equipment.

Here’s a list of the 13 coolest crossover-style wagons you can buy today.

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Peugeot Launches a New Plug-In Hybrid Engine Range for the 3008 and 508

Peugeot Launches a New Plug-In Hybrid Engine Range for the 3008 and 508

Up to 30 miles on electricity alone

French automaker Peugeot just unveiled a few brand-new hybrid drivertrains for three of its vehicles. Called Hybrid and Hybrid4, these new powertrains will be available for the 508 sedan, 508 SW wagon, and the 3008 crossover by Autumn of 2019.

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