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  • Peugeot 208 sets fuel economy record
    Peugeot 208 sets fuel economy recor … Tue, May 5, 2015 09:05 BST

    The firm's efforts were completed using a “strictly standard” example of its most efficient 208, which features a 1.6-litre diesel engine with 99bhp and official economy … More »Peugeot 208 sets fuel economy recor …

    Peugeot 208 sets fuel economy record

    The firm's efforts were completed using a “strictly standard” example of its most efficient 208, which features a 1.6-litre diesel engine with 99bhp and official economy of 94.2mpg. While the record was not set in 'real world' conditions, being confined to Peugeot's test track at Belchamp in France, it was verified by …

  • Peugeot goes 'foodie' with its crazy concept
    Peugeot goes 'foodie' with its … Thu, Apr 9, 2015 12:05 BST

    MEALS on wheels might be an old idea but what if the food is French cuisine and the wheels are smart enough for Milan Fashion Week? The clever design folds out once … More »Peugeot goes 'foodie' with its …

    Peugeot goes 'foodie' with its crazy concept

    MEALS on wheels might be an old idea but what if the food is French cuisine and the wheels are smart enough for Milan Fashion Week? The clever design folds out once at its final destination to reveal separate areas for food preparation, dining and refreshment, and also incorporates a DJ area with a 46-inch screen and 40 …

  • First Drive: Peugeot 308 SW 1.2 PureTech 130
    First Drive: Peugeot 308 SW 1.2 PureTech … Tue, Mar 10, 2015 10:05 GMT

    What’s new?The idea of putting a 1.2-litre petrol engine into a fairly large estate car would have been the stuff of corporate bankruptcy a few years ago. Nobody would … More »First Drive: Peugeot 308 SW 1.2 PureTech …

    First Drive: Peugeot 308 SW 1.2 PureTech 130

    What’s new?The idea of putting a 1.2-litre petrol engine into a fairly large estate car would have been the stuff of corporate bankruptcy a few years ago. Nobody would even entertain the idea of a family load-lugger powered by an engine better suited to a novice in an old banger.But Peugeot has worked a miracle of technology …

  • No Compromise (Peugeot 308 Allure 1.6 BlueHDi 120)
    No Compromise (Peugeot 308 Allure 1.6 … Thu, Feb 5, 2015 10:05 GMT

    The 308 is a really excellent car often overshadowed by pointless controversy about its steering wheel or button-free centre console. Unfortunately for Peugeot, its … More »No Compromise (Peugeot 308 Allure 1.6 …

    No Compromise (Peugeot 308 Allure 1.6 BlueHDi 120)

    The 308 is a really excellent car often overshadowed by pointless controversy about its steering wheel or button-free centre console. Unfortunately for Peugeot, its decision to do away with such old-fashioned nonsense as buttons in favour of on-screen menus did rather meet some resistance. As did the move to a smaller …

  • First Drive: Peugeot 308 GT Mon, Feb 2, 2015 09:05 GMT

    What’s new?While this generation of 308 might still be regarded as a relatively new model, until now there’s not been a performance version to emulate Peugeot’s past … More »First Drive: Peugeot 308 GT

    What’s new?While this generation of 308 might still be regarded as a relatively new model, until now there’s not been a performance version to emulate Peugeot’s past hot hatch glories.

  • First Drive: Peugeot 2008 1.2 VTi
    First Drive: Peugeot 2008 1.2 VTi Fri, Jan 23, 2015 09:05 GMT

    Peugeot has fitted it with its three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine, which promises no regrets for urban drivers. Looks and image Peugeot's latest styling is among … More »First Drive: Peugeot 2008 1.2 VTi

    First Drive: Peugeot 2008 1.2 VTi

    Peugeot has fitted it with its three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine, which promises no regrets for urban drivers. Looks and image Peugeot's latest styling is among the prettiest and most balanced on the market, with tidy proportions and pretty, if sometimes a little safe, styling.

  • First Drive: Peugeot 508 SW
    First Drive: Peugeot 508 SW Wed, Sep 17, 2014 20:05 BST

    There was very little wrong with the 508 to start with, but such are the demands of competition Peugeot has fettled it inside and out in order to help keep pace with … More »First Drive: Peugeot 508 SW

    First Drive: Peugeot 508 SW

    There was very little wrong with the 508 to start with, but such are the demands of competition Peugeot has fettled it inside and out in order to help keep pace with its key rivals. There’s some new options available too such as a reversing camera and blind spot detection, while keyless entry and start is standard on all …

  • First Drive: Peugeot 108
    First Drive: Peugeot 108 Tue, Jul 29, 2014 18:05 BST

    The original Peugeot 108 was a joint project with sister company Citroen and also Toyota, creating three brand-new city cars. Looks and image Peugeot has done a good … More »First Drive: Peugeot 108

    First Drive: Peugeot 108

    The original Peugeot 108 was a joint project with sister company Citroen and also Toyota, creating three brand-new city cars. Looks and image Peugeot has done a good job of giving the little 108 some character. It manages to wear the new family grille with ease and with standard 15-inch alloy wheels and tinted windows …

  • Gallic Charmer (Peugeot 207 2006-2012)
    Gallic Charmer (Peugeot 207 2006-20 … Mon, Jun 30, 2014 11:05 BST

    Peugeot might be known for its diesel engine expertise, but there’s a lot to be said for the petrol engines that power the firm’s 207 supermini. Boasting good refinement … More »Gallic Charmer (Peugeot 207 2006-20 …

    Gallic Charmer (Peugeot 207 2006-2012)

    Peugeot might be known for its diesel engine expertise, but there’s a lot to be said for the petrol engines that power the firm’s 207 supermini. Boasting good refinement levels and frugal performance, even the small output petrol units are hard to ignore. It managed to retain all the familiar Peugeot design cues, which …

  • First Drive: 2014 Peugeot 3008
    First Drive: 2014 Peugeot 3008 Mon, Jan 27, 2014 14:05 GMT

    The Peugeot 3008 is one of them. But as a car’s main driver is likely to be the chief decision-maker, it’s fortunate that the driver has the most to shout about. For … More »First Drive: 2014 Peugeot 3008

    First Drive: 2014 Peugeot 3008

    The Peugeot 3008 is one of them. But as a car’s main driver is likely to be the chief decision-maker, it’s fortunate that the driver has the most to shout about. For the 2014 model year Peugeot has updated the car with a new face, a smattering of extra kit and – wait for it – price reductions. It’s not much in the grand …

  • UK Drive: Peugeot RCZ R
    UK Drive: Peugeot RCZ R Fri, Jan 24, 2014 16:05 GMT

    PEUGEOT has dabbled in motorsport for decades, most notably with Group B rallying and Le Mans racing. But recently the experts at Peugeot Sport haven’t exactly had a … More »UK Drive: Peugeot RCZ R

    UK Drive: Peugeot RCZ R

    PEUGEOT has dabbled in motorsport for decades, most notably with Group B rallying and Le Mans racing. But recently the experts at Peugeot Sport haven’t exactly had a lot on. On that basis you could argue that the RCZ R, the fastest and most powerful production car the firm has ever built, has genuine racing DNA. The …

  • First Drive: Peugeot 308
    First Drive: Peugeot 308 Mon, Dec 9, 2013 18:05 GMT

    PEUGEOT hasn’t had the best of luck in recent years. However, with the RCZ sports coupe and 208 supermini, Peugeot appears to have turned a corner. And where the previous … More »First Drive: Peugeot 308

    First Drive: Peugeot 308

    PEUGEOT hasn’t had the best of luck in recent years. However, with the RCZ sports coupe and 208 supermini, Peugeot appears to have turned a corner. And where the previous 307 and 308 models were lacking in certain areas, this latest 308 promises to continue the upward trend set in motion by the RCZ and 208.

  • Executive Stress Relief (Peugeot 407 saloon 2004-2011)
    Executive Stress Relief (Peugeot 407 … Wed, Sep 18, 2013 11:05 BST

    ENGINES – There’s one thing you can rely on Peugeot getting right and that’s its range of diesel engines. A good selection of frugal, refined and willing units were offered … More »Executive Stress Relief (Peugeot 407 …

    Executive Stress Relief (Peugeot 407 saloon 2004-2011)

    ENGINES – There’s one thing you can rely on Peugeot getting right and that’s its range of diesel engines. A good selection of frugal, refined and willing units were offered with the 407. If you plan on towing anything, this is the way to go. Alternatively, less demanding and low mileage drivers won’t be disappointed by …

  • French Family Favourite (Peugeot 307 2001-2007)
    French Family Favourite (Peugeot 307 … Tue, Aug 27, 2013 14:05 BST

    ENGINES - A modest range, including the diesel and petrol units in familiar sizes awaits prospective 307 owners. For low mileage town use it's rarely worth opting for … More »French Family Favourite (Peugeot 307 …

    French Family Favourite (Peugeot 307 2001-2007)

    ENGINES - A modest range, including the diesel and petrol units in familiar sizes awaits prospective 307 owners. For low mileage town use it's rarely worth opting for diesel, but if you plan on racking up the miles, one of Peugeot's very good oil burners is well worth it. Quieter than previous non direct injection units …

  • First Drive: Peugeot RCZ
    First Drive: Peugeot RCZ Thu, Aug 8, 2013 11:05 BST

    RECENT years have seen Peugeot step out of its design comfort zone by a considerable margin, what with cars like the 407 Coupe, 208 and 3008. It’s not been a path paved … More »First Drive: Peugeot RCZ

    First Drive: Peugeot RCZ

    RECENT years have seen Peugeot step out of its design comfort zone by a considerable margin, what with cars like the 407 Coupe, 208 and 3008. It’s not been a path paved entirely with gold, however. For every hit there’s also been the occasional aesthetic miss. Still, for a company doing battle with the likes of the ultra-successful …

  • First Drive: Peugeot 2008
    First Drive: Peugeot 2008 Fri, Jun 28, 2013 17:05 BST

    YOU CAN have it all these days. When the boundaries between one car and another were once as sharply defined as the creases in your dad’s trousers, the options were very … More »First Drive: Peugeot 2008

    First Drive: Peugeot 2008

    YOU CAN have it all these days. When the boundaries between one car and another were once as sharply defined as the creases in your dad’s trousers, the options were very simple; small hatchback, medium and large saloons and big estates. And funnily enough that was enough for everyone.But these days it’s a very different …

  • First Drive: Peugeot 208 GTi
    First Drive: Peugeot 208 GTi Fri, May 10, 2013 16:25 BST

    CAN THE 208 GTi survive an entire road test without unfair comparisons to its much-lauded stablemate? It should do; the 205 GTi was certainly one of if not the finest … More »First Drive: Peugeot 208 GTi

    First Drive: Peugeot 208 GTi

    CAN THE 208 GTi survive an entire road test without unfair comparisons to its much-lauded stablemate? It should do; the 205 GTi was certainly one of if not the finest hot hatch of the 1980s and even into the 1990s, but things were very different back then. As wonderful as the 205 was, it did without any kind of electronic …

  • Keep it simple, stupid (Peugeot 107 Allure)
    Keep it simple, stupid (Peugeot 107 … Thu, Sep 20, 2012 09:09 BST

    IN MANY ways we Brits think very differently about cars to our Continental cousins, and one of those ways tends to be in the size of cars we think we need. But these … More »Keep it simple, stupid (Peugeot 107 …

    Keep it simple, stupid (Peugeot 107 Allure)

    IN MANY ways we Brits think very differently about cars to our Continental cousins, and one of those ways tends to be in the size of cars we think we need. But these days small cars can be a big deal.In case you’re wondering what might have inspired this sentiment, it’s the Peugeot 107. It’s just 3.43 metres long and 1.63 …

  • French Fancy (Peugeot 207 2006-2012)
    French Fancy (Peugeot 207 2006-2012 … Mon, Jul 9, 2012 16:06 BST

    ENGINES – Peugeot, along with its French rivals, might be famous for raising the stakes in the diesel market, but there’s a lot to be said about the petrol engines that … More »French Fancy (Peugeot 207 2006-2012 …

    French Fancy (Peugeot 207 2006-2012)

    ENGINES – Peugeot, along with its French rivals, might be famous for raising the stakes in the diesel market, but there’s a lot to be said about the petrol engines that power the firm’s 207 supermini. Unless you cover mega miles in a year, petrol usually wins the cost argument. Boasting excellent refinement plus the ability …

  • First Drive: Peugeot 208
    First Drive: Peugeot 208 Thu, May 24, 2012 16:05 BST

    THERE’S no greater pressure than being a success. Just ask Peugeot, who face the unenviable task of creating a supermini that lives up to the legacy of the 205. That … More »First Drive: Peugeot 208

    First Drive: Peugeot 208

    THERE’S no greater pressure than being a success. Just ask Peugeot, who face the unenviable task of creating a supermini that lives up to the legacy of the 205. That car is still fondly remembered (despite not being as perfect as the fog of nostalgia leads us to be believe) but the 206 that followed it did even better: …

 

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