Motoring by Press Association 08/02/2019, 9:02 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter What is it? Take a passing glance at the Hyundai i30 N-Line and you might think you’re looking at the hardcore i30 N hot hatchback. Indeed, that was Hyundai’s intention – the N-Line, as is the case with most cars with ‘Line’ in their trim level, is meant to give some of the glamour of a full-fat hot hatch but without the associated running costs. It’s pitched against a whole host of rivals with Line in their name – Ford’s Focus ST-Line, the VW Golf R-Line, the Kia Ceed GT-Line, the Peugeot 308 GT-Line… we could go on. But will some of the N’s glamour rub off on its lowlier sibling? What’s new? The N-Line is actually a lot more than just a styling exercise – though there’s plenty of that too. N-aping front and rear bumpers are fitted, and the N-Line rides on a set of attractive 18-inch … [Read more...] about UK drive: The Hyundai i30 N-Line offers good looks, but not that much drama
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Motor1 France's illustrator has created a rendering of the next-gen Peugeot 208 with styling bits incorporated from the all-new Peugeot 508 GT. The website says this sketch provides for a sportier take of the small car, and that the real design will be a bit conservative.Expected to be revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the next-gen Peugeot 208 will be underpinned by the CMP or Common Modular Platform, co-developed by PSA and Dongfeng Motor. The new platform is expected to give designers more space to work with on the interior while offering a 40 kg weight saving. It will also underpin the next generation 2019 Peugeot 2008 which is expected to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.On the powertrain front, the 2019 208 will feature new generation 1.5-liter HDi diesel engines, while the petrol would be 1.2-liter units. The performance-oriented 208 GTi is expected with an all-new 1.6-liter THP petrol unit with as much as 220 hp. According to reports, a hybrid could also be in the … [Read more...] about Next-gen Peugeot 208 (Maruti Swift rival)
Motoring by Press Association 07/08/2018, 11:24 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Hyundai has confirmed full pricing and specs for its new i30 N Line trim. A step down from the N hot hatchback, i30 N Line models will compete with Ford’s Focus ST-Line and the Peugeot 308 GT-Line. While the full-blown N gets a 2.0-litre petrol engine with up to 271bhp, things are rather more sedate in the N Line. It comes exclusively with Hyundai’s 138bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. Thankfully for keen drivers, there have been a few changes elsewhere. N Line models receive tweaked suspension and brakes, while the engine has been tuned to offer a better throttle response. Hyundai has endowed the N Line with a set of 16-inch front brakes over the 15-inch units you get on the standard car. The 18-inch alloy wheels are also wrapped in … [Read more...] about Hyundai confirms new i30 N Line will start from £21,255
Tweet TweetThe long awaited Peugeot 308 GT finally reached the 2014 Paris Motor Show the other day, the model coming with interesting changes in terms of styling and interior design, while the powertrain is also fresh. The Peugeot 308 GT is now sporting a modified body kit, meaning a more aggressive front bumper, aerodynamic side skirts, revised front grille, LED infused headlights, or gloss black mirror caps. More tweaks include a rear diffuser, the 18-inch Diamant rims in Pilot 3 tires, dual exhaust system, sequential turn signals, sport tuned up suspension for lower ride height and a few more. Inside the Peugeot 308 GT, the cabin looks also refreshed, as it now coming with a sport steering wheel in perforated leather, red stitching, stainless steel door plates, alloy pedals or refined anthracite roof line. Under the hood, the Peugeot 308 GT will come with two engine choices, like the 1.6-liter THP, developing 205 horsepower and 285 Nm of torque, while the higher 2.0-liter BlueHDi … [Read more...] about Peugeot 308 GT Launched at 2014 Paris Motor Show
The 2014 European Car of the Year, Peugeot 308, was updated for the 2018MY with modest revisions, but how does it compare to its more established rivals? In short, not that bad, CarBuyer revealed after driving the GT Line version and finding out that it has good quality materials inside, plenty of storage space and a boot that’s bigger than that of the VW Golf and Ford Focus. Peugeot’s engineers have also balanced the comfort and handling of the car, but that doesn’t necessarily make it perfect. That’s because it’s not the best one to drive in the class, according to the reviewer; but on the other hand, the suspension absorbs most bumps in the road nicely. Moreover, space on the rear bench is cramped for adults, as a result of making the boot bigger, and the manufacturer chose to keep the instrument dials above the steering wheel. Peugeot’s previous contenders in the segment, the old 307 and 308, couldn’t challenge the best, but the French … [Read more...] about Can Peugeot Finally Crack The Compact Hatch Segment With The Revamped 308 ?