PSA Group, the parent company of Citroën, DS Automobiles, Peugeot, Opel, and Vauxhall, wants to come back to the U.S. market with low-volume production models, likely on a similar method as Alfa Romeo’s return to the U.S. They are, however, also considering a ride-sharing model as well. In either case, PSA Group have begun the process of setting up a new North American headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Across the five brands, they produce a bunch of Euro-chic small cars that we would love to see in a Stateside PSA comeback. Peugeot has been gone from the U.S. market since 1991, Citroën left in 1989 and while the Vauxhall brand has never been to the U.S., Opel had a short-lived U.S. jaunt from 1958 to 1975 under GM control, and some of their cars are still sold as Buicks today. If the brand is adamant about making a return, here are nine cars we would be ecstatic to see on our roads. DS 5 Every new brand needs to launch with some luxury, making the largest DS model … [Read more...] about Peugeot Citroën Is Coming Back To The U.S., So What Do They Make That We Actually Want?
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The Peugeot 308 GTi facelift has finally landed in Malaysia. It’s currently being displayed at showrooms before being officially launched next month, and it will reportedly be priced around the RM200k mark, which makes it cheaper than its main rival, the RM227,060 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Powering this hot hatch is a 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, churning 270 hp and 330 Nm of torque, with drive sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual. Peugeot says the engine is the most powerful production unit of its size (F1 engines don’t count, by the way), and it’s capable of sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in six seconds flat. A torque-sensing (Torsen) limited slip differential is standard for Malaysian models, as is the Peugeot Sport front bucket seats. Elsewhere, it gets upgraded suspension that’s 11 mm lower, 19-inch lightweight alloys wrapped in 235/35 profile Michelin Super Sport tyres and huge 380 mm front brake discs clamped by … [Read more...] about FIRST LOOK: 2018 Peugeot 308 GTi
Peugeot unveiled the facelifted 308 last month, but only released a sole image of the car showing the front end. Now, the company has provided us a full blowout of photos and details, showing the revised C-segment hatchback from all angles. The revision sees the lion badge move from the bonnet into the taller, more upright grille, while the air intakes are larger and more pronounced. There are also new halogen projector headlights with LED daytime running lights – these replace the standard reflector units on the outgoing model. The higher-end GT Line and sportier GT and GTi models retain the use of LED headlights. Below them, the air intakes have been made larger, and the GT Line, GT and GTi variants receive a sportier bumper design similar to the China-only 308 Sedan. Further back, the fuel filler aperture is square instead of round, to accommodate an AdBlue filler hole, while the rear triple claw signature lighting is now constantly turned on. There are also new alloy wheel … [Read more...] about Peugeot 308 facelift – full details, photos released
Cet arrêt temporaire interviendra de la fin du mois de juin au début du mois d'octobre. Comme vous n'êtes pas sans le savoir si vous suivez avec assiduité l'actualité automobile dans son ensemble, au 1er septembre prochain, toutes les voitures neuves commercialisées devront être homologuées sous le nouveau cycle d'homologation WLTP. Pour rappel, celui-ci a pour but de mesurer les émissions de CO2 de manière plus représentative en incluant dans les essais un parcours sur routes ouvertes, et non plus de simples tests sur tapis comme c'était le cas sous le cycle d'homologation NEDC. Lire aussi : Essai Peugeot 308 GTi (2017) – Toujours parmi les meilleures ? Si certains constructeurs décident purement et simplement de retirer du catalogue certains de leurs modèles, Peugeot va également faire de même avec sa 308 GTi. Rassurez-vous, la sportive française va revenir au … [Read more...] about Peugeot arrête provisoirement la production de la 308 GTi
Peugeot is on a bit of a roll as of late. It was a company that, back in the 1980s, was known for its sporty versions of regular hatchbacks. The 205 GTI is pretty much an icon of its time, but the company also made cars like the 309 GTI (which was better) and the 405 Mi16.That era also saw Peugeot going rallying. The mid-engined 205 T16 won two world rally titles, and the larger 405 T16 blitzed Pikes Peak, setting a record and starring in the famous Climb Dance film.It lost its way a little in the 1990s and 2000s. Bar the occasional hit, it churned out a range of unmemorable cars with a focus on filling niches. Anyone remember the 206cc and 307cc?But it’s a brand that seems to be on its way back. The RCZ was an excellent car, and the sportier RCZ R even more so. We tested the 208 GTI before Christmas, and decided it was our favorite car in the sector. This week we’ve been trying out the larger, and more powerful, 308 GTI.Couldn’t decide what color it should be … [Read more...] about Fiery Family Fun: Peugeot 308 GTI Review