PEUGEOT 3008 2010 – 2020

Peugeot is one of the world’s oldest car makers, dating back to the late 1890s. It’s a huge company in France and many other countries but hasn’t had the success in Australia it deserves. Peugeot was a slow starter in the SUV field, believing it look would be a passing fad. However, it eventually realised these practical vehicles made sense and the 3008 was launched in France in early 2010. Its styling is a crossover between the hard edged 4WDs and a classy looking wagon and it has launched Downunder… Read more

PEUGEOT 2008 GT SPORT

Peugeot 2008 GT Sport is a small-medium SUV that leans in the direction of medium. The 2008 designation (which Peugeot prefers to call two-thousand eight rather than two double-oh eight) means that it’s an SUV rather than a tall hatchback. It’s not a GT or a Sport in the true sense of these labels, but it does have slightly firmer suspension and a different steering feel that will appeal to those who like to drive. STYLINGThe French are seemingly incapable of designing a car that doesn’t look great. The front… Read more

PEUGEOT 508 2011 – 2020

The first models in the Peugeot 508 range were launched in Australia in July 2011. They replaced two cars, the Peugeot 407 and 607. Smart designing meant the 508 weighed less than the smaller Peugeot 407 as well as the significantly larger 607. It was offered as a four-door sedan and five-door station wagon. The sedan’s boot is one of the largest in the business. The wagon is large and spacious, though at the time when many buyers were trending towards SUVs it didn’t have the sales numbers anticipated. Peugeot… Read more

2021 PEUGEOT 2008 REVIEW

Peugeot 2008 is the smallest of the three SUV models from the French carmaker and the first to feature the new multi-faceted grille that now headlines its larger 3008 and 5008 siblings. Three variants are available, Allure, GT and GT Sport. STYLINGWe love the shared styling of the Peugeot SUVs especially the new large grille flanked by spectacular long, lightning bolt DRLs on either side. The 2008 Allure has a fairly conservative horizontal grille structure when compared to the lion’s claw vertical design of the GT and GT Sport. All… Read more

PEUGEOT 205 GTI

With the introduction of the 205 Peugeot set itself the challenge of producing from scratch a small hatchback which would stand out in a crowd. Not only did they achieve this but they created one with such street cred that it became a cult car almost overnight. Such an achievement was quite remarkable. Introduced in 1983, a total of 2.74 million cars were produced during its production life. Most remarkable of all is that it was Peugeot that achieved this, not Volkswagen or arch rival Renault. Suddenly, it seemed, Peugeot… Read more

PEUGEOT 5008 IS A VERSATILE SUV / PEOPLE MOVER CROSSOVER

The Peugeot 5008 is the largest of the French company’s three SUV models ahead of the compact 2008 and the mid-sized 3008. It’s a seven-seater that’s mainly aimed at the top end Japanese and Korean models although Peugeot is also keen to tackle the prestige Europeans; Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes. To this end only the higher-specced GT variant has been brought here. STYLINGWith its relatively long low profile the 5008 is best described as an SUV / People Mover crossover. Indeed, the first version was tagged as an MPV… Read more

PEUGEOT 3008 AND 5008 REVISIONS

Peugeot has given its 3008 and 5008 SUVs pair revised styling, more technology and additional safety features. Best news of all is the Peugeot 3008 has a new variant, the GT Sport featuring a Black Pack. It has blacked-out trim and exclusive black 19-inch ‘Washington’ diamond-cut alloy wheels with a Black Mist finish. Peugeot 3008 SUV GT Sport has Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats and eight-way electronic adjustment and massage function for the driver. There’s a state-of-the-art 10-speaker, 550-Watt Focal audio system. Both facelifted Peugeot 3008 and 5008 now… Read more

FACELIFTED PEUGEOT 3008 AND 5008

Facelifted Peugeot 3008 and 5008 will be launched in Australia at a date yet to be announced in the coming months. Full Australian specifications and pricing will be released closer to the on-sale date, in the meantime here is what we have been told. A new frameless grille features at the front. At the rear it will have LED lights include a ‘3D lion claw’ lighting signature and scrolling indicators. The lights feature a smoked glass lens, extending the black boot strip on either side of the vehicle. A 10-colour… Read more

PEUGEOT 4008 – 2017-2019

The Peugeot 4008 is a compact SUV and was the French marque’s first entrant in this segment when it was launched in Australia in June 2012. It appeals to those who want a vehicle that’s European rather than Asian. However, it’s a joint venture between Peugeot and Mitsubishi and is made in a Japanese factory Peugeot 4008 and Mitsubishi ASX have quite a different appearance. The roofs and doors are the same in both vehicles, but other panels are different and there’s certainly French flair in the Peugeot. Interior space… Read more

PEUGEOT 203

During World War II Peugeot had been planning a new post-war model, and was able to introduce the new 203 as early as the autumn of 1947. It was a sensationally modern car with a streamlined unitary body and a new four-cylinder 1290 cc engine. Although it would continue to be manufactured for many more years, its replacement had already appeared in 1955: the Peugeot 403. After sampling such unusually heady vintages you might think that the postwar 203 would seem distinctly vin ordinaire. Not so! While it is undoubtedly… Read more