PEUGEOT 508 GT FASTBACK PLUG-IN HYBRID

. Originally offered as a four-door sedan or five-door station wagon, the Peugeot 508 has been on sale in Australia since July 2011. It fitted into the space between the smaller 407 and larger 607, effectively replacing both cars. The second generation 508 was launched in 2019 but didn’t arrive here until August 2021 and featured Peugeot’s first-ever plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain. While there is a large choice of engines and equipment levels available overseas for the 508, only three models are available here, all with the top-grade GT variant… Read more

PEUGEOT 3008 GT SPORT PLUG-IN HYBRID AWD

The Peugeot 300 Hybrid car looks amazing and confirms the French know a thing or two about style. The detail in the complex front design with its dark chrome grille is exceptional and integrates striking LED lighting unlike anything else you might have seen, especially at night. Inside, quilted Nappa leather seats with their contrast stitching look top shelf, but we found them a little small and uncomfortable. One of the hallmarks of the brand is its tiny steering wheels and high-mounted instrument cluster, designed to replace the need for… Read more

NEXT GENERATION PEUGEOT 408

The upcoming next generation of the Peugeot 408 has feline stance with lines that are sharp, the grille is the same colour as the bodywork to blend in with the front end. It’s the first model to have the new Peugeot emblem with the head of a lion. The inverted cut-out of the rear bumper is aimed at giving the profile a strong look. With a length of 4.69m and a wheelbase of 2.79m, according to Peugeot the latest 408, “has a remarkably spacious second row, with 188mm of legroom.”… Read more

PEUGEOT 3008 GT AND PEUGEOT 508 GT PLUG-IN HYBRIDS

Peugeot Australia has introduced plug-in hybrid electric variants of the 3008 SUV and 508 Fastback to its model range. Kate Gillis, Managing Director Peugeot Australia, said: “So far, the Peugeot 3008 GT Sport Plug-In Hybrid AWD and Peugeot 508 GT Fastback Plug-In Hybrid have received an extremely positive reception through our pre-launch test drive program. “Peugeot has made a global commitment to have an electrified variant across the entire model line-up by 2025, so the local arrival of the 3008 and 508 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles is a pioneering moment… Read more

NEW PEUGEOT 5008 MODEL: THE GT SPORT

Peugeot Australia has launched an additional model to its Peugeot 5008 seven-seat SUV range – the 5008 GT Sport. It’s powered by a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine 133kW and maximum torque of 250Nm. It drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Peugeot 5008 GT Sport has a ‘Black Pack’. Featured that’s standard across the GT Sport variants, it includes blacked-out trim features and distinctive black 19-inch ‘Washington’ diamond-cut alloy wheels with a ‘Black Mist’ finish. The 5008 SUV GT Sport has Nappa leather appointed upholstery, with heated front seats and 8-way… Read more

PEUGEOT 504

The first Peugeot family member mentioned in history was Jean-Jacques Peugeot (1699-1741). His two grandsons founded a steel foundry in France in 1810, which is still today supplying the steel used in Peugeot cars. As early as 1885 Armand Peugeot had built several bicycles and later designed a steam driven quadricycle. A little later on he built one of the first petrol-driven vehicles with a V-shaped twin cylinder engine producing 8 horsepower. In 1921 Peugeot introduced the 201, the first production car with independent front suspension. In fact, over the… Read more

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