With sky-high gas prices on the horizon and increasingly strict emissions standards for car manufacturers to live up to, consumers are constantly looking for more options when it comes to fuel economy, and automakers are equally eager to deliver. For those reasons manufacturers are continuing to downsize engines. It was a tough sell for car… Continue Reading...
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This French automaker produces mostly small city cars for large European cities. Peugot is the second largest car maker based in Europe.
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Audi is jumping back into the documentary film making game with its Truth in 24 II documentary, the first of which was released three years ago. Continue Reading...
RM Auctions will have a 2007 Peugeot 908 Le Mans race car up for auction on May 12 with an estimated selling price between $1.9 million and $2.4 million. Powered by a 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine, the legitimate race car has over 700-hp mated to a six-speed sequential manual paddle-shift gearbox. The chassis consists of… Continue Reading...
Peugeot is taking automotive advertising to the next level with its latest spot for the 208 hatchback. The ad is over seven minutes long and features sex, nudity, strip clubs, bicycle chase scenes, explosions and so much more. If that already hasn’t piqued your interest, this will: the commercial is interactive and can take different twists and… Continue Reading...
Last month General Motors and Peugeot finalized an alliance that will see the two companies share research, vehicle platforms and production. Now the alliance will help bring some new vehicles to the market as well. The two companies will begin by sharing large vehicles, transmissions and a small car for emerging markets. A new plan… Continue Reading...
The Peugeot 208 GTi concept, revealed at Geneva, plays heavily on the old 205 theme, not only in the side glass window treatment, but also the brushed aluminum appliqué on each rear quarter panel. Continue Reading...
German car firm BMW is well known for its technological innovations, and the company won’t be caught resting on its laurels. In pursuit of future technologies, BMW is looking to partner up with General Motors to develop fuel-cell technology, and may even further extend their hand to PSA Peugeot Citroen to co-develop gasoline engines. According… Continue Reading...
General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën inked a deal yesterday that will see the companies partnering to further their interests in Europe. “This partnership brings tremendous opportunity for our two companies,” said Dan Akerson, GM chairman and CEO. “The alliance synergies, in addition to our independent plans, position GM for long-term sustainable profitability in Europe.” The… Continue Reading...
As part of a development alliance, it appears that French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen will be selling 7-percent of its company to General Motors this week. If the deal is to go through, it will include a standstill agreement in which GM would not be able to take a greater holding of Peugeot without permission…. Continue Reading...
The venture will also give Peugeot improved access to overseas markets such as China and South America; it could possibly even witness a return of the brand to the US for the first time since 1992. Continue Reading...
Peugeot will be bringing a pair of 208 concepts to the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show, with the GTi Concept marking the return of an icon for the French automaker. The GTi Concept pays tribute to the legendary 205 GTi, featuring double-chromed exhaust tips, lower aerodynamic spoilers, lower side skirt extensions, and brushed aluminum GTi… Continue Reading...
Yet as we move forward and automakers seek to maintain economies of scale, the number of vehicle architectures is expected to shrink still further, even as many brands aim to proliferate their model offerings as well as adding localized production. Continue Reading...
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest auto company, is set to unveil the new XAα concept car at the 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo. While earlier reports suggested that the new concept will eventually replace Maruti Suzuki’s highly successful Jimny SUV, Maruti Suzuki managing director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi explained that, “the Concept XAα is designed for… Continue Reading...
Writing about cars all the time can do some funky things to your taste in wheels, invariably automotive journalists flock to the best of the best. The funny part is that those parameters get warped pretty easily, leaving one writers idea of an ideal car miles away from another. The same thing goes for enthusiasts, which… Continue Reading...
As part of a $1.1 billion cost-cutting effort, PSA, the parent company of both Peugeot and Citroen, will shed 6,000 jobs in Europe, with 2,500 white collar jobs, 2,500 contract worker jobs and 1,000 blue collar jobs expected to be cut in 2012. PSA claimed that their car-making operations would barely turn a profit in… Continue Reading...
The only Japanese manufacturer to ever win the prestigious 24-Hours of Le Mans so far has been Mazda with its 787B. Toyota has been wanting to change that for nearly two decades now. Their last effort in the LMP1 class failed, but next year they’ll be back with a vengeance, using a hybrid racer. Not… Continue Reading...
In recent years, sales of Mitsubishi vehicles have been on a global decline. Some feared that this Japanese automaker could one day be forced to close its doors for good, if demand does not increase. In recent years, Mitsubishi has been given a lifeline by the PSA group, which owns Peugeot and Citroen. Both of… Continue Reading...
It’s that time of the year again as Car of the Year begins the laborious task of whittling down new Car of the Year contenders for 2012. A total of 59 journalists, representing automotive authorities across 23 European countries, have been recruited for the task of choosing top car. The number of journalists to represent… Continue Reading...
When it comes to bizarre concept cars, the Tokyo Auto Show might be the traditional winner, but when it comes to production time, often things end up looking like a Camry. Not so for those baguette-loving Frenchmen (and women). From Citroen, to Renault, to Peugeot, their production cars are plenty strange and the concepts that… Continue Reading...
OK, so they don’t sell it here, nor are they ever going to, but you have to admit the Peugeot RCZ is a pretty cool ride … for a French car. For 2012 Peugeot will be hosting its own one-make racing series, allowing teams to field their own race-prepped Peugeot RCZ car. Just what the… Continue Reading...
ne Mercedes-Benz has recently unveiled its new M-class SUV and there has been confirmation that several variants for this crossover will be included. Among them will be two hybrid variants. One will be powered by a gasoline-electric system similar to the current ML450 hybrid. The other hybrid will feature a brand new diesel-electric system. Peugot is… Continue Reading...
When Peugeot first unveiled the EX1 to the world, we all knew it would be one awesome electric car. Its sleek and futuristic design clearly screams race-inspired and now Peugeot has put it on the track just to prove how awesome it is. Living up to expectations the EX1 has set the record lap time… Continue Reading...
A MINI Cooper S fitted with an experimental hybrid all-wheel drive system was spotted testing in winter climates, a surprise move for BMW, which has given no indication it was developing such a car. Sharp-eyed readers will not the electric motor mounted between the rear wheels, as well as the “hybrid” stickers mounted on the… Continue Reading...
Baring any surprises, with over an hour left at the American endurance classic, it was obvious that the No. 10 diesel-powered Peugeot driven by Loic Duval would take the checkered flag. With the win, Peugeot successfully defended its victory from 2010. Holding off Peugeot from a one-two win wasn’t long-time rival Audi, but the Highcroft… Continue Reading...