Although initially supposed to be revealed during the Frankfurt motor show next year, the upcoming Peugeot 308 CC coupe convertible received such an enormous wave of enthusiasm among European drivers that the company apparently changed its mind and decided to officially present the car the this year’s Paris Motor Show in September.
In the time of looming gas prices and blah-blah-blah, consumers turn away from big SUVs and to smaller cars to zip around town. While there are people that prefer to go on their home-office-home daily routine in style by buying a Smart ForTwo, there are guys and gals that want their tiny hatches to make a kind of sporty, rebellious statement.
Peugeot is getting ready to bring its 2008 Peugeot 207 Le Mans special edition hatchback to a car dealership near you. Although there will be no changes under the vehicle’s hood and, despite its loud name, it probably won’t qualify for a shot at Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, the vehicle still looks nice and will almost surely allow the French manufacturer to sell an extra bunch of compact hatches.
Right after presenting a tuned version of the Peugeot 407SW station wagon, German tuner Irmscher reveals its new appearance kit for the Peugeot 4007 — a rebadged version of the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV.
German tuning company Irmscher and Peugeot have joined their forces to develop an exclusive RC Line of body kits for the French company’s entire model range. Looking like it was inspired by Luc Besson’s Taxi movie, the car gets its standard exterior plastic replaced in favor of a more aggressive-looking parts. Meet the Irmscher Peugeot RC Line 407SW station wagon!
Peugeot will add another member to its growing 207 family at the upcoming 2007 IAA motor show in Frankfurt. While the new station wagon doesn’t look as handsome as the hatchback, I must admit that the 2008 Peugeot 207 SW RC is a more practical vehicle if the idea of bringing home a month’s supply of groceries at an average speed of 180 kilometers per hour fits into your understanding of the practical vehicle, that’s it.
The upcoming diesel-powered 2010 Peugeot 308 Hybrid HDi hatchback will feature an outstanding fuel economy of 83 mpg (just 2.83 l/100km) on the combined cycle and will emit only 90g/km of CO2. For comparison’s sake, the same Peugeot 308 HDi that lacks an auxiliary electric motor consumes whole 6.8 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers (34.5 mpg) combined and exhales around 120 grams of CO2 for every kilometer it travels.
Peugeot is readying to introduce its well-known Peugeot 307 BioFlex to the French, Dutch and Swedish markets. All three countries are known for their sky-high fuel prices and extreme care for the environment, so selling the flex-fuel-capable vehicles will probably not be a problem for the French car manufacturer.
2008 Peugeot 308 will be officially presented only in September during the 2007 IAA motor show in Frankfurt, Germany. Designed to stand its ground against such fierce competitors as the new Ford Focus, Mazda3 and, of course, the German Volkswagen Golf, until now, the new compact hatchback was the most secret weapon of the French car maker.
Based on the latest compact hatchback model, the new Peugeot 207 Van looks like an almost ideal solution for a one-person business. I mean, you don’t need to buy a Ford Transit or a Peugeot Boxer to deliver a box of pizza or a couple of flowers to a customer living two blocks away from your tiny office, right?