In 1988, Peugeot showed how it would legitimately take on Ferrari and Porsche with the 180mph, 680bhp Oxia concept
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Mini has won the Dakar Rally 4 years in a row, dominating the remaining two: it placed first, third, fourth, and 5th this year, and scored a 1-2-3 in 2014. The Peugeot DKR crossed the line in 11th this year, and construction on an advancedtypestartednearly immediately. Team Peugeot Generalprinted that new competitor in September and announced now not long after that Sbastien Loeb would sign up for the three-man team of Stphane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres and Carlos Sainz. Now it isappearing off the livery enthusiasts volition see in user on January 2 in Argentina.
Its "aggressively feline" shape gets a silver roof for the 2016 edition to lend a handdefend the cabin from temperatures that willsucceed in 122 degrees. The team will hope that the chrome-effect grille and lion badge will shine their gentleat theend line of workforward of somebody else.
The 38th edition of the rally covers just about 6,000 miles thru Argentina and Bolivia. It starts in Buenos Aires and ends two weeks later in Rosario on January 14. Take a glance atthe clickingliberatebeneath for more information on the livery.
The appearance are divisive, but the hot Civic Kind R promises more performance for just a littleextra cash than our test trio. Just be warned: it’s even more hardcore than the Ford, with an overly firm ride. Plus, inside quality is lacking.
Whenever you fancy more safety this winter, second-hand 4wdGolfing Rs are going for a song. This price buys a new car with delivery mileage. It still looks chunky, while the cast drivetrain must always put the ability down even more effectively.
Figures SEAT Leon Cupra 280Peugeot 308 GTi 270 by Peugeot SportFord Focus ST-2 Mountune 275On the street price/total as tested£28,210/£30,345£28,155/£29,070£25,495/£28,825Residual worth (after 3yrs/36,000)£12,099/42.9%£12,701/45.1%£12,671/49.7%Depreciation£16,111£15,454£12,824Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,455/£2,909£1,231/£2,461£1,249/£2,497Annual gasolinepayment (12k/20k miles)£2,052/£3,420£1,846/£3,077£1,976/£3,294Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost33/£551/G/£18034/£562/E/£13033/£608/G/£180Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£179/£229/£179£13pm (3yrs/35k)£570 (3yrs) Length/wheelbase4,236/2,596mm4,253/2,617mm4,362/2,648mmHeight/width1,423/1,810mm1,446/1,804mm1,471/1,823mmEngine4cyl in-line/1,984cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc4cyl in-line/2,000ccPeak power/revs 276/5,600 bhp/rpm268/6,000 bhp/rpm271/5,500 bhp/rpmPeak torque/revs 350/1,700 Nm/rpm330/1,900 Nm/rpm400/3,500 Nm/rpmTransmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwdFuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/space saver53 litres/repair kit62 litres/space saverBoot capacity (seats up/down)380/1,210 litres470/1,309 litres316/1,215 litresKerbweight/payload/towing weight1,375/495/1,500kg1,205/585kg/N/A1,437/588kg/N/ATurning circle10.7 metres10.4 metres12.0 metresBasic guaranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/2yrs3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/1yrService intervals/UK dealers20,000 (2yrs)/12820,000 (1yr)/30012,500 (1yr)/781Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.15th/27th10th/5th25th/26thNCAP: Adult/child/ped./assist/stars94/92/70/71/592/79/64/81/592/82/72/71/5 0-60/30-70mph6.6/5.2 secs6.2/5.4 secs6.4/5.4 secs30-50mph in 3rd/4th2.6/3.8 secs2.6/3.4 secs2.6/3.4 secs50-70mph in 5th/6th4.5/6.1 secs4.6/5.7 secs4.4/5.5 secsTop speed/rpm at 70mph 155mph/2,500rpm155mph/2,900rpm154mph/2,500rpmBraking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 54.3/38.9/9.4m55.1/40.5/10.6m57.0/42.1/11.0mNoise outside/idle/30/70mph70/52/64/70dB75/51/64/70dB70/57/64/70dBAuto Specific econ (mpg/mpl)/range28.7/6.3/316 miles31.9/7.0/372 miles29.8/6.6/406 milesGovt urban/extra-urban/combined 32.5/51.4/42.8mpg34.9/57.6/47.1mpg32.1/49.6/41.5mpgGovt urban/extra-urban/combined 7.2/11.3/9.4mpl7.7/12.7/10.4mpl7.1/10.9/9.1mplActual/claimed CO2/tax bracket227/156g/km/26%205/139g/km/22%219/159g/km/26% Airbags/Isofix/park sensors/cameraSeven/yes/yes/£215Six/yes/yes/yesSix/yes/£325*/£250Automatic box/stability/cruise control£1,355/yes/yesNo/yes/yesNo/yes/£250Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/£695/£360Yes/part-leather/noYes/part-leather/noMetallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£575/LED/no£525/LED/yes£525/no/£350Sat-nav/USB/DAB radio/BluetoothYes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/yes£250/yes/yes/yes
Despite weighing 1,480kg, it feels very agile, the spread of power between either axles permitting information technology to feel very wieldy. It’s a feeling helped by the weeny steerage wheel, which is a move from the 208 GTI and 308 GTI, and which is nicely reactive and intensely intuitive once you’ve spent a minute or two acclimatising to its size.
While the R Hybrid is extremely grippy and inspires a sort of confidence, it's going to also indulge just a little of frivolity too: lift off the throttle into a corner like chances are you'll in a vintage French hot hatchback and it's going to act in a in a equivalent fashion (albeit less scarily) oversteery manner.
But that’s no longerthe solespeaking point. The gearbox is value a mention, too. It’s a six-speed robotised manual, runningvia two pedals and paddleshifters. As you convert up a gear, the electric motors fill the very short interruption in torque, so you get totally seamless gearchanges, anything eveningthe best twin-clutch gearboxes don’t offer.
facebooktwitter googleemailPeugeots 308 R HYbrid thought feels nearly productableyetwill have to Peugeot built it? Verdict An insignificantideait can be for the time being, but the 308 R HYbrid feels almost production preparedin this evidence. Peugeot Game says it's far waiting to pass judgement on the reaction to the automobile from the world’s press ahead of making any longer decisions, and the reaction from Auto Specific is; build it. Having put this much time, cash and engineering effort into the task so far, and made this much progress, Peugeot would be mad Now not to build this car. So what’s not to love somethe next set of headline re-writing credentials; 500bhp, 730Nm of torque, 4 wheel-drive, 1550kg, 94.1mpg and 70g/km, all wrapped up in the entirely useful skin of what seems to be a mildly breathed upon Peugeot 308 GTi?
Answer; you can’t in truthpurchase this vehicle yet. Indeed, unless the engineers at Peugeot Sport convince their bosses to turn the 308 R HYbrid Concept into a production reality, you could never be capable offorce this fantastic car.
But having now driven the 308 R HYbrid, and driven it effectively at a tune for one complete morning without any of the standard “please are you able to exclusively do 40mph in it because it’s a concept car and we’ve only were given one them” restrictions, I will tell you something without hesitation; Peugeot ought to make this car, and build it soon.
Due to the typical platform underpinning them, these vans do all glanceslightly alike, with undeniable slab-sided styling, regardless that the 'suggested' wheel arches upload some visual drama. Up front they feature their parent company's circle of relatives face, although the rears are close toadequate identical except for badging. Below the cars share technical functions and equipment, as well as powertrains - which we wouldare expecting to be evolutions of the 2.0-litre diesel featured in the present models.
Absent from the unlockused to be a Fiat Scudo providing as the corporations have parted ways. Instead, Fiat's new Scudo may bein keeping with the Vauxhall Vivaro/Renault Traffic platform when it arrives in 2016.
A year later in early 2017 the 2corporations also plan to publish real world NOx (nitrous oxide) emissions figures. Those are the major figures called into question in the "dieselgate" scandal, and so publishing independently adjudicated figures ought totransparent any doubts investors have about PSA Peugeot Citroen"s cars - preferablythe corporateneeds its cars" real-world fuel economy to heavilyreflect the official figure.
Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroen said: "This leading edge initiative is a clean demonstration that a carmaker and self sufficient bodies can achieve agreement for the just right thing aboutvisitor information. This may also spotlight the complex technologies that PSA Peugeot Citroen is arising to give a contribution to fuel economy."
These "advanced technologies" without a doubtappear to figure out for the corporate in the official tests - PSA Peugeot Citroen (which also comprises the DS brand) has the lowest fleet average CO2 emissions in Europe, at just 110.3g/km overall to be had models. Interestingly, no mention of real-world CO2 emissions tests had been made - most likely because a departure from the official figures could call into question the CO2-based vehicle tax gadget in position in more than a few countries across Europe.
The newly arrived 308 GTi targets to make Peugeot yet again the headline act at the hot hatch stage. The Ford Focal point ST, the present driver’s favourite, stands in its way
"We used the initial styling developed by Peugeot Design Lab to define a strong personality for the rotorcrafta mirror reflection of the innovation, performance and emotion unique to the H160. We developed a helicopter based on their design which immediately caught the attention of both operators and the general public. Style has become a key priority for the H160 programme, which aims to make a strong impression both with its unique personality and its performance," said Guillaume Chielens, Head of Style and Design at Airbus Helicopters.
The futuristic contours of the H160, which are enhanced by the helicopter"s tapered windows, represent the culmination of the design project. The styling offers an updated take on the previous generation, the Dauphin, whose iconic nose has been revamped. The sleek lines of the H160 convey how efficient and quiet it is in the airperformance achieved through a series of innovations, including an airframe made from composite materials, a biplane stabilizer, a canted tail rotor and Blue Edge blades.
"Peugeot Design Lab demonstrated its ability to take on complex technological projects through its work on the exterior design of the H160," explained Cathal Loughnane, Head of the PEUGEOT global brand design studio. Since it was established in 2012, an extensive range of customers have relied on the studio"s services: Dassault Aviation, Alstom, Bombardier, Leclerc, SEB, Quechua and more. One of the latest Peugeot Design Lab projects is the PEUGEOT food truck, Le Bistro du Lion.
facebook twitter google+emailFirebreathing new Peugeot 308 GTi hot hatch takes fight to SEAT Leon Cupra Verdict4Don’t write the Peugeot 308 GTi off from its spec sheet alone, as from behind the wheel it has all of the characteristics of a great hot hatch. It’s fast and responsive when you’re driving hard, but composed and comfortable when you’re taking it easy. It may lack visual drama and the playfulness of some of its rivals but it demonstrates Peugeot can still deliver a cracking hot hatch.There’s more choice than ever in the hot hatchback class – alongside this new Peugeot 308 GTi, Renaultsport’s Megane 275 Trophy has been released, Honda massaged 306bhp out of the new Civic Type R and Ford will break new ground with the 345bhp Focus RS later next year.
So, while the 266bhp Pug may look down on paper compared to the 300bhp-plus hatches elsewhere, don’t count it out just yet. The French manufacturer has a long and illustrious history of producing fast and fun hot hatchbacks and the new 308 GTi is no exception.
Developed by the same team responsible for the sweet 208 GTi and rapid RCZ R, Peugeot Sport has dropped in the same 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine you’ll find in both the 308 GTi’s stablemates. Here it develops 266bhp and 330Nm of torque, which is sent through the front-wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. There is no slick-shifting dual-clutch automatic available in the Peugeot – unlike in its VW Group rivals like the SEAT Leon Cupra.