Peugeot Car News

At the Geneva motor show, Peugeot took the wraps off a special 508 First Edition model, with a limited run of just 200 vehicles for the UK market. The fully-loaded model features a long list of standard equipment, including a chequered front grille in gloss black, 19-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara and leather upholstery and a massaging driver’s seat. Night vision is standard, too, along with a 360-degree camera system, automated parking and wireless smartphone charging. Equipped with a 174bhp 2.0-litre BlueHDi engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, the newcomer is priced at £37,400, with customers that reserve early rewarded with four years’ worth of free servicing and a set of Focal wireless headphones. CO2 emissions of 124g/km result in a fuel economy figure of 60.1mpg on the combined fuel cycle. Customers wishing to reserve a car will need to do so with a £250 reservation deposit, with the car arriving in UK showrooms on October.

As the rollout of Euro-6.2 engines continues, new 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 engines with eight-speed automatic transmission have arrived for the 308, 308 SW, 3008 and 5008 model ranges. Each is equipped with the superior 129bhp 16-valve powerplant, replacing the outgoing BlueHDi 120 six-speed automatic versions. All are available to order now with the prices starting at £22,325 for the 308 Active BlueHDi 130 automatic, £23,275 for the 308 SW edition, while in 3008 guise it is priced at £26,620 in Active trim, with the seven-seat 5008 costing £28,890. Each model is available to order now from Peugeot showrooms.

The roll-out of Euro 6.2 emissions compliant engines continues at Peugeot, with the 3008 and 5008 ranges the latest recipients. The 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 units paired to a six-speed manual transmission are available in a selection of trim levels, namely Active, Allure, GT Line and GT Line Premium. The standard equipment remains the same as the BlueHDi 120 models that they replace, though prices have risen by £400 thanks to the enhanced technology and compliance with the latest emissions regulations. Prices start at £24,995 for the 3008 Active BlueHDi 130 and rise to £30,820 for the 3008 GT Line Premium BlueHDi 130. For the larger seven-seater 5008, the cost of the Active BlueHDi 130 is £27,245, with the GT Line Premium BlueHDi 130 priced at £32,795. Available to order now, the first cars will be arriving in UK showrooms shortly

GT Line Premium trim has been extended to the 5008 seven-seat SUV, with a range of frugal BlueHDi engines under the bonnet. Additional equipment includes 19-inch two-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels, a panoramic opening glass roof, blue ambient lighting, keyless entry and start, a foot-operated smart electric tailgate, heated front seats and a multi-point massage function for the driver’s seat. Specified individually, these features would cost £2,720, but Peugeot has cut the additional cost to £1,850. Prices start at £32,795 for the GT Line Premium BlueHDi 130 and rises to £33,795 for the BlueHDi 120 automatic edition. In between, a BlueHDi 150 with manual gearbox costs £33,615. The new 5008 GT Line Premium model is available to order now.

A new highly specified edition of the 2008 range has been introduced by Peugeot, called the Allure Premium. Powered by the 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 engine, it costs £800 more than the regular Allure edition at £21,155, but includes a navigation system, Cielo panoramic glass roof, boot retention net, colour reversing camera and Peugeot’s emergency assistance system. If these options had been added individually to the 2008 Allure, the additional charge would be £1,430, so buyers opting for the 2008 Allure Premium save a not so insignificant £630. The newcomer is available to order now, with cars already in Peugeot dealerships.