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The car that wants to be everything
With the Nissan Qashqai and the surge of other crossovers set firmly in its sights, the Peugeot 3008 set out to combine style, safety, practicality, environmental friendliness, high quality comfort and desirability into one package. Blending the best of hatchback, SUV and MPV together, Peugeot also wanted the 3008 crossover to be enjoyable to drive – not just simply a lifeless family wagon.
Aiming to tick the hatchback box with a comfortable driving position, decent handling and strong road-holding, the SUV box with its high-up driving position, split tailgate and rugged looks, and the MPV box by means of bags of interior space and practicality, the Peugeot 3008 crossover was certainly Continue Reading →
Sex Sells – and so do sexy cars
During my week with the Peugeot RCZ GT THP 200, it’s fair to say that it attracted a lot of very positive looks and attention. First appearing as a jaw-dropping concept at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot announced at the Geneva Motor Show the following year that they would be turning the RCZ into a reality, set to hit the UK shores within a relatively short time-frame, via the production line at Magna Steyr in Austria. It’s no surprise that the RCZ has a captivating appearance. Just look at it. It’s gorgeous from almost every angle, from the sweeping side profile with its flared wheel arches to the wide, sporty bonnet and beautifully svelte rear. Sure, the RCZ does share some design similarities with Continue Reading →
Modern Looks and Traditional Values Expertly Blended
Peugeot saloons have never been bad-looking. The 406 saloon was a decent enough attempt, selling large numbers in the UK particularly in the fleet market, and obviously led to the Pininfarina-designed 406 Coupe which hardly anyone will dispute as being a beautiful car. It was replaced by the streamlined, rakish 407 saloon, SW and coupe range, with their gaping ‘basking shark’ front grilles and sleek, sporty lines, which heralded a more daring edge to Peugeot’s design philosophy. And in the background, parallel to both the 406 and 407, there was another Peugeot saloon knocking around – the Continue Reading →