Posts Tagged ‘Peugeot’

The Peugeot 508 — Strong Design at the Heart of Emotion

Monday, July 12th, 2010
Peugeot 508
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With the 508, the Marque reaffirms its presence and its ambitions in one of its traditional strong markets, the large touring car segment. Each model in the “40X” and “50X” series has left an indelible mark in its time.

The 508 is a modern, next generation vehicle, perfectly attuned to the aspirations of customers who have moved with the times: being dynamic, responsible, and increasingly demanding.

Quality, purity and efficiency are the watchwords that guided its creation and have filtered through the entire project, offering a multi-faceted appeal to its owners. (more…)

China Changan Automobile Group and PSA Peugeot Citroën Sign Contract for Automotive Joint Venture in China

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Xu Bin, President of China South Industries Group Corporation, Changan's main shareholder, and Philippe Varin, Chairman of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Managing Board, have signed a contract to create an equally owned joint venture. The contract was signed on July 9 in Paris at a ceremony attended by Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Bernard Accoyer, President of the National Assembly of France and Gao Hucheng, Vice Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China

Pooling the expertise of two industry leaders, one Chinese and the other European, the joint venture will produce and market light commercial vehicles and passenger car line-ups in China. The partners will initially focus on introducing the Citroën DS line in China and launching a dedicated new brand for the venture. (more…)

Mitsubishi Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen Begin a New Collaboration on a Compact SUV

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Tokyo/Paris — Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and PSA Peugeot Citroën have announced today that the parties have come to an agreement to start a new collaborative project regarding a compact SUV. This agreement provides for the development and adaptation for both the Peugeot and Citroën marques of a compact SUV, based on an existing Mitsubishi platform.

Launched early 2012 in Europe, these new compact SUVs will have specific designs for Peugeot and Citroën while sharing many components with the Mitsubishi vehicle, named RVR in Japan and ASX in Europe. (more…)

The “5 By Peugeot” Concept Car
A New Luxury Saloon Driving Experience

Monday, February 15th, 2010
5 by Peugeot
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As part of its new Marque project, Peugeot is launching a double product offensive: the development of new markets and the strengthening of its presence in its historic market segments.

The 5 By Peugeot concept demonstrates the Marque's ambitions in the large luxury vehicle segment.

Its pure and elegant lines blend with subtle technological details to create an overall effect of timeless, exclusive and modern design.

Its exterior design conceals Peugeot's HYbrid4 technology, integrating driving pleasure with new environmental challenges: 147 kW (200 ch), four-wheel drive and an emissions level of 99 g/km of CO2 (or 0 in electric mode). (more…)

Peugeot unveils the new 408 at its world premier in Beijing.
A decisive step in the Lion's offensive on the world's foremost automobile market.

Monday, January 25th, 2010
Peugeot DF 408
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Presented today, as a world premier on the Chinese market, to around 300 Chinese journalists and more than 700 network representatives by Jean-Marc Gales the Marque's Managing Director, the new Peugeot 408 marks a further step in the Marque's offensive on the world's foremost automobile market.

Despite being present on the Chinese market for 5 years only, the Peugeot Marque sold over 410 000 vehicles in 2009. This corresponds to a 44% sales increase compared with its 2008 performance.

Following its fine performance in the M1 segment with the success of the 307 saloon and the 307 notch-back, of which 3,522,800 have been produced worldwide (more…)