The 50 Best cars

From red-blooded racers to green runarounds, David Wilkins tests drives this year’s top motors

Peugeot 208 1.2

Can the go-kart feel of Peugeot's 208 make the brand fun again?

Maurice de Muer: Demanding cycling director for Peugeot

Known as the "little Napoleon", the cycling team director Maurice de Muer was one of France's leading sports managers of the 20th century – and someone to whom English-speaking cycling fans, even 30 years after his retirement, still owe a special debt. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, in his final years of three decades of directing, De Muer ran the prestigious Peugeot professional squad. Partly thanks to him, Peugeot's ACBB amateur "feeder" team opened its doors to a mainland European squad's first large-scale recruitment of young Anglophone riders – a key moment in a sport in which previously, barring a few notable exceptions, making a go of it on the far side of the Channel had seemed all but impossible.

Peugeot sharpens up the 308

Peugeot is introducing a comprehensive series of updates for its Golf-sized 308. The most obvious visual change is a heavily modified and more stylish nose, inspired by the frontal treatment of the company's SR1 concept car. This new look is also shared with the bigger 508 saloon, which will arrive in UK showrooms in the next couple of months.

Peugeot 508

It may not be 'premium', but this new GT matches anything from Audi, BMW or Mercedes

Citroën C4

With the new C4, the French manufacturer has once again forgotten what it used to do best

Peugeot Ion

You'll save thousands on fuel, and might even help save the planet, but the new Peugeot Ion will end up costing you a packet

Peugeot shows off the new 508

Peugeot yesterday provided a sneak preview of the new 508 model which will be launched at the Paris Motor Show next month.

More headlines

Peugeot hints at its next big saloon

Peugeot has released the first pictures of its new concept car, the "5 by Peugeot". That looks like a heavy hint that this is a thinly disguised version of a forthcoming 508 saloon that might replace today's 407 and 607.

Citroën DS3

They brought you iconic designs in the Forties and Fifties, and they're at it again with the first in the new DS range

Peugeot sets bold new design course

Peugeot has given the clearest indications yet of the design direction it will take under its new styling chief, Gilles Vidal, who was appointed last month with the release of a redrawn version of its famous “lion” badge and the first pictures of its lithe new SR1 concept car.