From red-blooded racers to green runarounds, David Wilkins tests drives this year’s top motors
Can the go-kart feel of Peugeot's 208 make the brand fun again?
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.
Prettier than its predecessors, but can it match their sales legacy?
Jane Grimwood has a 10-year-old Peugeot 206 1.6 which is due for replacement as it has now covered an impressive 162,000 miles.
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.
It may not be 'premium', but this new GT matches anything from Audi, BMW or Mercedes
Peugeot has released prices and outline specifications for the 508 saloon and estate which go on sale in the UK in April. The new range, which starts at £18,150 will replace the company's current 407 models.
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 yesterday provided a sneak preview of the new 508 model which will be launched at the Paris Motor Show next month.
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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.
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 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.
Peugeot has appointed Gilles Vidal as its new Design Director from 4 January 2010. Vidal, 37, who joined the French manufacturer in 1996, has been working on a new identity for Peugeot, which is expected to be unveiled in January.