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25th June 2018

HIGHWAY TO HELL FOR TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL

Hell, in Norway, will be the 5th round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the most northerly appointment of the season, but also the start of a spectacular Scandinavian double-header for the Team PEUGEOT Total - as the following race will then take place in Sweden. The Swedish official drivers and brothers, Timmy and Kevin Hansen, will be eager to make the Peugeot colours shine bright, whilst their French team mate Sébastien Loeb will have to continue his momentum of finishing on the podium of each WRX race he tackle this year. After scoring a podium at every event so far – including 1 win – Team PEUGEOT Total is currently 3rd in the provisional World RX Teams’ Championship, just 1 point behind the 2nd, while Sebastien Loeb is chasing the leader in the provisional Drivers’ Standings. Timmy and Kevin Hansen drove their Peugeot 208 WRX to 6 th and 8th overall provisional positions so far. With the championship rapidly approaching the halfway point, Norway provides a vital opportunity to make more progress. Rallycross has a strong following in Norway, and the Hell venue has been part of the World Championship since the series was inaugurated in 2015. Located next to the picturesque city of Trondheim, Hell circuit is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, having opened in 1988 as the very 1st asphalt racing track in Norway. Average temperatures in June are in the region of 11°C, with a slight risk of rain. But as the circuit slogan says: "Hell is like heaven if you love rallycross!"The Hell track, cut dramatically into a hillside, is 1.019-kilometres long with 6 technical yet flowing corners. The lap is 63% asphalt and 37% gravel, with the joker lap located at the very 1st corner. The lap record currently stands at 38.246 seconds from last year. Peugeot already lived strong sensations there, with a double 208 WRX podium in 2015 and the 3rd place of Sébastien Loeb in 2017. Kenneth Hansen, Team PEUGEOT Total Manager"Of course it’s nice for us that WRX comes back in Scandinavia now, and on traditional circuit that’s a lot of fun, with some proper kerbs as well. It’s a big challenge for the spotters too in Hell, because the joker is right at the beginning of the lap, so there’s not much time to decide what to do. Strategy is going to be important. Given our team’s recent run of good results, of course we have to aim for the top again this weekend. The cars are the same specification as were seen in Silverstone, but we’ve been doing some testing in France last week for the future, and more time in the 208 WRX for the drivers always has a positive benefit. The feeling in the team is very strong at the moment, so we just have to stay concentrated and continue working hard to reach our objectives." Sébastien Loeb, PEUGEOT 208 WRX #9 (French, born 26/2/74)"There’s a really nice atmosphere in Norway and I’ve got very good memories; both from rallying and then in rallycross. We’ve had a really consistent start to the season, so we need to continue this way; the tactic is to try and win but not at any cost because you have to keep on scoring points, or you can ruin your chances. Since Silverstone it’s been a very busy time: we’ve been testing, and I also drove the mythic Peugeot 306 Maxi at the Rallye du Chablais in Switzerland. It’s no problem for me to jump from one car into the other because they are so different, but it’s always nice to jump into the rallycross car again when you have been away from it for a while; the power and speed is really impressive." Timmy Hansen, PEUGEOT 208 WRX #21 (Swedish, born 21/5/92)"I really enjoy Hell – I’ve won in the past – and I’ve always been quick there: I’m not quite sure why. It’s a challenging track in a beautiful location, and it’s very up and down. So grip levels are changing all the time, and the key to a good lap is to get proper traction out of all the corners. For that you need to get the set-up exactly right but that’s not easy: it’s definitely a circuit where you build up to speed and make small changes as you go along throughout the weekend, which help you to gain confidence and brake a little bit later every time. One interesting point is the joker lap on the first corner: it means that you need a firm plan at the beginning of the race, as there isn’t really time to react if you’re taking the joker straight away. It’s often quite a good idea to take the joker lap early there: you can make up a lot of time." Kevin Hansen, PEUGEOT 208 WRX #71 (Sweden, born 28/5/98)"This circuit is a lot of fun and I’m feeling confident. It’s a high-grip track with some long corners, so that should suit the characteristics of our car quite well. In the end though, a good car is a good car that works well everywhere, and I think that is what we have got this year. The main challenges in Norway are managing all the different elevation changes and keeping the rhythm. When you get it right, it’s really satisfying. We’re definitely on the right track, so my aim is to carry on like this now." DID YOU KNOW?Norway is at the forefront of the electric car revolution, with more than half of all new cars sold being plug-in models: the largest market quota in the world. With the FIA World Rallycross Championship having committed to an all-electric future, this provides an obvious synergy between the sport and the road. Data from the Norwegian Road Federation (OFV) reveals that in 2017, electrified cars accounted for 52% of new car registrations: up 40% compared to 2016. PEUGEOT currently sells the iOn five-door city car and Partner Tepee Electric as pure electric models in Norway, while the next generation of PEUGEOT 208 will also feature an electric version. WHAT IS RALLYCROSS? RACE & RULES Get to better understand everything about World RX races and the championship: https://bit.ly/2rZlFxb. 3rd episode of the PEUGEOT “Racing Test” web series with Kevin Hansen explaining the specification of a World RX track: https://bit.ly/2sBt1aDWRX ON TVRallycross was watched more than 24 million people on TV last year (17 million of them in Europe) – and the numbers are growing steadily. Not only that, but more than 32 million minutes of rallycross footage was watched on YouTube, which combined with Instagram and Facebook adds up to a digital footprint in excess of 34 million views. The main TV broadcasters include L’Equipe in France, Sport TV in Portugal, CBS in the USA, RTBF in Belgium and SVT in Sweden. DRIVERS' CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS AFTER ROUND #4/121. Johan KRISTOFFERSSON / Volkswagen Polo R – 105 pts2. Sébastien LOEB / PEUGEOT 208 WRX – 91 pts3. Andreas BAKKERUD / Audi S1 – 83 pts4. Petter SOLBERG / Volkswagen Polo R – 80 pts5. Mattias EKSTRÖM / Audi S1 – 80 pts6. Timmy HANSEN / PEUGEOT 208 WRX - 71 pts7. Niclas GRÖNHOLM / Hyundai i20 – 52 pts8. Kevin HANSEN / PEUGEOT 208 WRX - 41 pts9. Janis BAUMANIS / Ford Fiesta - 35 pts10. Timur TIMERZYANOV / Hyundai i20 - 34 pts11. Robin LARSSON / Ford Fiesta - 30 pts12. Guerlain CHICHERIT / Renault Mégane RS - 29 pts13. Kevin ERIKSSON / Ford Fiesta - 25 pts14. Jérome GROSSET-JANIN / Renault Mégane RS - 25 pts15. Tommy RUSTAD / Volkswagen Polo - 9 pts TEAMS' CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS AFTER ROUND #4/121. PSRX Volkswagen Sweden - 185 pts2. EKS Audi Sport - 163 pts3. Team PEUGEOT Total - 162 pts4. GRX Taneco - 86 pts5. Olsbergs MSE - 55 pts6. GC Kompetition - 54 pts

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25th June 2018

PEUGEOT REVEALS THE ALL-NEW 508

The Geneva Motor Show will see Peugeot raise the bar in the D-class segment with the world reveal of its all-new 508, sporting a radical new aerodynamic design. Breaking the mould of the traditional, four door saloon silhouette this exciting new model combines a bold new low coupé design with the enhanced practicality of five doors. Its striking new look takes inspiration from a sports coupé, with sharp side window design, elegant frameless doors and alloy wheels designed to fill the wheel arch housings. It showcases a beautifully integrated rear hatch, offering a significantly larger aperture to the generous 487-litre boot whilst carrying all the hallmark features of the latest PEUGEOT vehicles, including the full LED ‘claw-effect’ rear lights. With its sharp exterior design, beautifully appointed, premium interior and the very latest generation of the Peugeot i-Cockpit®, the all-new Peugeot 508 delivers a whole new driving experience to D-segment car buyers. Inside, it contains the three main characteristics of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, including the compact, full grain leather trimmed steering wheel, a large 10-inch capacitive touchscreen angled towards the driver and a 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument panel. It also features i-Cockpit® Amplify, which enables the driver to choose between two levels of ambience – “Boost” and “Relax”. Available with a range of six highly efficient petrol and diesel engine / transmission combinations, covering 130 to 225hp, the all-new Peugeot 508 offers an exceptional driving experience. The new flagship model comes equipped with class-leading levels of advanced driver assistance systems, including a new night vision system, which is new to the segment and uses an infrared camera with the ability to detect pedestrians at night and in cases of reduced visibility. Jean-Philippe Imparato, CEO of Peugeot, said: “The all-new Peugeot 508 is finally here. After the success of our latest high profile launches and our SUV offensive with the multi-award winning Peugeot 2008 SUV, 3008 SUV and all-new 5008 SUV, with the all-new Peugeot 508 we carry the exact same ambition; to shake up the market with an outstanding new car that can compete with the best. And, for the D segment, we are talking about the best car manufacturers in the world. The all-new Peugeot 508 is a perfect example of the ambition that we embody in everything that we do; continuing to establish Peugeot as the best ‘high-end generalist’ car manufacturer in the market.” View the all-new Peugeot 508 offers here.

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25th June 2018

EVO NAMES PEUGEOT 208 GTI BY PEUGEOT SPORT BEST SUPERMINI

Peugeot’s supermini flagship – the Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport- has raced to success in this year’s Evo Car of the Year Awards, taking the best supermini accolade.   The Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport instantly struck a chord with Evo’s road testers when first launched, praised for its potent combination of driving dynamics, performance and everyday usability. As a result, it has been crowned top of the performance supermini class. Instantly recognisable thanks to its striking Coupe Franche colour scheme, 18” ‘Lithium’ multi-spoke black alloy wheels and Peugeot Sport badging, the Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport is equally performance-led on the inside. Passengers are treated to a bespoke alcantara interior with contrast red stitching, and the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® provides an intuitive driving experience in combination with the responsive compact leather steering wheel. The exhilarating performance of this car is demonstrated with an acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds (covering 0 to 1000 m in 26.5 seconds). This is matched by an equally impressive braking system: the brake discs are 323 mm in diameter and 28 mm thick and come fitted with Brembo fixed four-piston calipers - a Peugeot Sport signature feature - all with a view to ensuring optimum braking stability. The Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport will be featured in Evo’s Car of the Year edition, on sale on December 23rd 2017. The Evo Car of the Year Awards is described as the biggest and most important story in Evo’s year, naming the best performance cars on sale today. Evo Car of the Year winners major on driving dynamics, but offer all-round appeal for motorists looking for a genuinely exciting driving experience. Commenting on the Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport, Adam Towler, Deputy Editor of Evo, said: “This is a terrifically desirable hot hatch: small but practical, relatively frugal and, most of all, a car created by people with an obvious passion for enthusiastic driving. Forthcoming contenders will need to work hard to dethrone our favourite supermini.” David Peel, Managing Director at Peugeot UK, commented: “Given the loyal following the 208 supermini has in standard form, it is little surprise that the GTi by Peugeot Sport form makes a very beguiling option – something that has been recognised by the team at Evo. “Peugeot's motorsport heritage lives in every inch of the car’s DNA – from the finely tuned 1.6 THP 208 PS engine to the exterior detailing and design by Peugeot Sport. What makes it a winner is the fact it is an uncompromising car, engineered to be lived with and enjoyed every day.”

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25th June 2018

ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 508 SW BRINGS SLEEK STYLE

Peugeot has unveiled the all-new SW version of the Peugeot 508, bringing a new sense of style to the highly competitive D-segment estate car market. Rewriting all the design cues in the segment, the all-new Peugeot 508 SW brings the radical styling traits of the saloon to the estate car. At just 1.42 m in height and 4.78 m long, the all-new Peugeot 508 SW’s new proportions give it an extremely dynamic body shape, stylised by smooth, flowing lines and a sleek, low roof. The striking design of the all-new Peugeot 508 SW is enhanced further by exterior details, including frameless doors - a unique estate car feature for a mainstream carmaker, full LED headlights and the vertical visual signature of the opalescent LED daytime running lights. Gilles Vidal, Peugeot Design Director, commented: “The all-new Peugeot 508 SW includes all its quality features but sets itself apart by its sporty stance and design cues that are completely new for a mainstream car producer. It is a wonderful object of desire that makes a clear statement regarding its ambitions." The interior of the all-new Peugeot 508 adds to the quality and stylish design of the car whilst also maximising in-car comfort for driver and passengers. It features ergonomic, wrap-around seats offering five multi-point massage programmes, a range of premium and sophisticated trim and upholstery materials and a panoramic opening glass roof. With the aid of the Magic Flat function, allowing the driver to fold back the two sides of the rear bench seat, the all-new Peugeot 508 SW is never short of space, boasting a total load space capacity of 1780 litres. Of this total volume, 530 litres comes from the boot (with luggage cover closed), designed to be simple in shape and entirely practical, with hands-free, powered tailgate.  Pierre-Paul Mattei, Peugeot 508 Product Design Director, said: “We wanted to design a unique SW with a very strong personality that was perfectly situated at the heart of its segment. The secret of the rear structure performance in terms of compactness and rigidity is the sensible and practical boot with an extremely sleek design. Similarly, the frameless doors provide the perfect response to accessibility in a vehicle with a very low roof line.” The driver of the all-new Peugeot 508 SW will never be far from the latest in automotive technology, seated comfortably in a desirable, high-tech world imbued with elegance. Alongside the latest generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, providing all the information essential for the road ahead, the driver can enjoy the latest in-car sound system with a top of the range hi-fi system designed by FOCAL®. With 10 loud-speakers fitted with exclusive FOCAL® technology, this system provides pure, fine sound that is perfectly distributed throughout the all-new Peugeot 508 SW.  Technological advances also come into play to provide a wide range of latest-generation driving aids ensuring the all-new Peugeot 508 SW meets Euro NCAP criteria. New features for the range include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Keeping Assist and a Night Vision system - a first for the segment. This system utilises an infra-red camera to detect living beings in front of the vehicle at night time or in low-visibility conditions to maximise safety. The all-new Peugeot 508 SW is built on the EMP2 platform making it an average of 70kg lighter than the outgoing generation while the new eight-speed EAT8 automatic transmission with electric gear lever and one touch control is an option. Developments in engine efficiency have been driven towards delivering best-in-class CO2 emissions figures, with the new generation PureTech and BlueHDi engines. The two new petrol options – a 180 S&S EAT8 and 225 S&S EAT8 – are based on the PureTech 1.6-litre engine. Four diesel options are based on the BlueHDi 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre – a 130 S&S BVM6, 130 S&S EAT8, 160 S&S EAT8 and 180 S&S EAT8. Our petrol engines are certified to Euro6d-TEMP and our Diesel engines are certified to Euro6d-TEMP-EVAP. In ECO mode, when twinned with the EAT8 gearbox, the PureTech engine automatically switches to freewheeling mode. This function, available between 25km/h (15mph) and 130km/h (80mph), eases internal friction in the gearbox and reduces fuel consumption by around 3%. In the second half of 2019, the range will be supplemented by an efficient Plug-in Hybrid petrol powertrain with an extended ZEV range of 50 km (WLTP cycle). The batteries will be located under the row 2 seats to preserve the roomy boot. The all-new Peugeot 508 SW will be unveiled at the next Paris Motor Show and will be available in the UK from January 2019.

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25th June 2018

ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 3008 SUV WINS BEST SUV AT CARBUYER 2018

The all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV has scooped the Best SUV award at the Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2018 for the second year in a row, as well as clinching first place in two other awards categories. The award winning all-new 3008 SUV impressed the judging panel which praised the SUV for its excellent drive, premium design and impressive interior, particularly highlighting its state of the art PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®. The technology that makes up the i-Cockpit® offers a more intuitive and engaging driving experience, with a compact multi-function steering wheel, 12.3” head-up digital instrument display and 8.0” capacitive touchscreen with Mirror Screen® functionality comprising of Android Auto, Apple CarPlay™ and Mirror Link®. The goldrush continued at the Carbuyer Car Tech Awards 2018 where the all-new 3008 SUV’s satellite navigation system was awarded the highly commended prize in the Best Sat Nav category. With the addition of these four prestigious accolades, the all-new 3008 SUV has now won 25 awards since its launch. Following the European start of sales in October 2017 it has sold over 278,000 vehicles globally and over 18,000 vehicles in the UK since January 2017. The most popular trim level is its Allure Stuart Milne, Editor at Carbuyer, said: “In a market crammed with great models, it takes something truly special to stand out in the SUV market, and that’s what the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV does with style and grace. “Its interior is a real highlight, with a genuine concept-car look and feel and a standard-fit i-Cockpit® digital instrument display. The all-new 3008 SUV is superbly practical, comfortable and safe, too. It also features a range of efficient engines that keep running costs down, while still remaining an excellent car to drive.” David Peel, Managing Director at Peugeot UK, said: “For the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV to be awarded the Best SUV for a second year in a row is an incredible achievement. In a sector that has fierce competition, the all-new 3008 SUV yet again proved itself with a combination of practicality, refinement and high quality design. “We’d like to thank Carbuyer for the Best 4x4 & SUVs award and the Most Economical SUV award which have both also been given to the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV this year.” The Carbuyer Awards recognise the best cars in the top 20 most popular car categories, as searched for by Carbuyer.co.uk users. The expert reviews team then narrow down the shortlist to arrive at a category winner where the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV took four awards. View the all-new Peugeot 3008 SUV offers here.

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11th January 2017

SAVE THE DATE.....FRIDAY 20TH JAN The NEW 3008 SUV arrives in our showroom for TEST DRIVES! Is anyone else excited? Call the sales team on 01923 211414 to book your appointment.

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6th January 2017

The 3008 SUV is ready for viewing! Have you booked your appointment yet? We still have a couple of afternoon/early evening times available.Call the team on 01923 211 414.

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