French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën today confirmed that they are, in fact, plotting a return to the United States after being gone for decades. But not in the way any of us expected.
There’s been a gaping hole in the U.S. car market since 1991, a hole that is sorely felt by many enthusiasts but probably barely noticed by most consumers: there are no French cars for sale. As a lover of the quirky glorie that the French bring to cars, it’s exciting to hear that PSA Peugeot-Citroën is considering a…
This nice Autocar article today reminded me that the 1988 Peugeot Oxia was a thing. A mix of Group B and Group C racers, it packed a 2.8-liter twin-turbo V6 good for 680 horsepower. Also it had a built-in personal computer with a keyboard AND A FLOPPY DISK DRIVE to control the A/C.
So we have Peugeot’s new hot hatch, the 308 GTi, running from a fleet of bad guys in American cars chasing our assumed heroes, a man and his monkey, as they jump parking decks and.. slap the Yakuza?
[Next year’s monstrous Dakar challenger, the Peugeot 2008 DKR16 is here. It’s longer, wider, lower and more powerful than its predecessor, so the game is on, Mini! Photo credit: Peugeot]
A good concept car should really push the limits of what’s possible with regard to design and materials, and ideally leave you feeling just a bit uneasy, but in a good way. It needs to push boundaries and ideas, and I think Peugeot’s managed that with their Fractal concept, even if the name sounds right out of 1994.
Remember the hot Peugeot 308 R with its 266 HP 1.6? You can forget it, because here’s the new hybrid version with 300 HP for road use, 400 for the track, and a full 500 HP if you unleash the Hot Lap mode. [Update: It’s a concept, we got ahead of ourselves.]
"Le Bistrot du Lion" is the latest in mobile coffee-and-croissant technology from Peugeot's Design Lab. It's got a deep fryer, fancy espresso machine, and a DJ booth.
Back when Group B rally cars were running virtually unrestricted, faster than sense or safety, newscasters called them 'supercars.' What if you took that Group B tech and applied it to a traditional supercar concept?
Imagine, if you will, an alternate 1973. A world like ours, but with one exception: Volkswagen selected this sliding-door Golf for production instead of the conventional, swing-out-door one. How would that world then differ, from the cascading effects of this one decision?
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I'm sure there's a certain chunk of our readership who's spit-taking Orangina at the screen and crushing their croque-monsieurs in their hands in barely-contained glee. The brand we'd get would be DS, not exactly Citröen or Peugot, but it'd still be great to see some French iron back on our shores. If it happens.
Remember Peugeot's brilliant 205 GTI commercial from 1986? Of course you do! And now that there's a new GTI, here comes the new ad that puts James Bond to shame with more rockets and more Apache action. Plus the new GTI.
Peugeot is trying their very hardest to get us excited about yet another new crossover SUV with their QUARTZ concept for the Paris Auto Show. They threw down a fair effort alright– the thing looks like it could be Batman's off-road race car.
Peugeot might have won the European Car of the Year award with the 308, but you shouldn't care about such bullshit. Take a look at the new 308 GT instead.
A few months ago, Peugeot introduced the 2008 DKR and declared their ambitious return to the continent-spanning off-road megarace that is the Dakar Rally. Here's the first clip of their 340 horsepower rear-drive diesel monster in action... and now I'm excited.
The same man that was behind the legendary Porsche 917 project laid out the design requirements for the Bugatti Veyron. That man was Ferdinand Porsche's grandson Ferdinand Piëch, and he ordered that the Veyron would have a higher top speed than the fastest car to ever lap Le Mans. This is the story of that…
This week we learned PSA Peugeot Citroën has an ambitious plan to return to the U.S. and permanently dethrone Germany and Japan as the manufacturers of America's favorite imports. (Okay, none of that is really true.) What cars should they bring over?