Peugeot goes high-tech with three-motor AWD SUV

PARIS, France – The success story of the Peugeot 3008 sport ute, the automaker says, with more than 700 000 sold since launch in 2016 has gone into another dimension with a Hybrid 4 model – a unit with more power than any other assembled by the brand. The  Hybrid4, in Europe at least, is…

Hot Peugeot Sport Engineered concept for Geneva 2019

High-performance electrified 508 Sport for show Evolution of the 2018 Peugeot 508 Hybrid Hybrid power train capable of startling performance GENEVA, Switzerland – Peugeot will unveil a high-performance 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept at the 2019 Geneva auto show in support of its growing electrification strategy. Peugeot Sport team confirmed in 2018 plans for a…

Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

Al Attiyah / Baumel further extend overall lead De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz fourth on Stage 8 SA Toyota team Ten Brinke / Panseri forced out PISCO, Peru -A 360km test on Tuesday saw the Dakar rally return to the coastal town of Pisco and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and…

Opel, Peugeot to open auto plant in remote Walvis Bay

WINDHOEK, Namibia – Groupe PSA and the Namibian government have signed an investment agreement to allow a joint-venture agreement between Groupe PSA and Namibia Development Corporation (NDC) to assemble Opel and Peugeot vehicles in Walvis Bay. Walvis Bay is a remote port on the Namibia coast once famous for whaling and fishing. Assembly will start later…

All-new Peugeot for launch at 2018 Geneva show

New Pug 508 goes radical fastback for Geneva show All-new model readied by middle of 2018 Four-door hatch, stylish design, D-segment PARIS, France – The 2018 Geneva auto show, Peugeot says, will see the French brand raise the bar in the D-segment with the world reveal of its all-new 508 four-door hatch, described as ”sporting a…

Peugeot goes Rifting with new family van

‘Bold, dynamic and versatile design break mould’ 2018 successor to Peugeot Partner Tepee Modular design means 4000 litres load volume PARIS, France – Peugeot has unveiled an all-new Peugeot Rifter with, the automaker says, the intention of turning away from traditional design ”to introduce versatility and dynamism to the segment”. It’s described as the successor…

Peugeot 208 flagship comes in hot with turbo power

• PureTech engines benefit fuel economy and dynamics • Innovative i-Cockpit enhances style and ergonomics • Five-star safety and sophisticated technology JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The launch in South Africa of the latest Peugeot 208 GT-Line, the automaker says, ”marks the arrival of a revitalised new range flagship and comes with lots of premium and sporty…

Great finish! Two SA Toyotas on podium after 2018 Dakar

Great finish for Toyota SA’s teams Second overall for Al Attiyah/Baumel Third overall for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz CORDOBA, Argentina – What a Dakar result for South African drivers and engineering! Toyota SA entries second and third in the overall standings – beating the best from the rest of the automotive world – and first and…

Dakar Stage 13: End of the road for Ten Brinke

• Stage 13 triumph for Al-Attiyah/Baumel • De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz home third • Retirement for Ten Brinke/Périn CORDOBA, ARGENTINA – If ever there was a stage on the Dakar that proved what a fickle mistress this event can be, then Stage 13 was it for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA. On the one hand, there was…

Dakar Stage 12: Win for SA bakkie, two more in top five

Victory on Stage 12 for Al-Attiyah/Baumel Third on Stage 12 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Mini entry arrives to join the leaders SAN JUAN, Argentina – Thursday’s (Jan 18) 2018 Dakar Stage 12 saw South Africa’s Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah score his 12th stage victory in the rally, his third stage win in…

Ten Brinke makes stunning mark on Dakar Stage 11

Victory on Stage 11 for Toyota’s Ten Brinke/Périn Fifth place for Al-Attiyah/Baumel and… Sixth on Stage 11 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz CHILECITO, Argentina – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Bernhard ten Brinke (Netherlands) and French navigator Michel Périn have won Stage 11 of Dakar 2018. The day (Wednesday) had started, unlike all others, with the top…

SA Toyotas still up front after gruelling Dakar Stage 10

Second on Stage 10 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Fifth on Stage 10 for Ten Brinke/Périn Suspension hit costs Al Attiyah/Baumel 29min BELEN, Argentina – Tuesday, Day 10 of the 2018 Dakar Rally, was a day of mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing over 373km of racing, split into two sections, after a 424km liaison. Happily…