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…

Three SA Toyotas in Dakar top five after marathon stage

All three Toyota Hilux race cars at Uyuni unscathed Second on stage for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Third on stage for Al-Attiyah/Baumel UYUNI, Bolivia – Stage 7 of Dakar 2018 was the marathon stage that’s always part of the event.. this year a 425km test at high altitude run with no overnight service crew, the job…

Testing over! Meet the last Peugeot Dakar Rally car

Heavier and wider – Peugeot’s 3008DKR Maxi. 2018 will be last Dakar for French automaker Four teams – same crews as back in 2017 MARRAKECH, Morocco – Team Peugeot Total has completed its seventh and final test session for the brand’s 2018 Dakar Rally so is, the automaker says, “ready and eager to tackle 2018’s South…

Dial and deal: Peugeot fits auto showroom into a phone box

Red phone box now a Peugeot ‘call centre’ ‘Order Online’ proves you can buy er, well, anywhere No sales staff, customer is in complete control LONDON, England – Automaker Peugeot now has the smallest car dealership in the world… about a metre square but on prime land in the middle of England’s capital city. It’s…