Peugeot 308 – 60,000 orders in 6 months

Launched last fall with high hopes from the French manufacturer, the new Peugeot 308 is on high demand in an otherwise stagnant European market. The result: Peugeot supplements it’s production by a adding the night shift .

Peugeot announced that the factory in Sochaux, the most important factory of the brand, will have to create around 600 interim jobs for at least 6 months. This move is designed to increase production of the new generation of the Peugeot 308, which receives a number of requests higher than initially forecasted.

According to data provided by the French manufacturer, 60,000 Europeans turned to the new Peugeot 308 at its market launch, which took place last fall.
Furthermore, the French model has recently received the coveted Car of the Year 2014 title.

In addition to the 600 jobs to be implemented, Peugeot announced the unions that market success of 308 causes an increase in the wages of the workers of the factory in Sochaux by 0.8%.

Peugeot 308 is Car of the Year 2014 in Europe

Peugeot 308 has been named Car of the Year in Europe. The French model managed to overcome competitors like BMW i3 and Tesla Model S.

The Jury, formed of automotive journalists from the most popular European publications decided that the French model is the best of the candidates this year. In second we have the BMW i3 and third comes the Tesla Model S.

To be eligible for the Car of the Year 2014 competition, a model should be available in the market before the end of 2013 and sales forecast to exceed 5,000 units. A total of 30 cars were eligible for Car of the Year 2014 prize, but after the early stages of competition only seven models remained to compete for the title.

These were the BMW i3, Citroen C4 Picasso, Mazda3, Mercedes S-Class, Peugeot 308, Skoda Fabia and the Tesla Model S.

After counting , the Peugeot 308 has accumulated 307 points in the rankings, followed by the BMW i3 with 223 points and Tesla Model S with 216 points. The ranking was completed Citroen C4 Picasso ( 182 points) , Mazda3 ( 180 points) , Skoda Octavia ( 172 points) and Mercedes- Benz S – Klasse ( 170 points).

Last year, the title of Car of the Year was awarded to the Volkswagen Golf 7.

Peugeot RCZ Coupe Revealed

The French have the Eiffel Tower, Europe’s most beautiful first lady and the Mona Lisa. The only thing they needed was a cute sports car. Voilà, here it is: The Peugeot RCZ. After two and a half years, time in which Peugeot had the fans on tenterhooks, at the end of April 2010, the coupe concept will at last be at the dealerships.
First impression: It’s a cute and interesting copy of the Audi TT! Design wise, despite the conspicuous borrowings from the germans, the Peugeot RCZ has what it takes to turn the necks of pretty much anybody. From the roof dent à la Zagato to the cheeky hip bend in the flank: Everywhere the eye can discover fascinating details.

The optional leather-covered instrument panel exudes luxury flair. Madness, including a modest 1.6-liter engine are now capable of! Torque and tire rubber some surprisingly quickly and smoothly to grip.

Technical Data Peugeot RCZ 1.6 200 THP • four-cylinder, turbo, the front transverse displacement 1598 cm3 • performance • 147 kW (200 hp) at 5,500 rpm • Maximum torque 275 Nm at 1700 to 4500 rpm • 0-100 km / h in 7 , 5 sec • Peak 235 km / h • Fuel consumption EU-mix 6.9 l Super/100 km • 159 g CO 2 / km • Price 28,950 euros. More info on the new Peugeot RCZ is available in the gallery.

High Resolution Image Gallery Peugeot RCZ Coupe

5 by Peugeot – an amazingly pretty model

French automaker Peugeot is preparing to replace two sedan models with only one. And that new car, is 5 by Peugeot.

The new “HYbrid4” technology by Peugeot comes with front engine and rear electric motor is used. Also be driven simultaneously with the “HYbrid4” approach of the French, all four wheels, which provides perfect traction. If required, the use in all-electric operation is possible. Under the hood of the studies presented in Geneva, a 163-bhp HDi FAP engine drives the front wheels, while a 37 bhp electric motor takes care of the rear wheels. On average, want the “5 by Peugeot with a fuel consumption of just 3.8 liters per 100 km satisfied, which
corresponds to CO2 emissions of 99 grams per kilometer.

The car seems very close to production stage, that is if we disregard the total lack of interior in this presentation model.
5 by Peugeot is expected to replace both the 407 and 607 in the years to come. It will probably be called Peugeot 508.

Enjoy the image gallery of the 5 by Peugeot Model