Tag Archives: Peugeot

FIRST DRIVE: Peugeot 208

FIRST DRIVE: Peugeot 208
When Peugeot launched the latest 208 in New Zealand, the car came across as a pleasant enough little vehicle, with a few glaring faults. Chief among them was that it was not only saddled with an automatic transmission with only four gears, but that it was a French automatic transmission with only four gears. ...

90 Second Test – Peugeot 308 Active

You may have heard us discuss the Peugeot 308 on the latest episode of the NZ Motoring Podcast (if not, WHY NOT?), well here is the 90 Second Test where you can hear it again and also see things in glorious moving colour pictures! The Peugeot 308 is a fantastic little car and the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine that comes in the Active model we drive here is an absolutely brilliant little unit. It is hooked up to an equally good six-speed automatic transmission (ignore the fact that Damien says ...

The latest NZ MOTORING PODCAST is available!

The latest NZ MOTORING PODCAST is available!
The third episode of the NZ Motoring Podcast is now available to download or stream! In this episode Damien and David discuss the yearly sales figures for 2014, a new Mitsubishi dealership and some old Mercedes! But don’t panic, it’s NOT boring because we make fun of Toyota for being sore losers and the Mitsubishi dealership belongs to a former F1 World Champion! The old Mercs are just old though. We also hear from our man-on-the-spot Paul Spain who was at the Consumer ...

FIRST DRIVE: Peugeot 308

FIRST DRIVE: Peugeot 308
The replacement for the Peugeot 308 was released in Europe last year and is also called the Peugeot 308. This blatant break with naming tradition is all something to do with the French company’s new naming convention that is quite complicated and has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that Peugeot was running out of “numbers with 0 in the middle”. Not at all. Anyway the new 308 is now heading to New Zealand with ...

Climb Dancer

We are currently in France on a Peugeot launch (and to attend the Paris Motor Show) and today we were lucky enough ...

ROAD TEST: Peugeot 3008 HY4

ROAD TEST: Peugeot 3008 HY4
Hybrids. They’re the future, buddy. Except they’re not. A feel-good stop-gap between internal combustion and true emission-free motoring, to be sure, but hardly the long-term future. But as a short-term solution, the diesel-hybrid goodness of the Peugeot 3008 HY4 is about as good – and certainly as quirky – as they come. Forget all this ...