As Peugeot internationally celebrates 120 years of manufacturing motor vehicles, a host of new models are released to the New Zealand market
Headlining the new introductions is the Peugeot 308 CC (white car pictured).
Recently released in Europe, the 308 CC has just been awarded a much desired 5 Star Euro NCAP safety rating. The model scored 36 points out of a possible 37 for head-on and side impacts.
“The first examples of this exciting and much anticipated 308 CC model range have just arrived in New Zealand. With a 2.0 litre HDi diesel engine and six speed automatic transmission, they compliment the introduction of a new 407 sedan and sport wagon range, an economical 207 Euro hatch and Peugeot New Zealand’s first light commercial vehicle the Partner van,” says Simon Rose, Divisional Manager of Peugeot importer Sime Darby Automobiles New Zealand.
Peugeot 407 model (silver sedan pictured) has been updated for 2009 with a new interior fitment and exterior modifications. The medium sized vehicle range features two diesel engines with Peugeot FAP particle filter technology, designed to be environmentally friendly.
A new addition to the 207 Euro hatch range is the 207 AT model. Due to arrive in New Zealand shortly, this 1.4 litre petrol powered model is fitted with an automated paddle shift transmission and reportedly delivers a combined fuel economy figure of 6.2 litres per 100km.
Peugeot has produced more than 1.3 million commercial vehicles and soon to be launched is Peugeot New Zealand’s first in the Peugeot Partner. A long wheel base van, the Partner is capable of loading a Euro pallet, has dual side opening doors and is fitted with front seating for three passengers.
Peugeout Crossover 3008
A new concept from Peugeout, a Cross-over Utility Vehicle (CUV) is half MPV, half SUV (dark grey car).
First seen as a concept at last years Paris Motorshow, the car is expected to launch in Europe this winter and arrive in New Zealand by late 2009.
“Offering MPV family flexibility, load height and the road presence of an SUV with 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel engines, coupled with six speed transmissions that will ensure economical, affordable and clean motoring” says Rose.
The 3008 launches new road holding technologies for the Peugeot brand including Dynamic Roll and Grip Controls, plus hi-tech driver aids such as a projected “head up” display.
Peugeout 4007 SUV
Peugeot’s first Sport Utility Vehicle, the 4007 (black car) is positioned in the compact all-terrain market. This vehicle features an electronically controlled 4-wheel drive system and is powered by a 2.2 litre HDi diesel engine fitted with the diesel particle filter system.
The Peugeot 4007 is due to land on New Zealand shores in the latter part of 2009.
Check back shortly for an in-depth review of the Peugeout 308 CC.