The Truth About Cars » Peugeot http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Peugeot http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com European Review: Peugeot RCZ-R http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/european-review-peugeot-rcz-r/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/european-review-peugeot-rcz-r/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:15:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270665 As I exit the sleek, svelte coupe and to buy some ice cream, the car is crackling and popping like a campfire doused. I feel there’s something contradictory about this. After what I did for last hour or so — blasting around back roads at speeds far above socially acceptable levels, manhandling the tiller just to keep it straight […]

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As I exit the sleek, svelte coupe and to buy some ice cream, the car is crackling and popping like a campfire doused. I feel there’s something contradictory about this. After what I did for last hour or so — blasting around back roads at speeds far above socially acceptable levels, manhandling the tiller just to keep it straight […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1987 Peugeot 205 GTi http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-collectible-1987-peugeot-205-gti/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-collectible-1987-peugeot-205-gti/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 14:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256473 As I wrapped up 2015 last week, I was reminded of my lust for French cars. My look at an inexplicably imported Citroen was the most popular piece I wrote last year, so it’s quite likely there are a few more of you masochists out there. I also love me some hot hatches. The French know […]

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As I wrapped up 2015 last week, I was reminded of my lust for French cars. My look at an inexplicably imported Citroen was the most popular piece I wrote last year, so it’s quite likely there are a few more of you masochists out there. I also love me some hot hatches. The French know […]

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Toyota, PSA Team Up For Some Euro Van Action http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/toyota-psa-team-euro-van-action/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/toyota-psa-team-euro-van-action/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1232745 Toyota and PSA announced Tuesday that they would continue to build a van for European markets for light commercial and passenger duty and unveiled their newest Toyota Proace/Peugeot Traveller/Citroen SpaceTourer eggs. The three vans, which look virtually identical short of their shades and faces, are all produced at PSA’s factory in Valenciennes, France. While the Toyota version looks like […]

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Toyota and PSA announced Tuesday that they would continue to build a van for European markets for light commercial and passenger duty and unveiled their newest Toyota Proace/Peugeot Traveller/Citroen SpaceTourer eggs. The three vans, which look virtually identical short of their shades and faces, are all produced at PSA’s factory in Valenciennes, France. While the Toyota version looks like […]

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PSA, Citroen Mulling DS Launch in United States http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/psa-citroen-mulling-ds-launch-in-united-states/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/psa-citroen-mulling-ds-launch-in-united-states/#comments Sun, 20 Sep 2015 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176138 French automaker PSA may be preparing to bring its luxury arm Citroen DS, to the United States within the next few years, Car and Driver reported. Citing a source within the company, a U.S. market launch would be “necessary” for the brand’s viability and a decision on whether to bring the French luxury cars would […]

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French automaker PSA may be preparing to bring its luxury arm Citroen DS, to the United States within the next few years, Car and Driver reported. Citing a source within the company, a U.S. market launch would be “necessary” for the brand’s viability and a decision on whether to bring the French luxury cars would […]

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Peugeot Has This Whole Concept Thing Figured Out http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/peugeot-whole-concept-thing-figured/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/peugeot-whole-concept-thing-figured/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:02:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1157954 Peugeot’s geometrically marvelous and electrically powered Fractal concept car will make its way to Frankfurt this year. The 201-horsepower coupe is powered by two electric motors for each axle and has a 280-mile range, according to the automaker. Probably a wholly separate electric sub-station exists for its “9.1.2” surround sound system that sports woofers in the seats to […]

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Peugeot’s geometrically marvelous and electrically powered Fractal concept car will make its way to Frankfurt this year. The 201-horsepower coupe is powered by two electric motors for each axle and has a 280-mile range, according to the automaker. Probably a wholly separate electric sub-station exists for its “9.1.2” surround sound system that sports woofers in the seats to […]

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FCA, Peugeot Could Be Most Impacted by Flagging Greek Economy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/fca-peugeot-impacted-flagging-greek-economy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/fca-peugeot-impacted-flagging-greek-economy/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1109161 Automakers PSA (Peugeot and Citröen) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are most at risk if Greece’s economy fails and the country backs out of the Euro, according to a report by Automotive News. Analysts say the two automakers have the largest share of southern European markets — including Italy, Spain and Portugal — where the economic impact of […]

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Automakers PSA (Peugeot and Citröen) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are most at risk if Greece’s economy fails and the country backs out of the Euro, according to a report by Automotive News. Analysts say the two automakers have the largest share of southern European markets — including Italy, Spain and Portugal — where the economic impact of […]

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2015 Peugeot 108 European Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/european-review-peugeot-108/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/european-review-peugeot-108/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1056514 They say simple, affordable and fun cars are not made these days, but maybe we’ve been looked for them in the wrong places. Maybe affordable fun still exists, buried under a skin not cool enough to capture petrolheads’ interests… James Dean behind the wheel of his Porsche 356 Speedster, tearing up Mullholland Drive, a cigarette hanging coolly […]

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They say simple, affordable and fun cars are not made these days, but maybe we’ve been looked for them in the wrong places. Maybe affordable fun still exists, buried under a skin not cool enough to capture petrolheads’ interests… James Dean behind the wheel of his Porsche 356 Speedster, tearing up Mullholland Drive, a cigarette hanging coolly […]

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QOTD: What Foreign Cars Should Be Sold In North America? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/qotd-foreign-cars-sold-north-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/qotd-foreign-cars-sold-north-america/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:31:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1038473 I recently returned from a week-long visit to Europe, the world leader in diesel hatchbacks and cigarettes. There, as I always do when I arrive in Europe, I came face to face with a stark reality: there are still human beings driving around in Peugeots. And in fact, I was one of them. I visited […]

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I recently returned from a week-long visit to Europe, the world leader in diesel hatchbacks and cigarettes. There, as I always do when I arrive in Europe, I came face to face with a stark reality: there are still human beings driving around in Peugeots. And in fact, I was one of them. I visited […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: The Brazil Vacation, Part III http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/vellum-venom-vignette-brazil-vacation-part-iii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/vellum-venom-vignette-brazil-vacation-part-iii/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:06:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=990010   Rio is full of beauty: beaches, gorgeous people on said beaches, delicious caipirinhas served beachside and…wait for it…a healthy alternative to DLO FAIL. Yes, a way out from the infestation of black plastic cheater panels: triangles of FAIL that plague Car Design from the cheapest subcompact to the most flagship-iest Cadillac. It’s amazing what happens by removing the A-pillar’s black plastic trim […]

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  Rio is full of beauty: beaches, gorgeous people on said beaches, delicious caipirinhas served beachside and…wait for it…a healthy alternative to DLO FAIL. Yes, a way out from the infestation of black plastic cheater panels: triangles of FAIL that plague Car Design from the cheapest subcompact to the most flagship-iest Cadillac. It’s amazing what happens by removing the A-pillar’s black plastic trim […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: Less Is More with In Car Entertainment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/vellum-venom-vignette-less-car-entertainment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/vellum-venom-vignette-less-car-entertainment/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:02:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=956338   I’ve been accused of Automotive Hipsterism for bragging about my bare bones Ford truck instead of aspiring to expensive vehicles. It used to be different, back when top-drawer dashboards were more Malevich and less Pollock in design. Because good design embraces Less is More, while poor design over thinks the solution. Speaking of hipster, […]

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  I’ve been accused of Automotive Hipsterism for bragging about my bare bones Ford truck instead of aspiring to expensive vehicles. It used to be different, back when top-drawer dashboards were more Malevich and less Pollock in design. Because good design embraces Less is More, while poor design over thinks the solution. Speaking of hipster, […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Peugeot 505 S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/junkyard-find-1986-peugeot-505-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/junkyard-find-1986-peugeot-505-s/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=921001 There was a time when Peugeots— mostly 504s but the occasional 404 as well— were quite common in American self-service junkyards. Back in the early 1990s, when I owned a free 504, you could count on finding junkyard parts at every good-sized U-Wrench-It in Northern California, and as recently as the late 2000s I found […]

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There was a time when Peugeots— mostly 504s but the occasional 404 as well— were quite common in American self-service junkyards. Back in the early 1990s, when I owned a free 504, you could count on finding junkyard parts at every good-sized U-Wrench-It in Northern California, and as recently as the late 2000s I found […]

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On This Day In History: Peugeot Withdraws From U.S. Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/day-history-peugeot-withdraws-u-s-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/day-history-peugeot-withdraws-u-s-market/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:17:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=883338   On this day in 1991, Peugeot officially announced its exit from the U.S. market. In 1986, Peugeot sold roughly 14,000 cars in America. By 1990, that number had plummeted to just 4,200. PSA still maintains an office in Michigan, but as Peugeot’s exit date closes in on the 25 year mark, that last vestige of a […]

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  On this day in 1991, Peugeot officially announced its exit from the U.S. market. In 1986, Peugeot sold roughly 14,000 cars in America. By 1990, that number had plummeted to just 4,200. PSA still maintains an office in Michigan, but as Peugeot’s exit date closes in on the 25 year mark, that last vestige of a […]

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European Review: Peugeot 208 GTi http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/european-review-peugeot-208-gti/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/european-review-peugeot-208-gti/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:05:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=875793   The Peugeot 205 GTI is one of the legends of hot hatch history. It took off where the original VW Golf GTI started, with sufficient space and practicality, lots of speed and a reasonable price. And it was even more fun to drive. With about 120 horsepower and weighing under a ton, it was […]

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  The Peugeot 205 GTI is one of the legends of hot hatch history. It took off where the original VW Golf GTI started, with sufficient space and practicality, lots of speed and a reasonable price. And it was even more fun to drive. With about 120 horsepower and weighing under a ton, it was […]

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PSA To Cut Labor Costs By Moving More Production Out Of France http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/psa-to-cut-labor-costs-by-moving-more-production-out-of-france/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/psa-to-cut-labor-costs-by-moving-more-production-out-of-france/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 10:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=828857 PSA will consolidate their small car production at a factory in Slovakia, as the struggling auto maker looks to cut labor costs and increase margins on small cars. Reuters and Automotive News Europe report that the next-generation Citroen C3, the brand’s best-selling model, will be built in Slovakia, alongside the C3 Picasso minivan and the […]

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PSA will consolidate their small car production at a factory in Slovakia, as the struggling auto maker looks to cut labor costs and increase margins on small cars. Reuters and Automotive News Europe report that the next-generation Citroen C3, the brand’s best-selling model, will be built in Slovakia, alongside the C3 Picasso minivan and the […]

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PSA, Mitsubishi May End EV Partnership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/psa-mitsubishi-may-end-ev-partnership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/psa-mitsubishi-may-end-ev-partnership/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 04:01:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=828330 PSA and Mitsubishi may discontinue their electric vehicle partnership in the next 12 months, according to PSA CEO Carlos Tavares. Speaking to a government body related to economic affairs, Tavares said that PSA would be re-evaluating the arrangement, which has PSA selling the Mitsubishi i-MiEV under the Citroen and Peugeot brands. According to Reuters, sales […]

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PSA and Mitsubishi may discontinue their electric vehicle partnership in the next 12 months, according to PSA CEO Carlos Tavares. Speaking to a government body related to economic affairs, Tavares said that PSA would be re-evaluating the arrangement, which has PSA selling the Mitsubishi i-MiEV under the Citroen and Peugeot brands. According to Reuters, sales […]

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Dispatches Do Brasil: The 11th Hour http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/dispatches-do-brasil-the-11th-hour/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/dispatches-do-brasil-the-11th-hour/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:53:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=794658 The Chinese will be the first to lay eyes on Peugeot’s beautiful new concept car, the Exalt, at the Beijing Auto Show that starts later in the month. Along with great artistic touches inside and out, it’s also a hybrid that can run on gasoline, pure electricity or both. The Exalt is a sedan that […]

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The Chinese will be the first to lay eyes on Peugeot’s beautiful new concept car, the Exalt, at the Beijing Auto Show that starts later in the month. Along with great artistic touches inside and out, it’s also a hybrid that can run on gasoline, pure electricity or both. The Exalt is a sedan that […]

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Iran Is Open For Business: 1.5 Million Annual Unit Sales At Stake http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/iran-is-open-for-business-1-5-million-annual-unit-sales-at-stake/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/iran-is-open-for-business-1-5-million-annual-unit-sales-at-stake/#comments Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:21:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=664114 Weeks prior to the historic deal reached between Iran and the “P5+1″ group of nations, TTAC reported on some of the machinations going on behind the scenes regarded the United States, France and their respective auto industries ability to do business in Iran. We put forth the theory that any deal with Iran would be […]

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Weeks prior to the historic deal reached between Iran and the “P5+1″ group of nations, TTAC reported on some of the machinations going on behind the scenes regarded the United States, France and their respective auto industries ability to do business in Iran. We put forth the theory that any deal with Iran would be […]

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Iran’s Imported Chevrolet Camaros Raise Questions About GM’s Dealings With PSA And The Iranian Regime http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/irans-imported-chevrolet-camaros-raise-questions-about-gms-dealings-with-psa-and-the-iranian-regime/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/irans-imported-chevrolet-camaros-raise-questions-about-gms-dealings-with-psa-and-the-iranian-regime/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:26:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=644722 An obscure story in the Azerbaijani press this past summer may be the tip of a much larger iceberg involving General Motors, PSA Peugeot Citroen and the Western World’s current bete noir: the Iranian regime currently embroiled at the heart of a controversial nuclear program, which is subject to economic sanctions by the United States government, […]

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An obscure story in the Azerbaijani press this past summer may be the tip of a much larger iceberg involving General Motors, PSA Peugeot Citroen and the Western World’s current bete noir: the Iranian regime currently embroiled at the heart of a controversial nuclear program, which is subject to economic sanctions by the United States government, […]

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Beyond The BRICs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/beyond-the-brics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/beyond-the-brics/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=632226 Emerging markets have been a big theme at TTAC for the past few years, with our coverage going beyond the cursory articles on automotive developments in the BRIC countries. Our articles on places like North Africa and Indonesia aren’t always the most popular, but we keep an eye on them for a very important reason. […]

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Emerging markets have been a big theme at TTAC for the past few years, with our coverage going beyond the cursory articles on automotive developments in the BRIC countries. Our articles on places like North Africa and Indonesia aren’t always the most popular, but we keep an eye on them for a very important reason. […]

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PSA, Dongfeng Said To Be Exploring A Partnership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/psa-dongfeng-said-to-be-exploring-a-partnership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/psa-dongfeng-said-to-be-exploring-a-partnership/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:22:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=523009 PSA, parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, is said to be exploring a partnership with China’s Dongfeng, as Peugeot looks for ways to strengthen itself amid weak sales and a perpetually sputtering European car market. A number of solutions are being proposed, with France’s La Tribune claiming that a capital increase (with Dongfeng providing cash in exchange […]

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PSA, parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, is said to be exploring a partnership with China’s Dongfeng, as Peugeot looks for ways to strengthen itself amid weak sales and a perpetually sputtering European car market. A number of solutions are being proposed, with France’s La Tribune claiming that a capital increase (with Dongfeng providing cash in exchange […]

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PSA Peugeot Citroen Wins EU Approval For 7 Billion Euro Loan From French Government http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/psa-peugeot-citroen-wins-eu-approval-for-7-billion-euro-loan-from-french-government/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/psa-peugeot-citroen-wins-eu-approval-for-7-billion-euro-loan-from-french-government/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497532 Europe’s second biggest automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, has gotten approval from the European Union for the French government to guarantee $9.28 billion (7 billion Euros) in bonds to provide Banque PSA Finance, the car maker’s finance arm, with funds so they can sell cars on credit at competitive interest rates. “We have arrived at a […]

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Europe’s second biggest automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, has gotten approval from the European Union for the French government to guarantee $9.28 billion (7 billion Euros) in bonds to provide Banque PSA Finance, the car maker’s finance arm, with funds so they can sell cars on credit at competitive interest rates. “We have arrived at a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1989 Peugeot 405 S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/junkyard-find-1989-peugeot-405-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/junkyard-find-1989-peugeot-405-s/#comments Sat, 13 Jul 2013 13:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494968 Peugeot gave up on the North American market after the 1991 model year, thanks to poor sales of their new 405. I haven’t seen one of these cars on the street for at least 15 years, and junkyard sightings have been correspondingly rare. When I spotted this car at a Northern California self-serve yard a […]

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Peugeot gave up on the North American market after the 1991 model year, thanks to poor sales of their new 405. I haven’t seen one of these cars on the street for at least 15 years, and junkyard sightings have been correspondingly rare. When I spotted this car at a Northern California self-serve yard a […]

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PSA, GM Discussing A Return For Peugeot And Citroen Products In The USA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/psa-gm-discussing-a-return-for-peugeot-and-citroen-products-in-the-usa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/psa-gm-discussing-a-return-for-peugeot-and-citroen-products-in-the-usa/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:50:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494756 No, the headline is not just empty click-bait. According to La Tribune, GM and PSA are looking at bringing some current Peugeot and Citroen products to America. The only catch is that they’d be commercial vans. The Citroen Jumpy and Peugeot Expert, the two vans in question, are currently built in a joint venture with Fiat due […]

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No, the headline is not just empty click-bait. According to La Tribune, GM and PSA are looking at bringing some current Peugeot and Citroen products to America. The only catch is that they’d be commercial vans. The Citroen Jumpy and Peugeot Expert, the two vans in question, are currently built in a joint venture with Fiat due […]

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Peugeot Working On 1700 LB Hot Hatch Good For 135 MPG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/peugeot-working-on-1700-lb-hot-hatch-good-for-135-mpg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/peugeot-working-on-1700-lb-hot-hatch-good-for-135-mpg/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:27:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494284 Still glowing from their win at Pikes Peak, Peugeot is about to show off something completely different; a 135 mpg B-segment car (on the European cycle) that can still break the automotive Mendoza Line and hit 60 mph in 8 seconds. The 208 FE as its known, is a pretty radical car compared to a […]

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Still glowing from their win at Pikes Peak, Peugeot is about to show off something completely different; a 135 mpg B-segment car (on the European cycle) that can still break the automotive Mendoza Line and hit 60 mph in 8 seconds. The 208 FE as its known, is a pretty radical car compared to a […]

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Sebastian Loeb Shatters Pikes Peak Record, Gives PSA Something To Celebrate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/sebastian-loeb-shatters-pikes-peak-record-gives-psa-something-to-celebrate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/sebastian-loeb-shatters-pikes-peak-record-gives-psa-something-to-celebrate/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:18:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493967 It’s been a bad week for PSA, but at least they’ve got something to celebrate about. French driver Sebastian Loeb, behind the wheel of a Peugeot 208 T16, broke the record for the fastest time up Pikes Peak, at 8 minutes, 13.878 seconds, beating the old record by 92.286 seconds. The 208 T16, which bears […]

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It’s been a bad week for PSA, but at least they’ve got something to celebrate about. French driver Sebastian Loeb, behind the wheel of a Peugeot 208 T16, broke the record for the fastest time up Pikes Peak, at 8 minutes, 13.878 seconds, beating the old record by 92.286 seconds. The 208 T16, which bears […]

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