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Peugeot goes all-out in Geneva

Peugeot goes all-out in Geneva

Peugeot has really made its presence known at the Geneva Motor Show. In addition to unveiling two all-new models, the manufacturer has also presented two new innovative engine technologies, as well as a range of other production and concept cars. 

The brand's stand at Geneva will feature 28 models, with perhaps the biggest highlight of them all coming in the form of the RCZ R Sports Coupe - a motorsport version of the existing two-seater model. 

In the first of the two new vehicle deliveries, Peugeot will be showing off its new 108, described as a "city car for the future".

It is the follow up to the impressive and popular 107 and will bring "a breath of fresh air" to the A-segment market, Peugeot suggests. 

Available in a three or five-door hatchback, the model will also see a 108 TOP! Cabrio version with retractable roof added to the line-up. 

It is a premium city car and features touchscreen infotainment technology, reversing camera, keyless entry and starting under the Peugeot 'Open and Go' system, automatic air conditioning, heated electric mirrors and automatic lighting. 

Four power units will be made available, including the 1.2-litre PureTech VTi 82bhp three-cylinder unit. Emissions of CO2 are limited too, with totals as low as 88g/km. 

It is the PureTech system in the 108 that features as part of the manufacturer's engine releases. At low engine speeds, the power system is still able to provide excellent driveability, thanks to a high pressure direct injection and a next-generation high-efficiency turbo. 

Against comparable engines, the PureTech version delivers 21 per cent less CO2 emissions. 

The other new engine option is the BlueHDI advanced diesel engine. This innovation is the latest in diesel emission technology and will appear in several versions of Peugeot's 308, 308 SW and 508 range. 

Peugeot says this technology works by: "Uniquely associating Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and a particulate filter with additive, it allows NOx emissions from e-HDi engines to be reduced by up to 90 per cent, CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are optimised while still eliminating 99.9 per cent of particulates." 

This will feature, as previously mentioned, in Peugeot's all-new 308 SW. This classy and spacious estate is the second new release at the Geneva stand and builds on the success of the 308 hatchback. 

It specialises in practicality, delivering a spacious cabin, underfloor storage, a large boot space and modular seating concept. 

It also features new technology in the form of an innovative 9.7-inch touch-screen infotainment system and a high-level instrument panel. 

Posted by Louise Clark ADNFCR-3205-ID-801694231-ADNFCR