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Peugeot looks to an electrified future

PEUGEOT Citroen Australia is in the midst of much-needed product innovation, with the French brands set to introduce a number of hugely important electrified vehicles in 2023, among them the e-208 mini hatch model being unveiled. described as ‘in absolute final evaluation’ by Peugeot Representative Citroen Australia.

Peugeot Citroen Australia National Public Relations and Public Relations Manager, Chloe Fraser says GoAuto that “the e-208 is in its absolute final evaluation stage and we will have more information to share about that soon.”

Meanwhile, electrification services grow rapidly at Peugeot… The arrival of PHEV versions of the 508 Fastback and 3008 SUV last year will be joined this year by not only the 308 PHEV, but also 508 Sportwagon PHEV and possibly 408 PHEV.

Kate Gillis, chief executive officer of Peugeot Citroen Australia said: “I can say that there is an electric 408 offered globally.

“And that’s part of looking at the variations that will make up the range in this market.

“As for the 408, in terms of specs, what the lineup will look like here, we’ll share more information on that soon. But at this stage, all we can say is it will appear in H2.”

There are a lot of BEVs by the French brand landing in Australia this year.

Ms Gillis said: “We have strong ‘e’ plans for the Australian market, and so, of course, each vehicle involved is part of the vehicles we are evaluating to bring to the market. into the market.

Already announced as the first Peugeot BEV to arrive, the $59,990 e-Partner (plus on-road costs) is due mid-year.

The new Peugeot ePartner BEV will hit the light van market as a rival to Renault’s Kangoo electric Maxi ZE LWB starting at $50,398 + ORC.

Peugeot’s third-generation Partner petrol vans start at $35,606 + ORC for the 1.2 Pro Short model.

The e-2008 SUV is also confirmed to go on sale locally in the second half of this year, while Peugeot is also considering a battery-powered mid-size commercial vehicle, the e-Expert.

Finally, an all-electric version of the 308 hatch is also on the cards, though Peugeot is keeping its cards near that model’s chest for now.

“The 308 has only just been announced globally, but it is on our review list for the Australian market. I have no further information to share at this time,” Fraser said.


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