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Spy Shots: new Peugeot 408 sedan testing in China

March 24, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: new Peugeot 408 sedan testing in China

Spy Shots of the new Peugeot 408 sedan testing in China. The new Peugeot 408 will be launched on the China car market late this year, debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in December. The new Peugeot 408 will be based on the same platform as the Citroen C4L that was launched on the Chinese auto market in December 2012.

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Dongfeng Motor to buy 14% stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen

February 20, 2014 by Joey Wang

Dongfeng Motor to buy 14% stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen

Dongfeng Motor is to pay approximately 800 million euro ($1.1 billion) for a 14% stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen, the leading French carmaker, while the French government is expected to acquire an equal stake.

As a result, Dongfeng Motor, the French government and the Peugeot family will hold the same number of shares in Peugeot. A new committee overseeing Asia development will be created in the supervisory board of Peugeot, to be chaired by a representative of Dongfeng.

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Peugeot 2008 will hit the China car market in April

February 6, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Peugeot 2008 will hit the China car market in April

This is the new China-made Peugeot 2008 SUV, seen here on the Bund in Shanghai. The 2008 will be launched on the China car market in April. The Peugeot 2008 will be made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture to compete with cars such as the hot selling Ford Kuga, the Buick Encore, and Nissan Qashqai.

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Spy Shots: China-made Peugeot 2008 is Ready for the Chinese car market

January 3, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: China-made Peugeot 2008 is Ready for the Chinese car market

New spy shots of the China-made Peugeot 2008 SUV. The Peugeot 2008 will be launched on the China car market in April. The Peugeot 2008 will be made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture to compete with cars such as the hot selling Ford Kuga and Nissan Qashqai.

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Spy Shots: Peugeot 308 sedan seen testing in China

December 30, 2013 by W.E. Ning

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New spy shots of the Peugeot 308 sedan testing in China. The new Peugeot 308 sedan will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China car marker around the same time. The Peugeot 308 sedan will be made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture.

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Peugeot board approves deal with Dongfeng

December 15, 2013 by Joey Wang

Peugeot board approves deal with Dongfeng

It looks more certain by the day that a Chinese state owned automaker will buy a major stake in a major active European automaker for the first time. The giant Dongfeng Motor conglomerate wants the ailing French car company PSA Peugeot Citroen, and all signs say they will get it soon.

PSA Peugeot Citroen’s board has approved a plan for an alliance with Dongfeng in which the Chinese carmaker and the French state would buy large minority stakes at a 40 percent discount to Peugeot’s current share price, a source familiar with the matter said.

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Peugeot 2008 will be launched on the China car market in April 2014

December 13, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Peugeot 2008 will be launched on the China car market in April 2014

The new Peugeot 2008 SUV will be launched on the China car market in April 2014. The Peugeot 2008 will be made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture to compete with fine cars such as the successful Ford Kuga and Nissan Qashqai.

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Peugeot developing mid-size 6008 SUV for the Chinese car market

December 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Peugeot developing mid-size 6008 SUV for the Chinese car market

Peugeot is developing a new mid-size SUV for the Chinese car market. The SUV will be called Peugeot 6008 and it is expected to debut in 2015. The 6008 is based on the new PSA EMP2 flexible platform, which is available with a wheelbase of 2620mm, 2840mm, or 2900mm.

Power will come from a 163hp 1.6 liter turbocharged four cylinder and from a new V6 engine that is currently under development especially for Asian markets. Price will start around 200.000 yuan and end around 250.000 yuan.

The Peugeot 6008 SUV will be made in China by the Dongfeng-PSA joint venture. Currently, Dongfeng-PSA makes only one SUV, the Peugeot 3008. In the future the JV will also manufacture the 2008 and 4008, besides the 6008.

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Peugeot CEO willing to step aside for China

November 25, 2013 by Joey Wang

Peugeot CEO willing to step aside for China

The might of the largest Chinese car companies is growing in a ever faster pace. The latest example is Dongfeng Motor, which is considering the purchase of a large stake in troubled PSA Peugeot Citroen, but only if Chief Executive Philippe Varin leaves the company first. PSA has already started interviewing candidates to replace Varin, after Chinese partner Dongfeng said a deeper alliance should be accompanied by management change.

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China-made Peugeot 2008 SUV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

November 21, 2013 by Joey Wang

China-made Peugeot 2008 SUV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

The China-made Peugeot 2008 SUV has arrived at the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show where it will debut tomorrow, but we got it one day earlier. A completely uncovered example was seen on the Peugeot booth-under-construction in the exhibition hall, sadly painted in that boring brown that seems to become a trend here in China.

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