2012 guide to Peugeot cars

Peugeot is one of the most popular car makers in the UK. The French manufacturer not only boasts a wide selection of cars across many segments, it is also one of the industry leaders in green technology. This year, Peugeot became the first manufacturer to offer a diesel-hybrid car in the UK market in the shape of the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 and along with a new front end and an all-new Lion badge, the brand is enjoying something of a renaissance in the UK market in recent months. This buying guide will look at the different types of Peugeot vehicles and what functions they have, focusing on what segment of the market they are aimed at.

Peugeot iOn – The electric option

The iOn is the economic emission-free electric car option in the Peugeot range. The four-door, four-seat iOn is a compact city car which runs on an electric battery charged from a domestic supply in your house, which takes about six hours. The iOn’s electric motor delivers 64hp, 180Nm of torque and has a top speed of 81mph. From a single charge the iOn has a range of 93 miles. This 93 mile range is ideal if you need a car that can get you to work and back or a car that you need to cruise around the city in. The Peugeot iOn is also a great city car option as you do not have to pay the London congestion car tax because of its zero tailgate emissions. These emissions also exempt you from paying road tax full stop. Monthly battery lease prices for the Peugeot iOn start from £415 Browse new and used Peugeot iOn prices

Peugeot 107 – The city car

The 107 is Peugeot’s small city run around and delivers practicality and convenience. With the best-performing 107 models, taxes and fuel costs less because of its 103g/km emissions and great combined fuel economy of 62.77mpg. This is ideal with city driving as it saves you money, especially in the long term. The 107 has a few trim levels, but with its entry-level model you pretty much get everything you need for a city car. These features include radio/CD player with MP3 compatibility, electric power steering, rear parcel shelf and a passenger airbag. When it comes to interior space the 107 has a surprising amount of leg room for passengers. This convenience is also helped by the fact that it is available in a five-door option. Prices for the Peugeot 107 start from £7,195. Browse new and used Peugeot 107 prices

Peugeot 208 – The supermini

The new 208 is quite a stylish supermini addition to the Peugeot range and is also available in a three/five door option. This style is evident in its bonnet impressions, wrap around headlights and its ‘floating’ front grille. With the 208’s interior features Peugeot say that it has been ‘completely re-thought’ compared with its similar model the 308 hatchback, which makes the 208 unique. Some of the 208’s interior features include a smaller steering wheel, elevated instrument panel and a large touch screen. The 208 also has a new e-HDI micro-hybrid system. This system makes the 208 more efficient by functioning as a more economical stop and start function. With this in place the 208 delivers CO2 emissions as low as 87g/km. The new Peugeot 208 will be launched in the UK in summer 2012. Browse new and used Peugeot 208 prices

Peugeot 308 – The hatchback

A great attribute with the 308 is that as well as being a hatchback, it is available in many different body styles such as cabriolet and station wagon estate. Alongside its array of body styles are its four petrol engines, ranging from 98bhp to 200bhp for the exclusive GT version and four HDi diesel engines from 92bhp to 163bhp. The 308 benefits from interior functions such air conditioning, Bluetooth, satellite navigation and a high quality audio system. When it comes to being a hatchback the 308 is very practical with its large 430 litre boot, which can be increased to an impressive 2398 with the seats folded down. Boot space is always an important factor when it comes to hatchbacks with added convenience in day to day activities like loading the shopping. Prices for the Peugeot 308 start from £12,995. Browse new and used Peugeot 308 prices

Peugeot RCZ – The coupe

The RCZ is without doubt a stylish option to the Peugeot range. First of all it looks great with its ‘double-bubble’ roof and low coupe roofline. But it’s also quite a powerful model with a range of engines, one of which is a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol with a power output of 200hp and toque of 275Nm from 1,700rpm. This engine gives it a sporty performance and a top speed of 146mph and a 0-62mph capability of 7.6 seconds. When it comes to interior specification quality the standard Sport version of the RCZ definitely delivers with the likes of automatic dual zone air conditioning, rear parking aids, small sporty steering wheel and a short, quick-throw gear lever. Electronic stability control (ESC) is also standard, which is a great bonus for safety on a sport model. This is also a great quality as ESC is being made mandatory in 2012, so there will be no need to upgrade as the RCZ is already equipped. Prices for the Peugeot RCZ start from £21,245. Browse new and used Peugeot RCZ prices

Peugeot 3008 – The Crossover

The 3008 is a great, practical crossover with the option of an eco-model which is the first of its kind. Its practical tendencies come from its large load space of up to 1,604-litres and its compact body style which is about the same size as any hatchback on the market. The 3008 offers many subtle features that make it an all-round great car. These include a classy interior, which is ideal if you’re going to use it for work, versatile handling and plenty of driver assist technology such as an electric parking brake with hill assist and electronic stability control. The 3008 model range is also the benefactor of a diesel hybrid model, the 3008 Hybrid4, which is the first diesel hybrid ever to be released. This hybrid delivers CO2 emissions of just 99g/km, mileage of 74mpg and power of 200hp, which for a crossover is very impressive. Prices for the Peugeot 3008 start from £15,495 Browse new and used Peugeot 3008 prices

Peugeot 5008 – The large family car

The 5008 is a seven seater that is ideal for family life. First off it has great safety features including plenty of air bag protection and Electronic stability control as standard. Extra family protection is also reassured with a five star Euro NCAP safety rating. When it comes to practicality the Peugeot 5008 offers plenty of interior space with a minimum boot space of 578-litres and a maximum boot space of 1,754-litres with the rear rows folded down. This boot space is a must have with a family life style as it proves beneficial with the likes of bike trips and weekends away. It is also surprisingly powerful with a top speed of 121mph and a 0-62mph capability of 9.7 seconds. The 5008 handles bumpy roads very well, which is a bonus on the tarmac and country cobbled roads of Britain.Prices for the Peugeot 5008 start from £18,145. Browse new and used Peugeot 5008 prices

Peugeot Partner Tepee – The compact MPV

The Partner Tepee is a compact version of the much larger Expert Tepee model. It is a five seater (though available in seven as well) that functions very well as a family car. Its passengers have plenty of space in the front and back, especially when it comes to head room as the Tepee’s roof is very tall. This extra roof height is ideal when loading things into the car and especially into the boot, which can store up to a massive 2,800-litres. The Tepee’s interior is also well equipped with the likes of a height adjustable driver’s seat, electronically operated windows and heated mirrors, and plenty of storage compartments. Prices for the Peugeot Partner Tepee start from £12,755. Browse new and used Peugeot Partner Tepee prices

Peugeot Expert Tepee – the people carrier

The Expert Tepee is basically a bigger nine-seat version of the Partner Tepee. The Expert Tepee is essentially an adapted version of the Peugeot Expert van, and therefore its ideal use is to function as a ‘dropping people off’ sort of vehicle. The Expert Tepee functions great in this manner as its floor inside is flat which allows passengers to navigate and access the entire vehicle. The Peugeot Expert Tepee is the kind of vehicle that you would expect to see hosting a car pool, or as handy luggage transportation to the airport. Prices for the Peugeot Expert Tepee start from £22,795. Browse new and used Peugeot Expert Tepee