Peu­geot un­veil three new models

The Argus - - MOTORS -

GOWAN Dis­trib­u­tors Lim­ited, PEU­GEOT Im­porters in Ire­land, will un­veil a trio of new models at the Na­tional Plough­ing Cham­pi­onships, from Septem­ber 18 to 20 at Screg­gan, Tul­lam­ore, Co. Of­faly. With over 300,000 visi­tors ex­pected at the show, the radical new PEU­GEOT 508, rugged Rifter MPV and the ea­gerly-awaited new Part­ner van will each make their Ir­ish de­but on the PEU­GEOT stand, ahead of their of­fi­cial launches in early 2019.

Colin Sheri­dan, Sales and Mar­ket­ing Director at Gowan Dis­trib­u­tors said: ‘Year to date the PEU­GEOT brand has en­joyed an ex­cel­lent sales per­for­mance; the fastest grow­ing brand, PEU­GEOT has seen a 46% in­crease in new car reg­is­tra­tions with our van range main­tain­ing a top five po­si­tion. We look for­ward to con­tin­ued con­sumer in­ter­est with the ar­rival of three very im­por­tant new models. The Na­tional Plough­ing Cham­pi­onships prove ev­ery year to be the per­fect plat­form to launch new models, and we an­tic­i­pate strong at­ten­dance on the PEU­GEOT stand.’

The radical new PEU­GEOT 508’s ex­te­rior de­sign is sharper and sleeker than that of its pre­de­ces­sor, while the car’s spec­tac­u­lar in­te­rior boasts the lat­est gen­er­a­tion of the iconic PEU­GEOT i-Cock­pit. Highly favourable press re­views from the in­ter­na­tional press launch of the new 508 in late June have al­ready sig­nalled ex­em­plary road-han­dling, high per­for­mance new petrol and diesel en­gines, count­less tech­nol­ogy fea­tures and a quan­tum leap in qual­ity. Ini­tial units of the new 508 will ar­rive in Deal­er­ships in late 2018, with an of­fi­cial launch an­tic­i­pated in early 2019.

Re­place­ment to the pop­u­lar Part­ner Tepee MPV and mir­ror­ing the pre­mium style of the lion-brand’s lat­est cre­ations, the ro­bust new PEU­GEOT RIFTER is ver­sa­tile and prac­ti­cal. Bor­row­ing SUV char­ac­ter­is­tics from its big brother 3008 and 5008 SUVs - a high ride height, large wheels, wheel arches and rear bumper pro­tec­tion – pro­por­tions are per­fectly bal­anced. Equipped with the PEU­GEOT i-Cock­pit®, it fea­tures high lev­els of safety and com­fort equip­ment, new-gen­er­a­tion petrol and diesel en­gines and is avail­able in two lengths, with 5 or 7 seats. The new RIFTER will land in Ire­land in late 2018, ahead of 191-reg­is­tra­tions.

The all-new Part­ner is the brand’s first light com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle to fea­ture the PEU­GEOT i-Cock­pit as stan­dard, an un­prece­dented move in this ve­hi­cle seg­ment. Of­fer­ing the per­fect bal­ance be­tween con­ve­nience, prac­ti­cal­ity and driv­abil­ity, the new Part­ner is avail­able in both Stan­dard and Long body, to swal­low goods mea­sur­ing up 2.16m in length. It de­liv­ers a load ca­pac­ity of up to 4.4m3 (2 Euro-pal­lets) and pay­loads rang­ing from 650KG to 1000KG. A range of new petrol and diesel en­gines will be launched on the new Part­ner in 2019, with a choice of both man­ual and au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. The new Part­ner will launch in Ire­land in early 2019.

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