Cheapest parts in category
It is a widely-held belief that parts for French manufactured vehicles are expensive and hard to come by. The authoritative 2017 Kinsey report contradicts this in no uncertain terms as Peugeot has once again came up trumps with the cheapest parts basket in its category.
The 2017 Kinsey report has given top spot to Peugeot for the second consecutive year. The new Peugeot 2008 SUV Active Diesel was found to have the cheapest parts basket of all in the competitive Compact Crossover segment, one of the most toughly contested categories of the survey, finishing ahead of the Ford EcoSport 1,0T and Mazda CX3 2,0l. The Peugeot 208 won the super mini segment in 2016.
“We are proud to see that Peugeot has continued its positive performance. The results of the 2017 Kinsey report once again prove that the brand’s parts pricing is better than average, putting paid to the myth that Peugeot parts are expensive.” managing director of Peugeot in South Africa, Francisco Gaie, commented.
The survey is carried out anonymously. Parts for each vehicle are grouped into three categories (service, maintenance and crash). Prices are then compared with their competitors, covering different market segments. The winner is chosen from the cheapest in the three categories combined.
The Peugeot 2008 SUV scored well in the three major categories used to evaluate the costs of maintaining and repairing cars, that were applied to a total of 64 vehicles across nine motoring categories (all prices monitored included VAT).
covers everyday replaceable items, such as air filters, spark plugs, brake pads and wiper blades.
covers major items, such as cam belts, shock absorbers, clutch and pressure plates, flywheels and fan belts.
looks at major replacement body costs, such as bonnets, grilles, doors, fenders and bumper skins, and light assemblies.
“We are determined to dispel the negative perception regarding our parts pricing by continuing to work hard to prove that perception is not reality,” Gaie said.
“Aftersales is a critical area for any brand in any market. With parts pricing becoming an essential aspect of the vehicle purchasing decision, we have focused a tremendous amount of energy and resources on this aspect of our business.
“This is evident in the impressive record of first class results we have achieved in the survey going back to 2013 when we won with the most affordable parts basket in the super-mini segment, coming second in 2014, third in 2015 and winning in 2016 and again in 2017.
“We realise how important parts pricing and availability are as an influence on long-term ownership, particularly when it comes to vehicles coming out of warranty.
“In this regard we have recently launched the Peugeot Economy service, which allows customers to pamper their “older” vehicles with approved replacement service parts, which are supplied by PSA France and carry the same guarantee as the “genuine” parts at significantly reduced prices,” Gaie concluded.
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Safety remains a core attribute of the Peugeot 208. It has a comprehensive array of active and passive systems across the entire model range. Active safety systems include ABS anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assist (EBA), while passive features include dual front and curtain airbags, inertia reel seat belts, and front and rear head restraints.
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The newly updated Peugeot 208 range is priced as follows: 208 ACTIVE 1,2 PureTech BVM 60kW MT - R224 900; 208 ALLURE 1,2 PureTech BVM 60kW MT - R239 900; 208 GT-LINE 1,2 PureTech BVM 81kW Turbo MT - R259 900. Price includes a three year or 100 000km warranty and three year or 45 000km service plan.