PEUGEOT SHINES IN THE DIESEL CAR & ECO CAR TOP 50
PEUGEOT models have scored several wins at the Diesel Car & Eco Car Top 50 awards, with the all-new 2008 SUV named ‘Best Compact SUV’ and the all-new e-2008 SUV named ‘Best Compact Electric Car’, while the PEUGEOT Rifter was awarded the ‘Best Utility Vehicle’. PEUGEOT models, including the 3008 SUV, 5008 SUV and 508 also featured in the Top 50 list of best vehicles currently on the market.
Five of PEUGEOT’s latest models have been listed in the Diesel Car & Eco Car Top 50 awards. The all-new PEUGEOT 2008 SUV was crowned winner of the Compact SUV category, with its fully electric variant winning the Compact Electric Car category, and ranked 13th overall in the Top 50 standings.
Ian Robertson, Editor and Publisher of Diesel Car & Eco Car, said: “The second-generation PEUGEOT 2008 SUV has undergone a complete transformation, trading in its soft lines for a chiselled baby-3008 SUV design. Powered by a range of traditional petrol and diesel engines, the arrival of the e-2008 SUV is ground-breaking in the baby SUV sector, meaning that buyers can choose an all-electric version for the first time.”
The PEUGEOT Rifter was awarded the Best Utility Vehicle by Diesel Car & Eco Car, with the magazine praising its practicality and capability. Robertson said: “If the term ‘lifestyle vehicle’ fills you with horror, look no further than the PEUGEOT Rifter. Five-seat models feature the standard wheelbase, while seven-seat editions gain a longer wheelbase. Choose the latter option and there’s a staggering 4,000 litres of load space with all seats folded down.”
Diesel Car & Eco Car ranked the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV sixth in its Top 50 rankings, praising the SUV for its “eye-catching” looks and efficient line-up of diesel engines. PEUGEOT’s i-Cockpit® also earned praise from the judging panel thanks to its compact dimensions and the incorporation of a digital instrument panel.
The 5008 SUV and 508 were also ranked 41st and 33rd by Diesel Car & Eco Car in their annual ranking. Both vehicles impressed the judges with their line-up of efficient diesel engines, as well as stylish interiors featuring the latest in technology and driver assistance features and the availability of plug-in powertrains on the 508 and 508 SW.
David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said: “To rack up so many awards and Top 50 performances in the latest Diesel Car & Eco Car Top 50 shows the breadth and strength of the current PEUGEOT model line-up. Efficiency runs through the heart of the PEUGEOT brand, which is why we have made the commitment to have an electrified variant across our entire model line-up by 2023, complementing our current diesel and petrol models that are among the cleanest and most efficient in the sector.”
Building on its technological offensive strategy and the electrification of its range, the PEUGEOT brand enters the era of energy transition with enthusiasm. Stimulating and rewarding driving, elegant design and uncompromising quality are the brand's commitment to its customers and contribute to the emotion provided by each and every PEUGEOT. Present in more than 160 countries at 10,000 points of sale, the brand sold almost 1,500,000 vehicles around the world in 2019.PEUGEOT combines all-round Excellence, Allure and Emotion with the ambition to be the top-of-the-range generalist brand on a global scale.