Are you a fan of PEUGEOT cars and you reside in South Africa? If your answer to this question is yes, then this article was written for you. You will learn about the brand and the prices of the different PEUGEOT vehicles in South Africa.
Unsurprisingly, PEUGEOT has one of the longest and most interesting histories in the automobile industry. PEUGEOT started as an industrial manufacturer in 1810, it usually melted metals in special furnaces. It made other products such as saws, umbrella frames, and coffee grinders out of them.
PEUGEOT’s first car was unveiled in 1889. This made PEUGEOT the world’s second-oldest car manufacturer and also the oldest running car brand.
Prices of PEUGEOT in South Africa
These are the prices of different brands of PEUGEOT in South Africa.
- Peugeot 3008 1.2T Active Limited Edition – 388,900
- Peugeot 3008 1.6T Active – R434,900
- Peugeot 3008 1.6T Allure – R480,900
- Peugeot 3008 1.6T GT Line – R542,900
- Peugeot 3008 2.0HDi Active – R449,900
- Peugeot 3008 2.0HDi Allure – R501,900
The PEUGEOT logo
According to PEUGEOT’s website, its brand name has been represented by the Lion symbol. This symbol originally appeared on the company’s saw blades. The Lion symbolized the toughness of the saw’s teeth and the spine represented the flexibility of the blade. Its strength of the steel and the speed of the cut are also related to the lion.
The Lion logo which was first used in the products in the year 1847 was used to represent the strength and sharpness of the steel products. This same logo started to appear on PEUGEOT car bonnets. In 1948, the 203 model was first introduced to the general public.
As time went by, the Lion logo kept changing. In order to show the power and corporate balance in the PEUGEOT Company, paws were added to the Lion symbol. Prior to this, it was just a Lion’s head that was used.
A blue background was later added to the companies branding. This was used to show the forward-thinking attributes of the PEUGEOT establishment.
In 1889, Armand PEUGEOT, the grandson of Jean-Pierre facilitated collaboration with a steam specialist Leon Serpollet. With this collaboration, they produced a steam-powered three-wheel vehicle which was known as the Serpollet-PEUGEOT.
The next year Armand went ahead to build a four-wheeled petrol-powered vehicle. It was known as a Daimler-powered Type II quadricycle. Since then remarkable achievements have been made as a result of PEUGEOT’s collaborations with the industry’s big names such as Ford and BMW.
PEUGEOT has been around for over 200 years, starting in the town of Sochaux, France, where all the innovative creations started. The company has continually been driven by its innovative nature. This nature has driven the name to create one of the world’s most established automobile brands. PEUGEOT now has manufacturing plants and offices all around the world.
PEUGEOT’s first car to be manufactured in large quantities was the 201, which was released in 1929. The brand started from then to use its iconic three digits numbering system.
History of the PEUGEOT
The father and founder of PEUGEOT – Jean-Pierre PEUGEOT was born in 1734. He first started a weaving business, an oil mill, and a grain mill.
Later in 1810 Jean-Pierre PEUGEOT’s two sons founded a bigger business out of their father’s establishment. They entered into the business of making umbrella frames, bicycles, coffee grinders, and saws.
PEUGEOT 3008 and its awards
PEUGEOT 3008 is a crossover SUV (also known as a crossover or a CUV), it is made using unibody construction. This type of construction is the type in which the body of the vehicle, the Chassis, and its floor plan form a single structure. This makes the PEUGEOT 3008 design lighter and more rigid than a vehicle that has a separate body and frame. It was released in May 2008 and was launched in April 2009.
The PEUGEOT 3008 has received so many awards: the British motoring magazine awarded the PEUGEOT 3008 as the Car of the Year for 2010, and in Ireland. It was awarded the 2010 Semperit Car of the Year, and in 2018 it was also awarded the Continental Irish Car of the Year.
A new PEUGEOT 3008 was released in 2016 and was made available in general are 2017. From all indications, it is a landmark for the brand because it was again awarded the CarBuyer “Car of the Year.” In 2017, it also attained the best car in the SUVs category.
The above-mentioned awards are just a few. Since its release, it has received several others.
PEUGEOT 3008 first generation
The production and presentation of the PEUGEOT 3008 first generation were most prevalent between the years 2008 and 2016. This was the model that received the most awards in spite of the fact that it was criticized for its style.
The PEUGEOT 3008 first-generation model is a five-door compact crossover SUV front-engine front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. Its various transmission models are a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and 6-speed semi-automatic.
The PEUGEOT 3008 second-generation
This PEUGEOT 3008 second-generation model was announced and released in May 2016 and is still trending until today. Its design has put it in a very competitive position, among the C segment market of SUVs which has been a well-known market in recent years.
The second-generation PEUGEOT 3008 features a new iCockpit design. Its iCockpit design is a major improvement compared to the PEUGEOT 208, PEUGEOT 2008 and PEUGEOT 308 iCockpit designs. Other features are 12.3-inch customizable HUD (heads up display) and the new trendy small style steering wheel, which is becoming standard in the new models.
The front view of the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 looks powerful along with its chiseled chequered chrome radiator, full LED headlights. This is a huge addition to its already acquired swag. The body of the PEUGEOT is finely built to the point that it is even inspiring.
It has a horizontal, and ribbed bonnet, stainless steel roof arch trim. The design gives it a robust look.
Now that you know the specs of the PEUGEOT 3008 and the prices in South Africa, you can avail yourself of one. What do you think about this vehicle? Tell us in the comments section.