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Peugeot Car Awards

By 27-07-2020

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From ‘Car of the Year’, to ‘Best Mid-Sized SUV’, Peugeot cars have won an array of awards over the years.

Which awards have Peugeot cars won this year?

  • All-new Peugeot e-208 Allure Premium named 'Electric Small Car of the Year' 

  • Peugeot 5008 SUV awarded the ‘Large SUV’ award at the 2020 What Car? Car of the Year Awards

  • Peugeot 3008 SUV named ‘Best Mid-Size SUV’ in the Driver Power Survey 2020

  • All-new Peugeot 208 awarded ‘Car Of The Year’

  • Peugeot 3008 SUV given ‘Used Car of the Year 2020’ and ‘Best Medium SUV’ title


The all-new PEUGEOT e-208 Allure Premium has been named the ‘Electric Small Car of the Year’ at the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards

Beating a host of rivals to the title, including Honda E and Renault Zoe, the all-new e-208, PEUGEOT’s first, new generation full electric vehicle, continues its award-winning run, taking home the ‘Electric Small Car of the Year’ award at the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards. The all-new PEUGEOT 208 and e-208 was named the ‘European Car of the Year’ earlier this year.

The What Car? panel of expert judges were impressed by PEUGEOT’s unique philosophy of ‘choose your PEUGEOT, choose your powertrain’, which allows buyers to choose between the full electric all-new e-208, or the petrol and diesel variants of all-new 208, with no compromise in practicality, specification or capability.

PEUGEOT’s “eye-catching” interior in the all-new e-208 Allure Trim also scored high with the What Car? judges. The panel praised the new interior with PEUGEOT’s latest 3D i-Cockpit® for both its looks and suite of technology and driver safety features. PEUGEOT’s supple suspension and practical real-world range also scored highly.

The all-new PEUGEOT e-208 comes with an electric 50kWh, 136hp powertrain that’s capable of up to 217 miles of range (WLTP) from a single charge. It supports rapid charging of up to 100kW, reaching 80% charge in as little as 30 minutes.blue peugeot e-208 on coastline

What Car? Editor, Steve Huntingford, said

All things considered, the e-208 is the best small electric car you can buy. It has a good real-world range, the suspension does a great job of keeping you comfortable, and the interior is as eye-catching as it is classy. We particularly like the Allure Premium version, because it's attractively priced, but still comes with loads of kit, including climate control, wireless phone charging and a 10.0in infotainment system with phone mirroring.

David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said:

The all-new e-208 is our first new generation full electric vehicle, and it’s great to see it immediately recognised by both the industry and the buying public. At PEUGEOT, we’re following a unique philosophy around the ‘power of choice’ that allows buyers to choose the right powertrain that suits their needs. Our electric vehicles come with the same practical features as their petrol or diesel vehicle counterparts, with no compromise in capability, interior space or technology. We are very honoured to receive the ‘Electric Small Car of the Year’ award from What Car?

Find out more about the all-new Peugeot e-208


Peugeot 3008 SUV rated Britain's "Best Mid-Sized SUV

The Peugeot 3008 SUV has been named ‘Best Mid-Size SUV’ by owners in the Driver Power Survey 2020, for the third year running. In addition to this accolade, the 3008 SUV was named as the second most satisfying vehicle to own overall.

peugeot 3008

Driver Power is the UK’s number one car customer satisfaction survey, conducted by one of the UK’s leading automotive titles Auto Express.

New car owners rank their vehicles across nine categories, made up of 31 different areas – including how well their vehicle drives and handles, exterior and interior design, whether the engine and gearbox are smooth and refined, as well as a comprehensive analysis of build quality and reliability.

The survey gives potential buyers a complete picture of vehicle ownership. 

The Peugeot 3008 SUV has been a firm favourite amongst customers since its launch in late 2016, having sold over 900,000 worldwide and over 60,000 in the UK.  

In addition, the 3008 SUV has received 22 UK awards since launch, over 65 International awards, and was named the 2017 European Car of the Year.

Starting from £26,405 OTR, the Peugeot 3008 SUV has a choice of five trim levels (Active, Allure, GT Line, GT Line Premium and GT) and follows the ‘choose your Peugeot, choose your powertrain’ philosophy, with Two-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive plug-in hybrid variants, HYBRID and HYBRID4, available as well as efficient PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel powertrains.

Steve Fowler, Editor in Chief of Auto Express, said:

Several years after going on sale, the Peugeot 3008 SUV is still wooing owners with its looks. That great styling is backed up by solid build quality and strong reliability, with an impressively low proportion of owners telling of issues. The 3008 SUV’s interior is handsome, spacious and well-thought-out, with a host of child-friendly features that make the 3008 SUV a perfect car for families. It’s no surprise that owners rated it Britain's Best Mid-Size SUV, and the second most-satisfying car to own overall.

David Peel, PEUGEOT UK Managing Director, said:

We’re absolutely delighted the 3008 SUV has been named the Driver Power ‘Best Mid-Size SUV’ for the third year running. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority, so to see our 3008 SUV ranked number 1 in its category, and second overall, by owners, is something we’re incredibly proud of. 

Find out more about the Peugeot 3008 SUV


Peugeot makes history by winning the prestigious ‘Car Of The Year‘ award.

The all-new Peugeot 208 has become the sixth Peugeot model to win Europe’s most prestigious automotive award.

The COTY jury, composed of 60 automotive experts across Europe, praised the all-new PEUGEOT 208 for its sharp and dynamic design and its distinctive customer offering in the sector. The all-new 208 is the first vehicle to fulfil PEUGEOT’s new philosophy of ‘choose your PEUGEOT, choose your powertrain’, and from launch will be available with a fully electric variant, the e-208, as well as a range of efficient diesel and petrol engines.
 peugeot 208
Judges were also impressed by the high levels of technology offered in the all-new 208. The next-generation PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit® introduces innovative hologram technology. The 3D holograms, displayed on the configurable 3D head-up display, get closer to the drivers’ field of vision to highlight potential hazards.

The all-new 208 also features driving assistance technologies usually reserved for larger vehicle segments, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Active Lane Positioning Assist, and comes standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto connectivity.  
 
David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said:

The Car of the Year title is arguably one of the most coveted awards in the industry. To be recognised in the final seven vehicles is already a great achievement for the all-new PEUGEOT 208, and is just reward for the hard work we’ve put into developing the vehicle. The all-new 208 is the first vehicle to follow our vision of offering electric, petrol and diesel powertrains in a single model, and the COTY nomination suggests the industry is just as excited about the all-new 208 as we are.   

PEUGEOT has won a total of six COTY awards, with 3008 SUV claiming the 2017 COTY title. Founded in 1964, the COTY award is the most coveted prize in the automotive industry.  

By 2023, PEUGEOT has promised to offer its entire line-up with an electrified variant.

Find out more about the all-new PEUGEOT 208 


Peugeot take double honours at diesel car and eco car "used car top 50 2020" awards

PEUGEOT has taken double honours at the Diesel Car & Eco Car ‘Used Car Top 50 2020’ awards, with the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV named the Used Car of the Year 2020 as well as the Best Medium SUV, with the PEUGEOT RCZ taking home the Best Used Sports Car title, reinforcing JD Power’s decision to award PEUGEOT the ‘Most Reliable Brand’ title in 2019.

silver peugeot 3008

The second-generation 3008 SUV has been in production since 2016, and beat 49 other rivals to take home the Used Car of the Year 2020 award, as well as the Best Used Medium SUV title. Diesel Car & Eco Car judges praised the 3008 SUV for its sharp exterior and interior styling, while also awarding points for its efficient engines. The 3008 SUV’s i-Cockpit® interior was also singled out for its safety-boosting design and high levels of technology.

Ian Robertson, Editor and Publisher at Diesel Car & Eco Car Magazine, said:

Going straight in at the top as our favourite used car, the 3008 SUV is now more than three years old, although that’s hard to believe thanks to its fresh, original, crisp styling. This thoroughly modern SUV is arguably even more distinctive inside, where PEUGEOT’s i-Cockpi interior sees digital instruments perched on top of the dashboard as standard. The driver is cocooned by a wrap-around centre console and the textile trim looks as good as it feels.

Peugeot 3008 SUV

Not only that, but it has a practical 591-litre boot, is great to drive and has clean 1.5L,1.6L or 2.0L BlueHDi engines. The upgraded EAT8 automatic transmission is worth a try too, offering smooth progress and 50mpg-plus economy when paired with the smallest diesel engine.

The PEUGEOT RCZ, in production between 2010 and 2015, was praised for its distinctive ‘double-bubble’ roof and stylish looks. The performance from the 1.6L THP and 2.0L BlueHDi engines was also noted by judges, as was the RCZ’s handling and balance. This year’s win marks the third consecutive win in the Sports Car category for the RCZ.

Robertson added:

Despite being out of production, the RCZ’s exterior styling still looks fresh. The ‘double-bubble’ roof will go down in car design history. It’s excellent to drive too, with a low centre of gravity and a widened track elevating its handling above its humble PEUGEOT 308 roots. The 161BHP 2.0L diesel engine is lusty and economical, while GT versions get leather seats and attractive 19-inch alloy wheels.

David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK said:

It’s fantastic to see two of our models top the Diesel Car & Eco Car ‘Used Car Top 50 2020’ awards. The RCZ, thanks to its unique design and driving dynamics, has already gained a cult following and is surely set to be a future classic. The 3008 SUV winning the Used Car of the Year award shows how well engineered the family SUV is, as it continues to impress UK drivers year after year with its combination of style, performance and efficiency. We’ve also worked hard over the years to ensure our residual values remain strong and competitive, and are seeing very healthy results across our model range.


Peugeot takes home two awards at the annual What Car? Car of the year awards

For the third year in a row, the PEUGEOT 5008 SUV 1.2 PureTech 130 Allure has won the ‘Large SUV’ award at the 2020 What Car? Car of the Year Awards, one of the most important and prestigious awards ceremonies in the UK automotive industry.

What Car?’s team of judges picked the 5008 SUV ahead of key rivals, including the Mazda CX-5 and Audi Q5. The 5008 SUV 1.2 PureTech 130 Allure was praised for its practicality – capable of seating up to seven – and an interior that features the latest connectivity and safety technologies. Judges were also left impressed by the low running costs from the award-winning 1.2 PureTech petrol engine.

The 2020 category win marks the third year the 5008 SUV has won the award, confirming its place at the top of the class, despite a host of new rivals arriving each year, reinforcing JD Power’s decision to award PEUGEOT the ‘Most Reliable Brand’ title in 2018.

peugeot 5008

The 5008 SUV features a class-leading interior, with seven individual seats. The third row can be folded down, as well as fully removed, the second row seats are all adjustable and benefit from ISOFIX fittings, while the front passenger seat also folds flat to accommodate long items.

PEUGEOT’s i-Cockpit® technology helps drivers stay safe on the road with its compact, multi-function steering wheel, 12.3-inch head-up display and 8.0-inch colour touchscreen with Mirrorscreen®. Also included is Autonomous Emergency Braking and Active Blind Spot Detection (available as standard from Allure trim level upwards).

Steve Huntingford, Editor of What Car?, said:

One of the main priorities for Large SUV buyers is space and practicality, and no rival can hold a candle to the PEUGEOT 5008 SUV in this regard. With seven seats, a sliding middle row and a big, well thought-out boot, it offers more than some SUVs costing nearly twice as much, all the while delivering comfort and interior quality to take on the lot.

The all-new PEUGEOT 208 1.2 PureTech 100 Allure also won the ‘Best Small Car for more than £18,000’ award at the What Car? Car of the Year awards, with judges praising “its jaw-dropping style, with a better ride than rivals and a raft of safety technology, including automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and traffic sign recognition.”

David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said:

It’s fantastic to start the New Year by collecting awards from one of the most prestigious and influential motoring titles in the UK. The What Car? Car of the Year Awards are a great indicator of which models will perform well in the coming year. Our 5008 SUV continues to be a favourite among both motorists and industry experts, winning yet another ‘Large SUV’ of the year award, while the all-new 208 has won a price category award – suggesting another strong year ahead for PEUGEOT.

The all-new PEUGEOT 208 is the first vehicle to fulfil PEUGEOT’s new vision of “unboring the future” by giving drivers the option to “choose your PEUGEOT, choose your powertrain.” It is available with a range of fuel efficient petrol and diesel engines, as well as a fully electric variant, the all-new e-208. By 2023, PEUGEOT has promised to offer electrified variants across its entire model line-up.  


Which car awards have Peugeot cars previously won?


Peugeot Rifter wins MPV of the year at 2019 Scottish Car of the Year awards

The PEUGEOT Rifter has received high praise from industry experts once again, taking home the title of ‘MPV of the Year’ at the 2019 Scottish Car of the Year Awards.

Success in the Scottish Car of the Year Awards is just one of several accolades bestowed upon the PEUGEOT Rifter in 2019. Last month, the PEUGEOT Rifter won the ‘Best Medium Family Car’ category at the Parkers New Car Awards 2020. The PEUGEOT Rifter also took home the ‘SUV of the Year’ title in the 2019 Company Car Today CCT100 Awards, ‘Best Utility Vehicle’ at the Diesel Car & Eco Car Awards 2019, and was named ‘Best MPV’ at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2019. In addition to the host of awards picked up by the PEUGEOT Rifter throughout 2019, the UK voted PEUGEOT as the ‘Most Dependable Volume Brand’ in the annual J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey earlier this year in May.

peugeot rifter

Judges praised the PEUGEOT Rifter for its practicality and interior features, as well as its affordability.

Launched in 2018, the PEUGEOT Rifter comes with a full range of innovative tech, carrying the award-winning PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, along with ‘Magic Flat’ system, which allows drivers to fold down the second row seats with the push of a button to maximise load capacity.

The PEUGEOT Rifter brings design cues from PEUGEOT’s award winning SUV range together with the spacious and practical interior to allow drivers to enjoy an active lifestyle. Available in five or seven seat options, the PEUGEOT Rifter boasts between 775 and 4,000 litres according to version, making it one of the most spacious MPVs on the market.

John Murdoch, President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, said:

The Rifter balances a spacious and versatile interior with an affordable entry price and running costs. Available with five or seven seats, and in long and short wheelbases, as well as with a host of efficient and powerful engines, the Rifter impressed the whole Association of Scottish Motoring Writers test team. With its family-friendly features, affordability and versatility, it made the Rifter the perfect winner of this year’s MPV category.

David Peel, Managing Director at PEUGEOT UK, said:

Recognition at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards is always one of the most sought after industry awards. We are incredibly pleased that the PEUGEOT Rifter has been chosen as ‘MPV of the Year’ 2019. The PEUGEOT Rifter offers motorists a practical model for day to day life, activities and trips away. It is great that the Rifter has received such high praise across the industry this year as we look to develop our range to provide models to fit all lifestyles.

Winners from all categories will be in with the chance of being named the overall ‘Scottish Car of the Year 2019’. The full list winners were announced on Friday 1st November.   

The PEUGEOT Rifter retails from £21,125.

Find out more about the PEUGEOT Rifter


All-New Peugeot 508 Fastback voted best upper-medium car at the 2019 Business Car awards

The all-new PEUGEOT 508 has seen off serious competition from the Ford Mondeo, Škoda Superb, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat to take the title of Best Upper-Medium Car at the 2019 Business Car awards.

The judges commented: “Model by model, PEUGEOT seems to be transforming its brand image and the 508 is no exception. Available as a sleek ‘fastback’ or elegant SW estate, the 508 looks desirable and feels upmarket. It ticks all the important boxes for a driver needing this type of car.”

peugeot 508 fastback

The all-new PEUGEOT 508 includes both Fastback and SW models, providing customers with a choice of body styles, while sharing the same stand-out design. The comprehensive standard equipment list includes an extensive list of safety features and Connected 3D Navigation, in addition to the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® with configurable head-up digital instrument panel. The all-new PEUGEOT 508 is also equipped with a whole host of technology features, including a smartphone charging plate, standard on GT Line and above, as well as front and rear parking sensors with a 180º colour reversing camera, standard from Allure upwards. The range topping GT model offers a FOCAL® premium HIFI speaker system as well as Drive Assist Pack Plus, featuring Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go function and lane positioning assist.

The all-new PEUGEOT 508 is now available with plug-in-hybrid powertrains across both the Fastback and SW versions. These models offer low BIK tax ratings for business drivers, as well as enhanced tax allowances for corporate buyers, and eligibility for home and workplace charging grants* among other benefits. By 2023, PEUGEOT will offer an electrified version of every model in their current line-up, ensuring that customers need not compromise in their choice of silhouette when purchasing an electric or Plug-In Hybrid vehicle.

Further information on the all-new PEUGEOT 508 and 508 SW range for business users can be found at https://www.swanswaygarages.com/new-car-offers/contract-hire-and-leasing/

*subject to approval by Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

All-New Peugeot 208 & e-208 wins Carwow "Little Legend" Award

The all-new PEUGEOT 208 has been awarded the ‘Little Legend’ award at the 2019 carwow New Car of the Year Awards.  This joins a number of other accolades bestowed on the PEUGEOT brand this year, including the recent JD Power awards for ‘Most Reliable Brand’ and ‘Most Reliable Small Car’ presented for the outgoing 208.

The all-new PEUGEOT 208 impressed carwow’s panel of judges with its stylish design, premium feel, and distinctive driving experience, beating a host of rivals including the Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio, Volkswagen Polo and the Toyota Yaris to take home the trophy.  

Judges also praised the all-new PEUGEOT 208 for its spacious interior, which has rivals beaten on both design and technology. The all-new 208 was also the only vehicle in the category shortlist available with a choice of powertrains: 100% electric, petrol or diesel.

Yellow Peugeot 208 and Blue e-208

Mat Watson, Editorial Director at carwow, said:

This may be a small car, but it’s the best new small car. Look at it. It’s cool. And it’s lovely on the inside, too. Just think how boring Polo, Fiesta and Yaris are by comparison. Oh, and it drives nice too. And is reasonably spacious. It’s ace. Plus there’s a pure electric model which has a range of 217 miles and is also ace. Oh and did I say it looked cool.

The all-new 208 is the first vehicle to fulfil PEUGEOT’s new philosophy of ‘choose your PEUGEOT, choose your powertrain’. Available with an efficient line-up of diesel and petrol powertrains or as a 100% electric model, the all-new e-208. The all-new PEUGEOT e-208 uses a 50kWh battery and is capable of 217 miles (WLTP) from a single charge.

The all-new 208 is available in Active, Allure and GT Line trim levels, with the e-208 also available in range-topping GT trim. The all-new 208 comes with the latest-generation 3D PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® with a compact multifunction steering wheel, a configurable 3D head-up display and either a 7” or 10” HD colour touchscreen. Also included is PEUGEOT Connect SOS and Assistance, Adaptive Cruise Control (according to version) with Stop & Go function, Lane Positioning Assist and Mirror Screen® with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto and MirrorLink® connectivity.

Prices for the all-new 208 and e-208 start from £16,250 and £25,050*, respectively, with customer deliveries beginning early 2020.

David Peel, Managing Director of PEUGEOT UK, said:

We’ve only just launched the all-new PEUGEOT 208, but it is clearly set for success given the positive reviews, and now award wins, it has already earned. We’ve got high expectations for the all-new PEUGEOT 208 and are very pleased to have carwow recognise it as the best small car available to buyers today. This is our first, new generation model to offer an electrified powertrain. By 2023, all our vehicles, including vans, will have either a full electric of plug-in hybrid electric powertrain.

The carwow awards winners were chosen by carwow’s team of in-house reviewers and writers, led by Editorial Director Mat Watson, and based on what visitors to carwow are watching and reading.

Find out more about the all-new award-winning Peugeot 208  and Peugeot e-208


Peugeot named the 2017 ‘Car of the Year’

The all-new 3008 SUV impressed judging panels with its combination of style, interior design and performance. The all-new 3008 SUV majors on technology with its state of the art PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® interior layout, offering a more intuitive and engaging driving experience, with a compact multi-function steering wheel, 12.3” head-up digital instrument display and 8.0” capacitive touchscreen which is accompanied by stylish satin chrome piano key toggles.

peugeot 3008

PEUGEOT’s i-Cockpit®, which is standard across all models of the new 3008 SUV range, won praise for its ability to put the latest technology safely at the fingertips of the driver, while creating an optimal driving position for an engaging and focused drive.

People collecting awards at the Car Buyer best car awards

The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV received a number of additional awards in 2017, including;

  • ​Carbuyer ‘Car of the Year 2017’, ‘Best SUV 2017’ and ‘Best Medium SUV’.
  • The Technology Award at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2017, commended in the Thatcham-sponsored Safety Award category for the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®

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