Yesterday, we told you about a pair of World Rally Championship drivers that used a giant bottle of Corona in place of coolant after their radiator developed a leak. We called it an example of the sense of ingenuity that all rally drivers seem to possess. In that same post, we also talked about the "lightning quick reflexes and the ability to turn off one's sense of self-preservation." Now, you get to see that in action.
Superminis are big business for European automakers, and Peugeot has just released its latest salvo in the form of its new 208.
Peugeot has just launched an upgrade 1.6-liter diesel inline-four in its 207 and 207 SW models. The new engine replaces the previous HDi 110 models and offers more power and torque with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The new power unit has a higher pressure (1,650 BAR) common rail injection system supplied by Continental Automotive.
About a month before the Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot announced a hyper-miling competition for up to 72 drivers to see how little fuel they could use getting from Paris to Geneva. After evaluating all the written entries, Peugeot selected the drivers and set them up last weekend in four different diesel-powered models.
Peugeot has put out the call to European drivers to sign up for its upcoming Eco Cup where they will have the chance to prove how efficiently they can drive. The Eco Cup is a two-day, 622-mile run from Paris, France to Geneva, Switzerland in a fleet of 72 new diesel-powered Peugeots.
2009 Peugeot 207 Economique - Click above for high-res image gallery
The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers thinks small cars are worth something. As proof, take their 2006 Scottish Car of the Year Awards, where they have a Small Car of the Year category. The winner, announced yesterday, is a small car with a big name: Fiat's Grande Punto. The Renault Clio and the Peugeot 207 were in the running, but were beat out by the Grande Punto because of the way it personifies the change the small car sector has undergone in the past few years. It does so with style