Peugeot auctions rare cars – UPDATE: Sold! How did they go?

UPDATE, October 22: The results are in. The whole auction lot sold for €1,118,000 (AU$1,856,752). What did our picks fetch? Peugeot 504 Coupe. Guide price: €11,000 – 14,000. SOLD €18,300. (AU$30,392) Peugeot 205 ‘Rallye’. Guide price: €11,000 – 14,000. SOLD €18,300. (AU$30,392) Peugeot 2008 ‘DKR16’. Guide price: €450,000 – 550,000 (AU$747,300 – $913,200). UNSOLD. Citroën Méhari. Guide price: €5,000 – 8,000. PULLED FROM AUCTION PRIOR.

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Peugeot planning ‘sustainable sales growth’ in Australia through electrification

Peugeot, through its local distributor Inchcape, is looking to grow sales in Australia by way of a two-stage rollout of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. The first step is to launch the all-wheel-drive, plug-in hybrid Peugeot 3008 SUV (below) halfway through 2021. This will likely be followed by an all-electric Peugeot 208 city hatch toward the end of 2022.

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Victoria’s automotive industry can now officially reopen

New car buyers in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria can now inspect their next vehicle purchase in person, after the state government announced automotive retail would be permitted to reopen after months of closures. From October 28, all automotive businesses will be allowed to re-commence on-site work, including new and used car dealerships, mechanics and service centres.

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Audi reaffirms its commitment to all-wheel-drive in the electric-car era

German car maker Audi has reaffirmed its commitment to all-wheel-drive, even as it pivots with the rest of the car industry to electric power. As Audi celebrates the 40th anniversary of its all-wheel-drive “quattro” system, the company says it is well progressed with plans to evolve the technology and apply it to pure electric cars. Unlike mechanical all-wheel-drive systems – in which the front and rear drivelines are connected – electric cars power the front and rear wheels independently.

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Tesla disputes Chinese recall of almost 30,000 cars – report

Tesla has reportedly challenged a recall for almost 30,000 American-made Model X and Model S cars imported into China, disputing claims there is an issue with the vehicles’ suspension and instead blaming the problem on “driver abuse”. The recall, lodged with China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) by Tesla Motor’s Beijing arm, apparently affects Model X and S cars produced between September 17, 2013 and January 15, 2018, and imported into China.

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2021 BMW M4 Competition x Kith: Special edition with lifestyle brand

The 2021 BMW M4 was only recently revealed, but a special edition has already been announced. The German car company has collaborated with New York lifestyle brand Kith to create the BMW M4 Competition x Kith, which will be limited to just 150 examples worldwide. The M4 has mainly cosmetic upgrades, featuring merged BMW and Kith logos throughout the vehicle, as well as BMW M tri-colour front seats with embossed Kith lettering and an illuminated badge.

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