Coinciding with the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Peugeot ECO CUP was designed to see if four different standard Peugeot HDi diesel models in the hands of everyday drivers could deliver fuel economy to match or beat the official government fuel economy figures.
What follows is a peek at forbidden fruit, a look at a few tasty morsels that Old World denizens can enjoy every day, but Americans can only dream about. These are exclusive European vehicles that don't make it to the states.
Prelude To Disaster - The Peugeot 405 Mi16 1989-1991During the 1970s, what was the biggest car company in Europe? If you didn't correctly answer Peugeot, you could be excused given the French company's dismal U.S. presence in the late 1980s and subsequent withdrawal from the North American market in
The French have never been afraid of being first to market with a new vehicle niche. This time it's Peugeot that has grabbed the imagination with its super-tiny van, the 1007. At only 3.73m (146.9 in.) long and 1.61m (62.4 in.) wide, it's in a position to challenge even a smart to a parking duel.
Recently, the only saving grace for the 206's sporting credibility was a World Rally Car that, in the hands of Marcus Gronholm, has made everyone else look distinctly second rate. Well, that WRC verve and character has finally spawned a road car, the new 206 G