Monday, 29 June 2015

New Cars, Audi, Alfa and Peugeot

Wow, what a week it has been for interesting new European cars. I give you a Peugeot with its mojo back, a gorgeous Alfa and the long awaited new Audi A4. Yes usually my blog is the hiding spot for all that is old and slightly crusty in the used car world Down Under but sometimes new cars appear that I have to share and today is going to be one of those days.
The New Audi A4 Avant

Peugeot 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport

The first car which surfaced last week was Peugeots 308 GTi, could this finally be a return to form for Peugeots wearing GTi badges? Can the 308 take the fight to the all conquering Golf GTi? Peugeot certainly have VW in their sights judging by the understated appearance of the new 308 range topper. No spoilers or lairy body kits here. Just a big set of brakes, some twin pipes and a gentle reworking of the bumpers set this car apart from lesser 308's.
New Peugeot 308 GTi in not so fetching 2 tone

New Peugeot 308 GTi

Performance of course will also set this car apart, and it comes courtesy of the RCZ R's 1.6 litre turbocharged four. Two power outputs will be available either 184kw or full fat 200kw, the more powerful car able to reach 100km/h 0.2 of a second quicker and provide a little more mid range shove. Peugeot Australia are currently in negotiations to secure the model for release here, but given Aussies appetite for that pesky Golf I think Peugeot would be silly not to offer it down these parts.
New Peugeot 308 GTi interior

Alfa Romeo Guilia 

Next new car to catch my eye, and I mean literally catch it and not let go is the stunning Alfa Guilia sedan. A brand new rear wheel drive Alfa set to take the fight to the German elite. I'll go into more detail about the car later though, for now, just look at it.
The gorgeous new Alfa Romeo Guilia

The gorgeous new Alfa Romeo Guilia

The gorgeous new Alfa Romeo Guilia

New Audi A4

Lastly, with the images only released today we have the exact car that that Alfa is going up against, the mid size sedan heavy hitter, the new Audi A4. With a focus on reduced weight more tech and better driving dynamics Audi's new A4 looks crisp and clean, just as we have come to expect from Ingolstat of late. As a big A4 fan I'm eager to see how this car drives, my only concern is does it look different enough to it's smaller A3 stablemate?
New Audi A4 sedan

New Audi A4 sedan

These three new cars mean that if you weren't already enjoying 2015's stellar crop of new vehicles, then its about time you did.

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