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Peugeot today unveiled the all-new 208, which will replace the 207 in spring 2012. Entirely new from the ground up, the French firm's latest B segment model is said to ‘represent a true generation leap' over its predecessor and embody ‘the principles of agility and efficiency'. "The strength of the 208 lies in its style: it is a real ball of energy," says Peugeot's design director, Gilles Vidal.Mon, 10 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0700
By Guy Bird Motor Shows 10 March 2008 12:03 What’s new on Pininfarina’s Geneva Motor Show stand? Italian coachbuilder and design house Pininfarina showed another stunning concept at Geneva to follow the 2005 Maserati Birdcage and 2004 Nido. The 2008 Sintesi is strictly an ‘ideas concept’ imagining a future vehicle that can communicate with other cars to avoid traffic and accidents and thus reduce the need for current passive safety requirements – like longer and heavier front noses to meet pedestrian impact laws.Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800
Formula One ace Michael Schumacher was back behind the wheel of a Silver Arrow in a new Mercedes C-Class video this week. He is testing the autonomous features such as pre-braking, lane keeping and radar cruise control. Mercedes director of driver assistance systems Jochen Hermann talks us through the video, with Schumacher behind the wheel, starting with the Distronic Plus system.