• UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry announces fuel price increase from 1st May
• Peugeot’s new range of stylish cars offer unbeatable fuel economy
(13 May 2019, Middle East) As fuel prices in the UAE increase by 10%* from the 1st May, Peugeot is offering motorists an efficient solution to the rising cost of motoring with its range of stylish and economical hatchbacks, SUVs, and the recently launched 508 fastback.
The price of petrol in the UAE has been raised to Dh2.23 per litre for Super 98 – up from Dh2.04 per litre in March, whilst Special 95 now costs Dh2.11 per litre, up from Dh1.92.
The Peugeot 508
The latest generation of Peugeot’s sport sedan is equipped with a 1.6L turbo engine delivering 165 hp and a top speed of 223km/h, all with a frugal fuel consumption of 14.6km/l.
The recently launched Peugeot 508 fastback has been designed with compact coupe-inspired aerodynamics making it more fuel efficient. Compared to its predecessor, it has been given a weight reduction of 70kg, resulting in improved economy, safety and performance.
The 508 is packed with the latest cutting-edge technology including a variety of driving aids such as: active safety brake and distance alert, lane keeping assist, driver attention alert and active blind spot monitoring system. These are all included alongside the brand’s innovative i-Cockpit.
Peugeot’s SUV range
Peugeot’s compact SUV, the 2008, takes the lead in the Peugeot SUV range in terms of fuel economy, with a consumption rate of 15.5km/l. Its 1.6L engine delivers a top speed of 188 km/h, and goes from 0 -100 kph in 13.1 seconds. The entry model to Peugeot’s SUV range combines robust exterior design and economic performance offering a practical driving package.
The Peugeot 3008 is the French brand’s flagship SUV, powered by a 1.6L turbo, 165hp engine complete with a 6-speed automatic gearbox ensuring maximum efficiency when it comes to fuel consumption – maintaining 15.1km/l. The multi award-winning 3008 was named the ‘Public Car of the Year’ through a public vote at the 2018 Middle East Car of the Year Awards.
Considered the family-friendly SUV – thanks to its spacious 7-seat interior – the Peugeot 5008 is the brand’s largest SUV. Its 1.6L Turbo engine offers 15.1km/l, a rate similar to its smaller sibling, the 3008, and similarly reaches a top speed of 201 kph, and 0–100 kph in 9.9 seconds.
Samir Cherfan, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Peugeot Middle East, said: “As fuel prices continue to rise in the UAE, we have a solution for our customers with a range of stylish and economical cars. We are shaking-up the industry with unmatchable offers, cutting-edge technology and premium quality products.
“Over the past two years we’ve launched two premium SUVs, the 3008 and 5008, and, most recently our elegant sport sedan, the 508. Since reintroducing the brand in the GCC we have doubled our market share, reflecting consumers’ confidence in the Peugeot brand and our products. In our efforts to boost this growth, we are expanding our dealer network and partners beyond our existing presence in the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.”