Local Peugeot distributor Sime Darby has introduced sharper pricing across much of its Australian range this week, along with drive-away deals on a number of models.
Cuts to retail prices range from $747 to $1604 - although a handful of models remain unchanged - while new drive-away offers amount to around $5500 in savings when measured against earlier pricing.
Some of the biggest savings come with the small 308, which only last month was given a new $21,990 drive-away price for the entry-level Access manual, and $24,690 when equipped with an automatic transmission.
That pair is now joined by the auto-equipped Active, priced at $29,990 drive-away - compared to a previous before-costs price of $28,340.
"The decision to roll out drive-away pricing to a wider selection of vehicles was in part due to a positive response to the recent 308 drive-away offer," Peugeot Australia boss John Startari said today.
"Ultimately, the winners with our new pricing are customers. From 208 to 508 our latest vehicles are great to drive and great to look at. Now, with drive-away pricing, they represent even greater value."
The wider 308 range, although not blessed with drive-away pricing, benefits from significant price cuts, with only the recently launched 308 GT holding steady.
Elsewhere, the light 208 hatch gets a new $19,990 drive-away price in entry-level Active form, while the top-spec GTi is $1000 cheaper at $29,990 plus on-roads. The mid-spec 208 Allure is unchanged, at $24,490.
The 2008 small SUV gets two drive-away deals for the manual and auto Active models at $23,990 and $26,990 respectively, while the Allure and Outdoor models remain unchanged at $30,990 and $32,990.
The larger 3008 models, available only in petrol and diesel Active form, get new drive-away prices of $36,990 and $39,990 respectively.
In the 4008 SUV range, there’s $27,990 and $29,990 drive-away prices for the Active 2WD manual and auto models, while the Active 4WD auto remains unchanged at $33,490.
The recently refreshed 508 line, which launched in Australia only two months ago, also gains new retail and drive-away prices this week.
The entry-level Active sedan is now priced $1000 lower at $36,990 before on-road costs, while the Allure and GT sedans are now priced at $44,990 and $59,990 drive-away - compared to previous retail prices of $45,990 and $58,490.
At the wagon end of the 508 range, the Allure and GT models are now priced at $59,990 and $62,990 drive-away, compared to earlier retail prices of $48,990 and $61,490.
See the full pricing chart below (click to view full image).
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2015 SALES: Ups and Downs
Peugeot has seen solid sales growth in the passenger car market this year, with April figures showing 1079 sales year-to-date (May figures due this week), marking a 59.6 percent increase on the same period in 2014.
The bulk of that is thanks to the popular 308 range, however, with its 581 year-to-date sales representing a huge 221 percent increase against this time last year.
The 208 is also up 9.9 percent with 311 YTD sales, and the RCZ coupe has risen 50 percent with 39 sales.
The news isn't as bright elsewhere, with the 2008 and 4008 SUVs down 25 and 19.7 percent respectively (123 and 366 sales YTD), while the 5008 people-mover is down 61.4 percent with 17 sales YTD.
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