LIKES: David Brabham’s 908 diesel Le Mans car
DISLIKES: Funny grilles
But it’s also war on the showroom. Peugeot showcases its RCZ coupe - the first Peugeot without a zero in its name - which has been here for a while but not in the classy 200th anniversary edition.
The limited edition model gets more visual appeal thanks to the colours schemes but goes up in the techno stakes because of its carbon-fibre roof and wing mirror housings.
Peugeot Australia boss Ken Thomas says ESP and Euro-5 emissions are soon standard across the range for this country.
It has celebrated the Redex Trial revival by repeating the round Australia rally in a 3008 - on display - that delivered an average of 5.2 litres/100km.
More comes next year when the 3008 becomes the world’s first volume diesel hybrid. The 3008 Hybrid-4 uses a turbo-diesel for front-wheel drive power and electric motors for the rear wheels.
Peugeot claims 99g/km CO2 with this set up.
Mr Bocque says Peugeot as a major manufacturer is the world leader in low emissions with half its fleet averaging 130g/km or less.
Global sales are up 3.1 per cent on 2009 and it has stepped up to the ninth spot in the global sales ladder, from the previous year’s 10th position.
In Australia, sales year-to-date are off 3.7 per cent.