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THE 'MOTION AND EMOTION' OF PEUGEOT IN

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Change can be both an exciting proposition and a frightening prospect. However, sometimes it is a refreshing thought to know that whilst businesses may change externally, their roots can remain firmly planted locally in the Sunshine Coast community. A Cullen and Son Peugeot is one such business. Having been established in 1952 as a garage and engineering shop, this family-run business evolved into a vehicle dealership, and proudly became Peugeot on the Sunshine Coast in 1971. The first Peugeot vehicle to be sold was a 504. The family that purchased this 504 was so happy with the French vehicle’s ride and quality, as well as the service provided, that they have remained a customer of the dealership until today, almost 46 years later. Whilst the external façade of the dealership has changed dramatically since 1971, the customer service has remained the same. This service is what sets the dealership apart, with existing staff members retaining knowledge, and always learning more, racking up over 100 years of combined Peugeot experience. A Cullen and Son Peugeot has become a landmark at the top of the hill in Nambour, creating a positive culture for the customers that use their services, many of whom travel from as far away as Darwin to have their vehicles serviced.

The most exciting changes that DO happen are related to the innovations and sleek designs that Peugeot continue to create in their vehicle range. 2017 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for the brand and the dealership, with three new models entering the SUV market, creating the year of the Peugeot SUV. The model most recently being able to escape the city is the 2017 New Peugeot 2008 SUV. This face-lifted model is sporting fresh styling, spec enhancements and the adoption of Peugeot’s Puretech 81kW/2015Nm 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine mated

to a six-speed full fluid automatic transmission. Peugeot Australia has confirmed that its all-new 3008 SUV, featuring an all-Euro6 petrol and diesel engine line up, will be launching mid-2017. With its name the only carry-over, the all-new, French-designed and built SUV brings with it a new platform, new drivetrains, new technology, new design and an allnew focus. Late 2017 will see the release of the all-new, seven-seat 5008 SUV. Bearing only the name of its predecessor, the all-new Peugeot 5008 breaks new ground for the French marque as its first large, seven-seat SUV. The all-new Peugeot 5008’s overall profile is long and dynamic. At the front, the wide grille with chrome fins is exclusive, while the rear design features the gloss black strip and signature LED 'claw effect' rear lights — also featured on all-new 2008 and 3008 — which will set the design theme for all future Peugeot SUVs. Retaining its exemplary position in the Peugeot line-up, the all-new 308 was awarded European Car of Year in 2014 and continues to turn heads with its sleek design and multiple functionalities. For a limited time, until the 31 March 2017, the entire Peugeot range (MY15 models only) comes with the added benefit of an eight year, unlimited km warranty, plus eight years roadside assist for peace of mind. This deal is unmatched (in Australia) and provides customers with more reason to experience the 'Motion and Emotion' of Peugeot in Australia. Gerald Cullen and the Team at A Cullen and Son look forward to the changes that Peugeot is bringing forward in their model line-up for 2017 — they’d love for the Sunshine Coast to come and share these changes with them. A CULLEN & SON, 17-29 Lamington Tce, Nambour QLD 4560 Ph : 075441 9000

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