French brands Citroen and Peugeot are increasing prices by up to six per cent from July 1.
“Due to the challenges being experienced currently across the global automotive industry, there has been an increase in various production and logistics costs resulting in an unavoidable increase in the Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) for select models,” said a spokesperson for distributor Inchcape, which trades as Peugeot Citroen Australia.
The spokesperson said the local pricing adjustments had been carefully considered and alternative options were “explored in detail”.
Citroen prices are up 6.0 per cent, except for the recently introduced C4 Shine which is up only 2.6 per cent.
The smallest Peugeot price increase is $2016 (Partner Pro Short), while the largest is $4800 (3008 GT Sport Plug-In Hybrid AWD).
As to whether customers who ordered a vehicle prior to July 1 will pay the pre-July 1 price if they haven’t yet taken delivery, a spokesperson said, “Customers are encouraged to speak to their retailer in relation to the specifics of their order.”
The latest price increases follow a raft of increases across both the Citroen and Peugeot brands earlier this year.
Earlier this year, the French brands also confirmed certain models have had features removed due to semiconductor chip shortages.
- 2022 Citroen C3 Shine: $32,267 (+$1827)
- 2022 Citroen C4 Shine: $39,990 (+$2000)
- 2022 Citroen C5 Aircross: $52,300 (+$2960)
These two model lines also miss out on blind-spot monitoring and front and rear parking sensors beginning with April arrivals.
Peugeot Citroen Australia hasn’t confirmed when these features will return and has thus far ruled out its dealers retrofitting them later.
- 2022 Peugeot 2008 Allure: $38,945 (+$2205)
- 2022 Peugeot 2008 GT: $43,397 (+$2457)
- 2022 Peugeot 2008 GT Sport: $51,188 (+$2898)
The latest price increases follow hikes announced for the 2008 in January of $1750 for the Allure, $1950 for the GT, and $4300 for the GT Sport. Peugeot went some way in justifying the latter price increase by making a panoramic sunroof standard.
- 2022 Peugeot 3008 Allure: $50,075 (+$2835)
- 2022 Peugeot 3008 GT petrol: $53,414 (+$3024)
- 2022 Peugeot 3008 GT diesel: $56,753 (+$3303)
- 2022 Peugeot 3008 GT Sport: $63,431 (+$3591)
- 2022 Peugeot 3008 GT Sport Plug-In Hybrid AWD: $84,790 (+$4800)
- 2022 Peugeot 5008 GT Sport: $65,657 (+$3717)
- 2022 Peugeot 5008 GT diesel: $66,770 (+$3780)
The mid-sized SUV duo was the subject of not only price increases this year, but also a range of feature deletions.
Peugeot announced in January it was increasing prices by between $2250 and $2460 on most 3008 models, with the 3008 GT Sport up $4850 and the 5008 GT diesel up $3000.
The 5008 GT petrol was dropped, replaced with a more highly specified (but more expensive GT Sport petrol).
All 3008 and 5008 models with the Focal premium sound system saw that feature removed due to chip shortages, while last month Peugeot confirmed both the 3008 GT Sport and 5008 GT Sport will also lose their wireless phone charger from June onwards and their power tailgate from August onwards.
- 2022 Peugeot 508 GT Fastback: $63,431 (+$3591)
- 2022 Peugeot 508 GT Sportswagon: $65,657 (+$3717)
- 2022 Peugeot 508 GT Fastback Plug-In Hybrid: $81,610 (+$4620)
The plug-in hybrid joined the 508 range for 2022, while the regular GT hatch and wagon received price increases of $2350 and $2450, respectively.
- 2022 Peugeot Partner Pro Short auto: $35,606 (+$2016)
- 2022 Peugeot Partner Pro Long auto: $38,388 (+$2173)
- 2022 Peugeot Partner Premium Short auto: $38,096 (+$2016)
- 2022 Peugeot Partner Premium Long auto: $40,878 (+$2173)
The July 1 price increase follows one announced in January that saw prices increase by $1350 to $1725, depending on the trim level.
Peugeot introduced new base City variants for 2022, however these are currently unavailable for order.
“From June production onwards, allocation of the MY22 Peugeot Partner has been exhausted in CITY specification. This applies to all Partner CITY variants,” said a spokesperson for Peugeot Citroen Australia.
“Subsequently, Peugeot Australia is no longer accepting any new MY22 Partner CITY orders effective from 6th June 2022.”
The company says it’ll announce details of the model year 2023 van range closer to launch.
- 2022 Peugeot Expert City Short manual: $43,397 (+$2457)
- 2022 Peugeot Expert Pro Long manual: $46,736 (+$2646)
- 2022 Peugeot Expert Pro Short Auto: $47,849 (+$2709)
- 2022 Peugeot Expert Pro Long auto: $50,075 (+$2835)
- 2022 Peugeot Expert Premium Short auto: $51,039 (+$2709)
- 2022 Peugeot Expert Premium Long auto: $53,265 (+$2835)
Peugeot removed side thorax airbags on almost every Expert for 2022, along with adaptive cruise control.
Pricing had also been increased by between $1950 and $2250.
The Sport Short, a limited edition model and the only Expert that didn’t lose safety features, has been removed from local price lists.
- 2022 Peugeot Boxer Pro Long manual: $54,527 (+$3087)