Peugeot 301, a car for emerging economies May 26, 2012 at 5:13 am
Good news for Vigo, because it will manufacture the new sedan Peugeot, for those seeking a comprehensive car but content price starting this year. The Peugeot 301 designation is not new, it was used between 1932 and 1936. Now recovers but with a hint, the “1″ at the end refers to that is low-cost. The presentation will be at the Paris Salon.
It will begin to sell first in Turkey, from November. Why there? Because many cars of this segment are sold in that country, Spain will come later. It will have a cousin Citroën (by reveal) and hard VAG competitors: the Škoda Rapid and SEAT Toledo, both presented as prototypes and that they manufacture in the Czech Republic.
4.44 Metres long, with a battle of 2.65 meters measure. It has five seats and a trunk of 506 liters, remaining in 210 if measured with the standard sports what does mean? That cabrán 210 three-dimensional solids of measures 200 × 100 × 50 mm, change, a liter. You will not have very regular forms then.
In some markets, such as the South American (Mercosur) will replace the 207 Sedan, which has not sold in Spain. It remains to be seen what country manufactured it there, that Vigo will not supply worldwide. It is a global car and will be in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East, Persian Gulf, etc.
This model will be the smallest Peugeot sedan, today is Peugeot 408 which occupies that place, and is not sold in Spain, but in Russia, Mercosur and China Yes. It is designed, like the Dacia Logan, to withstand the most extreme climates in the world. It is an economic car, but according to Peugeot, of quality, affordable, and statutory.
The intention of the brand is you sell long term very much, as happened for example with the 405, which still manufactured it in Iran in factories as Peugeot Pars Khodro. Emerging markets do not stop growing, unlike markets consolidated as Western Europe.
Design of the 508 and engines of the 208
Front could be confused with the Peugeot 508 because they are very similar. Images we see with 16-inch wheels, probably the largest which will have, which gives us clues about its claims. It also takes the 508 and 208 rear optical groups blow type.
They are confirmed three engines, and it could receive more. The basic step will be 1.2 VTi (72 HP) with box manual or piloted. Complements it the 1.6 HDi (92 HP) with manual transmission only. Above will have another engine petrol, 1.6 VTi (115 HP), manual or box piloted, below the 120 CV which usually give that engine.
Still we do not know any information about benefits or consumption, it is in period of approval. It is hoped that they overcome slightly to the 208 with those engines or the most similar. Chassis nothing is known but we expect at most torsion bar rear axle
Equipment of the Peugeot 301
The manufacturer has not said more than the essentials. You will have among other elements (not always in series) automatic CruiseControl, radio-CD comes with MP3, handsfree Bluetooth, USB connector, remote opening of trunk kit, sensors rear parking, etc.
In the interior to high-resolution image are also the on-board computer, flying without buttons or levers satellites, Central locking, up to four electrical power (in the center console), cloth and a box seats slide between the front seats.
We also know that in safety equipment you will need at least ABS, stability control (ESP), assistance to the braking of emergency (AFU), up to four airbags, ISOFIX anchors, etc. We do not know if all variants will have these elements, I think that it will not have (at least in emerging markets).
With regard to prices, it will be in the Strip between 12,000 and 18,000 euros (aprox.), depends on the equipment and the engine. It seems a simple translation of the last Peugeot Dacia concept, it seems that you will have a car/price ratio quite appropriate to the times. So far, what we know, in the vicinity of Paris we will tell more.