Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Spied : Peugeot 207 and 508 testing on Highway



Rejoice petrolheads! Peugeot has started testing its products in India. On a popular forum – Team-bhp, pics have emerged of Peugeot test mules doing rounds on the expressway. Peugeot Citroen was in the news recently for planning an India foray. They also announced that they will be setting up a plant Chennai. But little did we know that they have started testing their cars in India. A new brand entering India is quite a momentous occasion so without wasting much time lets get down to analyzing what’s what?

We start of with the pic of the Peugeot 207 – a supermini from the Peugeot stable. This car was launched in 2006 in Europe and is a successor to the 206. It built on the same platform as the C3. Once can avail of 207 in petrol and diesel versions. The range of engine options available are:
Petrol
• 1.4 vti with 95 bhp
• 1.6 vti with 120 bhp
• Two turbocharged and intercooled engines with 150 bhp and 175 bhp
Diesel
• 1.4 litre 70 hp
• 1.6 litre HDi with intercooler with 90 or 110 hp

We really don’t know whether this is the petrol or a diesel. Let’s hope that Peugeot is testing both :)
The second car spotted in the 508 – a D segment car that will rival the likes of Honda Accord and Skoda Superb. This car was launched in 2010 and it replaced the 407 and 607. It is based on the C5 platform and is available in both Sedan and station wagon version. It is powered by a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine generating 201 bhp and 338 lb•ft of torque. It is available in both manual and automatic gearbox.
Considering these cars were caught testing in India, we can be rest assured that they are coming in the near future. There is also a possibility of 3008 – a luxury MPV from Peugeot to be launched in India. Considering this vehicle is under testing, there is hardly any concrete information of the product.
So there you have it – a small analysis of the products that Peugeot may bring to India. What are you thoughts?



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