Spy Shots: Peugeot 301

Peugeot 301

Peugeot 301

The Peugeot 301 you say? Yes, that’s no typo. It’s like this: A successor to the 308, but there was quite recently a 309, which pretty rhinoceros dick sucked pretty hard. And so goes to the Peugeot unpleasant association with the badge away from the ‘301 ‘.

There were indeed a 301 already, but it was somewhere in the 30s, so that you can only remember demented grandmother. Oh wait ..

The 301 is a body of a mule-308 installed, but a quick glance at the wheel arches betrays that we are still developing a model to do. It seems that the wheelbase has shrunk a bit, but the car looks more widely. Entirely in line with the 208 The 301 also seems to be lighter and more agile.


He comes to stand on the platform where the C4 and DS4 to be built, and anyway we can in terms of the engine and the 1.6 THP known dieselbloken expect.

A HYbrid4 is not unlikely, as well as three-cylinder below the range. In design is a mix between the 208 and the SR1 Concept. Expected release: 2013.

And when they switch to names instead of numbers? It is equally in the air, but so does Peug still pretty full with the 3-digit combinations.
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Peugeot 301

New Peugeot 4008 we have not

Peugeot 4008

Peugeot 4008

That’s a coincidence, Peugeot has just completed its 4008, and the Citroen C4 Aircross come? The biggest difference between the two: do we get Citroën, Peugeot is not?

The other difference: in Europe only gets the Peugeot diesels and four-wheel drive. There is of course not that many GB markets, so if you want to drive the car here you must choose the Citroen nose.


Diesels which are in the fore? 112pk/270Nm a 1.6 and 1.8 HDI HDI 150pk/300Nm. Both connected to a 6V gearbox.

Funny factoid from the fact that PSA has the all-wheel drive system is equipped with a dial. Like a true off-road vehicle. You choose any 2-wheel drive standard 4 × 4 mode and heavy duty 4 × 4 modes. In the latter mode is the system state more power to the rear wheels to steer. Whether it drift-proof she did not convert.

Peugeot 4008

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Peugeot 206 GTI – the cracks?

Peugeot 206 GTI

Peugeot 206 GTIThe GTI is the French tradition in the blood. The most peppery Peugeot 205 was an instant classic put down, still a loyal follower adored being. The success of the previous match was an almost impossible task for the 206 GTI. How he brought it on?
The last 205 GTI pulled 122 hp and 150 Nm from its 1.9 liter eight-valve four-cylinder. Today’s standards maybe not spectacular, but the bakkie was considering making only 860 kg. The low weight enabled him in just 8.5 seconds to tap the 100, and after some urging the needle crept above 200, the maximum speed was at 202 km / h to be exact.

The 206 GTI, in 1999 five years after the production stop of his predecessor took over the baton, did it with 100 cc more, the 2.0 16v 138 bhp and yielded up to 190 Nm. Note: This was a time when downsizing did not exist and could work quietly without supercharger. Despite weighing 1,025 kilograms won the 206 sprint 0-100 from his father, albeit narrowly, by 8.3 seconds. The maximum speed was 210 km / h marginally higher. With an average consumption of 7.7 liters / 100 km was marginally more economical than the 205, which averaged 8.1 liters peut burned.
Peugeot 206 GTI
Assuming that the 205 1.9 GTI was introduced in 1989, and in 10 years time, so apparently, little progress was possible, a bit embarrassing for the Peugeot engineers. The 205 GTI was probably a difficult feat, and the best in its class, but a strong show versloffen badge so that the French was allowed to be charged.

One year after the launch of the Peugeot 206 GTI was, therefore, the 206 RC (which in some markets as GTI 180 came out), what the new name for the topmotorisering was.
Peugeot 206 GTI
The same engine was now 177 hp drawn (@ 7,000 rpm), but its larger mass, the 206 never seen such a frivolous smijtijzertje as its predecessor. Moreover, the 206 RC coolly drank half a liter per 100 km more than the 205 GTI. Not that fans of the 205 cared, who had already switched to the 106 GTI, which is actually right with the spiritual successor to the 205 GTI can be called.
For the aftermarket, guys was definitely more extreme of the GTI to make it like 206 GTI Turbo with 300 + horsepower, but that’s smuggling. Joe Average does not just screw a turbo on his (semi-) hot hatch. I posit here the explanation that the 205 GTI hot hatch of the last successful Peugeot 20x series was, because the 207 could not break pots with tougher competition around.Peugeot 206 GTI

Toyota Aygo, Citroën C1, Peugeot 107: what sells best?

Citroen Peugeot Toyota

Citroen Peugeot ToyotaUntaxed cars are hot: 30% of newly sold cars are currently in this category. I can only imagine that you would rather not purchase diesel engine: the changing rules cost you a few years back road just to bake and sell at a good price you can also forget. So today we bow our cake drums with a gasoline engine, the Aygo,  C1 and 107.  Muchness?

Beneath the three cars are identical: they use a 1.0 liter three-cylinder with 68 horsepower and a whopping 93 Nm. Luckily, they weigh to around 800 kg, so there are not many masses to move. With a budget of 10,500 Euros, for example, you can choose from the C1 Ambiance (10,390 euros), the XS 107 (10 190 euros) or the Aygo Comfort Navigator (10180). These cars can be found HERE neatly in a row side by side.

Clearly  the similarities outweigh the differences. You could say that it really should not buy into  what you take your car, but leave the sales to see something else: in the first half of 2010, Toyota sold 9,109 Aygo and Peugeot 107’s 8667. Citroen C1 dangled down to 5835’s. Looking at the first half of 2011 than 7586 copies put Toyota, Peugeot shot up to 12,621 units, while Citroen’s C1 6804 aanklampt at Toyota.

Causes? Toyota would be able to explain shrinkage with a shortage of cars after the tsunami.  However, why just wham bam Peugeot sells twice as many cans of sardines over stable mate Citroën? They belong to the same group, please note. You call it!

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