Some of the finest French automakers include Peugeot and with no doubt it has to be on the list since the products are the best in their respective segments with a balanced mixture of performance and luxury. So far for the Indian market there are no quality products from the brand but as per the official words from the brand itself, two new cars will be launched soon.
A mid-sized sedan and an MPV is what the brand wishes to start its journey with in our market. The company also plans to set up a facility in Tamil Nadu or Andhra Pradesh with expectation of making it operational by year 2013. For the time being the CBU approach will be employed for both the vehicles and will be priced at the top-end in their respective segments.
Peugeot 508 will be the first sedan from the company along with Peugeot 3009 which is an MPV. The 508 will compete against some of the successful vehicle such as Honda Accord, Skoda Superb, Volkswagen Passat, Maruti Kizashi etc. whereas the 3009 is still to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show after which its segment would be categorized.
Rumors are also prevailing that the brand is soon expected to come up with an Asian market specific entry level small car and will definitely consider launching it in the Indian Automobile market as well.
Peugeot 508 Luxury Sedan Specifications In India
Although the sedan is available in a number of variants, a 1.6 Litre 4 Cylinder CRDi diesel engine powered variant is expected for the Indian market. The powermill is mated with 6 speed Automatic Transmission and is capable of producing a maximum power of 112 BHP @ 3600 RPM and maximum torque of 270 Nm @ 1750 RPM. Other performance specs include a top speed of 122 mph and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 11.9 seconds.