Peugeot had recently announced its aggressive plans for India. Now two cars from the company, the Peugeot 207 hatchback and Peugeot 508 sedan were spotted on the expressway undergoing regular testing. Peugeot-Citroen plans to setup a plant in Chennai but they were really quick with starting the testing of its cars. This shows the French automaker wants to waste no time in entering the Indian car market for its second innings. These are just two of the cars that Peugeot has planned for India but the company has aggressive plans to enter every segment of the competitive Indian car market.
The Peugeot 207 is a premium hatchback and will be launched in both petrol and diesel variants. It will feature engines which will help it to classify as a small car and thus enable the company to save on excise duty. The Peugeot 508 is a D-segment sedan which will compete with the Volkswagen Passat, Honda Accord and Skoda Superb. The Peugeot 508 will be powered by a 2.2-liter diesel motor producing 200 bhp of power and a massive 450 Nm of torque. It will be mated to an automatic gearbox and Peugeot is most likely to showcase these cars at the 2012 Auto Expo. The 508 will be launched first and the 207 will follow later. The 207 will be heavily localized, while the 508 might be brought down as a CKD unit.
Source – Team-BHP