Peugeot 301 (2012)

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For the original Peugeot 301, see Peugeot 301 (1932-1936).
Peugeot 301
Peugeot 301 noire cropped.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Peugeot
Also called Citroën C-Elysée
Production 2012–
Assembly Vigo, Spain
Kaduna, Nigeria[1]
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Body style 4-door saloon
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout
Platform PSA PF1 platform
Related Peugeot 207
Peugeot 208
Citroën C3 (2009)
Citroën DS3
Powertrain
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic[2]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length 4,440 mm (174.8 in)

The Peugeot 301 is a compact car, produced by the French automaker Peugeot. It was announced to the public in May 2012, with an official launch that took place at the Paris Motor Show in September. The 301 is built at Peugeot’s Vigo plant in Spain, alongside its twin Citroën C-Elysée, and is scheduled to also be manufactured in China in late 2013 and Nigeria in 2014.[3]

Sales of the 301 commenced in November 2012, initially in Turkey and later in other markets in western Asia, Africa and eastern Europe. As the 301 is designed specifically for emerging markets,[4] the 301 will not be available in western Europe, including France[5] and the United Kingdom (similar situation in Ireland as well as most RHD markets).[6]

Specification[edit]

Rear view of 301 (Turkey)

The 301 is 4,440 mm (174.8 in) in length, with a 2,650 mm (104.3 in) wheelbase.

It is powered a range of three engines: a three-cylinder 1.2-litre VTi petrol engine shared with the Peugeot 208, producing 72 bhp (54 kW; 73 PS) and available with a manual or automated manual gearbox; a 1.6 VTi petrol with 115 bhp (86 kW; 117 PS). and a 1.6 HDi diesel with 92 bhp (69 kW; 93 PS) mated only to a manual gearbox.[7]

Name[edit]

The model's 301 name was first used on a 1932 Peugeot 301, and the new 301 is the first Peugeot to start the revised naming strategy of using x01 and x08 to denote emerging market models and traditional market models.[8]

Citroën C-Elysée[edit]

2013 Citroen C-Elysée

A similar model to the 301, badged as a Citroën C-Elysée, was also launched at the Paris Motor Show in 2012, with sales targeted in the first instance in eastern Europe and North Africa. The C-Elysée is also sold in Spain, Portugal and Greece. From 2014, it is anticipated that the C-Elysée will be produced in China, as a successor to the current Chinese market Citroën Elysée, by the joint venture company Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile.[9]

Sales and production[edit]

301[edit]

Year Worldwide Production Worldwide sales Notes
2012 11,600[10] 4,800[10] Total production reaches 11,600 units.[10]

C-Elysée[edit]

Year Worldwide Production Worldwide sales Notes
2012 7,000[10] 5,600[10] Total production reaches 7,000 units.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://newtelegraphonline.com/pan-reactivates-kaduna-plant-with-peugeot-301/
  2. ^ http://peugeot301.fr/moteur-1-6-vti-115-chevaux-ec5-dossier-complet Peugeot 301 basic technical data according to Peugeot website (francophone)
  3. ^ "DPCA to Build Peugeot 301/Citroen C-Elysee at New Wuhan Factory". China Auto Web. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Madden, Luke Madden (24 May 2012). "Peugeot announces new naming structure". Auto Express. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  5. ^ lefigaro.fr. "Le Figaro - Automobile : Peugeot 301 : low cost mais pas trop". Lefigaro.fr. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  6. ^ Tisshaw, Mark (24 May 2012). "New Peugeot 301 compact saloon revealed". Autocar. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "The new Peugeot 301 - A compact four door saloon for the international market". PSA Peugeot Citroen. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Wilkins, David (25 May 2012). "301 saloon heralds new chapter for Peugeot". The Independent. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Peugeot 301 als Citroën C-Elysee" (in German). Kfz-betrieb.vogel.de. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f Memento Mars 2013. PSA Peugeot Citroën. 21 February 2013. p. 50. Retrieved 31 July 2013. (French)

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