Revealed: Peugeot 508 and 3009 heading to India


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As the French car maker tries to find a place to establish a factory in India, Overdrive is reporting on the future plans of Peugeot for India and boy are they exciting!

First up, the company has narrowed down on two states to establish their factory – Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu. Now, it is all about which state makes the best offer. The plant will take two years to construct and will be fully functional by 2013.

Peugeot 3009 front
Peugeot 3009 spied during testing

But the company is keen on revealing their product even before the manufacturing facility is established. The company is analyzing the feasibility of a CKD or a CBU route to enter India. The 2 cars that are chosen to hold the torch are: 508 saloon and the 3009 MPV.

Peugeot 508
Peugeot 508 will take on the likes of the Passat, Camry and Superb

The 508 saloon will sit in the D+ segment and will give competition to Honda Accord and Skoda Superb. Peugeot may offer two 1.6-litre petrols and five diesels, ranging from 1.6 to 2.0 litres on the car, giving between 112 and 204PS to the car. We can expect this car to be priced at around 20 lakh rupees.

Peugeot 3009 rear
Peugeot 3009 rear spied during tests

The Peugeot 3009 (Internally called Project T87) is a 5-seater compact crossover that will replace the 3008. This MPV is still undergoing its final testing so details are hard to come by. The MPV is expected to debut this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. We expect this vehicle to take on the likes of the Tata Aria and Chevrolet Captiva.

And last but not the least; Peugeot is planning a whole new model just for the emerging markets such as India. However, whether this model will be a hatch or a saloon is still unknown.

What are your guesses – Will it be a hatch or a saloon or MPV?

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