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Old 5th January 2012, 11:32   #166
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I am really disappointed. The Diesel Automatic seems mouthwatering but considering the specs and the interior pics, looks like the 5-series is going to be priced in the 18L to 23L bracket.

I am disappointed because this pricing clearly places it out of my reach. I have read quite a bit about Peugeot - that they are not a racer's fantasy but certainly a driver's delight. Also that the cars don't shout out loud about looks or performance but just go around silently killing competition.

If only Peugeot gets pricing and after sales right this time around...
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Maybe I am not informed enough but there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the 508. Internationally, this competes with the Passat/Accord/Mondeo. Remember, in Europe Peugeot cars are generally more expensive than the respective VWs. PSA never competes on price with anyone in Europe.

However, here the engine specs seem to suggest a 1.6 liter engine. Does that mean that it will compete with Jetta/Laura? If so, I am interested. But the Passat/Superb range is out of my league. So, which segment does it go to?
Also, what is the tentative plan for launch of this vehicle?

BTW, I think it is gorgeous. Not quirky like Fluence. Chick French flair

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Maybe I am not informed enough but there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the 508. Internationally, this competes with the Passat/Accord/Mondeo. Remember, in Europe Peugeot cars are generally more expensive than the respective VWs. PSA never competes on price with anyone in Europe.

However, here the engine specs seem to suggest a 1.6 liter engine. Does that mean that it will compete with Jetta/Laura? If so, I am interested. But the Passat/Superb range is out of my league. So, which segment does it go to?
Also, what is the tentative plan for launch of this vehicle?

BTW, I think it is gorgeous. Not quirky like Fluence. Chick French flair
Spot on!! This will compete with the Accord/Passat/Superb in India. It won't be anywhere close to either of these as far as rear seat comfort is concerned.

Having tested the 508 on the Mumbai-Pune expressway (old and new) I can safely say that power was more than 120 bhp. AFAIK the power rating was around 160bhp. They wouldn't tell me the launch date but it is expected to hit our roads this year and it should be priced at around 20L give or take a 10%.

Is it value for money? Only if you drive yourself.
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I spotted these 2 in december 2011.

Proper registered number plates. What made me squint was that they both had the same number plates. Word for word, number for number, space for space.

A thing of beauty, this 2 door car.
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Quite taken aback to read that Peugeot is rethinking its India plans!

Peugeot shutting down Mumbai office; reviews India plans - The Economic Times

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Quite taken aback to read that Peugeot is rethinking its India plans!

Peugeot shutting down Mumbai office; reviews India plans - The Economic Times

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"The group is currently evaluating the scheduling of the project, which may lead to some adjustments to the schedule as it currently stands," said Jonathan Goodman, director relations presse, PSA Peugeot Citroen.

I just dont think they are committed to the Indian market. If they go in for a partnership again - I would not even consider buying their cars, for they could close and go whenever 'home market' situation gets worse!
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Isnt it quite strange? When things are going wrong at the home front, one should look at greener avenues and try and set up a new "home".

Btw, they just realized that things are going wrong? Why did they participate in the auto expo? They could have saved on some HUGE cash!
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I must say, a serious setback. As the world sees the potential of Indian buyers, I don't know why they have to get far and then pull it back.

I remember Sivaji (Ranjni movie) where for anything good bee it hospitals / auto manufacturers state govts. want just percentage of their total cost. So sad. So sad. Sad state.

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Today morning at around 8 am saw one car having huge Peugeot logo on its bonnet and rear door were having Bosch written on both sides, the engine bay was quite similar in size to Fiat Grand Punto and rear part was same as Honda Brio size, couldn't clicked pics due to traffic and immediately it zoomed away, it was at Bangalore, Koramangala 1st block in front of Nous Systems.
Do we have any further info on this car?Looks like this is going to be Peugeot's come back car to India.
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