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Old 2nd August 2011, 16:51   #46
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This just made my day, Incredibly good find buddy !.
If the cars are 9 months away from launch as you stated that's still a year before we get our second car and it would be nice to have this as an additional option and 10L OTR for the 508 ? Would love to see that . The 508 looks just brilliant.
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Thanks H&A for the scoop. Great catch there!

508 should the right model to start with. If priced well, it can give a good fight to the likes of Passat and Superb. A top-down approach will be ideal for Peugeot, especially to avoid the mistake committed by the other French player.

I am not sure if the 207 is lined up as well, as the new 208 is due in the coming months.

Edit: 207 looking like Hyundai i20?
The 207 was launched in 2006, whereas the i20 came in 2008 I guess.

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Great Scoop with good pics, H&N!
-I wonder whether that 'Marina' type vehicle you saw could be the 207 SW (Station Wagon) variant?
-There's a news item in the 30th June edition of Economic Times with TN Govt claiming that Peugeot had approached them for the land. Check link -Peugeot to set up Rs 4,000-cr plant in Tamil Nadu - Economic Times
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Now that as scoop ! Drove a Peugeot some while back in Europe. Nice cars.
They are no longer considered great cars in Europe. Everyone bought one of these (or 206 I think it was) back in 2000 - as it was relatively much better looking than the competition back then (old fiesta, micra, focus etc bleh). However the novelty wore off and people were left with average car and nothing exceptional about them.

207 is supposed to be better than 206. Supposed to be fairly reliable, and reasonably priced here.
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I saw it at Hinjewadi, Pune today
Pradeep
They are staying at a hotel around Pune. The cars are under homologation runs and not in service with anyone.
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Now my colleague, Suresh, was taking pics too.... You should get answers to the coupe, and to the large sedan styling, and a real good closeup of the 508.

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it would be nice to have this as an additional option and 10L OTR for the 508 ? Would love to see that . The 508 looks just brilliant.
I don't think this could come at such a bargain price. Seems to me like it would fall in the Fluence territory.
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I saw all three cars - 508,207 and estate - at ITC Maratha, Mumbai on July 23rd. Was there for a shoot and my cameras were running through the scanner, so I didn't get any shots.

Hilarious incident: the firang driving the 508 bashed the LHS ORVM into an Indica.
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Turn lamps along with fogs or just reflectors?
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"The company is extensively testing both petrol and diesel variants of the Peugeot 207 hatchback. There are so many of cars on test from the French automaker that it makes us feel they are in a hurry to launch their vehicles in India.
The Peugeot 207 should rival the Hyundai i10 and Maruti Suzuki Ritz, with prices starting at around Rs. 4 lakhs.
However, to be competitive in the small car segment, the 207 hatchback has to heavily localized"

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Spy shots at night time, most probably when they were on their way back to their resting place -

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A view of the interiors -

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Safely and snugly parked -

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@RA: Nice sccops there mate! The interior shot is amazing. Looks good. Glad to see the interiors in black for a change. We've had too much of beige IMO. Even the steering looks sporty.
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@RA: Nice sccops there mate! The interior shot is amazing. Looks good. Glad to see the interiors in black for a change. We've had too much of beige IMO. Even the steering looks sporty.
One immediate point to note - no ignition key beside steering column. Either it is given on the right side (hidden from view, although I doubt it), or it can be assumed that the models will come with a Start/Stop button.

Dash looks immaculate and detailed. Wonder what are all those dials in the middle for?

Is that an ACC peeking out from the left side of the steering?

Steering wheel is flat-bottomed, like the Etios. Button controls on the right indicate Bluetooth connectivity.

Safe to assume both cars will come pretty much loaded with features, if these are the ones shortlisted for the India launch.

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Ah fair beauties so we meet again.
Had spotted these beauties on our way back from Lonavala the other day.
There wasn't enough time to click any pics though.
The small hatch looked smart.
and the 508 had immense road presence too.
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Nice Scoop !
I especially liked the 508. Understated yet Good road presence.
Lets hope Peugeot are able get the right distribution and service network this time around. (No tie ups with PAL equivalents please !)
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