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Old 1st June 2017, 13:51   #1
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Default Peugeot 208 facelift caught testing in India

With Peugeot looking to enter the Indian market by 2020, they may be testing the 208 hatchback in it's facelifted avatar of 2016. The car had a 'PureTech' badge, which means it had the 3 cylinder engine that comes in different sets of tune. The tune of this car's engine is not known.

The car was caught on camera in Mumbai wearing TC plates, however, there is a possibility that this car may be a private import by someone as the car was not wearing any camouflage. Read more about it here.

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I don't think that is a private import as all the badges are covered up. It's definitely a company import, here for testing.
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Logical.

For PSA to start testing their vehicles; to get a feel of Indian driving conditions and how their vehicles are going to cope with it.
They can understand the performance gaps of the various systems and aggregates and re-engineer them to Indian conditions.

Also, it seems that this is not a European version 208. The Euro Pug's sit much lower.
This car looks it has been plucked from some other market. Maybe some African or Iranian market where Peugeot has substantial presence.
Again, makes sense, as the vehicles for these markets would possibly be having aggregates which are more robust and "abuse-friendly" compared to their European counterparts and will give a better representational view from a product performance perspective.

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I had seen Peugeot cars multiple times in Pune in monsoon of 2014. I thought they would launch by Diwali 14 but that never happened :(

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I had seen Peugeot cars multiple times in Pune in monsoon of 2014. I thought they would launch by Diwali 14 but that never happened :(
The white Peugeot 208 in Pune belongs to a R&D company and the car was imported for benchmarking/study purposes.

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Interestingly Zauba shows no record of any Peugeot 208 being imported in the recent past.

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Nice to note Peugeot's entry with 208. I had taken this car on rental in Germany, Europe for two weeks and it was a pleasure driving this car on autobahns and other state highways. Overall felt much better than many hatchbacks sold in india. Fuel efficiency was decent, perhaps not the best due to driving at high speeds (but within permitted speed limits of the highways). Would definitely be in my consideration for buy, if priced below Polo.

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Also, it seems that this is not a European version 208. The Euro Pug's sit much lower.
This car looks it has been plucked from some other market. Maybe some African or Iranian market where Peugeot has substantial presence.
Hope that apart from the suspension height, there is not much change. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/editpo...post&p=4209763

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With Peugeot looking to enter the Indian market by 2020, they may be testing the 208 hatchback in it's facelifted avatar of 2016. The car had a 'PureTech' badge, which means it had the 3 cylinder engine that comes in different sets of tune. The tune of this car's engine is not known.

The car was caught on camera in Mumbai wearing TC plates, however, there is a possibility that this car may be a private import by someone as the car was not wearing any camouflage. Read more about it here.

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Saw 4-5 of these near the Hinjewadi flyover in Pune today. I was driving so couldn't click any pictures. Strangely, only the front and rear logos were covered with no other camouflaging. The car looked good from the little glimpse I got.
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