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Old 4th June 2011, 19:17   #76
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Why on earth are they bringing world's most unreliable piece of crap to India ??
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Peugeot is no longer coming to India is what I've heard. The guy who to head their India ops has quit as well.
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Peugeot is setting up a plant at Sriperumbudur near Chennai. It's official now.

Peugeot Citroen to set up Rs 4,000 crore unit in Tamil Nadu - The Economic Times
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Interesting development this. Reports seemed to suggest Peugeot-Citroen were keen on Gujarat or maybe they were waiting till after the elections in TN to arrive at a decision. Maybe the existing vendor base in Chennai tilted in its favour.

Quite a substantial investment too. Which means they are here for the long haul but by the time their factory is up and running, Peugeot's competitors would have stolen a march on them. Their european counterparts, VW & Renault/Nissan invested in facilities in Chakan and Chennai respectively a few years ago, the fruits of which are only beginning to reap now. So is it a case of too little too late for Peugeot? Only time will tell.

Once the deal is inked, expect them to start setting up a dealer network in tier 1/2 cities, while rolling out a few niche products to start with. And they better have a smart (and BIG) marketing campaign to woo back Indian customers.
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Hello guys,

Please find below the press release about Peugeot starting off India operations.

MODS : Please delete this if already posted.

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Source : Peugeot to start operations in India
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And here is another source of information about this.

Peugeot Citroen to invest Rs 4,000 crore to establish plant in Chennai | CarTradeIndia.com
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Yup. It was put up on Govt of Tamilnadu's site as a press release. I shall upload the info when I find it.

Good news for the south and as rightly pointed out by MaserQ, the presence of suppliers might have tilted it in favour of TN as there are already several car manufacturers (and their suppliers) in this region.

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Govt of TN Official Press Release

Press Release No. 394
Date:29.06.2011

PRESS RELEASE

A High level delegation from PSA Peugeot Citroen called on the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi J Jayalalithaa today (29th June 2011) at the Secretariat regarding its proposal to establish an integrated automobile project with an investment of Rs.4000 crores in Tamil Nadu.

The PSA delegation included 1. Mr Gregoire Olivier, CEO of Asian Operations for PSA Peugeot Citroen, China, 2. Mr Frederic Fabre, Managing Director of PSA Peugeot, Citroen India project, 3. Mr.Jitesh Gadhia, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone, 4. Mr. Sanju Saha, Vice President, HR and Mr.Shashikant Vaidyanathan, PSA.

During this meeting, Hon’ble Minister for Industries Thiru.S.P.Velumani, Chief Secretary to Government, Principal Secretary-Industries, CMD-SIPCOT and Executive Vice Chairman-Guidance Bureau were present.

PSA Peugeot CitroŽn (shortly called as PSA) is a French manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles sold under the brand names of “Peugeot” and “CitroŽn”. Headquartered in Paris, PSA is the second largest automaker based in Europe and currently ranked the Sixth largest automobile manufacturer in the World. During 2010, PSA had a sales turnover of US $ 67.30 billion (Rs.3,09,556 crores) and currently ranked 94 among Fortune 500 companies.

PSA is eager to establish a car manufacturing facility with an initial capacity of 3.0 lakhs cars per annum to supply to Indian and overseas markets. PSA has proposed to establish this Indian project as a 100% subsidiary of the parent company. After evaluating sites in various states, PSA has selected a site near Sriperumpudur in Tamil Nadu.

Chennai offers a mature eco system with auto components supply base, abundant availability of skilled manpower, port logistics, etc. Above all, according to PSA, the support of the State Government being the most critical, PSA requested the Hon’ble Chief Minister for a package of support including land.

During this meeting, the Hon’ble Chief Minister Selvi J Jayalalithaa thanked PSA for selecting Tamil Nadu and assured the support of State Government for expeditious implementation of the car project. PSA project is expected to provide direct employment to about 5,000 and indirect employment to another 15,000. Also, PSA project will help attract a large number of French auto component manufacturers, triggering a multiplier benefit to the State economy.
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Issued by : DIPR, Secretariat, Chennai ‐ 9.
Dated : 29.6.2011

Source : http://www.tn.gov.in/seithi_veliyeed...to.php?id=2019

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It will be interesting to see if Peugeot go with VW model (entry with a high end car), or start with a hatch or C-segment car. If itís the former, Peugeot 508 will be an ideal candidate.
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This particular model from Peugeot (Peugeot 307 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) is very common here in Europe. I guess this will be a good option for the Indian market in the Hatchback segment.

Good news for Tamilnadu as PSA Peugeot Citroen is setting up its manufacturing unit.
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In all probability, it would be the 508. Ideal car for Peugeot to kick start their second innings in India. A handsome car with a refined 2.0 HDi engine.

A hatch or a C segment car would not make sense for Peugeot or the market at this point of time.
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It will be interesting to see if Peugeot go with VW model (entry with a high end car), or start with a hatch or C-segment car. If it’s the former, Peugeot 508 will be an ideal candidate.
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In all probability, it would be the 508. Ideal car for Peugeot to kick start their second innings in India. A handsome car with a refined 2.0 HDi engine.
OD mag tested the 508 somewhere and reports that this model is the one for India on Peugot's re-entry! They also say the 2.0 HDi with the highest state of tune to be launched here.

The TD also reports that they interiors are awesome for this car but they rated the auto box to be way too jerky, even when paddle shifters are used.

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This particular model from Peugeot (Peugeot 307 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) is very common here in Europe. I guess this will be a good option for the Indian market in the Hatchback segment.
307 is a generation old. The latest avatar is the 308. Itís a big hatch, similar to the likes of VW Golf, Ford Focus etc. Most probably will not be chosen for the re-entry, as it will easily cost around 12 lakhs in India.

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OD mag tested the 508 somewhere and reports that this model is the one for India on Peugot's re-entry! They also say the 2.0 HDi with the highest state of tune to be launched here.
The TD also reports that they interiors are awesome for this car but they rated the auto box to be way too jerky, even when paddle shifters are used.
Somehow I donít give much weight to these reviews, especially from the said magazine .
From what I have read, 508 looks like a good car.
Another few options:
  1. 3008: A sporty and spacious family cross-over. Yeti-like practicality, but looks bigger
  2. 5008: An excellent 7-seater MPV
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307 is a generation old. The latest avatar is the 308. Itís a big hatch, similar to the likes of VW Golf, Ford Focus etc. Most probably will not be chosen for the re-entry, as it will easily cost around 12 lakhs in India.
Yes, you are absolutely right. But given the nature of the European cars that was introduced in India recently, (VW, the best example) I guess even despite being ages old, the manufacturer will try to bring the best selling models to India as they see India as a mass market with a lot of population.
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In the press release they are talking about a 'mid-sized' sedan.

This could be it:



- 308 sedan. The sedan variant of the current gen 308 hatch on sale in Europe.

- To be launched first in China in 2012. Has not been launched anywhere else in the world.

- Engines available in China to be 1.6, 2.0 plus a 1.6 Turbo to be launched at at a later stage.

- The European 308 hatch has a 90 bhp 1.6 diesel, a 110 bhp 1.6 diesel and a 136 bhp 2.0 diesel.

- 308 sedan is not to be confused with the 408 sedan. Common perception is 408 sedan is based on the 308 hatch, because of similar looks. 408 sedan is a segment higher.

- 308 sedan is also not to be confused with the 307 hatch based sedan.

- Would recommend reading this article : Linky. It tries to clear Peugeot's number confusion.

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In the press release they are talking about a 'mid-sized' sedan.

This could be it:

- 308 sedan. The sedan variant of the current gen 308 hatch on sale in Europe.

- To be launched first in China in 2012. Has not been launched anywhere else in the world.

- Engines available in China to be 1.6, 2.0 plus a 1.6 Turbo to be launched at at a later stage.

- The European 308 hatch has a 90 bhp 1.6 diesel, a 110 bhp 1.6 diesel and a 136 bhp 2.0 diesel.

- 308 sedan is not to be confused with the 408 sedan. Common perception is 408 sedan is based on the 308 hatch, because of similar looks. 408 sedan is a segment higher.

- 308 sedan is also not to be confused with the 307 hatch based sedan.
Thanks for sharing the info. Not sure of the last two statements though.
My understanding is that, Peugeot have slightly realigned their cars with the new generation.
  1. There is no successor in the same series for 407. The successor for 407 in Europe is the new 508.
  2. 308 hatch is the successor for 307 hatch.
  3. There is no 308 sedan. The sedan version of 308 is known as 408, and is targeted for emerging markets (not sold in Europe). So yes, 408 could be a model for India.
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