Peugeot 207 hatch caught testing in Pune
Peugeot 207 has been spotted on the roads of Pune, which could reveal the French brands intention to launch the hatchback in India. It is well-known that Peugeot Citroen intends to make its re-entry into the market with the launch of its sedan Peugeot 508. Though the car is being tested to check its viability on the Indian roads, no confirmation on the launch in the domestic market is reported. The speculated information regarding the Peugeot price for 207 hatchback is not available as of now.
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Most of the renowned manufacturers are debuting in the Indian car market through introducing a sedan car, then moving to the hatchback segment in accordance with the industry demand. Apparently, Peugeot is unable to keep its test mules disclosed from the public for long, which had been caught by car lovers. The Peugeot 207 in the overseas market has a mighty 1.4 litre petrol engine to churn out a peak power of 175 bhp. However, the India bound Peugeot 207 is likely to have an under 1.5 liter diesel engine version.
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Peugeot Citroen has figured out Gujarat to be the most suitable state to set up its manufacturing facility in India. With many manufacturers like Tata Motors, Ford India and Maruti India setting up their manufacturing facilities in the most industry friendly state of Gujarat, the state is slowly evolving out to be the automobile hub in the country. As the Peugeot’s manufacturing facility is still in the start- up stage, the Peugeot cars will be making their entry into the country as a completely built unit (CBU). However, once the Gujarat plant of Peugeot is up and functional, the sedans and the hatchbacks are expected to be manufactured. Peugeot is following the footsteps of the leading manufacturers like Volkswagen and Nissan, who had imported their debutants as CBUs until they had their exclusive manufacturing facilities in India.
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