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Peugeot 207 hatchback to be priced at Rs 5 lakh

Published On Aug 26, 2011 05:16 PM By Ritesh for Peugeot 207

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Peugeot is working aggressively to roll out the 207 hatchback, according to a close source, the car at present is being tested by ARAI (Automotive research Association of India) where it is undergoing tests. Few weeks ago the car was spotted on the Indian roads and now it is undergoing stringent tests conducted by ARAI. The company does not have a manufacturing as well as testing facility in India until now and is mulling over the location where the plant will be constructed. The French automaker's entrant into the domestic market is being tested aggressively by ARAI for compliance.

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ARAI would make sure that the hatchback meets the imperative terms and conditions but if it fails to satisfy those parameters, Peugeot will be informed about the necessary amendments to be made in the hatchback in order to make it impeccable. Peugeot plans to launch the 207 hatchback in the Indian car market by 2012, and is likely to be priced at Rs 5 lakh.

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The hatchback adorns Bluetooth system, remote controlled window closure, impulse direction indicators and one-touch operation of the driver’s electric window. The small car will be powered with a frugal diesel engine as well as petrol engine. The hatchback will abide by the norms of the small cars and will also be befitted by the excise duty levied on the small cars. Peugeot's new offering is upbeat and can give a stiff competition to premium small cars like Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20.

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