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Monday, January 09, 2012

By Pranjal Gera

Peugeot 208 hatchback based Peugeot compact SUV in the making

French car maker Peugeot has decided to make its second innings in India a success. After displaying the Peugeot 508 sedan and Peugeot 208 hatchback around the Auto Expo 2012, the French biggie will soon be drawing a new compact SUV based on the Peugeot 208 hatchback. The Rs 20 lakh Peugeot 508 sedan on the other hand will be soon available in India and will make the market tough tougher and toughest for Honda Accord and Skoda Superb. However, experts believe that being a relatively new brand, Peugeot will take time to settle.


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Being based on the Peugeot 208, the new compact Peugeot SUV will take advantage of the under four meter regulations in India and will also have improved suspension and engine that will imbibe in it the true SUV traits. Apart from this the Peugeot compact SUV will also sport a new look completely different from the Peugeot 208 hatchback and it is expected to be outwardly stunning with an array of features on the inside.


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It is said that the Peugeot venture into bringing a new compact SUV based on Peugeot 208 is in line with the growing popularity of the compact SUV market in India with the recent addition of Ford Ecosport. Now, with the American carmaker’s offering in place, the market that has since been dominated by homegrown Premier Motors is ready for a transformation. Besides there new entrants in the offing such as the curtailed version of Mahindra Xylo which is christened as Mahindra Xylo Mini apart from some other compact SUV that are expected to make their way in India in the near future. There is presently very little information available about the new compact SUV by Peugeot and as soon as more information is there, CarKhabri will be updating you.

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