This is the case for the dashboard in particular which is assembled in this way and which incorporates a dashboard crossbar with an angle bracket for better rigidity. Photos by Ulysses Ang If Peugeot had its way in the country, more people should be driving them. The 301 is a car that can easily be identified as an automaker's attempt to hit a wider audience abroad. As with the PureTech engine, considerable work has been carried out to reduce friction smooth running in of the crankcase, piston with optimised rings, etc. The Golf wagon is good fun and rock solid, the Hyundai i30 is surprisingly punchy and hilarious to drive.
It does appear as if that upper body line has been thinned out a bit, and feeds directly back into the contour of the wraparound taillights. The unassuming 115bhp engine driven by the automatic 4-pot keeps you smoothly gliding once settled down but getting there is often a bit of a drag. If the French design team was planning the car from outside in, then they surely cut themselves some slack until they reached the interior and drive of the 301. Peugeot claims combined fuel consumption figures of 6. For two, the car is technologically upgraded with new features. Sure, I did love the front grill with the Peugeot badge and notched hood, but that was about it when it comes to visual first impressions.
Take the 301 on a winding road, however, and you'll want to head back into the city. Aside from all power amenities, it also has a built-in speed limiter, cruise control, and even a full-featured entertainment system with Bluetooth hands-free. It really is a powerful combination of technology which conforms to the Euro 6 standards. I get at least 13 kpl thru traffic. While the boot isn't quite as big or cargo-friendly as the Hyundai's, it just edges the Golf for a fun drive which is impressive, because the Golf wagon is a cracker and has a more interesting interior. Moving up to the 1.
Their mechanicals perform somewhat differently from the Japanese cars that we've gotten used to, especially the gearboxes. The fog lights in the corners are almost boomerang shaped, while the headlights take on an eye-like shape. So in the end, it's down to what you like - and the Peugeot is utterly likeable. Thankfully, this hasn't been the case with the Kizashi. Located just in front of the shifter, the position is counter-intuitive. The three-material headlights lie flush with the bodywork, strongly defining the grille and overlooking a striking bumper.
You get a stylish dashboard with intelligently employed instrument panel at the front fascia. Yup, this new 301 looks just like the 301 hatchback that we have seen frolicking around, but has the hatch hacked off and a trunk put in its place. On top of this, the system comes equipped with a rear-view camera display and TomTom 3D navigation. Hyundai Accent Nissan Sentra Peugeot 301 Wheelbase Inches 101. You can enjoy entertainment and navigation on this touchscreen employed at the centre of the dashboard. The wet timing belt is incorporated in a crankcase, also contributing to the silent running of the car. Space is alright for four adults five in a squeeze.
Still, what does Peugeot do? Both of these trims have a 1. The face of the dash, as well as the pull handle son the doors, have been fitted with glossy black inserts that are both stylish and give the little sedan a hint of luxury. Let me say from the outset that the 301 is no firebrand. Up front, it has a rather small radiator grille to go with a taller air dam down below. It takes the form of a simple saloon, and similar in design to what you would have scribbled in a school book when you were younger. It is no sports car by any means, but it is such an urbane car for driving around the city and cruising on the highway.
Everything is well screwed together and consistently finished throughout, but the choice of materials is very plebian. Getting in on the ground floor of developing markets was a great idea, and the 301 has performed well, but the 2017 model year will bring a much-needed facelift to a little car that could. On the Allure, the dark colour scheme is based on a new fabric trim called Cran Adamantium. Without looking under the fenders, it almost feels like the 301 has fluid dampers on all four corners instead of gas shocks. Finally, this same level of finish has a half-leather trim accompanied by mats. Peugeot is ready to leave the current generation 308 out in the cold, with a new model ready to jump in its place.
The most notable difference is the front grille that is now smaller, wider, and more geometrically sound. The hard plastics here look hard wearing, rather than something that has been recycled from office in-trays. Even the upholstery is different from the model being sold here. This sedan carries attractive exterior which speaks of its own style and an interior which has all those features to deliver comfort and convenience to its occupants. The bad news is that, unless there was something really wrong with the test car, the gearbox is the worst I have used since the old three-speed in the Plymouth Prowler! Hyundai Accent Nissan Sentra Engine 1. Its Peugeot 301 was introduced in the year 2012 and though, it has just been a couple of years since its inception, it has been accepted on a global platform very warmly. Drivers control their driving applications on their compatible smartphone using the touch screen on their car for greater convenience and safety.
On the safety side of things, the Sentra comes complete with intelligent cruise control, collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, and a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. The Peugeot 301 will be revealed in 2013 as a competitor for the Volkswagen Golf. The exterior you see here is actually a huge departure from the outgoing model. To bring this about, a Diamond Like Carbon coating is applied to the piston pin, piston rings and tappets. History tells us that French cars are unusual machines. Peugeot's all-new 308 is a belter of a car in basic hatch form and this station wagon has to work a bit harder to impress.
Down below it has a wide-mouth air dam that is flanked by a recess on each side that houses the fog lights. Peugeot revived the 301 nameplate back in 2012 bring a compact sedan to the market that was designed specifically to compete in emerging markets. The textures and finishes inside the car, however, are a step above the entry level Korean offerings, where some of the hard plastics are still pretty ghastly. For those who are having doubts about driving this manual transmission through heavy traffic, the transmission feels great from its crisp gates when shifting to a very forgiving clutch. That said, the 2015 Audi A6 is not an all-new car but an evolution of its 3rd generation predecessor.