Even though the upcoming 2012 edition of the Paris Motor Show is where Peugeot will officially take the wraps of the all-new Peugeot 301 that will be launched in India by 2014, the automaker has released a little teaser to whet our appetites. Built especially for emerging markets like Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Russia, the four-door sedan is also the first model to be christened in the new model naming tradition recently adopted by the company. The model is expected to be equipped with a variety of features that would make it ideally suited to the variable road conditions and the range of climates prevalent in these markets.
The compact Peugeot 301 four-door sedan will make its official debut in September in Paris though it’s the initial details and first images have already been released by the company. Expected to arrive in India by ’14, the Peugeot 301 will offer an astounding 506 liters of cargo capacity while retaining a compact 4,440cm long frame. Only the second model, after the 208, to be fitted with the new three-cylinder 1.2-litre VTi, the Peugeot 301 will be offered with both manual and automatic transmission options with engine choices including a four-cylinder 1.6-litre HDi diesel engine outputting 92PS, a three-cylinder1.2-litre VTi outputting 72PS and a four-cylinder 1.6-litre VTi with an estimated output of 115ps.
The Peugeot 301 will begin production at the company’s Spanish facility after its official world debut in Paris in September and will be introduced in turkey as early as November ’12 and will be rolled out into India, China, Ukraine, Russia, the Middle East, Greece, and Central and Eastern Europe along the way.