Spyshots: 2013 Peugeot 301 Test Mule, the 308 Replacement

2013 Peugeot 301 7 photos
Photo: CarPix
2013 Peugeot 3012013 Peugeot 3012013 Peugeot 3012013 Peugeot 3012013 Peugeot 3012013 Peugeot 301
Don’t be deceived by the fat that this car only looks like a regular 308, because it’s actually a new generation in the same segment that the French automaker is testing. But why would Peugeot follow the 308 that’s currently on the market with the 309?
Well, the rumor has it that they don’t want to bring back emotions stirred up by the 309 name that was synonymous with pour quality until it was dropped from European production in 1993. So hopeful, the 301 will be presented as a fresh start for the manufacturer.

The photos show the first sighting of a 301 test mule. Like the new 208, it’s expected the French will build a much lighter and more nimble car than its predecessor. When it arrives on the market in 2013, the 301 will offer a number of three-cylinder engines an even the diesel-electric hybrid powerplant.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Mihnea Radu
Mihnea Radu profile photo

Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories