The 301 is a compact sedan which is manufactured by the French manufacturer Peugeot, a car maker known for its exquisite design language. This 4-door luxury car was introduced as a direct competitor of Volkswagen Polo and as for record its existence dates back to 1932. In March 2015, the French auto producer launched this luxurious sedan on the Philippines shore. For Philippines auto markets, this luxury sedan is made available with two engine variants, a petrol and diesel mill. Both showcasing a 1.6L mill, an HDi and an EC5 to be precise. The HDi diesel engine combines the benefits of Peugeot engineering with a turbocharger, ensuring better power delivery. The same 1.6-litre engine produces a maximum power of 92 hp at 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 230 Nm at 1750 rpm. While, the 1.6-liter petrol engine churns 155 hp at 6050 rpm, along with the peak torque of 150 Nm at 4000 rpm. As for the transmission, you get a 5-speed manual gearbox with the turbo diesel mill and a 4-speed automatic gearbox with EC5 petrol mill.
Modish yet practical, the newly developed Peugeot 301 not only delivers power packed performance but also gives an experience akin to stardom. You can expect plenty of standard aspects from this luxurious sedan such as spacious cabin, impeccable performance and appealing interior design. Its high-quality appearance brings a sense of sophistication, sportiness while embracing elegant lines that are extended towards the ceiling. The embedded halogen headlamps incorporated with LED technology and remote manual adjustment, flowing shoulder line with extended hood, provides a sense of dynamism to the exterior design.
Talking about its interior, the comfortable seats, and classy design comes finished with chrome detailing to soothe its occupants effectively. Complementing its cozy interiors, the 301 cabin is provided with CD RDS MP3 Bluetooth® system and manually adjustable front seats.
For safety and reliability, this luxury car comes fitted with keyless entry with anti-theft protection alarm; ESP embedded with traction control system (TCS) and Anti-lock braking system (ABS).
Peugeot 301 runs on 1.6 EC5 petrol engine and 1.6 HDi diesel engines, available in 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual gearbox respectively. Both displaying different mileage and carbon dioxide emission, as for the manual transmission system the 301 can run 100km in 84.9L in the city, on the highway the number lowers down to 3.9L/100 km, with a combined fuel consumption of 64.3L/100 km. Coming to the automatic transmission system, the car gives 9.8L/100km in city, 5.6L/100km on the highway and a combined fuel economy of 7.4L/100km.
Talking about the power output, like the mileage, it too differs in the diesel and petrol mills. The 1.6 EC5 petrol mill generates a maximum power of 115 hp at 6050 rpm along with a peak torque of 150 Nm at 4000 rpm. As for the 1.6 HDi diesel engine, it ranks low on power with 92 hp at 4000 rpm and high on torque with 230 Nm at 1750 rpm, when compared to the petrol variant.
Though it is a sedan but that doesn't stop it from delivering some stunning acceleration figures. The turbo diesel engine with its 5-speed manual transmission can achieve a top speed of 180kmph after reaching 100 km mark from 0 in 11.2 seconds. As for the carbon dioxide emission, the said engine gives away 112g/km. Talking about the petrol variant, it can attain a top speed of 188 km/h after going from 0-100 kmph in 10.8 seconds. The petrol trim though is better performing but it ranks high on CO2 emission that is 168g/km.
The Peugeot 301 is unmistakably a car that combines both sophistication and elegance with stylish lines on its entire profile. On the front end, this sedan carries a well-sculpted bonnet with U-shaped contour lines that is given finishing touch by the brands appealing logo. This is followed by the tow-plated sleek grille that lies in close proximity to the halogen headlamps with daytime running lights and redesigned fog lights, giving the front a harmonious character. The halogen headlights not only look good, but is also incorporated with sophisticated technology, and equipped with the remote manual headlamp adjustment system. Embellished with clear body lines, the classic silhouette of this luxurious sedan shows a pleasant and balanced appearance. The flowing shoulder line and extended hood, provides a sense of dynamism to the design. Further, the voluminous body accompanied with body-colored exterior mirrors and prominent wheel arches signals a composed sportiness. Also, the stylish lines extended towards ceiling intensify the grace of this luxury sedan. Its powerful body signifies a self-assured sportiness while emphasizing the elegance of extended roof.
The dimensions of Peugeot 301 are well-framed to give it the dynamic appeal of a sedan. The 5-seater has specific measurements of 4442 mm x 1715 mm x 1466 mm (L x W x H) that ensures enough headroom and space for all passengers. The large wheelbase is about 2652 mm, ensuring enough room for passengers.
All of the Peugeot cars are globally famous for providing exceptional comfort and luxury feel to its occupants. The numerous high-quality equipment and classy interior design make it a unique vehicle in its class. Internally finished with a mat and chrome touch, the 301 enhances the sense of dynamism inside. Its high-quality instruments including monochrome instrumental display, air conditioning system with 'A/C max' button, heated lower windscreen and AC vents are finished with premium quality detailing, creating a lavish effect inside. The three-spoke steering wheel is covered with fine quality material that accentuates the overall appeal of the cockpit. Further, Peugeot offers manually adjustable seats for the driver and front seat passengers that give you an exceptional support due to its soft touch and well-shaped side bolsters. Also, the further-developed rear parking sensor features ultrasound sensors that give sound and visual intimations through Bluetooth audio system screen.
To provide exceptional comfort and convenience, this luxurious sedan has high-quality premium seats enhancing the elegant touch inside. Peugeot never compromises in providing comfort and ease to its consumers. To do so, it is employed with automatic/manual air conditioning system that features an 'A/C Max' button which allows one to obtain maximum cooling in minimum time. The CD RDS MP3 Bluetooth® system and modular rear seat increase the contentment of the occupants. The driver can adjust his seat while driving as this luxury sedan comprises manually adjustable driver seat, also, it encloses lumbar support for front seats to make your ride more relaxing. Moreover, it has cruise control, front armrest, front door compartments, glove box, and optional mobile ashtray for greater convenience.
Peugeot 301 can take five people at a time with ease with ample storage area, to store your essentials, luggage and other items. As for the record, it does offer a very big luggage compartment space, the 506-litres of space is sufficient for routine luggage requirements and the boot space is well constructed making it easily accessible and handy.
Peugeot 301 is offered in both petrol and diesel engine variants employed with EC5 and HDi respectively, allowing it to deliver remarkable performance in terms of mileage, power and acceleration. Both the engine variants are a combination of economical multipoint injection and turbo charging which improves the fuel consumption efficiently. These available engines feature a start-stop system as standard that improves the efficiency of the vehicle. The 1.6L HDi engine is referred as the most efficient engine which churns out 92 hp at 4000 rpm and the maximum torque is 230 Nm at 1750 rpm. Producing 115 hp at 6050 rpm is the 1.6L EC5 engine that comprises the torque output rating of up to 150 Nm at 4000 rpm. Further, the diesel mill is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission; where else the EC5 petrol engine works hand in hand with 4-speed automatic gearbox.
For entertainment, the newly designed Peugeot 301 is equipped with a Bluetooth® MP3 RDS CD audio system through which you can listen to a number of radio channels as it employs radio symphony. The employed audio system is the most essential accessory, comprising of high-quality features and equipment. The music system is appointed with USB socket, steering wheel control and superior quality four loudspeakers that are able to give good sound quality and a theatrical experience. Also, it offers Bluetooth connectivity which lets you make and receive calls in the hands-free mode for your convenience. The center console also has a screen display which is very functional and responsive.
The petrol variant is anchored with exclusive16-inch wheels in 7- spoke style, comprising the tire size of 195/55 R16, thus allowing the 301 to show its powerful and aggressive character. Further, the turbo-powered diesel displays a tire size 185/65 R15.
For amazing road handling and driving comfort, the 301 is employed with cutting-edge technologies and equipment. Embedded with a dynamic braking system which includes disc brake at the front wheels and drums brake at the rear. For further enhancement, it has Electronic Stability Program (ESP) which comprises of 5 features, consisting of Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Emergency Brake Assist, anti-Slip Regulation, Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Dynamic Stability Control, all improving vehicle’s stability while detecting and condensing the loss of traction. The luxury ridden 301 sedan is appointed with MacPherson strut and Anti-rail bar at the front with Trailing arm suspension system at the rear end, which offers firm handling to its occupants.
The latest edition of Peugeot sedan is employed with new generation safety elements that offer safe and secure during the ride. On active safety features, this car comes with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) embedded with traction control system (TCS) and Anti-lock braking system (ABS). This ESP system detects the loss of steering control and automatically applies the brakes to wheels individually which results in vehicle’s stability. On the passive safety front this luxury is appointed with airbags system that activates instantly at the time of collision. For safe parking, the 301 sedan comes with rear parking assistance with ultrasound technology.