We’ve had 3/01 so now we’ve arrived at 30/1 and time for another Peugeot 301, a contemporary one this time.
Meet the new 301.
It has been ordained chez Peugeot that future developing market models that aren’t going to be found on the roads of France are going to be x01 models while those of us who are developed will get x08 models. Except that some get both, but never mind.
La nouvelle 301 is based on PSA’s PF1 platform as are the 208 and Citroen C3 and is built in China, Nigeria and somewhat surprisingly given that it’s not sold in Western Europe, Spain. It’s powered by a 1.2 triple, a 1.6 four and a 1.6 diesel four with various choices of manual, automatic and automated manual gearboxes. It comes only in three-box form, because the developing markets have yet to develop much of a taste for hatchbacks.
You can buy one in America*.
If you don’t like Peugeots, you can get basically the same car as the Citroen C-Elysée.