Peugeot 301 - B-class budget sedan.
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The situation is curious, it has developed with the name of the car. Back in 1929, at the Paris Motor Show, Peugeot started the tradition of giving its car models three-digit numbers that have a zero in the middle. The first such model was the little car "Peugeot 201". Until now, the numbering of cars Peugeot had a clear decoding: the first digit indicates the size or class of the car, the last digit - the current generation, and the zero between them was a connecting element. From now on, the French decided to abandon the tradition of more than eighty years. Three digits with zero in the middle will remain, but when the model is updated, the numbers will no longer change their number. Thus, as before, the first digit means the size or class of the car. But the latter indicates the prestige of the model, ranging from 1 to 8. Thus, the unit indicates the most affordable budget models.
External dimensions of the Peugeot 301 are quite impressive for this class: length - 4440 mm, width - 1770 mm, height - 1470 mm. The wheelbase is 2650 mm, ground clearance - 160 mm.
The design turned out quite charismatic and stylish. Headlights headlight look at the road sly squint. The grille in the form of a trapezoid was chrome edging and horizontal crossbar.
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The rear part of the Peugeot 301 is characterized by powerful roof struts, a neat trunk lid with a spoiler stamping, original design lighting lamps that extend far into the body sides. Powerful bumper when viewed from the rear adds auto solidity, but slightly increases the loading height of the luggage compartment. For better identification of the French brand, the “lion” figure is now added with the inscription Peugeot.
The front of the cabin with a strict design of the dashboard and center console. The stylish steering wheel with three large spokes has pronounced tides in the area of the grip and is sporty clipped from the bottom. The dashboard consists of two classic dials with white backlight and an onboard computer screen located between them. The center console with a wide upper part, tapers to the bottom and goes into the separation tunnel. Placement of controls comfort functions traditionally and habitually. On the console, ergonomically placed control music and air conditioning.
The front seats, according to the manufacturer, have a wide range of adjustments, tight packing and pronounced lateral support rollers. In the second row, thanks to a record-breaking wheelbase, passengers are provided with enough space, with a margin for legs and height.
The luggage compartment is designed to carry 506 liters of cargo and this is with a full-size spare wheel.
As the base saturation, the proposed air conditioner, head unit MP3 USB and Bluetooth, parking sensors, electric heated mirrors, front windows, airbags for the driver and front passenger.
For the Peugeot 301, two petrol (1.2 l / 72 hp; 1.6 l / 115 hp) and one diesel (1.6 l / 92 hp) engines, paired with mechanical, automatic or robotic boxes, are offered gears.