December 07, 2016 @ 04:24 PM

Peugeot refreshes the 301 with a new look

The B segment sedan now comes with new styling, a seven-inch touch screen and a range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from

Since its launch back in 2012, French automaker Peugeot has sold over 360,000 units of the 301 B segment sedan where it offers passengers with a spacious cabin and a large boot capacity. To further satisfy their growing number of customers in this segment, Peugeot had recently given the 301 a fresher outlook that comes with more than just a handsome exterior.


First, let’s take a look on what kind of changes Peugeot had thrown in for this new facelifted 301. The touches start at the front end where the 301 receives a new grille where the lion logo now sits in. Sporting a reshaped hood, the front bumper also received some updates in the form of some LEDs, fog lights and a wide air inlet to channel air to the engine.


The 301 also gets a new set if 16-inch wheels with a two-tone finish, aside from the opaline three-claw design rear lights, a more pronounced beltline, and a range of new colours options like the Artense Grey, Moka Grey and Deep Blue.


The updates don’t stop there as the interior has been kept up-to-date as well. If the new seat fabric and dash trim does not interest you, then we’ll jump straight to the new techs where Peugeot has fitted the 301 with a new seven-inch touchscreen that’s able to mirror your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. It is also fitted with a 3D Tom Tom navigation system and a reverse camera.


Aside from offering the driver and four passengers a comfortable and spacious cabin, the boot is also one of the largest in its segment at 640 litres. But if that is not enough, one can simply extend the space all thanks to the 1/3-2/3 rear folding seats.


Powering the 301 will be a range of petrol engines, starting with a 1.2-litre PureTech pushing out 82bhp and a 1.6-litre VTi with 115bhp that can be paired with the six-speed EAT6 automatic gearbox. There are also diesel engines to choose from, where the 1.6-litre BlueHDi and 1.6-litre HDi are both paired to a five-speed manual gearbox.


Hussein Zain

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