Exclusive: Is French car company Peugeot entering the Indian automobile market?


The Indian automobile market is considered to be the most competitive market in the world, where companies tend to migrate faster than they enter. However, given the sales volume and purchasing power of Indians, this market automatically becomes a hotbed for OEMs. And it seems that the latest to jump on the bandwagon is French automobile brand Peugeot which has been seen testing its cars on Indian roads.

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BGR.in has an exclusive image of a Peugeot car that was recently being tested in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Looking at the images, it is clear that the name of the car is Peugeot Boxer, a multi-purpose van that has been successfully operating in Europe for almost three decades. However, this car has been sold by different names and brands like Citron Jumper, Ram ProMaster etc. which has been updated over time to remain competitive in the market.

The most recent update that was seen around this car was the Euro 6 engine which is compliant with the emission law in Europe. While the images of the car point to an internal combustion engine variant, the electric version of this car cannot be overlooked, considering the Government of India’s initiative to promote EVs in India.

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Key Features of Peugeot Boxer

The current Europe model of the Peugeot Boxer gets a new set of 2.0-litre BlueHDI diesel engine which not only enhances the performance but also meets the latest Euro 6 emission norms. Boxer’s new BlueHDI engine comes in three output levels, 110hp and 300Nm, 130hp and 340Nm, and 160hp and 350Nm of torque and power. Regardless of the output, you can drive with the standard six-speed manual transmission for fuel savings. In terms of fuel economy, the company claims that it offers best fuel consumption of 16.6 KMPL.

Looking at the spec sheet, the car looks quite promising. However, it will be interesting to see if another French car company can make its way into the super-competitive Indian automobile market.

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