Peugeot is a reputable car brand with its origin in France and has evolved over the years. It started as a family business sometime in 1810 and has grown into a large manufacturer, with sales worldwide.
Its long years of operation have seen it through the acquisition of Citroen to form the PSA Group, one of the largest automotive companies in the world.
Traditionally, Peugeot is remarkable for its well-built cars with excellent ride comfort and handling. These qualities have won it 5 ‘European Car of the Year’ awards. Below are 6 things to love about Peugeot cars:
Fantastic Sport Cars
Peugeot boasts of some of the most fantastic sports cars in the market. The Peugeot 205 GTi was elected the best hot hatch in history by AutoCar and PistonHeads.com. Barely three decades, the Peugeot 208 GTi was released with amazing benefits – It is beautiful, but practical and drives great with incredible fuel economy.
The greatest benefit of the 208 GTi is its practical features. It is a 3-door car but houses enough space for two adults in the back seat. It comes with a dual-zone AC, touch screen multimedia system, rear parking aid, cruise control with speed limiter option. All these features bring out the fun in driving.
Peugeot cars were at some point the official car in government establishments in Nigeria. This was due to its reliability. It is noteworthy that some older Peugeot models are still driven in places such as Benin, in West Africa. This speaks to the reliability of the Peugeot brand.
A recent survey for the most dependable car brands carried out by Telegraph shows that Peugeot comes in 5th place, five places better than last year. In the Reliability Index ranking, Peugeot is ranked 14th place, with a reliability index of 96. This is above the industry average of 118 (the lower the score the better), and so is highly impressive.
Peugeot models are also placed in the Top 100 Cars for reliability. Just give it to the brand for this. Specifically, the Peugeot 107 is one of the cars in the brand that has excelled in reliability over the years. In 2012, it scored just 21 in reliability index, which means it is highly reliable. Its average time off the road was about 2.50 hours according to Reliability Index.
If you are looking for a well-built car that drives well and won’t let you down, then rush to your car dealer for a Peugeot.
Easy to Maintain
Some car experts have suggested that Peugeot models are dependable because of the simplicity of the models. The smaller models are usually more reliable than the bigger models. They are quick to repair and spend less time off the road, which is the hallmark of their dependability.
Peugeot brands are common on the roads and are made of common parts, which means parts for replacements can be easily bought and less expensive. All these factors make it easy to maintain.
The smaller models are usually affordable because of the aim is to get you from point A to B. They usually lack the complex modern technology that the bigger and more luxurious Peugeot brands come with. While affordable and simple models may seem to be lacking in the area of modern technology, they are more reliable and don’t break down easily. They are quick to repair and spend less time off the road, which is the hallmark of their dependability.
The French firm has a penchant for creating classic designs. Peugeot is in the league of manufacturers that always want to test and overcome the boundaries of possibilities in the world of car designs. What we have in the end are cars that, in years back, were unthought-of.
Peugeot cars are vehicles that inspire and entertain, that mixes unique style with breath-taking performance, and that push the standard in the automobile industry.
The history of their classic designs crisscrosses centuries – from the standard Peugeot 402, which was a perfectly attractive family car, offering space, comfort and reliability to motorists, to the 402 Darl’mat, a super-sleek roadster that many voted one of the prettiest cars of the 20th century.
The beauty of the Peugeot goes down to the 504 that was in vogue in Nigeria at some point, to the Peugeot 308 that not only looks beautiful but drives brilliantly and is a pleasure to own; the Peugeot brand has excelled excellently in design and performance delivery.
The Future of Electric Cars
Peugeot has recently shown that it is the future of electric cars with its Peugeot e-Legend design. Inspired by the Peugeot 504 coupe, it possesses a more aggressive styling like the latest Ford Mustang GT but has a look that is muscular. It is fully autonomous, connected and all-electric drive vehicle. The car comes with four driving modes, with two amazingly autonomous ones that see the steering wheel retract into the dashboard and opening up access to a 49-inch curved display.
The e-Legend has a customised scent and fast-charging battery that announces it as the car for the future.