2017 Peugeot 301
The 301 gets a pretty big update that brings a new look and better technology, among other things
Peugeot revived the 301 nameplate back in 2012 bring a compact sedan to the market that was designed specifically to compete in emerging markets. Getting in on the ground floor of developing markets was a great idea, and the 301 has performed well, but the 2017 model year will bring a much-needed facelift to a little car that could. Highlights include a new PureTech, three-cylinder engine, a new look to the front and rear fascias, and the addition of some pretty decent technology inside. Of course, it’s not likely that it will come to the U.S., but it’s design and technology would make it an able competitor in the compact market.
On top of the fresh exterior design, the new 301 also includes a decent list of safety equipment for this segment that includes things like ABS, stability control, and emergency brake assist. It can seat a total of five passengers, and a total of 22.6 cubic-feet of cargo room under the rear deck lid. A total of six different engine configurations are available with anywhere between 80 horsepower and 113 horsepower. While it may not be the most powerful compact sedan out there, it is fuel efficient and designed to last.
With that said, let’s dive on into the specifics and talk more about the new Peugeot 301.