Sunday, December 6, 2009
Peugeot 206 Plus
(from Peugeot Press Release)
The Peugeot 206 Plus is thus a "range entry" product, in line with clients' expectations: a benchmark car, modern and modernised, and above all accessible to as many people as possible, without compromising its appeal. Its interior has been designed with care, with a new "wave-look" dashboard and decorative touches that evoke the motorcycle world.
Peugeot, a major player on the small and medium car segment, is expanding its range with the Peugeot 206 Plus, the descendant of almost 6.5 million Peugeot 206 produced since 1998. This vehicle, with genetic codes renowned worldwide, rounds off the Lion marque's range.
A "range entry product"
Its external style is resolutely modern, taking inspiration from the 207's stylish façade. A new bonnet, a new radiator grille and new headlights highlight this stronger personality.
Manufactured in France for the European market
Manufactured in France, at the Mulhouse factory, the 206+ is intended for the core European market. It offers a range of engine options, with a 1.1 l petrol engine developing 44 kW (60 bhp) and a 1.4 l developing 55 kW (75 bhp), as well as a 1.4 l HDi Diesel engine developing 50 kW (70 bhp), keeping the carbon footprint under control thanks to CO2 emissions as low as 110 g/km.
With its size and its price/equipment ratio, the Peugeot 206 Plus takes its rightful place in the Peugeot range between the 107, 1007 and 207.
This intelligently-tiered range achieves a good balance, between the little urban runabout and the the versatile small family car that is quite at ease on roads and motorways:
Peugeot 107, accessible friendly car, good for town driving and competitively priced;
Peugeot 1007, innovative concept for a variety of uses thanks to its two electric sliding doors;
Peugeot 207, with its three bodyshapes and its strong, stylish look, offers a wide-ranging clientele a high level of options and excellent road handling.
The Peugeot 206 Plus thus picks up the torch behind the 206, the key model of the Peugeot range, with a strong international image, and will appeal to clients with its feline allure, its architecture and its reasonably-priced equipment level.