Camry and Optima will have to move?


Honestly, the French auto industry has always caused mixed emotions, on the one hand, reliability and soft move, on the other hand, ergonomics with notes of mockery of the owner and a controversial design, say for an amateur. In our region, at one time, the largest taxiopark was scored just 408 sedan, they really nursed 400 thousand under two or three drivers. 508 was offered in our market, but I did not find success, since it seemed to be a premium, but it turned out to be a family large sedan.

The new 508 is an example of good work on mistakes, they sat down the market, looked at what people need in these sedans and did. It makes no sense to compare 508 with the Germans, such as Audi A5, real competitors, in our market so accurately, Kia Optima, Toyota Camry, Skoda Superb. These cars do not buy practicality from us for the sake of, but for the sake of some status with the budget, something about 2 million plus.

For this money in the sedan, people want to get emotions with their eyes, it is necessary to be beautiful, expensive to pay attention, well, the salon is not the most boring. For the current segment 2019, we sold Camry 8251 pieces and Optima 5632 pieces, there is demand.

And here is the novelty of the Peugeot 508, the pricing policy fits into the competitive framework, the start is from about 1.8 to 2.4, the numbers are not official, but very close.

If we plunge into the details, open the door, frameless glass, before we saw it either on the old Japanese or on Passat CC, but such a move adds effectiveness. We open the fifth door, but it was the door, the liftback body, just today I saw how a man hardly stuffed something like a color stand in Optima. The liftback is convenient, the trunk is not large about 470 liters (in Octavia 568), but a large loading compartment.

The Frenchmen cannot without ergonomic jokes, but it looks cool from the side, in front is almost a racing cockpit, a central console oriented on the driver, the instrument shield raised upwards (so that it is at least somehow read, the steering wheel was made small and cut). Horizontal buttons look a little scary, but the general view is definitely not inferior to Camry, Mazda 6 and exactly Optima C Superb.

Technically, the start of sales in Russia is scheduled for the first half of 2019, but still quiet. In Europe, this is an extensive line of 4 diesel engines and 2 gasoline with an automatic 8-step automatic transmission Aisin (an undoubted plus, especially in front of the DSG-7). Turbo 1.6 for 225 forces is not the most interesting option, but a 2-liter diesel diesel for 177 forces, although a strangled Euro-6 gives 400 nm of the moment from 2000 revolutions, is excellent for the city, although noisy.

For me, this is the first car of the Peugeot brand, which causes pleasant aesthetic emotions, if the price is withstanded, then the Russian market will definitely respond with sales. Thank you all for your attention! Click the thumb up if you also liked the design, and also subscribe to the channel so as not to miss new publications!