Trying to outdo its main rivals — the Renault Megane, VW Jetta and the Ford Focus — the French car maker plans to introduce a sedan version of its Peugeot 307 four-door hatchback. Retaining the same wheelbase of 102.8 inches as the hatch, the car is almost 10.6 inches longer with all the extra volume benefiting its -already quite spacious- luggage compartment. I am not sure whether the extra cargo volume will be able to compensate for its absolutely hideous, revolting profile.
Well, it is not exactly sedan: it seems that guys at Peugeot’s design department have simply added a larger luggage compartment to a normal hatchback, just like it was done with Renault’s Clio Symbol model.
According to Autoblog.it, the Peugeot 307 Sedan will be assembled at Peugeot’s plant in Argentina and equipped with ‘classic’ 1.6 and 2.0 gasoline engines and a couple of HDI diesel engines of the same displacement, producing a maximum of 110, 143, 110 and 136 hp respectively.
But of course, the most interesting (and the ugliest, after all) part of the vehicle is its luggage compartment.
Although exceeding 500 dm3 in its total volume, this part of the car looks just plain awful and it is still a big question, whether the car will be popular among Spaniards. Well, may be it will be popular in some ex-USSR countries, where they still worship cars capable to carry an extra sack of potatoes.
The 307 Sedan will, presumably, be available to the Spanish customers starting November.
The price is yet to be announced.
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