01/24/2019 DPCcars Videos
The new sedan certainly looks sharp, with a distinctive grille design, aggressive front and rear lights and frameless doors that speak of ambitions to be more than a merely middle-of-the-road car.
Trunk space has been increased by 14 liters to 487, and practicality improved thanks to a better opening. The rear seats fold to create a cavernous 1,537-liter load space.
There’s no escaping the i-Cockpit, which Peugeot has stuck with and now introduced across the whole of its range. The small steering wheel and high-mounted instrument panel has divided opinion, but the 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and 10-inch centrally mounted touchscreen are certainly distinctive.
Ambient lighting and massage seats are a fancy touch, as well as the range of interior finishes available in leather, Alcantara and real wood.
There’s one gasoline engine available at launch in two power ratings – the 1.6-liter unit comes with 177 horsepower and 217 hp ratings and can be specced with an eight-speed auto transmission. There are two BlueHDi diesel engines available in 1.5-liter and 2-liter guises. The diesel engines come with 128 hp, 158 hp, and 177 hp power outputs and either six-speed manual or the aforementioned eight-speed automatics. Peugeot claims a weight loss between generations of around 70 kilograms (154 pounds), which will boost economy. A plug-in hybrid version of the car arrives in 2019.