Peugeot for sale in the Philippines
Peugeot is a French car brand which is part of the PSA Peugeot Citroen group. Although not as popular as most Japanese, American and South Korean car manufacturers in the country, Peugeot is known to build some of the best car models in the world. The brand is very popular in Europe, and has at won at least four European Car of the Year awards, including the one given in 2014 for the Peugeot 308.
In the Philippines, their car models are distributed by Eurobrands Distributor Inc. (EDI), which is one of the business entities that makes up the Columbian Group of Companies (CGC). EDI entered the local market in 2012, with the hopes of gaining a respectable market share through their expertise with diesel engines.
MIAS and the Peugeot 208 GTI
EDI teased the crowd during the 2014 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) with the Peugeot 208 GTI. The 3-door supermini car uses a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine with turbocharger that produces 197 horsepower and 275 Nm of torque. In 2012, more than 220,000 models were sold worldwide. It is expected to arrive in the country next year.
Reviving the Peugeot itch
Back in 2005 Peugeot landed on the country’s shore and developed a small group of car followers due to the car’s distinct and innovative styling. The “lion” brand touched its Filipino enthusiasts with its slogan “Emotion in Motion”. However, its presence was short-lived after the global economic crisis started to gain momentum 2006.
Coming back to the local automotive scene almost a decade later meant that Peugeot was entering a different car market. To promote the brand’s distinct kind of luxury, EDI repackaged most of their models to include up-scaled features such as semi-automatic transmissions, electronic stability control, heads-up display, a hill hold feature and a panoramic sunroof that can stretch all the way to the rear seat area.
Prices and other models
Peugeot car models available in the country are the Peugeot 3008, Peugeot 5008, Peugeot 508, and the Peugeot RCZ. The cheapest brand new Peugeot- the 3008 eHDi Active costs P1,495,000 and the coupe RCZ has a price tag of P2.75 million.