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    Peugeot considers US market

    US Alfa enthusiasts do not read this:

    Peugeot plans to enter US market

    PSA’s new CEO Christiaan Streiff has announced that he will unveil a plan to 2010 as early as May. Among the options he’s considering is re-entering the all-important US market, which has seen a trend towards smaller, more fuel efficient cars that Peugeot specialises in. Peugeot is also a leader in diesel technology, which is slowly gaining traction in the US.

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/i...ls-us-exports/

    The 207 and 307 are cute looking cars. The Scion audience will like them. Also the interior trim is medium quality, which is a bit of a disadvantage for the European market, but in the US it won't be a problem, as most US cars' interiors look a bit disposable.

    I fear that the tunerz will try to fit Lambo doors to the 1007
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    Does this plan include the Citroen's too ? I am sure the C5 will be liked for it's comfort on the longer highway driving

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    this will end in tears

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    Not crappy French cars again.

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    I am all for more diversity in car brands available in the US market, as it is limited, but think Peugeot will miss the mark, mostly because I don't think there'll be any appreciation for quaint French design.

    The Korean and inexpensive Japanese cars fill the economy needs and Germans provide the prestige/performance markets; and Japanese have put constant pressure on the Germans in their domain. The few Swedes and few others have only found favor by Germanizing their designs.

    Hate to be a naysayer as I'd like to see Peugeot and Citroen more even, especially the C7 roaming the highways...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightweight
    US Alfa enthusiasts do not read this:

    Peugeot plans to enter US market

    PSA’s new CEO Christiaan Streiff has announced that he will unveil a plan to 2010 as early as May. Among the options he’s considering is re-entering the all-important US market, which has seen a trend towards smaller, more fuel efficient cars that Peugeot specialises in. Peugeot is also a leader in diesel technology, which is slowly gaining traction in the US.

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/i...ls-us-exports/

    The 207 and 307 are cute looking cars. The Scion audience will like them. Also the interior trim is medium quality, which is a bit of a disadvantage for the European market, but in the US it won't be a problem, as most US cars' interiors look a bit disposable.

    I fear that the tunerz will try to fit Lambo doors to the 1007
    In my opinion I think it would be better to introduce the big Citroens (C6 and next C5 and perhaps C4 Picasso) to the badge concious American, marketing them as European and French chic, rather than entering with the small cars, which I doubt the Americnas will like, understand or appreciate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfAdv
    I don't think there'll be any appreciation for quaint French design
    Quaint? This is pure beauty.


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    I'm sorry Piacki, but the Pininfarina desgined 406 Coupe was sooo much better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    I'm sorry Piacki, but the Pininfarina desgined 406 Coupe was sooo much better...

    What? The 407 Coupé looks sooooooo good! I love that car, I think I'd prefer own one to a BMW M3 or a Mercedes CLK 500...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piacki_117
    What? The 407 Coupé looks sooooooo good! I love that car, I think I'd prefer own one to a BMW M3 or a Mercedes CLK 500...
    I'd personally prefer the Alfa Romeo GT with the Arese V6. Altough both the Mercedes-Benz and the BMW you mention are a bit more expensive than the Peugeot or the Alfa Romeo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    Arese V6
    What is an Arese V6?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baddabang
    Just what we need
    I think that the CC cars would be interesting for the young US consumer. I don't think that there is a competing vehicle in that segment. Of course this doesn't guarantee commercial success, but it's a step
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightweight
    What is an Arese V6?
    The old Alfa Romeo V6 engine originally unveiled in 1979 and which has been recently discontinued. You can see it in the attachment.
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    Are these affordable in Europe? How much more are they likely to cost here?
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