By Bennett Oghifo
Pan Nigeria Limited has immediate plans to launch its all-new Peugeot 301 Midlife, a successor to the Peugeot 301.
The Peugeot 301 Midlife is a luxury sedan, a second upscale vehicle to hit the Nigerian market under the watch of PAN’s Managing Director, Ibrahim Boyi.
The 301 Midlife has stately aerodynamics with modern features like auto gearboxes and LEDs all over the place. It has been given a subtle facelift that starts at the front with a new grille that has pulled the Lion logo from the hood. The headlights have a little indentation at the bottom, just like they do on the 308. The new front bumper includes some LEDs and a wing element designed after the much bigger 508 sedan.
There is also a new design for the wheels and an upgrade of the taillights. The significant bit is still the trunk, which can accommodate up to 640 litres (including underfloor space) of luggage.
The interior receives some slight revisions, like the seat fabric or the dash trim. But the part that counts is a new 7-inch touchscreen that can latch on to the driver’s phone, using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is 3D navigation, Bluetooth pairing, USB and a reversing camera.
The engine range now starts off with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder making 82 horsepower. This is then backed up by the 1.6-liter rated at 115 hp, also available as an automatic.
In addition, the new 16 ‘’ wheels highlight the dynamism of the car. The ‘Albury’ style steel rim offers a 16” economical offer with a rewarding style. The Perth diamond rim brings a lot of dynamism to the profile of the car and participates in the sense of upscale.
The Peugeot 301 Midlife is expected to take the market by storm, considering the fact that the present model was adjudged the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) Car-Of-The-Year (COTY) in 2016.