Peugeot unveils ambitious Chinese agenda ahead of Shanghai show
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Peugeot is to begin a Chinese product blitz starting with the launch of its popular 508 sedan, the firm has confirmed ahead of the Shanghai auto show.
The automaker said April 11 that it will launch the Chinese model of the 508, a competitor to the popular Ford Mondeo, at the Auto Shanghai show which begins April 21 in China's largest city.
Peugeot said that it expects one in every three 508 vehicles globally will be manufactured and sold in China, now the world's largest car market and rapidly becoming a battleground for western automakers.
In a sign of how seriously the French brand is taking the show, it is set to announce plans to launch at least one new model annually onto the Chinese market in the coming years.
Also alongside the Chinese 508 will be a new concept car, 100 percent designed in China and adapted to the needs of the "Chinese market of tomorrow," with a crossover form and petrol-hybrid engine.
Peugeot is just one of countless brands gearing up for the event, which is set to draw big names from all over the world who are keen to show off their latest innovations for the rapidly growing Chinese market.
Subaru released the first images of the new XV crossover, based on the Impreza hatchback, April 11, ahead of a full reveal at the show.
Audi is also set to debut the 2012 Q3, another crossover designed to take on the BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque.
Auto Shanghai runs April 21-28 in Shanghai, China.
Life & Style blogs
Office plants computer chips under workers’ skin instead of ID cards
Snapchat removed the Best Friends list feature and 'stalkers' are upset
Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
Eight-year-old girl Camilla Lisant suggests possible cancer treatment to her scientist father over the dinner table
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 2 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 5 Ball pool for adults opens in London
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: My client is an excellent, large partially ...
£90 - £140 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: I am currently working in partnersh...
£100 - £150 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: Year 3 Teacher Birmingham Jan 2015...
£45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: Lead Web Develo...