Not long ago Citroen showcased the refreshed C-Elysee entry-level model and not it’s Peugeot’s turn to refresh its corporate sibling – the 301.
Citroen and Peugeot have equivalent and very affordable brothers – the C-Elysee and 301 compact sedans. They have been around for about four years and while not available on all markets of the French automakers they still racked an impressive count of more than 360k sales for the 301 model. Early in 2017 the budget sedan will make an even more enticing package thanks to a host of upgrades and improvements. The front end is all new, with the brand’s latest design language in full view: vertical radiator grille with chrome details, tinted headlights, and revised bumper with integrated LED daytime running lights. The back end also gets new taillights with redesigned 3D graphics.
Just like in the Citroen brother in the 301 we can find a new infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen display. According to trims, it can even deliver images from the back camera and 3D TomTom navigation system. It also has smartphone content thanks to Mirror Screen triple play connectivity, “an unprecedented offer in the segment,” meaning it includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Because it will be available in specific climate countries – the 301 comes with a “cold” (electrical heating resistors, heated seats and a heated windscreen) or “hot” (specific air-conditioning circuit with special compressor, condenser, and cooling circuit, AC Max button) versions.