If you want to rule the selling charts in the American market make a crossover, however if you want to be at the top of the UK market make a family hatch. This says a lot, probably Americans are a little bit more extravagant, while the English come off a little more efficient. The family hatch segment is a hotly contested category that seems to hit up every new model year. The Peugeot 308 is pitted against the likes of the Astra, Octavia and the Golf. Though this may seem like a tall order the 308 easily rivals any of the aforementioned.
France’s major automakers apart from Bugatti, seem to have an affinity for making superminis. Considering their size these cars have favourable production costs. Most cities world over seem to be littered with these cars. There is a mass uptake of them as they are considerably more affordable than their bigger counterparts. I guess it’s a small world and as such we need small cars. Competing with the Clio from France is the Peugeot 208. Peugeot has a great reputation for reliability. And no doubt that the 208 is another reliable offering from the “lion.”
Well, France as a nation has a lot going for it great food, best wine and of course fashion. However, when it comes to cars, the French having been getting something more sour than their cheese. Most of their agony stems from their German neighbour’s domination of the automotive industry. What would the automotive world be without BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz. Just to add insult to injury a German company owns the best French automaker, Bugatti. Definitely for Renault, Citroen and Peugeot its hard times. However, the Peugeot 308 makes for a case for automotive brilliance. French automakers may have never acquired traction in America, however in other parts of the world they have a reputation of reliability. As a testament to this, there are Peugeot models made in the 50s and 60s still on the road in Africa and Cuba.