Peugeot iOn Review Autocar

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Peugeot iOn review

Back in the Peugeot pioneered usable power with vehicles on the 106 and Citroën Berlingo. Neither made headlines, but that was the overwhelming automotive focus on powertrain vehicles that now faced with.


The iOn is practically identical to the Citroen and Mitsubishi i-MiEV

While the is realistic about the potential of cars (estimating an EU market of four to five per cent by it says it hopes to sell 50,000 iOns by 2015.

The iOn offers all the essential things you for in a city car. It’s got a but compact body, which look like a Doctor Who but is actually very effective at through traffic thanks to its proportions and good visibility. the interior is of an acceptable standard by with its conventional rivals. The iOn is a 3474mm long but rather than a typical European

Rear-wheel drive contributes to a turning circle, too.

quality is good, with body control despite springs that soak up all but the of the road’s imperfections. Even the has an unexpectedly swift and sharp The electric motor is not the punchiest but there’s enough poke to get it up to with a certain urgency, and it feel out of its depth in free-flowing traffic provided you’re to work the motor hard and your range.

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The electric motor’s full delivery from standstill, and the of individual gear ratios, for refined and civilised progress, and in clogged rush-hour city its silent and progressive step-off is quite pleasant. Overall, a huge departure from the of a G-Wiz, and oddly easy to for all its challenging looks.

Equipment are quite comprehensive, with the iOn USB connectivity, a CD stereo, electric remote central locking and control. There’s plenty of kit too, including multiple and stability control.

Peugeot has decided it will be offering the iOn on a lease basis on a 30,000-mile contract, which all maintenance and servicing. But that out as a very expensive way to not own a car with limited abilities. Peugeot that those in central can save the equivalent amount by the iOn for those four years of a conventional car, but even so are plenty of flaws in that

The first is the existence of the Nissan which may not be such a compact car but still gets all the same car benefits while also a much more grown-up and proposition. And you can own it for not much more Peugeot is asking you to pay to lease the Beyond that, there is the of electricity costs, not to mention and the government’s transport policies.

It’s clear to see what is trying to achieve with its car. But even so, with costs attached to it the iOn could run on air and still be un-recommendable.

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