February 24, 2024

Peugeot looking for a name change?

Peugeot 308 logo

As we know, depending on various factors, automotive manufacturers tend to name the cars they create by using either actual name or a series of numbers made up of a personalized algorithm.

Peugeot 308 logo
Peugeot 308 logo

They both have advantages and disadvantages, the first one poses problems when creating a new model where as the second one poses problems when older models get all the numbers possible.

Peugeot is one of the manufacturers that’s been using the number variant with the x0x thing so far. The problem is that Peugeot wound up with a problem when making a replacement for the 308.

The Peugeot 308 should, theoretically be replaced by the Peugeot 309. Here’s the problem, the Peugeot 309 is a model the French have produced back in 1985 and up to 1993.

Even if the x0x issue is solved, the x1x could eventually end up in problems with Porsche and the 911. Speaking of which, the 911 wouldn’t have been named so if Peugeot hadn’t trademarked the x0x nameplates.

The situation over at Peugeot is seriously tricky but a few rumors went out for them not only losing some of the x0x or x1x nameplates but actually getting proper names.

The precedent has been set as Peugeot are already doing the Peugeot RCZ Coupe.

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