We have spotted a lot many test mules this week and today we have one more exclusive story for you. The Peugeot Pulsion 125cc Maxi Scooter has been snapped by our in-house Sharp Shooter Arya Borhade currently being hard tested as it gets ready for India.
It maybe recalled that Mahindra Two Wheeler’s Europe acquired complete stake in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC) the French brand from the Peugeot group. Mahindra would be eyeing the premium two wheeler market with the Peugeot brand range and the Pulsion 125 Maxi scooter looks just perfect to start with in India. It also could be that Mahindra is evaluating the scooter in India before it starts building them at their Pithampur plant and then exports them to Peugeot Moto. Mahindra could also showcase the entire Peugeot Scooter and Motorcycle lineup at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020.
The Peugeot Pulsion 125 is currently built at Mandeure plant in France. The Maxi Scooter is available in three trims which include Allure, Active and RS. The French Scooter is powered by the 125cc, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine that makes 14.6hp of power and 11.9Nm of torque. Other features included on the Maxi Scooter include LED projector headlights and design elements on the Peugeot Pulsion highlights its membership to the Peugeot family with particular attention to details such as its analogue speed dial and rpm indicator, its inverted rev. counter echoing that of the Peugeot 308 car model.
The Peugeot Pulsion 125 looks large in size just like what a Maxi Scooter should and has loads of road presence. Instrumentation includes a large console with twin dials and a LCD screen seen in the middle. Also the other black plastic material just behind the instrument console seems like it could house a smaller display for phone connectivity or turn by turn maps. In the international markets the Pulsion comes powered with i-Connect connected vehicle system which includes a TFT colour display and app-based connectivity that works on GPS data which can be used for route planning, check traffic, displays phone calls, messages etc.
The front of the scooter gets a differently styled grid pattern panel center panel flanked with a large visor and large turn lights along with the neat looking headlight assembly with DRL in them. The other highlight seen on the Pulsion 125 is the large carrier on the rear end along with flushed blacked out tail lights and indicator assembly. The scooter also has its fuel cap placed on the footboard rather uniquely and a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters so that should freeup the under seat storage space largely.
It would be very interesting to see if Mahindra gets the Pulsion 125 Maxi Scooter into India soon as their first product with brand Peugeot, as always watch this space for more on the latest French being tested in India.