309 Design Team

Discussion in 'Peugeot 309' started by mathew_grove, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. mathew_grove

    mathew_grove Guest

    I was wondering if anyone knew the details of the design team of the

    I understand it's a bastardised Talbot/Simca/Peugeot model but I would
    still be curious to know who was responsible for it.. (not in a
    malicious way!!)

    Sadly I've owned quite a few of these and they've all been reliable and
    good workhorses..

    any ideas?


    mat grove
    309 owner (still)
    mathew_grove, Apr 19, 2006
  2. mathew_grove

    Peter Chant Guest

    It was a bit of an odd car, but in a good way.

    I always thought that if you squinted a lot the 306 looks like a rounded off
    Talbot Horizon.
    Peter Chant, Apr 19, 2006
  3. Peter Chant wrote :
    The Talbot Horizon is 'genetically linked' to the 306, so maybe there's
    something in that: similar geometry, but less angles.

    A 5-door 106 looks like a mini 5-door 306.

    306 is a Pininfarina design: not sure about the 309, although it does
    have 205 design cues (also Pininfarina)... but the 309 is a bit boxy
    for an Italian design?
    southpawArcher, Apr 19, 2006
  4. mathew_grove

    G.T Guest

    Yeah, the 309 was a Talbot design, I even was told it was originally sold as
    a Talbot.
    Technically speaking it's a bit like a long wheelbase 205, many common
    parts. Here there was a 309 with the G1A which was not available in the 205,

    The 309 was built in Poissy, previously the SIMCA (which became Talbot when
    PSA bought the european divisions of Chrysler in 1980 - Rootes in UK, IMO)

    205 Diesel & turbo-Diesel : www.205d.com
    G.T, Apr 19, 2006
  5. mathew_grove

    matg Guest

    thanks .. I understand it was one of the models built in the UK also ..
    one of the first peugoet ones anyway..

    It's always interesting to know a bit of the background ..
    matg, Apr 20, 2006
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    mislav Guest

    mislav, Apr 20, 2006
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