A proud moment for Peugeot as a brand, the Metropolis to be released across the French dealer network this May.
Peugeot Metropolis 400 launched in France
Piaggio's MP3 has been an extremely popular model in France, a top seller. So much so that French manufacturer Peugeot has built their own version to compete in the 3 wheel sector. The Metropolis has been on the drawing board for a few years now, I remember seeing the first concepts in 2010. As of May the 2nd, the Metropolis will be launched across the French dealer network.
Watching the video it's obvious Peugeot are proud of their achievements in building this machine. This is a scooter completely designed and built from the ground up in France.
The Metropolis uses a Dual Tilting Wheel (DTW) system on the front, you can see from the video and pictures how radically different this is from others on the market. The Metropolis also features an all-new Peugeot built 400 cc engine. Other unique features include on-board tyre pressure sensors, keyless start and LED run lights. I do like the front wheel design.
We no longer see the Peugeot scooter brand in Australia and the 3 wheel scooter thing really hasn't lived up to its potential here. That said, the benefits behind 3 wheels are significant, clearly improving the levels of grip in cornering and braking. Piaggio's MP3 in Australia will soon be replaced by the smaller Yourban 300, so we'll see what the future holds for us there.