Peugeot Metropolis is the first inverted three-wheel model to officially enter China. Metro comes from the Greek “meter” meaning “mother” and “Polis” meaning “city”. It means “a great city”, a field full of enthusiasm, innovation and outstanding influence, representing the highest level of cross-border models in today’s automobile and motorcycle fields.
In 1885, Mercedes built the world’s first three-wheeler. In 1887, Peugeot set out to study cars powered by “instant steam generators” and first developed steam-powered three-wheeled cars in 1889, thus becoming one of the world’s automotive pioneers.
19th Century Peugeot Factory | Peugeot Steam Tricycle
(Peugeot Museum, Paris, 1889)
Then in 1901, Peugeot launched the world’s first motorcycle in the sense of transportation, “Motobicyclette”. It is a 1.5-horsepower single-cylinder engine mounted on a modified bicycle with a top speed of 25-40km per hour. / h.
The first motorcycle with real traffic significance
(Paris Exposition, 1901)
In fact, Peugeot’s three-wheeled motorcycle has a history even earlier than two-wheeled motorcycles. At that time, the market’s support for three-wheeled vehicles was not challenged by two-wheeled vehicles. In 1900 and 1901, Peugeot introduced two regular three-wheeled motorcycles. They are all equipped with Peugeot engines and are driven by two-speed gears. This was a very, very practical means of transportation in Europe at the time. In addition to some components as standard, Peugeot Zhengsan also offers optional accessories such as luxury saddles and backrests for customers to choose freely.
Peugeot Tricycle | 1900 Peugeot Tricycle | 1901
Later, the focus of Peugeot’s research gradually turned to inverted three-wheeled motorcycles, and two inverted three-wheeled products were provided to the market in 1904 and 1906, respectively. This is already the earliest model of inverted three-wheeled motorcycles in the world.
In particular, the 1906 inverted three-wheeled motorcycle, regardless of power or accessories, represented a high level of the automobile industry at the time: 475cc water-cooled carburetor engine, rear-wheel drive, dual-brake unit, dual-speed gear transmission, battery, high-pressure pack Ignition (optional Bosch magneto), patent leather linen passenger seat (optional leather seat). The total weight is about 165 kg, the speed of the first gear is 10km / h, and the speed of the second gear can reach 30km / h.
Peugeot | 1904
In the early 1930s, the stock market crash began to penetrate into France, and Peugeot had to adapt to the market to make lighter and cheaper motorcycles. In 1938, Peugeot began to study engines with recoil start and two-speed / three-speed transmission. In 1939, Peugeot successively launched the Triporteur 53 TM and 53TN (100cc two-stroke, turbocharger, headlight and ignition system) with the 100cc BMA engine.
Compared to the 53TM, the 53TN has a redesigned chassis. In addition, 53TN increases the forced air cooling of the engine, which can effectively improve the cooling effect and power output. It is equipped with a 4-horsepower, three-speed transmission engine, which can ensure that the vehicle can transport 100-150 kg of cargo at a maximum speed of 45km / h.
Peugeot Triporteur 53 TM | 1939
Peugeot Triporteur 53 TN | Mid 1939
After World War II (1939-1945), French domestic production returned to normal. Peugeot modified the hot-selling 53TN and 53TM before the war, and derived a small modification Triporteur 54TN, which was greatly welcomed by the market.
Peugeot Triporteur 54 TN | 1948
In 1949, Peugeot began to study the use of 125cc engines in the three reverse wheels, and timely launched the Triporteur 55TN reverse three-wheel motorcycle. In addition to a two-stroke 125cc, 4.5-horsepower engine, the Triporteur 55TN also uses for the first time car steering knuckle technology. This technology is derived from Peugeot, which greatly simplifies the front axle design, and provides comfortable ride and easier steering-although the Triporteur The 55TN inverted three-wheel design has a load of up to 150kg.
Peugeot Triporteur 55 TN | 1949
In 1954, at the French Auto Show, Peugeot Motors again launched the latest Triporteur 57 TM inverted three-wheeled motorcycle. Compared with the past, the power still uses a 125cc, 4.5 horsepower, two-stroke engine. Stronger. For different application needs, the Triporteur 57 TM has three models: 57 TN (movable guardrail), 57 TNO (cargo box) and 57 TNC (cargo box with lid). These subdivision functions are similar to the design ideas of Peugeot at that time.
Peugeot Triporteur 57TN
Peugeot Triporteur 57TNO
Peugeot Triporteur 57TNC
According to statistics, from 1949 to 1959, the Triporteur 55 and 57 series produced up to 30,000 vehicles in three consecutive rounds, which greatly satisfied the needs of the military, government and civilian markets.
It is not difficult to see that Peugeot Motor and Peugeot have been developing simultaneously since the birth. This innate technical advantage has provided valuable valuable car design concepts and directions for the three reverse wheels.
At that time, Peugeot’s reverse three-wheel technology had been perfected, and it had accumulated unique core advantages in steering transmission, power, safety and convenience, laying the irreplaceable market leading position of Peugeot’s reverse three-wheel.
For more than 40 years, with the booming automotive industry, chronic traffic congestion across Europe has become a global social problem since 2000. New transportation modes that are more compact than cars, faster than bicycles, and safer than motorcycles have gradually entered the research field of Peugeot motorcycles. The deep three-wheeled motorcycle with a long history has come to the designers of Peugeot again. This is the beginning of the reinvention of the three-wheeled motorcycle.
At the 2008 Paris Expo, Peugeot grandly launched the HYmotion3 three-wheeled motorcycle. This epoch-making product was jointly developed by Peugeot and Peugeot. It combines the characteristics of cars and scooters. It not only has high stability and controllability, but also can easily travel through crowded cities like two-wheeled scooters. street. Drawing on the Peugeot RCZ sports car, the HYmotion3 is equipped with a skeleton “bubble” roof for the three inverted wheels, which is wider than the general roof and has a better covering for drivers and passengers, which can effectively avoid the sun and rain and protect personal safety.
Peugeot HYmotion3 | 2008
At the same time, the HYmotion3 is the next three-wheeled hybrid model after the Peugeot RC, Prologue, and Citroen C4 WRC. Its front wheels are equipped with two lithium battery DC motors with an energy recovery system; the rear is equipped with a 125cc turbocharged gasoline engine. Fuel consumption is only 2 liters per 100 kilometers, and CO2 emissions are 47g / 100km. It truly achieves the perfect combination of safety, drivability, economy and environmental friendliness. HYmotion3 has received great attention from the industry and has become very popular in various market activities.
Peugeot HYmotion3 Hybrid Electricity Technology | 2008
After the success of HYmotion3, Peugeot has not stopped the pace of product upgrades and improvements.
In 2012, one year after the mass production was approved, the new Peugeot Metropolis400i finally came out! It has an unparalleled number of advantages, marking the entry of the scooter manufacturing industry into a brand-new “three-wheel” era and successfully achieving the perfect crossover of traditional scooter design concepts. Although the Peugeot Metropolis 400i and the new Peugeot 508 are different, they are in the same vein. They have to travel through the needle to reveal the unique lion style and boutique concept.
Peugeot Metropolis 400i | 2012
Peugeot Metropolis 400i is not only an adult’s toy, it also has a full range of commuting capabilities. The 400cc water-cooled engine on the aluminum alloy body can output more than 35 horsepower, with tire pressure sensors, smart keyless start, SBC linkage braking and electronic parking system; three-disc brakes and adjustable seats complement the wonderful dashboard, Comes with easy-to-read analog dial and large LCD screen. These high-end configurations have greatly satisfied customer needs and left potential opponents out of reach. For those who have to park their cars at home to avoid congestion, Peugeot Metropolis is the best commuting solution, and Peugeot Metropolis is more than enough to meet the needs of motorcycle travel.
In 2018, Peugeot Motor once again launched its first self-developed Euro 4 PowerMotion® LFE (Low Friction and High Efficiency) technology to 400cc engines. This high-performance engine was developed and manufactured in France, while maintaining low vibration, low noise, and low fuel consumption, while stably exhibiting high efficiency performance. At the same time, Metropolis is also the first scooter in the world to use an automatic warning system. Warning lights will automatically turn on during emergency braking, and the direct inspiration for this performance is precisely the automotive field.
Peugeot Metropolis 400i RX-R
PowerMotion® LFE engine
“Don’t be afraid to see the clouds, only to be at the top”
On August 16, 2018, the much-anticipated Peugeot Metropolis 400i RX-R, the integrator of this two- and four-wheel cross-border technology, landed in beautiful China across mountains and rivers with its highest configuration, glorified on Beijing’s Peugeot Avenue Go public.
Peugeot Metropolis goes public in China
(Beijing Peugeot Avenue on August 16, 2018)
In 2019,Peugeot MetropolisMore versions and colors have been introduced to meet the different needs of consumers. It’s more than just a tricycle, it’s more than just a simple commute service. What it brings to Chinese customers are: a new driving experience, an efficient way to commute, and an exquisite lifestyle taste.
In the segment of the three-round market, Peugeot designers continue to explore newer, more beautiful and considerate products. At this moment, Peugeot’s design experience activities in industrial styling, customer experience, power R & D and trendy fashion, as well as the innate technical advantages derived from cars, were brought into full play. It will also bring the professionalism of cross-border communication, interconnection and sharing to the industry. And all of this is a classic presentation of the DNA of the Lion Lion for more than 120 years; all highlight the unique charm of the Peugeot brand!
There are currently 14 Peugeot in ChinaMetropolisDealer:
Beijing Qili Yongsheng Technology & Trade Co., Ltd.
Bottom of Building 1, Jiugongbeili, Jiugong Town, Daxing District, Beijing
Taiyuan Yannuo Technology Development Co., Ltd.
No. 28 Songzhuang Road, Yingze District, Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province
Yiwu Jinkang Motorcycle Firm
A building in Qiaodong District, Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province
Shanghai Kaiaohang Trading Co., Ltd.
488 Anchi Road, Jiading District, Shanghai
Nanjing Ranger International Trade Co., Ltd.
No. 132 Chahar Road, Gulou District, Nanjing
Guizhou Ruikai Trading Company
No.218 Tongyin Road, Guihui Avenue, Xiaohe District, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
Chengdu Daxingda Trading Company
Jiujiang Southwest Motorcycle Market in Shuangliu County, Chengdu, Sichuan Province
Kunming Lurun Trading Company
D1-09, Qianziyuan, New Asia Sports City, Guandu District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province
Shaanxi Yongjin Motorcycle Sales Co., Ltd.
No. 24-25, Row 8, Xi’an Motor City, Xingfu South Road, Xi’an
Shandong Xu Ke Trading Company
No.799 Xisha Road, Huaiyin District, Jinan City
Wuhan Shilong Motorcycle Sales Co., Ltd.
Ruoduokou Market, Dongxihu District, Wuhan
Zhongshan Changyou Motorcycle Company
No. B83, Fengfeng, Phase 10, Agile New City, Sanxiang, Zhongshan, Guangdong
Chongqing Shunlin Motorcycle Sales Co., Ltd.
Coral Metropolis 2nd District, Nanbin Road, Nan’an District, Chongqing City
Guangzhou Tuwell Motorcycle Co., Ltd.
Room 109, Block 1, Helenborg Creative Park, No. 329 West Sheshan Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou