Interested in buying a brand new French car ? You have been told that there is no possibility of finding a new vehicle from the french big three in the USA or Canada? There might actually be some exceptions to the rule, albeit without the original logo from the French Big Three.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

The legendary Bugatti is produced at Molsheim in Alsace, which had been home to the Bugatti brand from the very beginning. Yet the Bugatti story comprises only a part of Molsheim’s impressive heritage. For many years during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation the bishops of the archdiocese of Strasbourg resided in the small Alsatian town. And it was once home to a famous Jesuit university, which later relocated to the larger neighboring town.

Today’s manufacturing plant covers only a small part of the original area, where up to 1200 workers used to assemble the classic Bugatti models. The administration offices are housed in the renovated Château Saint Jean, and the Veyron 16.4*) is assembled in the newly built, oval studio. A simple storage building and the two reconstructed coach houses complete the facility. The orangery and the old factory gate remain unaltered, original witnesses to the era of Ettore Bugatti.

Today the brand is owned by Volkswagen. Find here more about the history of the brand.

You can find a Bugatti dealer in any main cities.

Bugatti plate "Patrie des pur-sang" means "home of the thoroughbreds" - Château Saint-Jean the headquarter - Bugatti factotry - Bugatti Veyron
Bugatti plate "Patrie des pur-sang" means "home of the thoroughbreds" - Château Saint-Jean the headquarter - Bugatti factotry - Bugatti VeyronBugatti plate "Patrie des pur-sang" means "home of the thoroughbreds" - Château Saint-Jean the headquarter - Bugatti factotry - Bugatti VeyronBugatti plate "Patrie des pur-sang" means "home of the thoroughbreds" - Château Saint-Jean the headquarter - Bugatti factotry - Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti plate "Patrie des pur-sang" means "home of the thoroughbreds" - Château Saint-Jean the headquarter - Bugatti factotry - Bugatti Veyron

The Furtive e-GT by Exagon Motors.

Exagon Motors is a part of the Exagon Engineering Group based in Magny-Cours, France. The team was founded by director Luc Marchetti in 2004, and is managed by former racer Cathy Muller who is the older sister of successful touring car driver Yvan Muller.

Here the specifications of the Furtive e-GT electric powered supercar :

Motors
2 Siemens water-cooled motors (148 kW each)
Power: 402 hp from 5,000 to 10,000 rpm
Torque: 516 Nm from 0 to 5,000 rpm

Battery
SAFT lithium-ion batterie without memory effect and highly recyclable
Capacity: 53 kWh
Minimum battery capacity after 3,000 cycles (= ± 10 years): over 80%

Chassis/bodywork
Carbon fibre and honeycomb monocoque weighing 124 kg
All-carbon fibre bodywork
Beringer brakes developed specially for the Furtive-eGT
Front brakes: ventilated disc (380 mm). Callipers with 6 pistons
Rear brakes: ventilated disc (360 mm). Callipers with 4 pistons
Deceleration: 1.2 G (one of the best braking performances in the world)
Energy recovery during deceleration and braking
Front wheel: 8.5’’x 20’’
Rear wheel: 11’’x 20’’
Front tyres: Michelin PSS 245/35 ZR20
Rear tyres: Michelin PSS 305/30 ZR20

Transmission and suspensions
Type of transmission: rear-wheel drive with self-locking differential
Gearbox: three-speed, automated gearbox with constant torque developed by Exagon
Double wishbone suspension front and rear made of Cobapress aluminium

The Furtive e-GT is available with a range extender. Just a few units will be produced so there is no problem to import it. The car is sold via a specific distribution channel. Contact us and we will give you all the information that you need.

2014 Furtive e-GT by Exagon Motors

2014 Furtive e-GT by Exagon Motors

The Smart Fortwo is a rear-engined two-seater city car introduced at the 1998 Paris Motor Show as the Smart City Coupé, and currently in its second generation. It is also one of the most popular car in Paris, France. Perfect for the tiny streets and easy to park !

The car is made in east of France in Hambach. The origin of the brand is Swiss but today the company is owned by Daimler. An electric powered version is available for sale.

The car architecture of the next Smart Forfour generation is shared with the 2015 Renault Twingo which is the revival of the Renault Le Car !

You can find a Smart dealer everywhere !

American Smart - The way to park a Smart in Europe - Next Generation of Smart Forfout mule wearing Renault Twingo duds
American Smart - The way to park a Smart in Europe - Next Generation of Smart Forfout mule wearing Renault Twingo duds
American Smart - The way to park a Smart in Europe - Next Generation of Smart Forfout mule wearing Renault Twingo duds

American Smart - The way to park a Smart in Europe - Next Generation of Smart Forfout mule wearing Renault Twingo duds

The 2014 Dodge Ram ProMaster...

Well this one is more complicated. PSA Peugeot Citroën produces commercial cars with Fiat Group which has financial participation in the Chrysler Group which owns the Dodge brand ! This is the first Peugeot / Citroën sold in the USA and Canada for a long time. Take a look to the pictures, it is always better than a long text !

These commercial cars are fleet budget killers due to the low maintenance and the fuel efficiency.

Dodge Ram ProMaster / Citroën Jumper / Peugeot Boxer
Dodge Ram ProMaster / Citroën Jumper / Peugeot Boxer
Dodge Ram ProMaster / Citroën Jumper / Peugeot Boxer
Dodge Ram ProMaster / Citroën Jumper / Peugeot Boxer
Dodge Ram ProMaster / Citroën Jumper / Peugeot Boxer

Dodge Ram ProMaster / Citroën Jumper / Peugeot Boxer

So what will really happen in the near future ?

Renault USA / Canada => it could be effective with a Mitsubishi logo and the Smart Forfour !

Peugeot Citroën USA / Canada => Well, they are in talks with GM for LCVs...

So wait and see !

Comment on this post

Laguna 06/14/2017 18:47

Smart isnt fcking french

Greenevans 03/13/2014 15:08

You may also add the Hybrid Yaris which is built in Northern France in Toyota plant and is exported to the US.