The idea of French cars in the US is a novel idea today, though it wasn't really that long ago that Peugeot, Renault et al were bit players in the American automotive sitcom. Though 15 years have passed since France's retreat, new models are sometimes spotted on US soil, usually in the form of manufacturer test cars. (Take this 107 spotted by Autoblog Sam.) Now, a Peugeot 407's been caught in the Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Bay Ridge, wearing carmaker tags and a grin only les Gaulois could love. The cameraphone shooter says the driver assured that the 407 was not coming to the US. Perhaps if it attracts enough interest someone will create a 407 nose kit for the Chrysler Sebring.

SPOTTED: Peugeot 407 in Bay Ridge [VW Vortex]

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