You say that, but it terms of reliability I dont think Peugeot are even that bad. My dad had a 307 SW 1.6 petrol for 8years. Had everything spec wise( climate control, folding mirrors, glass roof, automatic lighting/wiping. No issues at all, other than one rear light that kept dying. He did 190,000 miles on original clutch. He didn't want to get rid of it it served him really well. But he had a 406 in past that was shit.
In terms of electronics, most of it is supplied by Bosch, just like Vauxhall and BMW. They have moved on from French electronics, talking 25years now.
I think Peugeot are making some really neat cars at the moment such as 308, 3008 and 508.
In terms of the future, I hope Vauxhall get more of the interior comforts Pug offer. The current Astra is too conservative I think. Inject a bit of madness at least for character.
I do definitely think, mild hybrids and electrification will be offered. As the next gen Pug 208, which looks decent, will be offered with 250miles range full electrification by 2020(next year) and made affordable, so from that, the Corsa will get the same, and the Astra, and insignia etc.
We can only guess! I just wish they will keep diesels, as from where I'm sitting, my Astra is mint on fuel (63mpg, 620miles) and it's going to be a while for a electric car to get the same level of range!
Vx Astra SRi NAV 1.6 CDTi (136). Summit white. 18" Bi-Colour Alloys, Driving Assitance Pack. Light and Sight Pack. Plated 2016. Mileage (25k/yr)