Peugeot is a French car manufacturer. The Peugeot brand is part of PSA Peugeot Citroen, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe.
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Peugeot began manufacturing cars in 1889 with a steam driven three-wheeler after Armand Peugeot met with Gottlieb Daimler and was convinced of the future possibilities. With continuing successes, Armand broke away from the family firm and created S.S. des Automobiles Peugeot. In 1903 Peugeot added motorcycles to its vehicle line and subsequently produced half the cars built in France. They also racked up numerous racing victories, including two wins at Indianapolis between 1916 and 1919.
Unfortunately, the First World War forced them to emphasize production on arms and when automotive production resumed, the cycle division separated from the car division, forming their own company.
Peugeot was able to acquire troubled auto-maker Citroen in the 1970s from the French government along with more operating cash. With continued growth, they also took over the European division of Chrylser. These acquisitions led to financial trouble for the company. While trying to cut losses, all brands suffered decreased sales due to a lack of emphasis on style.
In the late 1990s a new president was brought in to lead the alliance. Under new management, facility closures and staff reduction are improving the financial outlook along with the introduction of new models. They are also working on a diesel-electric hybrid that promises to be one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the industry.
The Peugeot 107 is a 4-seater city car that has been in production since 2005 and has since received one face lift in 2009.
The 107 was designed to replace the 106. The 107 is available in two forms, as a three-door hatchback or as a five-door hatchback. The 107 comes with either a 1.0-litre engine or a 1.4-litre diesel variant.
The Peugeot 3008 is a large family car which seats 5 people. It was initially launched in 2009 and since a Hybrid version has been made available.
The 3008 has been well received, winning the title of Car of the Year 2010 in the What Car? magazine as well as picking up the Semperit Irish Car of the Year award in Ireland.
The Peugeot 4007 is a large, 4-door 4X4 that has been under production since 2007. It was built on the Mitsubishi GS platform making it very similar to the Citroën C-Crosser.
The first generation model comes with a choice of two engines as well as 3 available trim packages; the SE, the Sport XS and the GT.
The Peugeot 508 is a large family car which was originally launched in 2010 to replace the Peugeot 407 and 607 models.
There are a wide range of engines to choose from and there is also a 508 RXH expected in 2012, which is an estate version of the 508 with a hybrid electric engine.
The Peugeot Expert Tepee is a large MPV which was first introduced in 2007 to replace the Expert which has been in production since 1995.
The Tepee can have up to 9 seats and a four cylinder turbodiesel engine allowing the driver to do 0-60 in 13 seconds.
The Peugeot Partner Tepee is a small MPV and is essentially the second generation version of the original Peugeot Partner. It was introduced to the market in 2008 and can be bought as a 4-door panel van or a 2-door pickup truck. The Tepee can come with either a diesel or petrol engine.
The Peugeot 207 was a small family car which was first launched in 2006 and replaced the Peugeot 206.
The Peugeot 207 was produced in 5 different body styles; it was available as a three or five door hatchback, a two door coupé, a five door estate, or a five door saloon. It was replaced by the 208 in 2012.
The Peugeot 208 was unveiled in 2012. A significant improvement over its predecessor, the ageing 207, the 208 offers a much improved cabin and sleeker looks. However, it's not quite a match for the VW Polo or Ford Fiesta.
The Peugeot 308 is a small family car which was put into production in 2007. The Peugeot 308 is available in various body styles; it can come as a three or five door hatchback, an estate (known as the 308SW), a cabriolet (known as the 308CC) and also a saloon version.
The Peugeot 5008 is a small MPV which was first produced in 2009 and shares features of the Citroën C4 Grand. It can seat either 5 or 7 people depending upon the model.
It wasn’t long before the 5008 was recognised as strong in its field, as it was awarded for the 2010 MPV Car of the Year by What Car? magazine.
The Peugeot Bipper Tepee is a small MPV that was put into production in 2007. It is essentially the same as the third generation Fiat Fiorino and offers a smaller and cheaper version of the Peugeot Partner.
The Peugeot iOn is a city car which is essentially a rebadged Mitsubishi I-Miev. Its production began in 2009 and is now on the market as a five door hatchback sporting an electric motor.
The battery powered motor has a range of approximately 100 miles when fully charged, and recharging takes an estimated 14 hours from a 110 volt power supply but can take as little as 30 minutes to charge from a quick charging station.
The Peugeot RCZ is a 2-door sports car coupé that has been produced since May 2010. It has the option of two different straight-4 engines one of which is a 2.0 HDi engine. It can also come with either a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission.
The RCZ has been a huge success for Peugeot which is of no surprise when you consider the fact that it was only put into production in response to the public’s more than welcoming reaction to the original 308 RCZ concept car which the RCZ is very much based on.