A Pictorial Glimpse Peugeot Motor Cars Through the Years
In December 1974 Peugeot S.A. obtained a 38.2% share of Citroën. Subsequently On 9 April 1976 they expanded their stake of the then bankrupt organization to 89.95%, hence creating the PSA Group (where PSA stands for Peugeot Société Anonyme), becoming
PSA Peugeot Citroën. Since
Citroën had two new successful designs on the market at the time, (the GS and CX) and
Peugeot was ordinarily prudent in its own particular funds, the PSA venture was a monetary accomplishment from 1976 to 1979.
PSA Peugeot CitroŽn from 1991 to 2016) is a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles sold under the Peugeot, CitroŽn, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands
Armand Peugeot became interested in the automobile and subsequent to meeting with Gottlieb Daimler and others, was convinced it was viable. The first Peugeot vehicle, a steam powered three-wheeled, automobile designed by Léon Serpollet, was manufactured in 1889; just four
models were built, however steam power
was massive and required lengthy warmup times. In 1890, in the wake of meeting Daimler and Émile Levassor, he gave up on steam and built a gasoline fueled four-wheeled auto with an internal combustion motor built by Panhard using a Daimler license. The auto was more advanced than a number of its peers, featuring a three-point suspension and a sliding-gear transmission. A car was purchased by the youthful
Alberto Santos-Dumont, who exported it to Brazil.
29 autos were built in 1892, 40 built in 1894, 72 in 1895, 156 were built in 1898, and 300 in 1899. These early models were given "type" numbers. Peugeot was first auto maker to add rubber tires (solid, as opposed to pneumatic) to a gas-powered car.
Peugeot was also an early pioneer in motor racing. Albert Lemaître won the world's first motor race, the Paris–Rouen, driving a 3 hp Peugeot. In all Five Peugeots qualified for and finished the main event. Lemaître finished 3 minutes 30 seconds behind the Comte de Dion whose steam-powered auto was ineligible for the official competition. There were three Peugeots entered in the Paris–Bordeaux–Paris, and were beaten by Panhard's car (in spite of a normal speed of 12.9 mph and taking the 31,500 franc prize. This was also the debut of Michelin pneumatic racing tires, additionally on a Peugeot; they proved inadequate Nevertheless, the vehicles were still horseless carriages in appearance and were steered using a tiller.
The first Peugeot engines were assembled in 1896; to never again be dependent on Daimler. designed by Rigoulot, the first engine featured 8 hp and attached to the back of the Type 15. It likewise served as the basis of an almost precise copy created by Rochet-Schneider. Further enhancements followed: the engine was relocated to the front of the Type 48 and was soon placed under a hood at the front, rather than being hidden underneath; a steering wheel was added to the Type 36; and they started to look more like the present day automobile.
Peugeot Type 128 (1925-1928)
In 1928, the Type 183 was presented. New for 1929 was the Peugeot 201, the least expensive auto on the French market, and the first to utilize the later Peugeot trademark, three digits with a centerl zero. The 201 received independent front suspension in 1931. Soon afterwards, the Great Depression hit; Peugeot's sales diminished, yet the organization survived.
Peugeot Type 601 (1934-1935)
In 1933, the organization introduced a new, aerodynamically styled line. In 1934, Peugeot unveiled the 402 BL Éclipse Décapotable, the first convertible featuring a retractable hardtop — an idea later followed by the Ford Skyliner in the 1950s and resuscitated in modern day by the Mitsubishi 3000GT Spyder in 1995. Recently, numerous manufactures have offered retractable hardtops, even including Peugeot with the 206-cc.
Peugeot Type 202 (1938-1949)
Three 1930s models were the Peugeot 202, 302, and 402. These autos featured curvaceous bodies, with hidden headlights behind a sloping grille, apparently inspired by the Chrysler Airflow. The 2.1-liter 402 was entered produced in 1935 and was manufactured until the end of 1941, in spite of France's Nazis occupation. For 1936, the new Airflow-inspired 302 (which was produced until 1938) and a 402-based larger model, designed by Andrean, offered a vertical fin and bumper, with the first taillight mounted high. The entry level 202 was manufactured in a series from 1938 to 1942. The 202 lifted Peugeot's 1939 sales to 52,796, just short of Citroën. Regular production started up again in mid-1946, and lasted into 1949.
Peugeot Executive Car
Peugeot Type 604 (1975-1985)
The Peugeot 604 is an executive car produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot from 1975 to 1985. 153,252 examples of the 604 were sold during its 10-year production life. It was made in France and also assembled by Kia in South Korea.
The Pininfarina-designed 604 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1975 and drew praise for its formal, handsome styling. Denmarkís "Bilrevyen 1976" ("The Car Review 1976"), for example, described the styling as possessing a "calm elegance". Sales began in September 1975. Based "on the principles of the Peugeot 504", using its bulkhead, doors, and part of the 504 floor pan, and usually powered by the then-new 144 PS (106 kW) 2.7-litre V6 PRV engine, developed in conjunction with Renault and Volvo, the car was Peugeot's first entry into the large luxury saloon market for 40 years - the most recent being the short-lived Peugeot 601 of 1934.
Peugeot Type 605 (1989-1999)
The Peugeot 605 is an executive car produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot between 1989 and 1999, with a facelift in 1995.
The 605 was a saloon built on the same platform as the CitroŽn XM, and was successor to the critically well received but slow-selling Peugeot 604 which went out of production four years earlier. The popular Peugeot 505 model was thus phased out in the late 1980s and early 1990s in favor of two cars, the large family car 405 and the executive car 605.
Peugeot Type 607 (1999-2010)
The Peugeot 607 is an executive car produced by the French automaker Peugeot from September 1999 to June 2010.
The 607, along with the smaller 407, were superseded by the 508 in March 2011.
The 607 was launched in October 1999, to replace the already discontinued 605. It used its predecessor's chassis but had an all new, more modern exterior design. The engine range (2.2 and 3.0 petrol, and 2.2 diesel) was completely new.
Full Size Peugeot
Peugeot 405 (1988-present)
The Peugeot 405 is a large family car released by the French automaker Peugeot in July 1987, and which continues to be manufactured under licence outside France, having been discontinued in Europe in 1997. It was voted European Car of the Year for 1988 by the largest number of votes in the history of the contest. About 2.5 million vehicles have been sold worldwide, both in LHD and RHD, as a sedan and station wagon.
Peugeot Type 505 (1979-1999)
The Peugeot 505 is a large family car produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot from 1979 to 1992 in Sochaux, France. It was also manufactured in various other countries including Argentina (by Sevel from 1981 to 1995), China, Indonesia and Nigeria. The 505 was Peugeot's last rear-wheel drive car.
According to the manufacturer, 1,351,254 505s were produced between 1978 and 1999 with 1,116,868 of these being saloons/sedans
Peugeot Type 508 (2011-Present)
The Peugeot 508 is a large family car launched in 2011 by French automaker Peugeot, and followed by the 508 SW, an estate version, in March 2011.
It replaces the Peugeot 407, as well as the larger Peugeot 607, for which no direct replacement was scheduled. It shares its platform and most engine options with the second generation CitroŽn C5: the two cars are produced alongside one another at the company's Rennes Plant, and in Wuhan, China for sales inside China.
Mid Size Peugeot
Peugeot Type 504 (1968-1983)
The Peugeot 504 is a mid-size, front-engine, rear wheel drive automobile manufactured and marketed by Peugeot for model years 1968-1983 over a single generation, primarily in four-door sedan and wagon configurations ó but also with two-door coupe, convertible and pickup truck variants.
The 504 was noted for its robust body structure, long suspension travel, and torque tube drive shaft ó enclosed in a rigid tube attached at each end to the gearbox housing and differential casing, relieving drive train torque reactions. The 504 ultimately achieved widespread popularity in far-flung rough-terrain countries ó including Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Kenya and Nigeria
Peugeot 307 (2001-2014)
The Peugeot 307 is a small family car produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot since 2001, following the Peugeot 306 which ceased production in 2002. It was awarded the European Car of the Year title for 2002, and continued to be offered in China and certain South American markets through 2014, despite the French launch of the 308 (its intended successor) in September 2007.
Peugeot 308 (2007-present)
The Peugeot 308 is a small family car produced by the French car manufacturer Peugeot. It was unveiled on 5 June 2007, and launched in September 2007. Its development code was "Project T7", and is the first car of the X08 generation of Peugeot models. The 308 features a range of petrol and diesel engine options. In March 2011, the 308 received a facelift, and it premiered at the Geneva Motor Show.
Peugeot Sports Cars
Peugeot RCZ (2009-2016)
The Peugeot RCZ was a sports coupť manufactured by the French car company Peugeot. It was launched in April 2010 and is available in almost 80 countries as of 2013, but not the US. It was officially introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2009 and was initially announced as the 308 RCZ
concept car at the 2007 Frankfurt show
Peugeot SUV 2008 (2013-present)
The Peugeot 2008 (pronounced as Two Thousand and Eight or in French: Deux Mille Huit) is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot since 2013. The 2008 replaced the Peugeot 207 SW, as Peugeot did not plan to release an SW version of its 208. It was developed under code name "A94" and is based on the PF1 platform, sharing electronic components with Peugeot 208.
The revised version was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016
Peugeot SUV 3008 (2008-present)
The Peugeot 3008 is a compact crossover SUV unveiled by French automaker Peugeot in May 2008, and presented for the first time to the public in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It was launched in April 2009.
Despite having had its styling criticised, the 3008 has been praised by automobile magazines. In January 2010, the British motoring magazine What Car? awarded it Car of the Year for 2010. It also was awarded 2010 Semperit Irish Car of the Year in Ireland. The 3008 followed up this award in 2018 by winning the Continental Irish Car of the Year.
Peugeot SUV 5008 (2009-present)
The Peugeot 5008 is a compact MPV/mid-size crossover SUV first unveiled by French automaker Peugeot in June 2009, and has been on sale since November 2009. Five and seven seat versions are currently available. Its engine range mimics the Peugeot 308.
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Peugeot Motor Cars Through the Years
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