Peugeot History

PEUGEOT is a major French car brand, part of PSA PEUGEOT Citroën, the second largest car maker based in Europe. The origins of the PEUGEOT family go back to the 15th Century.

Armand PEUGEOT became interested in the automobile early on and, after meeting with Gottlieb Daimler and others, was convinced of its viability. In 1946, the company restarted car production with the 202, delivering 14000 copies. In 1947, PEUGEOT introduced the PEUGEOT 203, with coil springs, rack-and-pinion steering, and hydraulic brakes. The 203 set new PEUGEOT sales records, remaining in production until 1960.

In 1974, PEUGEOT bought a 30% share of Citroën, and took it over completely in 1975. In 1983, PEUGEOT launched the popular and successful PEUGEOT 205.

For the past 200 years the PEUGEOT name and emblem have appeared on a wide range of products such as dress crinolines, coffee grinders, bicycles and cars. Every single one of PEUGEOT’S products encompasses PEUGEOT’S unique style and trademark. The PEUGEOT brand has been adapting through the years, according to changing times, customs and needs of their customers.

PEUGEOT currently stands at the forefront of technological innovation and aims at meeting the needs of all their clients.