Peugeot - one of the major French car manufacturers, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën. Parent company PSA Peugeot Citroën is the second largest in Europe, Europe's largest manufacturer of light commercial vehicles (18.8% of the market) and a leader in the production of vehicles with low exhaust (26.2% of cars market, emission levels are less than 130 g / km).
In 1983, Peugeot began assembly of the popular Peugeot 205, which, by all accounts, saved Peugeot (this model is among the ten most popular cars of the XX century).
In 1984 PSA developed the first contacts with China, leading to a successful venture Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile in Juhani.
In 1986, the company stopped using the Talbot brand for passenger cars when stopped production models Horizon / Alpine / Solara based on the Simca. What should have been called the Talbot Arizona, it was the Peugeot 309, and the former Rootes factory in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, and the company Simca in Poissy were converted to assemble Peugeot. Production Peugeot in Ryton was significant, since it was first reported that Peugeot were built in the UK. Talbot name survived for a little longer on commercial vehicles - until 1992.
Like other automakers European level, US and Canadian sales fluctuated Peugeot and finally became uneconomical. A few ideas to reverse the sale in the United States, including such cars as the Peugeot 205, were considered, but beyond that it does not matter. In the early nineties fresh Peugeot 405 proved uncompetitive with domestic and import models in the same segment of the market, and has sold less than 1,000 units. The total volume of sales fell to 4,261 units in 1990 and 2240 through July 1991. This caused the company to cease operations in the US and Canada after 33 years of presence. Currently no known plans to return to the US market.
Peugeot currently sells vehicles in Mexico.
Since the late 1990s, when the president of PSA was Jean-Martin Folz, the optimal ratio of production of Peugeot and Citroën were found.
April 18, 2006 PSA Peugeot Citroën announced the closure of the Ryton plant in Coventry, England. This report led to the loss of 2300 jobs, as well as about 5,000 jobs in the supply chain. The company has gathered the latest Peugeot 206 12 December 2006 and closed in January 2007,
Peugeot been developing a diesel-electric hybrid version of the Peugeot 307, which could pass up to 34 km per liter of fuel.
Peugeot further development plan involves expansion on two fronts. First, it plans to develop new models to compete in segments where it currently does not play a significant role. Collin believes French automaker currently competes in 72% of the market segments, but it should reach 90%. Despite sportscar racing program Peugeot, the company is not ready to collect a pure sports car, more powerful than the future sports coupe 308 RC Z. It pursues government funding to develop a diesel-hybrid drivetrain, however, it may be the key to its expansion.
Peugeot is also planning to capture new markets, namely in China, Russia (where he built a car assembly plant in Kaluga) and South America. However, it is considered a return to the North American market, particularly in light of the weak American dollar, Collin maintains that such a movement will take a few years.
Peugeot four times received the award in the category of European Car of the Year.
1969 - Peugeot 504
1988 - Peugeot 405
2002 - Peugeot 307
2014 - Peugeot 308
Other Peugeot models have come in the competition, or second, or third.
1980 - Peugeot 505
1984 - Peugeot 205
1996 - Peugeot 406
1999 - Peugeot 206