In 1810 the family business was founded by Jean-Frédéric and Jean-Pierre II Peugeot. In the municipality of Hérmoncourt, the family undertakes very diverse productions focused on steel such as: tools, springs, corset armor, watch parts, bicycles, etc.
Armand Peugeot presents the first Peugeot automobile in 1889, during the Universal Exposition in Paris. It consisted of a steam tricycle (not marketed), made with the engineer Léon Serpollet.
In 1948 they launched the first monocoque car, the 203. This was the first monocoque model with an engine with hemispherical heads and V-valves. In addition to being the first car produced in the post-war period, it was the first Peugeot of which more than half were produced. million copies.
50's and 80's
Later, the 404 model was designed by Pininfarina. Breaking with the models of the fifties, this Peugeot offered modern and elegant characteristics thanks to its angular lines and glazed surfaces.
In 1968 Peugeot launched the 504. This model was focused on a bourgeois clientele, however, it also became the king of African and South American tracks thanks to its resistance. The 504 has the longest history of all Peugeot models, with almost 4 million examples put into circulation up to 2006.
The launch of the 104 was in 1972 under the slogan < >, this being the smallest four-door saloon in the world.
Seven years later, the 604 was launched, the first Peugeot saloon with 6 cylinders. It was adopted by the highest European government authorities thanks to its style and refinement, and the first turbodiesel engine marketed in Europe was mounted on this Peugeot.
Under the slogan < >, the providential success for Peugeot is launched, the 205. He was a double world rally champion and won two Paris-Dakars. It became the best-selling car in France and the most exported French vehicle.
In 1987 the Peugeot 405 was launched and for the second time in its history, the car brand won the European Car of the Year trophy in 1988.
90s and present
The launch of the 406 Coupé came in 1997, it was the first coupé available with a diesel engine, and its timeless line has made it a collector's item.
Another success for the Peugeot brand was the launch of the 206, the three-time world rally champion. Its CC version relaunched the fashion for convertible coupes, started by Peugeot in 1935.
IN 2016 the new Peugeot 3008 is launched, acclaimed for its style, interior design and performance, it was chosen as Car of the Year 2017. In addition, it is the first SUV awarded since the creation of the trophy in 1964, and the fifth Peugeot vehicle chosen as Car of the year.
The Peugeot Partner has been voted International Van Of The Year since the trophy was created in 1992. The two features that made it a winner were: the overload indicator for safe loading and the wraparound rear vision that provides vision of blind spots.
The Peugeot Partner was highlighted for the exclusive and worldwide adoption of this segment of the Peugeot i-Cockpit, offering a driving experience for greater efficiency.
In 2020, the Peugeot 208 was named Car of the Year thanks to its range of engines, which offered freedom to choose between electric, gasoline and diesel. Without forgetting the bold design and technology of the Peugeot.
Peugeot was one of the top three brands with the most Car of the Year awards with six titles. This award joins twelve other international awards that the Peugeot 208 has received.
In 2021 the new face of Peugeot debuted with the New 308. This bears the brand's new logo and stands out for its clean and sensual design, its advanced technology and its efficiency. Its range of engines includes two plug-in hybrids, electric motors and thermal combustion.
Peugeot, in 2022, set an ambitious agenda with a large number of innovations such as the renewal of many models and a totally new model such as the Peugeot 308 Cross.
Today, Peugeot remains committed to innovation and sustainability, offering customers a wide range of modern and efficient car options.