With its major inventions and its myriad of successes, Peugeot has written most of the finest pages of automotive history. And with new challenges for the 21st century, the Peugeot adventure endlessly pursues its path.
Steam-driven 3-wheeler presented at the
World Fair in Paris
Armand Peugeot showcased the first Peugeot-branded automotive vehicle at the World Fair in Paris: a steam-driven 3-wheeler (non-commercialized), designed hand-in-hand with the engineer Léon Serpollet
first unibody car
The 203 is the first car produced after the war.It is also the first unibody model with a hemispherical-shaped cylinder head and V-shaped valves and the first Peugeot manufactured
at over 1 million of units.
404 rolled out
The Pininfarina-designed 404 embraces angular lines. The increase in glazed surfaces rhymes with modernism and elegance and contrasts greatly with the models of the 1950s.In 1961, the 404 is equipped with the first direct-injection engine.
Launch of the 504: groundbreaking style
The 504 is the Peugeot’s longest commercialized model (3,700,000 examples rolled out until 2006). Intended for a middle-class clientele, it also ranked No.1 in Africa and South America thanks to its endurance.
104 commercialized: world’s shortest saloon
The slogan ’All of Peugeot in 3.58‘ emphasized that it was the world’s smallest four-door Saloon.
Launch of the 604:
Peugeot’s first 6-cylinder saloon since the 601
As a result of its style and its stature, it is adopted by the most senior government officials.The first turbo diesel engine commercialized in Europe is integrated into the 604.
205 rolled out:
the « magic number»
Lifesaving success for Peugeot. It becomes double world rally champion and wins two Paris-Dakar races. The 205 goes on to become the best-selling car in France and the most-exported
Launch of the Pininfarina-designed 406 coupé
Its timeless design has made it a collector.It is the first coupé proposed with a Diesel engine (2001).
Still manufactured, the 206 has been commercialized at over 7 million units.
The 206 was triple world rally champion.Its CC version (2000) relaunched the «transformable coupés», introduced by Peugeot in 1934.