The Peugeot company and family are originally from Sochaux, France. Peugeot retains a large manufacturing plant and Peugeot Museum there. In February 2014, the shareholders agreed to a recapitalisation plan, under which Dongfeng Motors and the French government were each to buy a 14% stake in the company.
Founded in 1810, Peugeot has a proud history of creating vehicles blending technical innovation with French style. Since 1890 when Armand Peugeot exhibited the company’s first petrol-powered car, Peugeot has continually pushed the boundaries of automotive design as one of Europe’s leading car manufacturers.
We are well-known for exciting hatchbacks like the 308 and 308 SW, but in recent years our wide range of vehicles has allowed us to become a serious contender in the Fleet market. Our LCVs have gone from strength to strength, including the UK’s best-selling small van, the Partner, and the New Boxer. The New 508 is another great fleet car, perfect for drivers seeking a comfortable executive model with excellent fuel economy.
Peugeot presented a new concept hybrid electric sports sedan at the 2008 Paris Motor Show called the Peugeot RC HYmotion4. Similar to the drivetrain model used in the upcoming Chevrolet Volt, the RC concept promises the ability to run solely on electric power for extended periods, with a hybrid electric powertrain filling in the gaps when extra range is needed The RC HYmotion4 includes a 70-kW electric motor at the front wheels. The Peugeot Prologue HYmotion4 was also shown at the 2008 Paris show and is in many ways the opposite of the RC HYmotion4 concept. The Prologue puts the internal combustion engine up front and runs on diesel instead of gasoline, with the electric motor going at the back.