Despite Peugeot being known as one of the worlds Premier car manufacturers the company which preceded it was famous for making coffee mills and bicycles. The Peugeot trademark has been legally owned by the company since 1858 long before they started producing vehicles.
Peugeot is known as one of the worlds best makers of cards and has received many international awards including by European cover of the year awards. It is also twice received the ward for the lowest average CO2 emissions. It is also thought to be an incredibly reliable brand and many of the 1950s and 1960s models are still in use in African countries and in Cuba.
1930 was a particularly important year for the Peugeot company. One of the motorsport team won the Indianapolis 500 race and they also broke the world speed record reaching an incredible 187 km an hour. This propelled the company to quickly become one of the most prominent in the world and Peugeot was then producing half of all French halves.
The Second World War and the occupation of France by Nazi Germany had a devastating effect on the Peugeot company, as well as the wider industry. Fuel restrictions and a lack of resources meant that the company was unable to develop in the way that it had wished, however, once the war was over a new Peugeot model arrived on the scene in 1947.
To date, the Peugeot company is active in over 160 countries and self because it’s over 10,000 outlets across the globe. The organization currently ranked ninth in terms of global sale and produces more than 2 million cars every single year.
Peugeot is one of the many companies which are keen to break into the Electric car and hybrid market. Into thousand and eight they presented a new hybrid electric sports Saddam at the Paris motor show. The Peugeot baby one is another electric concept car which was displayed at the Frankfurt motor show in 2009.
Peugeot is also one of the key manufacturers in motorsport. Along with citron, they are one of the most prominent and successful manufacturers in rallying. They are also involved in touring car racing and have won several awards. They have also provided engines to Formula One teams most notably McLaren.