Peugeot and its 7 fascinating stories

01/21/2019

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You might consider yourself an avid fan of the Peugeot, but are you certain that you know it all? Check and see if you've missed any of those facts below!

1. The humble start

From the beginning, the company was not even an auto business. Can you guess what was their first business? It's producing coffee grinders. The Peugeot brothers founded the company and maintain its name and reputation 200 years after that.

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Who would've thought Peugeot actually started as a coffee equipment company?

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2. Peugeot first car with 3 wheels

Just like any car circa 1880s, their first car was designed with 3 wheels by a seasoned mechanic Leon Serpollet.

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Peugeot created their first car back in the late 19th century

3. Its first electrical car

Due to some regulations on fuel usage, the Peugeot came up with the idea for an electric car and successfully delivered it to the market in 1941. It was then named VLV.

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Though the tag "electric" is only trendy recent years, Peugeot has put it in their car way back in 1940s

4. The "world-war" car

The Peugeot business becomes alive again after being halted by World War II. It quickly gave birth to a new Peugeot, the Peugeot 203. The car immediately became a hit and was sold nearly half a million units.

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Peugeot was a total success, even in the aftermath of the World War II

5. The World War effect

When World War I was impending, the brand decided to stop its auto manufacturing business and shifted to military equipment instead.

6. The awards

There are in total of 5 European-car-of-the-year awards were given to Peugeot. The Peugeot 405, 405, 307, 308, 3008 have won in the year 1969, 1988, 2002, 2014, 2017, respectively.

Also, it has won in the WRC for 5 times, in Dakar Rally for 6 times, the European Rally Championship and the Intercontinental Rally Challenge each for 3 times.

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7. The headquarters

Peugeot has 2 headquarters, only one of which is functional and is located in Sochaux, France. The other is located in Grande Armee Paris.

Also, the mother company of Peugeot, PSA Peugeot Citroen is ranked second in the list of largest car manufacturers in Europe.

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