Key Events

Key Peugeot Events

 

A History of Innovation

Take a look through some of the key dates below that make us unique.
 

 

1810

The Peugeot family buys a flour mill and convert it into a steel factory

1858

The Peugeot lion is introduced as a symbol of strength and flexibility

1889

Armand Peugeot exhibits the company's first car (steam powered) at the Paris Show

1891

Peugeot introduces its first petrol powered car

1891

An early example of innovative spirit - Peugeot becomes the first manufacturer to fit rubber tyres

1894

Peugeot wins world's first ever motor race - between Paris and Rouen. A burning passion was born.

1900

Production reaches 500 cars per year

1912

Peugeot produce the world's first car with twin overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder

1925

The 100,000th Peugeot rolls off the production line

1931

The 201 becomes the first car to be fitted with independent front suspension as standard

1934

Years ahead of its time, Peugeot showcases the world's first electric folding steel roof convertible

1953

Peugeot 203 wins the tough Round Australia Redex Trial, helping to establish the brand in Australia

1955

The 403 becomes the first car in the world to reach 1 million units produced

1969

The 5 millionth Peugeot car is made

1979

The 604 becomes the first turbo diesel powered car

1992

Peugeot wins the famous Le Mans 24 hour race, repeating the feat the following year

2000

The 607 is the first car in the world to be equipped as standard with a particulate filter (FAP) in conjunction with its HDi diesel engine

2001

The 307 is crowned European Car of the Year

2002

The 406 HDi sets a fuel economy world record by travelling from Melbourne to Rockhampton (2,346km) on a single tank of fuel

2004

The 307 Touring sets the Round Australia fuel economy world record at an average of 3.49 l / 100km

2008

The 308 HDi hybrid is unveiled at the Frankfurt motorshow

2008

The 308 HDi breaks Peugeot's own Round Australia fuel economy world record, achieving an average consumption of 3.13 l / 100km

2009

Peugeot wins the famous Le Mans 24 hour race, in a diesel powered car

2010

Peugeot celebrates 200 years as an industrial manufacturer - a new brand logo is launched to mark the occasion