The Peugeot produced their first car in 1882, although the family business can be traced back to coffee mills in 1810 and bicycles in 1830. In 1926 due to family disagreements Armand Peugeot founded the Societe des Automobiles Peugeot.
During World war one, as most manufacturers did, Peugeot switched to arms production and military vehicles. IN between the two world wars Peugiet continued to grow it's automobile business and during world war 2 and France occupation by the Nazi's, it managed to continue to supply some civilian vehicles.
Normal product recommended in 1946 and in 1947 the Peugeot 203 was launched which produced record sales for the company until production was ceased in 1960.
In 1974 Peugeot to a 30% stake in Citroen, who had overstretched their resources in trying to dvelop new technologies. Then in 1975 backed by the French government Peugeot to full control of Citroen. The joint parent company became the PSA (Peugeot Societe Anonyme) group, which aimed to keep separate identities for both the Peugeot and Citroen brands, while sharing engineering and technical resources.
By the year 2000 Peugeot had announced ambitious targets of sale in excess of 4,000,000 units by 2010, these targets were not hit and sales are currently around the 2,000,000 mark.
Peugeot Cars are held in high regard by their owners and with recent design changes and the introduction of new models such as the 308, 207, 107, 308cc, 3008 & 5008 means used Peugeots in good condition are still a popular car, anyone selling a Peugeot should find a buyer relatively easy to find.