Newsdesk

Our newsdesk is updated frequently when we become aware of any Peugeot issues from the factory to the dealerships.

December 2000 - Press release

Peugeot is ready to guide drivers home with a sat nav system in the 406 and 607. The move follows customer feedback that the hi-tech atlas is what many of us want. The system will be fitted in the 406 from LX upwards and both 406 Coupes and the 607 SE. Developed in conjunction with Siemens the system has a clear display backed by voice command. The scale is from 100km to 100 metres.

December 2000 - Press release

Peugeot dealerships are offering a winter check up for only £9.99. With that you get a free 2001 Road atlas. Included in the check is brakes, lights, antifreeze, battery and tyres. Spare parts prices have also been cut.

December 2000 - Press release

Peugeot join the price war

As the price war hots up Peugeot are reported to have joined the price war. They have slashed prices on the cost of new models and at the same time improved specifications. The new enhanced 206 has a price cut of £650. The average saving on a 406 is £1525. Tod Evans MD of Peugeot UK has said "we have been promoting savings since earlier in the summer, providing us with unprecendented sales. Our latest move to provide price reductions across our new car range adds clarity to the offer for our new customers " Peugeot still plan to offer FREE insurance on certain models.

Spring 2001

Peugeot is presently developing a retractable metal hard roof for the new 307 Convertible, on sale sometime in 2001/2. The roof should be similar in construction to the 206cc and they promise substantial boot space even when the roof is retracted.

January 2001

206 COUPÉ CABRIOLET OFFICIALLY ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC Feb 2001: 1.6 manual and Automatic RHD production commences. For 206 Updates don't forget to visit the 206 Section accessed on the main site index.

October 2000

BIRMINGHAM Motor Show a RHD 206CC production car will be featured & factory orders can be placed from then (2 litre car only)

September 2000

Paris Motor Show introduces a LHD 206cc production car

August 2000

Peugeot GTi Autosport Club gets favourable mention in Planet Max - Max Power magazine. 6th August 2000 PGAC club photoshoot with Redline Magazine.

August 2000

Peugeot still won't confirm if Peugeot 607 Feline with 'gold-fish-bowl' roof will ever be manufactured. Prost 206 looking ever decreasingly likely that this car will go into production as Alain Prost is believed to be selling his stake in Prost Peugeot F1 team.

August 2000

206 GTi gets mini make-over with new style alloys and revised interior trim. XS & DTurbo gets ABS as standard. Passenger airbag becomes standard with anything above the LX.

206 GTi Summary

Don't forget the revised benefits from 1999 to 2000 on the 206 GTi with tweaked 2.0litre engine, new 16" alloys, aluminium filler car, door kick plates, short rear ariel, three rear head restraints, six disc auto-changer and silver facade in the inside all for no more cost.

August 2000

All new 406 SRi badged. Prices from £18,245+ with all the quality kit. 2.2 litre 16v 160bhp unit and 16" alloy wheels.

Summer 2002

All new 107 (replacement to 106) due to hit the road. Whilst no longer than the 106 it will have an increased wheelbase, greater width and taller roof line to increase cabin space. The all new direct injection petrol and common rail t/diesel engines will be available if not utilised in the entire range. The 107 will go head to head with the new Ford Fiesta also due in 2002. The GTi variable should appear shortly thereafter. Platform again will be shared with Citreon with allot of borrowing from the 206.

Summer 2000

Sees the launch of the 806 Quiksilver !!!

July 2000

The 106 Quiksilver gains stylish Alize alloy wheels and body coloured door mirrors and the 106 GTi gets a passenger airbag as standard (formally £195 option) and some nice chrome touches. Don't foget the 106 GTi now has a digital odometer and white dials. New 106 Zest range released.

July 2000

Specs of selected 306 models have again been improved 13 months on from the last model upgrade (June 1999) at no extra cost to the buyer. The meridian now gets electric rear windows, side airbags and heat-relecting windscreen. The D-Turbo gets rear headrests and one touch drivers electric window operation. The GTi-6 now has a electirc sunroof as standard as well as the heat-reflecting windscreen. New Cabrio edition launched with the 1.8 litre available in yellow and red.

July 2000

Peugeot confirm end of year launch of 206 cabrio with 12-16 week waiting lists via Pininafarini factory with official launch at autumn Paris motor show. 607 should be seen late summer.

July 2000

Go faster 406 launched under the banner Rapier with sebring sports trim, 15" alloy wheels and chrome trim around interior dials. On board computer, sports steering wheel and much more is fitted as standard.

July 2000

Peugeot being a diesel expert has taken on the petrol engine designing the new 2.0 litre HPi High Presure - direct injection engine. Unveiled recently the 42 million development will be used in the new 307, 407 and 807 model range. Benefits to include a 19% lower fuel consumption, lower emissions and a whopping 143bhp at 6000rpm/192nm torque. 200 units to be built weekly in France.

June 2000

Auto Express declare " 206 GTi emerges as the greatest of all of the hot hatch legends. Fantastic to drive, affordable and easy to live with. It satisfies every criteria "

Auto Express have awarded to 206 GTi the accolade of the best GTi car of all time. With the top 5 finalists as follows;

(1) Peugeot 206 GTi
(2) Renault Clio Williams
(3) Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi
(4) Renaultsport Clio
(5) VW Golf GTi MK1

Prior to the result we expected the VW Golf MK1 GTi, the father of all GTi's on the road to take the prize, however it was described as " Lacks grip and speed ". The only significant problem with the 206 GTi was the offset pedals.

What happened to the 106 GTi? When tested recently it was declared winner (below) in the mini hot hatch catogory - we think this should have at least made the top five of the this catogory. Auto car in May had an entirely different viewpoint naming the 306 GTi-6 1st and the 106 GTi second.

June 2000

AutoExpress pitch the 106 GTi against Ford Fiesta Zetec-s, Citreon Saxo VTS, Minin Cooper S and VW Lupo Sport.

Need we say anymore? the following order is how they faired

(1) Pug 106 GTi
(2) Ford Fiesta Zetec-S
(3) Citreon Saxo VTS
(4) Mini Cooper S
(5) VW Lupo Sport

June 2000

Rumour has it that the 206 Cabrio has been delayed due to problems with the new style hood and may not be seen until December. Got to be the strangest time to release a Cabrio - we will keep you posted

June 2000

106 1.1 Independence Launched £6,995

June 2000

June 2000 edition of Revs Magazine introduces the Peugeot GTi Autosport Club in the News section.

June also sees the club winning Car Club of the month with Redline Magazine.

May 2000

USED CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS
PEUGEOT'S PERFORMANCE

as judged by
Auto Express
&
Glass's Guide

Auto express and Glass's Guide have sifted through over 15'000 different makes and models and selected a list of best buys. Taking into account depreciation, cost to run, reliability and pleasure to drive, we ask how did Peugeot fair ?

Unfortunately Peugeot didn't achieve any class winners from a potential 18 catagories, however, each group had two commended runners-up and this is where Peugeot excelled as follows:-

Super Mini

commended

206

Convertible

commended

306

sporting car

commended

306 GTi-6

Diesel Car

commended

306

Peugeot didn't have any entrants for about 50% of the catagories tested so in the club's conclusion the Pug's standing in the used car market is exceptional and improves remarkably as each year goes by.

April 2000

Despite what many dealerships report the 206 GT alloy fuel cap cover is available part No. 1508E5 £42 + Vat and can be fitted to a 206 (please confirm this before ordering)

April 2000

Several major auto magazines have reported all Peugeots under 3 years old with less than 60'000 miles are now covered by a Peugeot Warranty. This is 100% untrue and has been confirmed as incorrect by Peugeot UK. Yours cars warranty still holds the staus it did when you purchased the car and if it has expired you cannot claim using it. All new peugeots as previously reported bought after 01/01/2000 come with the 3 year warranty.

April 2000

The 607 has been delayed due to refinements being made in handling but will be launched by the end of the summer

March 2000

The 607 AutoPlus road test has claimed serious handling problems with the car. This has been strongly knocked by Peugeot who state this was a pre-production test model which has been modified already prior to the summer UK launch

March 2000

Peugeot-Citreon PSA group have launched an internet based information system called Wapi. With satellite navigation, traffic reports, roadside & mechanical assistance and diagnostic checks on the move. To be introduced in France in May 2000 with the first being fitted to the 607 and a add-on kit to current models will be subject to a monthly on-line subscription.

March 2000

PSA Peugeot-Citreon chairman Jean-Martin Foltz slams suggestions that they are about to be bought out by larger manufacturer. With pre-tax profits of over £1 billion the group is more than capable of going it alone in today's market. 1999 saw over 2.5 million cars sold worldwide.

March 2000

Feline officially unveiled at the Geneva motorshow so look out for official pix in most major auto magazines or even in our Gallery.

February 2000

Feline due to be unveiled at Geneva motor show in March
Auto Express
Feline sports coupe/cabrio spyshots in Auto Express. Feline due to be unveiled at March Geneva Motor Show. Based on the 607 chasis with bubble roof that can be opened. 3.0 litre 24 valve V6 210bhp through 5 speed box RWD.

February 2000

Peugeot 406 V6 210 bhp 0-60 7.9 secs 149mph boost. Fuel economy has been improved with 13.5% lower emissions.

February 2000

106 GTi earns another small make-over with chrome (GTi-6 Style) gear knob, digital odo/trip, white dials, CD headunit and some new paint colours. Excellent touches finish this car of a treat !

February 2000

Saw the launch of the Peugeot owners website with online Glass guide, Value your own car, Discounts, manage your cars service history. Available through Virgin net or Peugeot homepage so order your Peugeot CD Rom now at 0845 650 000 and if you do so before 31.03.2000 you will have the chance to win a 206 LX

Summer 2001

The replacement to the 306 named 307 to be launched in the UK. Early indications that it will be the 206's big brother with a 170bhp GTi version soon after the basic model launch. Saloon to be introduced early 2002 and Coupe/Cabrio to replace the current Roadster.

February 2000

206 D-Turbo now on sale with 90bhp HDI engine, sports seats, electric windows, air conditioning or sunroof, power steering and loads more. Plus an amazing 68.9 miles to the gallon. £12,725 on-the-road.

February 2000

Spy pictures of 307 (replacement to 306 in 2001) published in Autoexpress 2-8th Feb edition. Mixed reaction by public.

January 2000

3 year warranty deal on all new Peugeot's from 01/01/2000

December 1999

Peugeot rates better than Volvo, Audi, Ford, Renault, BMW, Honda, Ferrari with only 5 models being recalled in 1999 oppose to Ford's 14 models.

November 1999

206 becomes Peugeot's best selling ever Peugeot pushing the brand to No.3 manufacturer in the UK. 500,000 units manufactured in the world of which 160,000 made in the UK. 65% of which exported to Europe.

September 1999

607 unveiled and to be released in the UK in the summer 2000

July 1999

206 GT released in the UK limited special edition

June 1999

206 GTi released in the UK

June 1999

306 range modified to reflect the sporting image "wedded to the GTi-6"

Prices of 306 GTi & 106 GTi reduced

May 1999

406 Range updated with over 1000 adjustments and tweaks