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The first model in which the middle zero model codes were used in Peugeot is the 201 model:
In the early 1900s, when the car was starting and the starter was not working, the engine was operated by a lever that was inserted into the front of the car and turned. In the Peugeot 201 model, the model code was placed directly in front of the car, and the zero in the middle of the model code was actually the hole where the lever was inserted.
With the 201 model, this became a tradition and continued with the 301 in 1932 and the 401 in 1934.


1810: Brothers Jean Pierre II and Jean-Frédéric Peugeot laid the first foundations of the "Peugeot Frères et Jacques-Salins" company in Hérimoncourt and transformed their flour mills into a steel foundry.

1824: 150 kilograms of steel per day produced at Hérimoncourt with 70 workers. Quality products acclaimed Peugeot Switzerland, Italy and Turkey were exported.

1832: The company "Peugeot Frères Aînés" is established.


1833-34: A new hardware factory was established in Terre Blanche.
With the growth of the company, new factories were established in Pont-de-Roide, Audincourt, Valentigney and Beaulieu.
Production of metal items such as band saws, springs, corset ballets, umbrella mounts, coffee grinders started.

1858: "Lion Peugeot" (Peugeot Lion) started to be used as a brand on manufactured items.

1867: First sewing machine is produced at Valentigney-Sous-Roche.

1869: Hair scissors were produced for the army.
Emile Peugeot established the "Prix Littéraire Pour La Paix" (literary prize for peace) fund.

1882: The first two-wheeled bicycle "Grand Bi" with different diameters is produced.

1889: The first tricycle and steam vehicles "Serpollet-Peugeot" were presented by Armand Peugeot at the Paris Universal Exhibition.

1890: The first four-wheeled vehicle, powered by Daimler motor and kerosene, is produced in Valentigney.

1892: 29 cars were produced.
The first wheels produced were installed on petrol-powered 3-wheel Peugeot's.

1895: The first wheel ball bearings branded as "Lion" are made.

1896: Armand Peugeot founded "Société Automobiles Peugeot" (Peugeot Automobile Society) in Lille, which would later produce trucks and touristic vehicles.

1900: 500 cars were produced in one year. On average, 20,000 bicycles, 100 tons of hemline and 6 tons of butterfly eyeglass bows were made each month.

1901: The first motorcycle with 1.5 horsepower was produced.

1902: 20 CV Peugeot truck 40 km per hour. climbed the Alpes-Maritimes for speed and won a national award.

1903: The first motorcycle with 5 horsepower was included in the Peugeot product catalog.

1904: First horizontal single-cylinder "Bébé Peugeot", then single-cylinder "Lion Peugeot" and two-cylinder V series were produced, respectively.

1908: "Automobiles Peugeot" and "Les Fils de Peugeot Frères" produced 2200 vehicles

1910: The two companies merged and the "Société des Automobiles et des Cycles Peugeot" (Peugeot Bicycles and Cars Company) was established.

1912: Modern racing car with 7600 cm3 engine and 169 km / h speed was produced and made a great success.

1913: "Bébé Lion Peugeot" was introduced in Beaulieu factories.
With the production of 9338 vehicles, the Peugeot Group held more than half of the French automobile production.
Jules Goux broke world record in Indianapolis with his Peugeot

1914: 10,000 cars and 80,000 bicycles are produced annually at the Bealieu, Valentigney, Audincourt and Lille factories.

1914-1918: 63.000 bicycles, 3000 cars, 6000 trucks, 1400 tank engines, 10.000 aircraft engines, 6 million mortar shells were produced for the army at the Lille plant during the war years.

1925: The 100,000th automobile was produced in Sochaux.

1926: "Société des Automobiles et des Cycles Peugeot" became two autonomous companies. It was named "Automobiles Peugeot" and "Cycles Peugeot".

1928: Mass production started. Lille factory specialized in Diesel engines.

1929: The 201 model was introduced.

1932: The 301 model was introduced and 201 triumphed in the Monté Carlo Rally.

1934: The 401 and 6-cylinder aerodynamics 601 are introduced.

1936: The 302 series is born.

1938: 202 was launched and 50,000 vehicles were produced in the same year.

1946: Rebirth after the devastating war years and the production of 202 started.

1948: 203 model introduced.

1955: The 403 series is introduced.

1959: The 2 millionth car was produced at Sochaux.

1960: The 404 series was produced.

1961: Annual production reached 260,000 vehicles.
The foundations of the Mulhouse factory, which would later become the company's second important production center, were laid on the 300-hectare site.

1963: Nowicki and Cliff win the "East African Safari" race with 404.

1965: The 204 model was introduced.
"Société des Automobiles Peugeot" became a holding and Peugeot S.A. took its name.
Production, sales and after sales started to be carried out in Mulhouse and Sochaux factories.

1968: The 504 model was produced.

1969: The 304 and 504 Coupé-Cabriolets are launched.
Peugeot ranked second among French automakers.

1972: Model 104 was produced.
Annual production increased to 671,000 vehicles.

1974: The 504 Coupé V6 is produced.

1975: 6 cylinder 604 series introduced.
"Center Technique de Bavans" was established to develop systems against environmental pollution and to conduct exhaust measurement studies for automobiles.

1976: Peugeot merged with Citroen to become "PSA Peugeot-Citroen".

1977: The 305 model was launched.


1979: The 505 and the diesel turbo 604 are produced.

1981: Tagora, Samba and J5 models were introduced.

1982: The family and break model of the 505, the second 305 series and the P4 military vehicle were made.
1983: The legendary 205 was built in Mulhouse.

1984: 205 GTIs were produced.

1985: 309 series production started at Poissy.

1986: Peugeot wins the World Rally Championship with 205 Turbo 16.

1987: Victory in Paris-Dakar with 205 T-16.
405 was launched on Sochaux.
Modernization work has begun in Sochaux, the industrial zone. (SOCHAUX 2000 PROJECT)

1988: 405 diesel with automatic transmission was produced.
"Le Musée Peugeot" opened in Sochaux by "L'aventure Peugeot"

1989: Peugeot's third victory in the Paris-Dakar came with the 405 T16.
It was unveiled in September at the brand's top class vehicle, 605 Sochaux.

1990: 100 Years in Automobile Manufacturing
The fourth victory was achieved on the Paris-Dakar line.
405 x 4 break, 405 SRD and 605 automatic, diesel and turbo diesel were produced.
In July, the 1 millionth 405 model was produced at Sochaux.
The 905 series was officially introduced for the World Sports Car Championship.

1991: The 905 model, developed with the V 10 engine, participated in the Sports Cars World Championship. The introduction of 106 produced in Mulhouse was made in September.

1992: At the 905 "24 hours at Mans" race and the 1992 world sports car competition
The new version of 405 and 106 with 5 doors were produced. 505 was discontinued.

1993: The five-door model of the 306 is introduced.

1998: The 206, the follower of the legendary 205, was produced.

2000: The 607 model was produced. Peugeot won the World Rally Championship with the 206 WRC, and Marcus Grönholm, who competed with the Peugeot 206 WRC, won the World Rally Drivers' Championship.

2001: The 206 CC model is created. The 307 model is released. The 206 WRC is the 2001 World Rally Champion.

2002: A new 1.4 liter diesel engine was produced with the cooperation of PSA and Ford. The 206 SW and 307 SW models were launched. Boxer was renewed. The 206 WRC won the World Rally Champion title for the third time in 2002.

2003: The 40,000,000th Peugeot is produced. The Peugeot Partner is renewed. The 307 Break model is released. The Peugeot 307 CC is launched. The Peugeot 206 RC model is launched.

2004: Peugeot 407 and 407 SW launched.

2005: The Peugeot 307 is renewed. The Peugeot 407 Coupe goes on sale in Europe. The Peugeot 206 sets 5,350,000 units, a production record in Peugeot history
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