OCT 00] PEUGEOT NEWS
206 Leads Peugeot To Sales Record
has passed another sales landmark, seizing a record share of the
market for a month when the car number plates changed.
Coventry-based company took nine per cent of the market share,
with the 206 leading the way by becoming the first Peugeot to
capture more than four per cent of the market.
EVER-POPULAR PEUGEOT 206
the car, produced at Ryton, is the most popular car that British
people have chosen to buy with their own, rather than their
far this year three-quarters of all sales have been to private
director Tod Evans said:
fact that retail sales have played such a big role in this
record sales performance confirms our customers believe
we’re selling a great product at excellent value.”
market share of 9.12 per cent was the highest ever for a
plate-change month, with 32,242 new cars being registered. It is
also the first time that sales have gone past nine per cent for
a quarter, from July to September.
206’s 4.47 per cent market share breaks the previous best for
a Peugeot car, set by its predecessor the 205 in August 1991.
retail market share standing at 6.4 per cent, it is the
country’s bestseller. 135,000 have been sold since the car’s
launch a year ago.