JAN 01] PEUGEOT NEWS
Peugeot Goes Over The 200,000 Mark In 2000
enjoyed a record year in the UK with sales nudging over 200,000
for the first time.
Coventry firmís market share rose above 8.5 per cent for the
first time as 189,145 new cars and 12,045 light commercial
vehicles were sold.
Peugeot 206, which is made at Ryton, led the charge, becoming
the first car from the firm to top 80,000 sales.
figures at the factory were up 15 per cent, despite industrial
action affecting output briefly in the summer. In total 190,000
vehicles were produced.
for the 13th consecutive year, Peugeot topped the list of diesel
figures cemented Peugeotís position as the third biggest car
manufacturer in the country.
the overall year 2000 UK new car market showed a growth of just
1.1 per cent over 1999, to 2.22 million, Peugeotís new car
sales were up 4.7 per cent.
206 was key to this, taking a market share of 3.65% Ė the
highest-ever for a Peugeot model. The Coventry-built 206 has won
the heart of private buyers, who made it Britainís
best-selling retail car. Three out of every four 206s sold were
bought by private buyers.
of other Peugeot models also increased significantly. The 306,
in its last full year of production, achieved sales of over
43,000, bringing total sales since launch to over 422,000, just
2,500 short of Peugeotís bestseller to date, the iconic 205.
406 was the best-selling diesel car, followed by 306. The 406
was voted the Best Family Car (Diesel Car Awards), Best Upper
Medium Diesel (CAP) and Best Diesel Car (Fleet News Awards).
commercial vehicle sales were equally impressive. The major
success story was the Boxer. Sales increased by over 17 per
cent, and it was once again the most popular choice of base
vehicle in the Motorhome Market.
addition, the 206 Van took the number two spot in the small van
market, with sales of over 1,000 since its launch in April 2000.
Evans, managing director of Peugeot UK, said:
been a fantastic year. At a time when the overall market has
risen by only 1.1 per cent, and when factory closures have
resulted in predictions of doom and gloom for the UK car
industry, we are delighted to have achieved such significant
reflect the strengths of our products and the skills of our
new vehicles such as the 206 Coupť Cabriolet and the
replacement for the 306 going on sale in 2001, I feel
confident that Peugeot is set to enjoy another great