29 August 2015

Peugeot Car Production By Model : 1970-79

In 1976, Citroën was acquired - creating the PSA Group - which was a financial success from that year to 1979. As for Peugeot, the 504 was the most popular model for the lion marque from 1972 to 1978. Production amazingly increased each year through that time. The model range looked strong and expanding. For the new models added for this decade, see below the production chart.


Yr 305 504 104 505 404

1970 - 130,432 - - 134,685

1971 - 172,045 - - 124,013

1972 - 201,394 16,779 - 118,286

1973 - 222,871 101,957 - 112,630

1974 - 239,345 137,983 - 121,661

1975 - 249,812 114,534 - 73,168

1976 - 274,000 155,600 - 72,500

1977 10,100 293,200 190,400 - 73,700

1978 169,500 298,600 184,900 - 79,900

1979 245,700 238,400 143,500 93,600 56,000








Yr 304 604 204 403 Total

1970 126,255 - 164,197 3,714 559,283

1971 129,065 - 172,275 2,024 599,422

1972 144,596 - 164,275 1,260 646,590

1973 169,254 - 127,916 - 734,628

1974 96,161 - 103,640 - 698,790

1975 93,286 10,284 96,189 - 637,273

1976 137,100 36,000 50,400 - 725,600

1977 160,100 24,800 - - 752,300

1978 71,000 26,000 - - 829,900

1979 31,400 25,800 - - 834,400

Data source: Freyssenet.com


104: This super mini came in 3,4 and 5 door options. It was released in 1972 just as a 4 door and that hampered sales in 'hatch back preferred' Europe. The 3 door came in 1974 and the 5 door two years later. 



604: French executive cars don't sell well and the 604 was no exception. Due to the poor reception it got it didn't have an immediate successor. Due to shared costs with the 504 it was at least profitable. 



305: It replaced the 304 and proved more popular if production numbers are any indicator. With good  handling and ride, coupled with eager yet frugal motors it was a successful model.



505: The large car 504 replacement had big shoes to fill. It's ability to drive over rough roads with aplomb helped its popularity in less developed countries. 

Summary: Peugeot production increased 77% from 1969 to 1979. With production volumes looking healthy, a range of nicely driving cars, things were well placed moving forward.

For the next article in the series (1980-89), click here.
Foe the first article in the series (1945-59), click here.

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