05 September 2015

Peugeot Car Production By Model : 1990-99

Peugeot production grew 6.75% from 1989 to 1999 but actually dropped slightly from 1990 to '99, the period covered here. The reason was the range had settled and new niches were not being sort. That isn't necessarily a bad thing but get a main model fail and suddenly profit can evaporate.

Six models arrived this decade, mostly replacing existing cars. They are briefly highlighted underneath the data.

Yr 405 504 205 605 607 505 309 305
1990 349,140 60,153 605,395 80,724 - 27,809 245,782 4,182
1991 291,829 54,509 522,423 46,914 - 33,804 178,475 -
1992 296,246 63,139 356,195 8,664 - 30,216 133,213 -
1993 258,223 52,577 113,152 19,515 - 24,842 24,971 -
1994 210,286 44,708 147,674 19,032 - 7,464 240 -
1995 128,827 36,074 95,970 17,022 - 7,680 1,104 -
1996 40,028 23,384 77,927 9,623 - 912 3,168 -
1997 27,220 18,832 74,678 9,301 - 577 2,204 -
1998 38,978 14,500 47,900 6,900 23 500 - -
1999 14,150 8,800 2,378 2,320 556 456 - -

Yr 206 306 406 106 Partn 806 Total
1990 - - - - - - 1,345,376
1991 - - - 82,037 - - 1,176,187
1992 - 2,757 - 299,620 - - 1,159,834
1993 - 256,078 - 274,631 - - 999,147
1994 - 382,119 - 340,661 - 10,894 1,155,614
1995 - 376,395 70,844 332,495 - 29,993 1,088,724
1996 - 351,926 196,611 350,456 2,798 20,658 1,076,579
1997 69 363,283 215,434 351,916 13,739 22,082 1,098,758
1998 150,305 375,954 225,100 274,923 23,073 19,785 1,177,441
1999 553,606 307,696 251,234 130,502 36,419 22,288 1,329,949

Data source: Freyssenet.com


106: This super mini replaced the 104 and was known for being a fun, nice handling, frugal car. They also rated quite low in reliability surveys. It was in production from 1993 until 2003, a long time even for French car makers. It was a popular model.


306: A year later came the 309 replacement. The popular 306 small family car was a fine, comfortable drive with good looks to boot. Again reliability was an issue.

806: The large MPV model was made along with other models for other brands to save cost and were basically badge engineered. They were practical if somewhat uninspiring, as this sort of vehicle is.


406: It replaced the 405 and looked similar. This medium/large family car was a nice handling with a practical wagon model. Reliability was becoming a problem for Peugeot cars it seemed. It didn't sell as well as the 405.

Partner: This small van-like MPV sold in modest numbers in its passenger car guise. It was unpretentious and good value. I like that.

206: As the 205 replacement this super mini had good handling but was let down by reliability problems. It was a bit disappointing after its illustrious forebear but sold well nevertheless.


607: The large executive model was a replacement for the 605 and like other French executive cars it wasn't popular. It cruised well but lacked some class.

Summary: The rugged reputation that Peugeot was known for didn't seem to be there to the same degree. It still excelled in nice driving cars and the small to medium cars sold in good numbers but volume had plateaued and its reputation for dependability was on the line.


For the next in the series (2000-09), click here.
For the first in the series (1945-59), click here.

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