|The 207 proved to be a big hit in Europe|
Peugeot cars are a regular sight on roads around Europe. Maintaining both volume and profitability is a balancing act that too often has gone the way of the former. The issue even caused GM to give up on the continent altogether. Here we look at the sales numbers and trust the car makers can sort out the profit side.
2000-04. Registration were consistently just over the million mark and averaged over 8% in the first five years of the century. The 206 mini and 307 compact cars led the way. It all had a very even feel to it.
|Model / Year||2004||2003||2002||2001||2000|
2005-09. The 207 arrived and really took off. It was a successor to the 206 but the latter lingered on so long I decided to keep them separate. Between them they were selling really well. Peugeot's share of Europe however was slipping, now down to below 7% and sales around the million mark but it did managed to hold its ranking to around 5th placing. The new 407 started OK but fell away alarmingly and many models were selling in tiny amounts. How would the next decade unfold?
|Model / Year||2009||2008||2007||2006||2005|
|308 / 307||224,267||279,271||264,750||306,749||376,021|