The original Peugeot company that preceded the current car manufacturer was founded in 1810. Its product ranges evolved through grinders for coffee, pepper, and salt, then steel rods for crinoline dresses, umbrella frames, saw blades, wire wheels and, eventually, bicycles. Emile Peugeot applied for the lion trademark on 20 November 1858. The company's first car, a rather unreliable steam tricycle, was built by Armand Peugeot in collaboration with Leon Serpollet in 1889. Their first true car saw the light in 1890 with an internal combustion engine from Panhard-Daimler.
After several years of family disagreement, Armand Peugeot founded the Societe des Automobiles Peugeot in 1896. In 1899, sales topped 300 vehicles! The Peugeot company and family is originally from Sochaux, France, where Peugeot still has a large manufacturing plant and the Peugeot Museum there, and the company also sponsors the Sochaux football club, which was founded in 1928 by another member of the Peugeot family.
Peugeot have always been heavily involved in motorsports and have often provided engines to leading Formula 1 teams. On June 30, 2013 a Peugeot 208 T16 driven by Sebastien Loeb demolished the standing record on Pikes Peak Hillclimb race by over a minute and a half.
Why not have a look at the official Peugeot UK company web site and get the latest news about Peugeot in the UK at The Peugeot Owners' Club site. You may also like to see what they're saying about new Peugeot cars on the Top Gear web site.
Peugeot is a manufacturer that offers a complete range of cars from the entry level 108 through the mid-range 5008 to the top-of-the-range 508 RXH. For both personal and company use, leasing / contract hire from First Vehicle Leasing offers you the best opportunity to drive away in a brand new Peugeot for less. You choose the Peugeot you want and how long you want to lease that car for, and we take care of the pricing, negotiating the finance, ordering and delivery of your brand new 2014-registered car.
If you're not a business then it is best to just opt for personal leasing and for a simple explanation about our different types of cheap personal contract hire / finance / leasing packages available in the UK please read our pages about personal leasing offers or call our advisors free on 0800 298 2030.
The main difference for businesses is that there are often advantages arising from the company's UK VAT status and special conditions may apply for fleet leasing, so prices are often lower. For a simple explanation about our different types of business contract hire / finance / leasing options please read our pages about business leasing or call our advisors free on 0800 298 2030.
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