Peugeot Used Cars for Sale
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Peugeot is a French car manufacturing company which is second largest carmaker in Europe. Peugeot Company was originally founded in 1810 as Coffee mill Company and lately in 1820, Peugeot moved into bicycle manufacturing. The Peugeot Company is from Sochaux, France where itâ€™s large manufacturing plant and Peugeot Museum exists.
On 1858, Peugeot registered the trademark of lion and built the first concernâ€™s car which was an unreliable steam tricycle. Following this in 1890, an internal combustion car was designed with a Panhard-Daimier engine. Then in 1896, Peugeot built its first engine which was used after improvements in Peugeot Type 48. There is a large market of used Japanese cars and hence Used Cars from Peugeot are popular in a number of countries around the globe.
In 1974 Peugeot bought 30% share of Citroen which was lately completely took over in 1975 because of the large sums of money issued by the Government of France. The group lately also took over a European Chrysler in 1978.
The famous Peugeot car, Peugeot 205 was launched in 1983 which proved to be the turnover point to the company. The distribution of Peugeot cars in Canadian market were handled by Chrysler. In order to penetrate into American market, Peugeot 205 was added in its line up but the idea was not pursued longer. In early nineties, Peugeot launched another model of Peugeot 405 which again was proved uncompetitive and less than 1,000 units were sold. In that time, the total Sales fell to 4,261 units and 2,240 units through 1990 and 1991. The decrease in sales caused the company to cease operations from U.S and Canada after striving for 33 years in the markets. Just after six years, Peugeot returned into the Mexico market.
2007 came up with loss of 2,300 jobs from the company and 5,000 jobs in the supply chain because of the closure of operations in England. Peugeot is far from its determined target of selling four million units annually as the sales stayed below 2 millions in the year 2008. The blame was put on â€œadverse industry and market conditionâ€? for falls in sales and operation losses in 2009.
CEO of Peugeot was replaced by the CEO of Citroen and the Peugeot was returned to Canada market in 2009 but with the scooter brand only. For now, Peugeot plans to develop new models to compete in the segments and launch new and innovative vehicles to beat its competitors. Peugeot claims to compete 72% segment of the market in 2007 and wishes to get this figure up to 90%. For all this, Peugeot is also perusing to the French Government for the funding to develop diesel-hybrid drive train which may cause the key for the companyâ€™s expansion. Peugeot will also plan to persuade in new markets like China, Russia and South America.