Peugeot was founded in 1810 when it was credited for being one of the founding members of Western’s Europe motoring boom. The company was founded as a family business in Sochaux, France by Armand Peugeot, Jean-Pierre Peugeot and Jean-Frederic Peugeot.
Originally the company venture saw the product of saw blades, umbrella frames and various other tools until 1882 when the factory started producing bicycles. This rapidly grew until 1891 when Armand designed their first propelled vehicle, using a Daimler engine and by 1896 the company had produced a line of 10 cars. A decade later Peugeot engaged in a strategic partnership with Volvo and proceeded to buy 90% of Citroen. This incorporation led to the manufacture of the famous Peugeot 205 which turned in to a great success not only within the World Rally championships, but as one of the best road cars of the 80’s.
With its major inventions Peugeot has written some of the greatest pages of automotive history and with the new challenges that the 21st century presents, Peugeot continue to impress, now offering a more diverse range of high-quality vehicles to lease than ever before.