Peugeot is a French car brand, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën. The family business that preceded the current Peugeot corporation was founded in 1810, and the manufactured coffee mills and the bicycles. On November 20th 1858, Emile the Peugeot applied for lion trademark. Armand the Peugeot built the concern’s first car, an unreliable the steam tricycle, in teamwork with Leon Serpollet in 1889; this was followed in 1890 by an internal combustion car (ICE) with a Panhard-Daimler engine. Due to family discord, Armand the Peugeot in 1896 founded the Société des Automobiles Peugeot Company.
The Peugeot Corporation and family are originally from Sochaux, France. The Peugeot retains a large manufacturing plant and Peugeot Museum (Museum of the Peugeot Adventure) there. In February 2014, the shareholders agreed to a recapitalization plan, under which Dongfeng Motors (1969) and the French management were each to buy a 14% stake in the corporation.
The Peugeot Company has received many international awards for its vehicles including four European Car of the Year. In 2013, the Peugeot ranked at the second lowest average CO2 emissions among generalist brands in the Europe, with 114.9g CO2/km.
Peugeot Company has an impressive the history in motor sport for more than a century. The Peugeot Sport won the World Rally Championship (WRC) five times, the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (shortened ILMC) twice (2010, 2011), surpassing Toyota and Audi, the World Endurance Championship (The World Sportscar Championship was the world series run for sports car racing by the FIA from 1953 to 1992.) twice (1992, 1993), and the Intercontinental Rally Challenge Championship (IRC) three times. During the last year, the Peugeot Sport has surpassed the record set in the ascent to Pikes Peak with the Peugeot 208 T16 driven by Sebastien Loeb, and got a triple win of the Peugeot 208 GTi in it is class at Nürburgring 24 hour’s race. In 2015, the Peugeot returned to the Dakar Rally after it is four victories in the 1980s.
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