Posted on: 8th Apr 2018
PEUGEOT's best-selling car of all time, the PEUGEOT 206, celebrates the 20th anniversary of its launch this year.
The original 206 was launched in the form of a hatchback in 1998 and had seen over 5.4 million global sales by December 2005. The car remains PEUGEOT's best-selling vehicle to date with 5.1 million sold in Europe and 8.3 million globally.
In celebration of the landmark anniversary, PEUGEOT took on the challenge of recreating one of the most iconic 206 adverts – ‘The Sculptor’. The advert was originally filmed in Jaipur, India, in 2003 and depicted a young man converting his Ambassador into a 206 after seeing the car in a newspaper advert. The man makes the modifications by repeatedly crashing his Ambassador into a wall and encouraging an elephant to sit on it to make it resemble the PEUGEOT 206. To see the original 206 advert from 2003, visit: PEUGEOT 206 'The Sculptor'
In homage to this, the French carmaker converted a Hindustan Ambassador into the PEUGEOT 208 GTi, using a team of engineers at Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, based in Pune, India. Headed up by Ashish Nar, the team spent several months constructing the vehicle. View the recreated advert here.
Mark Pickles, PEUGEOT Marketing Director, said: “It’s been 15 years since ‘The Sculptor’ advert appeared on TV screens and as PEUGEOT has recently acquired the Ambassador brand, it seemed a fitting way to mark the 206’s anniversary year. The outstanding work that the Ajeenkya D Y Patil University team has put into the vehicle modification has been incredible to watch.
“The anniversary of the PEUGEOT 206 is a great opportunity to recognise the vehicle’s success in becoming PEUGEOT’s best-selling model of all time. On sale between 1998 and 2008, the 206’s reliable build and iconic design made it a popular choice of vehicle.”
Ashish Nar, Head Designer at DYPDC School of Design of the Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, said: “It has been an exciting and very valuable opportunity working with PEUGEOT to create this concept vehicle. To see the original Hindustan Ambassador parked in the workshop and to then be a part of its transformation into a new, shiny PEUGEOT 208 GTi is extremely rewarding for all of the team, in particular the students who had the chance to be a part of this project.”
ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 5008 SUV SCOOPS THE WHAT CAR? BEST LARG...
Posted on: 9th Feb 2018
The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV 1.2 PureTech 130 Allure has been named as the 'Best Large SUV' at the 2018 What Car? Awards, acknowledged as among the most prestigious by the car industry. The seven-seater SUV beat off stiff competition by impressing judges with its premium feel and competitive price.
PEUGEOT RCZ WINS 'BEST USED SPORTS CAR' IN DI...
Posted on: 19th Jan 2018
The PEUGEOT RCZ has scooped the award for the 'Best Used Sports Car' in the Diesel Car Used Car Top 50 and made the list of the top 15 best used cars overall. Produced between 2010 and 2015, the RCZ was praised by Diesel Car for its stylish looks and intelligent design. The award adds to multiple accolades that the RCZ won in its lifetime...
Motablity Awards for Excellent Customer Service
Posted on: 17th Oct 2017
W J King, one of the fastest growing dealer groups in the South East and Kent who operate six franchises from 12 locations, is delighted and extremely proud to announce that the company has won regional awards for their work with the Motability Car Scheme at their SEAT branch at Sidcup and their Vauxhall branch at Farningham.
ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 3008 IS THE BEST MID-SIZE SUV ON THE MA...
Posted on: 28th Jun 2017
Announcing the results of its 2017 Awards, Auto Express named the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV the winner of the much fought-over 'Mid-Size SUV' category, beating all of its competitors including models such as the SEAT Ateca and Mazda CX-5.
OWNERS RATE PEUGEOT 2008 SUV AS THE BEST SMALL SUV YOU ...
Posted on: 7th Jun 2017
For motorists in the market for a small SUV there is no better choice than the PEUGEOT 2008 SUV, according to thousands of customers who took part in the Auto Express Driver Power survey 2017.
INTRODUCING THE NEW PEUGEOT 308
Posted on: 31st May 2017
The New PEUGEOT 308, due to hit UK roads in September, is the most connected and safest yet with a range of technology and styling enhancements for the 2018 model year. In a class driven by connectivity, New PEUGEOT 308 customers benefit from a 9.7" capacitive touchscreen which puts the key functions of the interior safely at the fingertips of...
PEUGEOT REVEALS NEW 308 WITH ENHANCED STYLING AND TECHN...
Posted on: 9th May 2017
PEUGEOT has revealed the latest generation of the 308 - its boldest and most high-tech model yet. With a raft of changes, including sharpened styling and the very latest in highly efficient powertrains and touchscreen connectivity, the car is now an even more compelling option.
DAMON'S DESERVED SUCCESS
Posted on: 8th Mar 2017
The 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) - which celebrates Apprenticeships across all industries and all levels - runs from 6th to 10th March and this year the theme is 'ladder of opportunity.' This then would seem the perfect time to announce that Damon Powsey, an Apprentice working at WJ King's Vauxhall Dartford branch, wa...
ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 3008 SUV NAMED CAR OF THE YEAR 2017
Posted on: 8th Mar 2017
The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV has been named the 2017 'Car of the Year' at the Geneva Motor Show by a judging panel comprising 58 European journalists.
ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 3008 SUV WINS CROSSOVER OF THE YEAR AWA...
Posted on: 22nd Feb 2017
The All-New Peugeot 3008 SUV has been named 'Crossover of the Year' in the 2017 Fleet World Honours. The award was presented at the RAC Club in London earlier today. This is the latest prize to be presented to the 3008 SUV and the fourth it has received so far this year, having won the 'Technology Award' at the 2017 What Car? Ca...
PEUGEOT'S AWARD-WINNING ALL-NEW 3008 SUV LANDS ON ...
Posted on: 25th Jan 2017
PEUGEOT's All-New 3008 SUV officially hit UK roads as the first 200 models arrived at the PEUGEOT Dealer conference at Arena MK, Milton Keynes.
THE ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 3008 SUV 'CARBUYER CAR OF THE ...
Posted on: 22nd Dec 2016
The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV has been announced as the Carbuyer 'Car of the Year 2017', also winning the highly sought after 'Best SUV 2017' and 'Best Medium SUV' categories too.
THE EAGERLY-AWAITED ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 3008 SUV IS AVAILAB...
Posted on: 23rd Nov 2016
The eagerly awaited all-new PEUGEOT 3008 is an important arrival in the SUV C segment market, a rapidly growing category of vehicles throughout the world, and is now available to order in December, with first vehicles arriving in Dealership showrooms across the UK timed for 28th January 2017.
WJ King support for The Fleet
Posted on: 27th Oct 2016
WJ King announce the renewal of its successful partnership with Ebbsfleet United FC of the Vanarama National League (South).
PEUGEOT GEARS UP FOR SUV OFFENSIVE AT THE 2016 PARIS MO...
Posted on: 27th Sep 2016
PEUGEOT presents three world premieres at this year's Paris Motor Show as it continues to strengthen its SUV and technology offering. Alongside the much anticipated arrival of the all-new 3008 SUV and all-new 5008 SUV models, the 3008 DKR also has its public debut in Paris, as well as the new generation digital PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® and a nu...
THE ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 5008 - A NEW DIMENSION FOR SUVs
Posted on: 6th Sep 2016
The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 breaks new ground as a large seven-seater SUV in the C segment. As a new contender in this growing consumer market, it boasts many strengths. The all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV includes the latest digital version of the outstanding PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), and a plethora of high-tech features t...
NEW PEUGEOT 2008 SUV: THE POPULAR AND VERSATILE SUV OFF...
Posted on: 26th Jul 2016
The recently revised new PEUGEOT 2008 SUV that arrived in UK showrooms in June is in strong demand with over 40,000 existing UK customers and 500,000 produced since launch in 2013. The appetite for this model continues to rise, with sales in the first half of 2016 up 16%, with 99,900 units sold worldwide.
PEUGEOT UK'S CONFIDENCE IS BOOSTED BY AUTO EXPRESS...
Posted on: 19th Jul 2016
PEUGEOT UK is in a confident mood following the Auto Express New Car Awards 2016, where it won the 'Best Advertising Campaign Award' with its 'Confidence. Built In' initiative.
TIMELY LAUNCH FOR THE PEUGEOT FOR-ALL-SEASONS
Posted on: 22nd Jun 2016
The new PEUGEOT 2008 Compact SUV enters UK showrooms next week, and its arrival appears to be very timely - when rainfall for June 2016 has already broken all previous June month weather records, having the right vehicle for the UK summer can mean needing one capable of operating in almost any weather condition.
PEUGEOT SERVES UP NEW 108 TOP! AND 208 ROLAND GARROS SP...
Posted on: 13th Jun 2016
Following the success at the French Open by PEUGEOT brand ambassador, Novak Djokovic, PEUGEOT is introducing two new Special Editions on the popular 108 and 208 models. The new Roland Garros Special Editions will be available in Dealer showrooms in June, accompanied by the introduction of a sporty and well-appointed new 'GT Line' trim le...
ANNOUNCING THE ADVANCED NEW PEUGEOT 3008 SUV
Posted on: 31st May 2016
PEUGEOT has announced the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, its most advanced compact SUV. It brings new technology and a unique driving experience to the popular C-segment SUV market and will be revealed later this year at the Paris Motor Show in September.
REVEALING THE NEXT GENERATION OF THE INNOVATIVE PEUGEOT...
Posted on: 10th May 2016
PEUGEOT is today revealing its vision of tomorrow's driving environment with the next generation of its innovative and hugely popular i-Cockpit®. Technological advances have enabled improved comfort and safety with advanced sensory engagement for drivers and passengers of the next generation of PEUGEOT models.
THE ALL-NEW PEUGEOT EXPERT: A GENERATION AHEAD LAUNCHES...
Posted on: 13th Apr 2016
The all-new PEUGEOT Expert offers customers a compelling and competitive product range with exceptional capabilities and efficiencies, an attractive character with the latest Brand identity and a robust and modern design.
PEUGEOT EFFICIENCY RECOGNISED AT FLEET NEWS AWARDS
Posted on: 17th Mar 2016
PEUGEOT was awarded two accolades at the auspicious Fleet News Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, last night hosted by Fleet News Editor Stephen Briers.
PEUGEOT 205 GTi CROWNED THE 'GREATEST EVER HOT HAT...
Posted on: 19th Jan 2016
The 'Greatest Ever Hot Hatch' was unveiled by triple BTCC Champion Matt Neal at the Performance Car Show following a comprehensive selection and reader voting contest, revealing the overwhelming winner was ... the giant-beating Peugeot 205 GTi.
THE BEAUTY IN THE BEAST: PEUGEOT 2008DKR REVEALS ITS DA...
Posted on: 9th Dec 2015
Team Peugeot Total has unveiled the livery in which its all-star 'dream team' of Sebastien Loeb, Stéphane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres and Carlos Sainz will tackle next year's Dakar Rally, taking them on an epic journey through Argentina and Bolivia over two weeks in January.
Peugeot shows its support for the One Show 'Team R...
Posted on: 12th Nov 2014
Rickshaw Challenge returns for BBC Children in Need #TEAMRICKSHAW.
PEUGEOT provides six support vehicles for the duration of the challenge.
The One Show has announced the return of the Rickshaw Challenge. Now in its fourth year and having raised over £5 million for the charity, the team is hoping to smash its record with its best year o...
Peugeot revs up its mission to raise £1M for BBC ...
Posted on: 6th Nov 2014
Peugeot and Pudsey have teamed up to form a 'Dynamic Duo' and are on a mission to search for Superheroes and break through the £1 million fundraising mark for BBC Children in Need.
Peugeot enhances 308 range with two exciting new models
Posted on: 19th Oct 2014
With excitement building following the debut of the performance-oriented 308 GT at the Paris Motor Show, PEUGEOT has announced full details of two new models that will further enhance the range's appeal.
Order books open for the new Peugeot 208 GTi 30th
Posted on: 14th Oct 2014
New more radical PEUGEOT Sport-developed 208 GTi 30th.
More power, more torque, better performance and more fun, also with less CO2.
GTi badge has proudly featured on performance versions of PEUGEOT products since 1984.
New TV commercial launches on 1st October to celebrate 30th anniversary of Peugeot GTi.
Peugeot Quartz concept: an SUV for the future
Posted on: 23rd Sep 2014
Paris Motor Show Concept Car offers a new take on the Crossover segment.
Outstanding design and use of innovative materials including digitally woven fabric.
500hp HYbrid drivetrain and i-Cockpit promise QUARTZ to be a thrilling drive.
All-new Peugeot 308 GT - performance and style
Posted on: 16th Sep 2014
Award-winning PEUGEOT 308 introduces performance GT models on both Hatchback and SW. Diesel and petrol-powered versions. Each benefit from lowered ride height, unique design features and high specification. Key 308 features ensure GT is even more engaging and exhilarating to drive and own.
Treat yourself to a stunning new '64-plate' P
Posted on: 8th Sep 2014
The PEUGEOT 8-car range is its youngest ever as new registration arrives on 1st September
To be Continued....part four!
Posted on: 3rd Aug 2014
Supporting The Darts
Posted on: 3rd Aug 2014
Iconic Peugeot GTi celebrated
Posted on: 17th Jun 2014
Iconic Peugeot GTi celebrated with dynamic debut of 208 GTi 30th Anniversary at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Thrilling displays of motion and emotion...
Posted on: 30th May 2014
Thrilling displays of motion and emotion planned by Peugeot
for this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
All-new Peugeot 108 Hatch and Top! prices and specs rev...
Posted on: 6th May 2014
Full details on one of the most eagerly anticipated new cars of 2014 - the all-new PEUGEOT 108 - are revealed today.
Peugeot's all-new Peugeot 108: the car for a new g...
Posted on: 18th Feb 2014
PEUGEOT presents its all-new compact city car, the 108.
New 308 SW - Combining the qualities of new Peugeot 308
Posted on: 16th Jan 2014
New Peugeot 308 SW - Combining the qualities of new Peugeot 308 concentrated in a sleek and spacious estate.