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PEUGEOT'S BEST-SELLING CAR OF ALL TIME CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

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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 LARGE SUV AWARD

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Posted on: 9th Feb 2018

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PEUGEOT RCZ WINS

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Posted on: 19th Jan 2018

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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 MARKET SAYS AUTO EXPRESS

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.