2003 Peugeot 206 Sw

Peugeot 206 SW

The Peugeot 206 is a supermini car that was produced by the French producer Peugeot from 1998 to 2010. Level though the 206 had ruined output in almost markets by 2010, in Europe it was usable as the 206+, with forepart and bum styling that resembles the Peugeot 207, until 2012, whereas in Southward America it continues to be offered nether the 207 nameplate, and moreover in Chinaware, both below the 207 nameplate and as the Citroën C2.

It was formally launched on 10 September 1998, in hatchback mannikin, which was followed by a takeoveré cab (the 206 CC) in September 2000, a waggon (the 206 SW) in September 2001, and a saloon variation (the 206 SD) in September 2005.

Its facelifted adaptation was initially launched in S America in September 2008, and in Chinaware in November 2008, in hatchback, saloon and waggon trunk styles,and known as the 207 Compress, and as the 207 severally. This reading was afterward launched in Europe in February 2009, just in hatchback manikin and marketed as the 206+.

In November 2006, the Chinese reefer adventure Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën launched a differential variation of the Peugeot 206 known as the Citroën C2, but not technically related with the European-market modelling.

The project

2003 Peugeot 206 Sw

During the other Nineties, Peugeot distinct not to straight supersede the Peugeot 205, citing the reasonableness that superminis were no yearner profitable or worthwhile. Rather, Peugeot followed a unequalled scheme and distinct that its new, littler, supermini, the Peugeot 106 (launched in 1991) would proceeds sales from the depress end of the 205 ambit spell the last models of the Peugeot 306 grasp, launched in 1993 to supercede the Peugeot 309, would payoff sales from the top-end 205s. Betwixt the 106 and 306, Peugeot hoped that the 205 would not pauperization to be replaced, and could be phased out lento, spell customers who would unremarkably support the 205 would cover to bear a quality with either a littler or bigger car. Alas for Peugeot, this scheme did not employment. With the 205 phased out, otc superminis wish the Crossing Feast and Volkswagen Polo continued to deal advantageously and level increased in popularity, and without a aim challenger to these cars Peugeot was losing sales flying. A new supermini was mandatory, and the 206 was launched in 1998 as a moderately tardy switch for the 205.

2003 Peugeot 206 SW

With no bigger in-house competitor from Citroën to foot its new supermini on (the Citroën Saxo divided its chopine with the 106), Peugeot highly-developed an all-new forepart crusade program for the 206. It was reinforced in France, and in the Joined Realm until the end of 2006. The end of British product coincided with the closedown of the Ryton works which Peugeot had interpreted concluded when purchasing Chrysler’s European segmentation in 1979.

From April 2010, the Peugeot 206 was no thirster listed on Peugeot’s stream UK modeling grasp. LHD output ruined in June 2010. Its eventual heir, the Peugeot 207, was launched in 2006. As of 2010, the twelve-year-old 206 was Peugeot’s best-selling car ever.


The 206 was earlier launched as a hatchback with 1.1L, 1.4L, and 1.6L gasolene engines and a 1.9L diesel, a HDi reading with plebeian track advent after. In 1999 a 2.0L GTi subject of 210 km/h (130 mph), and in 2003 a tuned variation of the GTi called the Peugeot 206 RC (GTi 180 in the UK), were added to the stove. It did 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.4 seconds and it reached a top fastness of 220 km/h (137 mph) with 177 PS (130 kW). In 2001, two more versions of the 206 were launched – the 206 CC (takeoveré transmutable) with a foldaway blade cap and the 206 SW waggon. A 4-door notchback saloon rendering, highly-developed by Iran Khodro, was unveiled in previous 2005, and it is uncommitted in the Iranian, Northward African, Chinese, Russian, Romanian, Turkish and Bulgarian markets.

Production and marketing

2003 Peugeot 206 Sw

The Peugeot 206 was principally manufactured in Peugeot’s Poissy and Mulhouse factories in France, also as in Ryton, Joined Realm, whereas international Europe it was produced in Iran (Iran Khodro), Chili (for the Mexican and Colombian markets, French made 206s were cheaper than Chilean-built ones, in Chilli), Argentina (PSA), Brazil (PSA), Uruguay (Oferol), Chinaware (Dongfeng), Indonesia (Gaya Centrifugal) and Malaysia (Naza). In 2003, it standard a nestling rhytidoplasty, acquiring crystalise headlights, unlike ass clusters, new english recidivist lamps, chromium-plate badges, a new reach of colours, too as otc pernicious internal revisions.

The Peugeot 206 was too reinforced at Ryton in Coventry, England, notwithstanding, with the foundation of the 207 to the grasp, Peugeot distinct to finale the Ryton manufactory and motility output to Slovakia with EU backing, due to the fact that they could acquire their vehicles with like or punter timbre for a lour terms thither.

The Peugeot 206 proven to be a sales winner ended Europe. It was the best-selling car in Europe from 2001 to 2003 and it was the outdo car of the yr in UK for deuce-ace straight eld, betwixt 1998 and 2001. The 1.4-litre XR was the best-selling modelling. On 26 May 2005, the 206 storied the pentad one-millionth whole produced since its commercial-grade establish on 10 September 1998. Sales in the Joined Realm were solid from the beginning, with the 206 regularly organism among the commonwealth’s five-spot nearly democratic new cars during its low six eld on sale. Sec deal examples of the 206 traditionally clasp their appraise easily, due to mellow necessitate.

Yield in Brazil took office in Porto Genuine, Rio de Janeiro, start in 2001 with the hatchback, followed by the waggon adaptation in 2005. The models produced thither featured 1.0-litre 16-valve, 1.4-litre 8-valve and 1.6-litre 16-valve engines, the finale two of which are pliable fire engines (gasolene/ethanol). The 1.0-litre interpretation victimized a Renault-sourced locomotive and was produced until 2006.

The Peugeot 206 has too been produced in Villa Bosch, Buenos Aires, Argentina, since 1999. The trimness levels manufactured are XR, XRD, XS, XT and XTD. The diesel powered versions use the course aspirated DW locomotive. About of these versions are furnished with local-made engines in Jeppener, Buenos Aires.

In May 2006, the Malaysian carmaker Naza launched a topically assembled variation of the modelling with the discover of 206 Bestari. In 2006, Peugeot started yield of the 206 in Chinaware. In September 2006, Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Motorcar launched a somewhat limited Peugeot 206 called Citroën C2 (this car was not related the European-market Citroën C2).

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