Peugeot Reflects On Turbulent Year Before Merger

Thu 14th Jan 2021

Ahead of their merger with Fiat to form Stellantis, Peugeot has revealed its 2020 figures in what was a topsy turvy year.

Off all the cars brands under the PSA Group flag, including Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall, it was Peugeot who performed the strongest in a year marred by covid lockdowns, Brexit uncertainty, merger speculation and engine uncertainty. A year-on-year drop in sales still saw them shift 1.2m units.

In a punchy press release from the company, the French brand boasted of a host of award wins, including the 208 claiming the Car of the Year, whilst the e-208 also collected ‘Electric Small Car of the Year’ from What Car? and the ‘Best Electric Car’ award from Autocar. 

2020 also saw Peugeot launch new editions of the popular 3008 and 5008 cars, helping cement the brand’s SUV range as the second largest in Europe.

"It is a real source of pride to see that the results are there with an electrified range that has been met with great success from customers,” said Jean-Phillppe Imparato, Managing Director. “This performance is the fruit of our strategic choices and the efforts deployed by our teams during this particularly difficult period.  We will face many significant challenges in 2021, the year will begin with the marketing of the 508 PEUGEOT Sport Engineered in the first half of the year, with record performances and CO2 emissions kept at 46g/km".