All the ‘car of the year’ in the recent history of Peugeot. If the new Peugeot 208 has recently become the sixth model in the automaker to have won the coveted award of ‘Car of the year’ for the year 2020, the history of the French brand to the top step of the prestigious competition sinks up to the Sixties. To remember the first ” Car of the year Peugeot, in fact, we must go back more than half a century, to 1969, with the saloon 504. The winner of that year is also the car that inaugurated the modern style of the house, to which he has contributed strongly to the pencil of Pininfarina. Very recognizable were the headlights from the trapezoidal shape, inspired by the eyes of the Italian actress Sophia Loren, according to its designer, Gérard Welter. Almost two decades later, came the turn of the Peugeot 405. It is she who in 1988 conquest almost unanimously the votes of the jury. Taking up the aesthetic features of the Peugeot 205, this model put the accent on driving pleasure and comfort, with the suspension able to enhance the experience on board the car.
Led to the debut also important innovations, such as the availability of the ABS system for the brakes, but the engine 1.9-liter turbo Diesel 90 HP, which is ideal to intercept and satisfy the strong demand for this supply in that period. Was made available also in 4×4 version and in sports, was a model that led to the victory of the House of the Lion, the Paris Dakar rally in 1989 and 1990, besides winning the legendary Pikes Peak in 1988 and 1989. At the beginning of the years 2000, the Peugeot 307 was the new generation of compact sedans, spacious and with a family vocation, characteristics that earned him the title of ‘Car of the Year’ in 2002. Peugeot and the automotive world are entering a new era in 2014 with the launch of the new generation 308, which for its design and high technology has earned the highest european recognition in the world of car. Three years later, in 2017, a new combination of design, comfort and road declined in the world of SUV’s allow the Peugeot 3008 to win the prize. With this model was the debut of a new generation of the-Cockpit for the first time in digital version. As every SUV that respects you, stands out for its quality ‘off-road’, thanks to the availability of the Advanced Grip Control that allows you to select five different driving modes for better traction on slippery.