European production of the Peugeot 206 will cease next year

Production of the Peugeot 206 will cease in Europe – after 13 years – at the end of next year, according to company sources.

EU legislation will finally kill it off, but it is likely to continue to be made in South America, China and Iran.

Read Autocar’s road test of the Peugeot 206 1.6 110 HDi GTi

It was first introduced in 1998 as a late replacement for the 205 which the company had initially tried to avoid refreshing as they hoped the 106 and 306 models would fill the market sufficiently.

The 206 went on to become Peugeot’s best selling car, surpassing five million units in 2005 before its replacement – the 207 – was introduced in 2006.

The only other Peugeot to sell that amount was the 205, though this took considerably longer than the eight years the 206 took to achieve that landmark.See all the latest Peugeot 206 reviews, news and video

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20 September 2010

[quote Autocar]Production of the Peugeot 206 will cease in Europe – after 13 years – at the end of next year, according to company sources.

EU legislation will finally kill it off, but it is likely to continue to be made in South America, China and Iran.

Read Autocar’s road test of the Peugeot 206 1.6 110 HDi GTi

It was first introduced in 1998 as a late replacement for the 205 w...Read the full article[/quote] Pretty to look at, but pretty hopeless as a car.We won't miss these will we? The last good Pugs, 205, 306, 405, the last really good Pug? The 504. The new RCZ left me cold (but at least it is attractive).

20 September 2010

Out of interest what EU legislation killed it off? Pedestrian crash? Crash safety?

Never a car I liked. A friend has one - paid over the odds for one, still paying for it on finance and having to replace head gaskets, gear linkages, get the AA out too many times etc. He also struggles to get 40mpg as the 1.4 8v is so woefully underpowered.

20 September 2010

[quote Autocar]Production of the Peugeot 206 will cease in Europe – after 13 years – at the end of next year, according to company sources.
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Thank God - what a nasty, nasty car this was

20 September 2010

[quote ischiaragazzo]Thank God - what a nasty, nasty car this was[/quote] Looked good, some decent engines, drove O.K. Let down by some appalling engines, dreadful driving position and non-existant reliability. Didn't really hurt the sales much though! Wonder if people's experience with the 206 put them off the 207/307/308 though? (307 was the worst Peugeot I can remember).

20 September 2010

peugeot 206 wrc, my favourite rally car, in silver and red.

www.KOOOLcr.com

 

20 September 2010

I've had my 206 for 7 years and it's never had a problem ever. It's needed the exhaust changing but other than normal service items it's been brilliant. It's built well enough and parts are dirt cheap to buy. It's certainly no worse than any other car of its generation and doesn't rust like a Ford would.

Driving position wasn't perfect but I think that's because they were designed for a particular buyer - women. It seems like only men have a problem with the driving position.

20 September 2010

I was never a big fan of the 206. Although i can see what Peugeot were trying to achieve with the styling (it should have been a stunner) i found the resulting looks disappointing. Although slightly bloated, the 207 looks far better, more cohesive and less fussier.

Then there was the way the 206 drove! After mostly excellent Peugeot products in the 80s and early 90s, the 206 was plain poor, while ride and refinement weren't much better. The way the car was conceived would have made Ford proud, pre-Mondeo!

20 September 2010

Strange, the ride on non sport 206's was always very good.

20 September 2010

This car should have ceased production when the admittedly 'better' 207 came on stream.

20 September 2010

[quote Flash Harry]

This car should have ceased production when the admittedly 'better' 207 came on stream.

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are you sure about the 207 being better? i recently went to a Peugeot dealership purely to see the latest Peugeot 207 S16 special edition, i was severely disappointed to say the least! i opened the door to be met with a very harsh creak coming from the hinge (i will add at this point the bootlid creaked aswell when opened) (bear in mind this is a brand new unregistered car in the showroom) i sat in the seat and imo was one of the most uncomfiest seats in any car i have ever sat in. but i did think from the outside it looked good (from a distance) on closer inspection at the bonnet one side had a bigger gap to the wing than the other. i really liked it too before i seen it up close and personal. shame.

i do however agree with a previous statement about the 307 probably being the worst peugeot i have known people who have owned them that have swore never to own another peugeot!

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