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.
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