1 April 2019 at 21:37:21 MDT
Bonjour je suis l'AutoSkunk Bienvenue à la revue AutoSkunk.
(hello I'm the AutoSkunk, welcome to the AutoSkunk review.)
et si vous vous demandez pourquoi je parle en Français?
(and if you're wondering why I'm speaking in French?)
C'est parce que l'examen d'aujourd'hui est tout au sujet de PEUGEOT.
(it's because today's review is all about Peugeot.)
perhaps one of oldest companies in the world , older than Mercedes Benz (they've been around since 1810, long before automobiles via horseless caraiges first came along in the 1870's) Peugeot first started out making coffee mills and bycicles before they started making cars in 1889 (powered by steam) followed a year later with building their first gasoline powered car in 1890, for a time they did sell cars in North America before pulling out in 1991 and now thanks in part to their parent company P.S.A (Peugeot S.A) they plan to start doing business again in North America starting next year 2020 and start selling cars in the United States again in 2026.
like with any car maker with a need to go racing in order to sell cars and prove their durability, Peugeot was no stranger to the race and rally circuits, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times, the World Rally Championship five times, the World Endurance Championship two times, the Intercontinental Le Mans cup two times, the Intercontinental Rally Challenge Championship three times, and at one time (wikipedia's not specific on this, I looked) Peugeot even set a record in the Pikes Peak hillclimb with the help of Sebastien Loeb, quite an impressive resume right there.
as great as they are in their racing Peugeot was even ranked as the second lowest average for co2 emissions, not bad for the century old French car maker.
but one cannot talk to people especially Americans about Peugeot without knowing about the brand from just learning about the recent racing and rallying success or the their low impact success on the evironment, the only way to truly know all about Peugeot is to know the full story about Peugeot and that means going all the way back to the beginning (back to 1810).
but I can't review the history of this car maker all by myself, this is a job requiring the helping paw of a true blooded Frenchman who really knows his French cars and is also a Peugeot enthusiast, so for this review I invited French racing star and well known movie actor even well known from Hollywood Jacque Le-Pew (spoiler alert, he's the grandson of Looney Tunes star and legend Pepe Le-Pew), nice to have you on for the review Jacque.
Jacque Le-Pew: a pleasure to be here and by the way your French is quite good.
AutoSkunk: why thank you (actually I just use microsoft translator) X3
since I talked about what we're reviewing and possibly gave away some spoilers how about I let you start us off on how and where it all began?
Jacque Le-Pew: I love too, as Shawn and I would agree on, the story of Peugeot goes always the way back to the early nineteenth century, Peugeot first opened it's doors in 1810 founded by Jean-Pierre Peugeot, Jean-Ferdericbut Peugeot, but they originally started out making coffee and water mills and bycicles, as well as pepper and salt grinders, using the profits they made off of building coffee and water mills Peugeot expanded their steelworks in Montbeliard which was ran by Jean-Pequignot Peugeot who was also the founder of Peugeot's bicyle manufacturing side of the business (their bicycle manufacturing part of the company was called "Cycles Peugeot" and they still bicycles to this day).
AutoSkunk: but bicycles and water mills weren't the only thing Peugeot made when they first started business, their steelworks also made knives and forks and hydraulic equipment, Peugeot didn't even start making bicycles until 1882, their bicycle they made was a penny farthing (meaning high wheeler) called Le-Grand Bi and was hand made by Armand Peugeot.
by world war 1 Cycles Peugeot was manufacturing nearly 63,000 bicycles per year, their bicycle production would continue to grow, by 1955 they were making 220,000 bicycles per year.
Jacque Le-Pew: on November 20th 1858, Peugeot applied for a patent on the lion trademark, this would become the company's permanent emblem even to this day, it was created by Justin Blazer, and engraver who lived near the factory.
AutoSkunk: the company's first entry into the vehicle was strangely enough by means of crinoline dresses that used steel rods, leading to saw blades, chisels, wire wheels and eventually bicycles.
after Armand Peugeot introduced his Le Grand Bi high wheeler in 1882 along with a range of other bicycles, the company's logo (initially a lion walking on an arrow) was the symbol of the bicycles speed, strength, and flexibility of the Peugeot sawblades.
Jacque Le-Pew: the car and bike company would eventually part ways in 1926 but Cycles Peugeot would continue building bicycles until recent.
Armand Peugeot became interested in the automobile early on and after a meeting with Gotlieb Daimler and others, was convinced of it's viability.
AutoSkunk: the first Peugoet automobile was a three wheeled steam powered car that was designed by Leon Serpollet (inventor of the flash boiler), the car was produced in 1889 and only four of them were made.
the only problem with steam power however was that it was bulky, heavy and required long warm up times.
in 1890 after meeting Daimler and Emile Levassor, steam power was dropped in favor of a four wheeled car powered by a fuel injected gasoline engine built by Panhard under Daimler's license, the car was more sophisticated than many of it's contemporaries, with a three point suspension and a sliding gear transmission.
an example was sold to Alberto Santos Dumont who exported it to Brazil.
Jacque Le-Pew: more cars soon followed with 29 built in 1892, 40 in 1894, 72 in 1895, 156 in 1898, and a whopping 300 in 1899.
AutoSkunk: my god really? 300? impressive.
Jacque Le-Pew: why yes and these early models were given type numbers, Peugeot even became the first manufacturer to fit rubber tires on an automobile powered by gasoline.
AutoSkunk: I'm assuming they were solid rubber tires rather than pneumatic?
Jacque Le-Pew: yes unfortunately.
AutoSkunk: those poor roads didn't stand a chance.
aside from that, Peugeot was also an early pioneer in auto racing, with Albert Lemaitre winning the world's first automobile race in 1894 (the Paris-Rouen) in a Peugeot that made 3 horsepower.
five Peugeots qualified for the event and all of them finished, Lemaitre finished three minutes and thirty seconds behind Comte De Dion whose steam powered car was ineligible for the official competition.
three Peugeots were entered in the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris race where they were beaten by Panhard's car, despite an average speed of 12.9 miles per hour and taking 31,500 franks as a prize, this also marked the debut of Michelin pneumatic tires in motor racing, also on a Peugeot; they proved unsufficiently durable, nevertheless, the vehicles were still very much horseless carriages in appearance and were steered by a tiller.
Jacque Le-Pew: by the 1890's Peugeot would start building their own engines, the first Peugeot engines were produced in 1896, no longer were they Reliant or Daimler engines but instead were Peugeot's own engines, designed by Rigoulot, the first Peugeot engine was an 8 horsepower horizontal twin fitted to the back of the Type 15.
it also served as the basis of a nearly exact copy produced by Rochet Schneider.
further improvements followed, the engine was moved to the front and a new model, the Type 48, and was soon under a bonnet (hood just in case you don't know what bonnet means) at the front of the car, instead of hidden underneath; the steering wheel was adopted on another model, the Type 36, and they started to look more like a modern car.
AutoSkunk: also in 1896, Armand Peugeot broke away from Les Fils De Peugeot Freres to form his own company, Societe Anonyme Automobiles Peugeot, building a new factory at Audincourt to focus entirely on cars, because everything else they made was bogus compared to cars.
well that's just my assumption. X3
Jacque Le-Pew: hmmm yes...so it is (raises an eyebrow)
AutoSkunk: in 1899, sales hit 300 (my god that's a lot of car sales for that time kudos Peugeot) total car sales for all of France that year were 1,200 (*top of my head blows off from amazement).
Jacque Le-Pew: uuhh you okay?
AutoSkunk: thumbs up
Jacque Le-Pew: oh-kay then?
AutoSkunk: the same year, Lemaitre won the Nice-Castellane-Nice Rally in a special 357 cubic inch 20 horsepower racer.
at the 1901 Paris Salon, Peugeot debuted a tiny shaft driven 40 cubic inch 5 horsepower one cylinder car dubbed Bebe.
Jacque Le-Pew: which is French for "baby"
AutoSkunk: and shed it's conservative image, this car became a style leader.
after placing nineteenth in the 1902 Paris-Vienna Rally with a 50 horsepower 691 cubic inch racer, and failing to finish with two similar cars, Peugeot quit racing.
Jacque Le-Pew: in 1898 another Peugeot parent company, Peugeot Motorcycles.
AutoSkunk: my god Peugeot's got a lot of parent companies, how on earth do they keep track of all of them?
Jacque Le-Pew: one may never know AutoSkunk, one may never know.
anyways, Peugeot Motorcycles presented the first motorcycle equipped with a Dion-Bouton motor, Peugeot Motorcycles remains as the oldest motorcycle manufacturer in the world.
Peugeot added motorcycles to it's range in 1901 and they have been built under the Peugeot name ever since.
by 1903, Peugeot produced half the number of cars built in France, and they offered the five horsepower Bebe, a 6.5 horsepower four seater, and an eight horsepower and twelve horsepower models resembling contemperary Mercedes models.
AutoSkunk: the 1907 Salon showed Peugeot's first six cylinder and marked Tony Huber joining as Peugeot's engine builder.
by 1910, Peugeot's product line included a seventy cubic inch two cylinder and six four-cylinders of between two and six liters.
in addition, a new factory opened the same year at Sochaux, which became the main plant in 1928.
Jacque Le-Pew: a more famous name, Ettori Bugatti, designed the new 52 cubic inch four cylinder Bebe in 1912.
the same year, Peugeot returned to racing with a team of three driver engineers (meaning they were both mechanics and race car drivers), Jules Goux (who was a graduate of Arts Et Metiers, Paris), Paolo Zuccarelli (formerly Hispano-Suiza), Georges Boillot (collectively called Les Charlatans), with a young swiss engineer, Ernest Henry, to make their ideas a reality.
AutoSkunk: the company decided light car racing was not enough, and chose to try grand touring racing.
they did so with an engineering marvel, a dual overhead camshaft 7.6 liter four cylinder with four valves per cylinder.
this engine proved faster than other cars of it's time, and Boillot won the 1912 French Grand Prix at an average speed of 68.45 miles per hour despite losing third gear and taking a twenty minute pit stop.
in May 1913, Goux took a Peugeot to Indianapolis for the Indianapolis 500 and won the race averaging a speed of 75.92 miles per hour (this is the earliest time Peugeot ever had a presence in the United States) and recording straightaway speeds of 93.5 miles per hour, making Peugeot the first non American based auto manufacturer to win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
in 1914 Boilot's three liter L5 set a new Indianapolis lap record of 99.5 miles per hour and Duray placed second, beaten by ex-Peugeot ace Rene Thomas in a 380 cubic inch Delage.
another driven by Boillot's brother Andre, placed in 1915; similar models won in 1916 (Dario Resta)and 1919 (Howdy Wilcox).
Jacque Le-Pew: perhaps the only full blooded American driver to ever drive a Peugeot back in those days.
AutoSkunk: eh pretty much.
Jacque Le-Pew: for the 1913 French Grand Prix, an improved 345 cubic inch L5 engine was produced with a pioneering ballbearing crankshaft, gear driven crankshafts, and dry sump lubrication, all of which soon became standard on race cars
AutoSkunk: but luck turns deadly during testing and development when Zuccarelli was killed during a testing session on a public road, deadly bad luck aside, Boillot easily won the event making him and Peugeot the race's first double winner.
Jacque Le-Pew: for the 1914 French Grand Prix, Peugeot was outmatched by Mercedes and despite having a new innovation, four wheel brakes (versus Mercede's rear wheel only brakes), Georges proved unable to beat them and his car broke down.
(surprisingly a 1914 model achieved a 103 miles per hour lap in practice at Indianapolis yet it failed to qualify).
Peugoet was more fortunate in 1915, winning at the French Grand Prix and Vanderbilt Cup.
AutoSkunk: and then the first world war came along and came crashing down on Peugeot's racing efforts, forcing the car maker focus their efforts as well as resources on war production, they became a major manufacturer of arms and military vehicles.
Jacque Le-Pew: after world war one ended in 1918, car production resumed and racing resumed as well, with Boillot entering the 1919 Targa Florio in a 2.5 liter car for an event pre-empted by world war one, the car had 120,000 miles on it, yet Boillot won with an impressive drive, the best of his career, Peugeots in his control were third in the Targa Florio, first in the 1922 and 1925 Coppa Florios, first in the 1923 and 1925 Touring Car Grand Prix, and first at the 1926 Spa 24 Hours.
Peugeot introduced a five-valve-per-cylinder, triple-overhead-cam engine for the Grand Prix, conceived by Marcel Gremloin who originally criticized dual overhead cams, the engine was a failure.
AutoSkunk: what a shame, that sounded like an awesome engine, but not every idea can work.
the same year, Peugeot debuted the ten horsepower and fourteen horsepower four cylinder engines, a larger version based on the Type 153, and a six liter twenty five horsepower sleeve valve six, as well as a new cyclecar, La Quadrilette.
during the 1920's, Peugeot expanded, in 1926 splitting (both pedal and motor) business off to form Peugeot, the consistently profitable cycle division seeking to free itself from the rather more cyclical auo business, and taking over the defunct Bellanger and De Dion companies in 1927.
in 1928 the Type 183 was introduced.
Jacque Le-Pew: in 1929, Peugeot introduced a new car, the 201, the cheapest car on the French market and the first to use the later Peugeot trademark (and registered as such), the three digits with a zero in the middle.
the 201 would later get independent front suspension in 1931, soon afterwards, the depression hit; Peugeot sales decreased, but against all odds, the company survived.
the Peugeot system of using three digit names with a zero in the middle was introduced in 1929.
the first digit has always signified the car's size and the final digit has always indicated the generation of the vehicle.
AutoSkunk: in 1933, attempting a revival of fortune, Peugeot unveiled a new aerodynamically shaped model range.
in 1934, the car maker introduced the 402 BL Eclipse Decapotable, the first convertible with a retractable hardtop, an idea followed later by the Ford Skyliners in the 1950's and revived in the modern era in 1995 with the Mitsubishi 3000 GT Spyder.
more recently, many car makers have offered retractable hardtops including Peugeot itself with the 206-cc.
Jacque Le-Pew: three models from the 1930's were the 202, 302, and 402.
these cars had curvaceous designs with headlights mounted center behind the radiator grill, evidently inspired by the 1930's Chrysler Airflow.
the 402 with it's 2.1 liter engine entered production 1935 and was produced unbtil the end of 1941, despite France's occupation by Nazi Germany.
for 1936, the new Airflow inspired 302 (which was built until 1938) and a 402 based large model, designed by Andrean, featured a vertical fin and bumper, with the first high mounted taillight.
the entry level 202 was built in a series from 1938 to 1942, and about twenty more examples were built from existing stocks of supplies in February 1945.
the 202 lifted Peugeot's sales in 1939 to 52,796, just behind Citroen (another French car maker).
regular production began again in mid 1946 and lasted into 1949.
AutoSkunk: in 1946, Peugeot restarted car production with the 202, delivering 14,000 cars.
in 1947, Peugeot introduced the 203, with coil springs, rack and pinion steering, and hydraulic brakes.
the 203 set new sales records, remaining in production until 1960.
Peugeot took over Chenard-Walcker in 1950, having already been required to acquire a controlling interest in Hotchkiss in 1942.
a popular model introduced in 1955 was the Peugeot 403.
with a 1.5 liter engine it sold over one million of them by the end of it's production run in 1962, famously including one cabriolet/convertible driven by an American detective in a tv "Columbo".
Jacque Le-Pew: the company began selling cars in the United States in 1958 and in 1960 introduced the 404, which used a 99 cubic inch engine tilted at a 45 degree angle.
the 404 proved rugged enough to win the East African Safari Rally four times in 1963, 1966, 1967, and 1968.
more models followed, many styled by Pininfarina such as the 504 one of Peugeot's most distinctive models.
like many European car makers, collaboration with other firms increased; Peugeot worked with Renault from 1966 and Volvo from 1972.
several Peugeot models were assembled in Australia commencing with the 203 in 1953.
these were followed by the 403, 404, and 504 models with Australian assembly ending with the 505 in th early 1980's.
AutoSkunk: in 1974, Peugeot bought a 30% share in Citroen and took it over completely in 1975 after the French Government gave large sums of money to the new company.
Citroen was in financial trouble because it developed too many radical new models for it's financial resources.
some of them, notably the Citroen SM and the Comotor Wankel Engine venture proved unprofitable.
others like the Citroen CX and GS for example proved very successful in the marketplace.
Jacque Le-Pew: the joint parent company the PSA group(Peugeot Societe Anonyme) which aimed to keep separate identities for both Peugeot and Citroen cars while sharing engineering and tecnical resources.
Peugeot thus briefly controled one of the Italian car makers Maserati, but disposed of it in May 1975.
then the group took over the European division of Chrysler Corporation (which were formerly Rootes and Simca) in 1978 as the American car maker struggled to survive.
soon the whole Chrysler/Simca range was sold under the revived Talbot badge until production of Talbot branded cars was shelved in 1987 and on commercial vehicles in 1992 before Talbot was dissolved in 1994.
AutoSkunk: in 1983, Peugeot launched what is perhaps one of my most favorite French cars ever built, the 205, this car is largely responsible for turning the company's fortunes around.
the 205 was regularly the best selling car in France and was also very popular in other parts of Europe including the UK where sales of the 205 topped out at 50,000 cars a year by the late 1980's.
it won awards for it's style, handling, and ride, and it remained on sale in many markets until 1998, overlapping with the introduction of the 106 in 1991 and ceasing production at the launch of the 206, which also proved hugely popular across Europe.
Jacque Le-Pew: perhaps the best model out of the 205 range is the T16 model, one that was a force to be reckoned with on the Group B rally scene back in the 80's.
AutoSkunk: oh yes that one is to die for, I only know of one road car version being in America.
Jacque Le-Pew: wait really?
AutoSkunk: yeah, I watched it sell at a car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the Barrett Jackson block.
Jacque Le-Pew: I'm assuming it sold for a triple digit price?
AutoSkunk: indeed it did, for about over $200,000 dollars if I remember correctly, well worth every penny in my opinion.
Jacque Le-Pew: I think you and I could both agree on that statement.
after all, we're talking about a car that won 16 WRC rallies over a course of three years, winning the 1000 Lakes Rally three times in 1984, 85, and 86, Rallye San Remo in 1984, the Lombard RAC rally in 1984, and 86, the Monte Carlo Rally in 1985, the Swedish Rally in 1985, and 1986, Rallye De Portugal in 1985, the Ancropolis Rally in 1985, and 86, Rally New Zealand in 1985, and 86, Rally Argentina in 1985, and the Tour De Course in 1986.
AutoSkunk: aahh, all the T16's sweet rally victories are just music to my ears.
needless to say Peugeot only made 200 road versions of the T16 205 strictly for the purpose of making it qualify for Group B competition which makes them really rare in Europe and extremely rare to the point of priceless in United States since only one exist in the States to this day.
and between you and me I love to have me that Group B competition version with the 450 horse engine. ;3
Jacque Le-Pew: you and me both. ;3
continuing on now with the history, Peugeot as part of the Guangzhou Peugeot Automobile Company (GPAC) joint venture, the 504 and 505 were built in China from 1985 to 1997.
by 1987, the company had dropped the Talbot brand for passenger cars when it ceased production of the Simca based horizon, Alpine, and Solara models, as well as the Talbot Somba Supermini which was based on the Peugeot 104.
what was to be called the Talbot Arizona became the Peugeot 309 with the former Rootes plant in Ryton and Simca plant in Poissy being turned over for Peugeot assembly.
producing Peugeots in Ryton was significant, as it signaled the first time Peugeots would be built in the UK.
the 309 was the first Peugeot badged hatchback of it's size snd sold well across Europe.
the 309's successor, the 306, was also built in Ryton.
AutoSkunk: 405 saloon was launched in 1987 to compete with the Ford Sierra and was voted European car of the year.
this too was very popular across Europe and continued to be available in Africa and Asia after it was replaced by the 406 nearly a decade later.
production of the 405 in Europe was divided between Britain and France, although it's 406 successor was only produced in France.
the 106, Peugeot's entry level model from 1991, was also produced solely in France.
the Talbot name survived a little longer on commercial vehicles until 1992 (as mentioned just earlier) before being shelved completely.
as experienced by other European car makers, Peugeot's North American sales in the United States and Canada faltered and finally became uneconomical as the 505 design aged.
for a time, distribution in the Canadian market was handled by Chrysler.
several ideas turned around sales in the United States, such as the Peugeot 205 in it's lineup were considered but not persued.
in the early 1990's, the newly introduced 405 proved uncompetitive with domestic and other import models in the same market segment and sold less than 1,000 cars.
total sales fell to 4,261 cars in 1990 and 2,240 cars through July 1991 which caused Peugeot to pull the plug on their U.S and Canada operations after 33 years.
Jacque Le-Pew: in 1997, six years after pulling out of the North American markets, Peugeot returned to Mexico after a 36 year absence from Central America, under the Chile-Mexico Free Trade Agreement.
however models from 1992 to present cannot be bought or imported into the United States from Mexico.
AutoSkunk: which really sucks if you're an American who happens to be a Peugeot fan hmph*crosses my arms and looks up at the ceiling
Jacque Le-Pew: what are you so huffy about? Peugeot's coming back soon in seven years.
AutoSkunk: yeah but still hmph*crosses my arms and looks up at the ceiling
Jacque Le-Pew: anyways, on April 18, 2006, PSA Peugeot Citroen announced the closure of the Ryton manufacturing plant in Coventry, England.
this resulted in the loss of over 2,300 jobs as well as about 5,000 jobs in the supply chain.
the plant produced it's last Peugeot 206 on December 12, 2006 and finally closed down in January 2007.
Peugeot was practically light years away from it's ambitious target of four million cars annually by the end of the decade.
in 2008, it's sales remained below the two million mark.
in mid 2009, adverse market and industry conditions were blamed for the falls in sales and operating losses.
Christian Streiff was replaced by Philipe Varin as CEO and Jean Pierre Ploue who was head of design was transferred from his post at Citroen.
in 2009, Peugeot returned to the Canadian market with only their scooter brand.
AutoSkunk: Peugeot still plans on developing new car models to compete in segments where it currently doesn't compete.
Collin claimed the the French car maker competed in 72% of the market segments in 2007 but he wanted to get that figure up to 90%.
despite Peugeot's sportscar racing program, the company is not prepared to build a pure sports car anymore then their current RCZ sports coupe.
it is also pursuing government funding to produce a diesel hybrid drivetrain which could be the key to Peugeot's expansion.
Jacque Le-Pew: by 2010, Peugeot planned on pursuing new markets, mainly in China, Russia, and South America.
in 2011, it decided to re-enter India after fourteen years absense with a new factory at Sanand, Gujarat.
Peugeot even re-entered the Philippines in 2012 after having a short presence in 2005 with distribution done by the Avalrez Group.
in March 2012, General Motors purchased a seven percent share in Peugeot 320 million Euros as part of a cooperation aimed at finding savings through joint purchasing and product development.
in December 2013, after a year, GM sold it's entire Peugeot share, taking a loss of about seventy million Euros.
AutoSkunk: talk about a waste a money on GM's part.
in October 2013, Peugeot closed their assembly plant at Aulnay-sous-Bois as part of a restructuring plan to reduce overcapacity in the face of a shrinking domestic market.
by December 2013, it was rumored that Chinese investors would be potential investors.
in February 2014, the Peugeot family agreed to give up control of the company by reducing it's holdings from twenty five percent to fourteen percent.
as part of this agreement, Dongfeng Motors and the French government were each to buy fourteen percent stakes in the company, creating three partners with equal voting rights.
the board of directors was to be composed of six independent members, two representatives of each Dongfeng, the French state and the Peugeot family, and two members representing employees shareholders.
the French government took view that the deal did not require approval by Brussels as EU competition rules do not count public investment in a company on the same terms as a private investor as state aid.
the equity participation by Dongfeng expanded an already budding relationship with Peugeot.
the pair at the time were jointly operating three car manufacturing plants in China with a capacity of producing 750,000 cars a year.
in July 2014, the joint venture, Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroen disclosed they were building a fourth factory in China in Chengdu in Sichuan Province targeting the manufacture of 300,000 SUV's and multipurpose vehicles a year starting near the end of 2016.
Jacque Le-Pew: in January 2015, Indian multinational automotive giant Mahindra&Mahindra purchased a major fifty one percent share in Peugeot Motorcycles for a price of twenty eight million Euros.
and as of today PSA has announced that Peugeot plans to return to the United States seven years from now in 2026 to the U.S market.
AutoSkunk: which we'll be discussing on a special seperate review next time because we said quite a lot here in this review, so we're actually gonna have to break this up into three parts because I believe we haven't even talked much about Peugeot's racing exploits enough so that'll be for part two and part three will be reserved for talking about Peugeot's return to the States.
Jacque Le-Pew: we got to talk about their racing activities, that's my favorite part of this whole Peugeot history.
AutoSkunk: I couldn't agree with you more Jacque, especially when I was asked by Fox32 (on FurAffinity) not to forget to mention his favorite rally car, the Peugeot 306 Maxi WRC rally car, so we can't forget that, it's not only a part of Peugeot history it's also a fan request. :3
Jacque Le-Pew: right, so we do hope you enjoyed part one of this review and hope you all will join us again for part two as we'll talk about the history of Peugeot's racing pedigree. :3
AutoSkunk: until then, we'll see you guys later in the next AutoSkunk review. :3
photograph of hotwheels car was shot by me