The Peugot 206 is classified as a supermini car and is manufactured by the French carmaker Peugot. Production of this car started in 1998 and went until 2010. Despite the fact that production of this vehicle had come to a halt in most markets by 2010, it was still available for purchase in Europe as 206+. This European version of Peugot’s supermini had front and rear styling that was very similar to that of the original Peugot 207 and was available until 2012, though in South America it was still being sold with the 207 nameplate.
The official launch date of the Peugot 206 was September 10, 1998 and it came in the form of a hatchback as well as a coupe cabriolet, otherwise known as the 206 cc, in September of 2000. There was also a station wagon called the 206 SW which was released in September of 2011 and a sedan version called the 206 SD which was released in September of 2005. The facelifted version of the 206 was officially launched in 2008, but only in South America. This version of the vehicle was released in 2008 in China in the form of a hatchback, sedan, and station wagon.
The 206 originally had 1.1 liter, 1.4 liter, and 1.6 liter petrol engines as well as a 1.9 liter diesel engine. The HDi version of this vehicle with common rail was released later on, and in 1999 a 2.0 liter GTi capable of 210 km/h or 130 mph was made available in 2003. There was also a tuned version of the GTi called the Peugot 206 RC released in 2003 and it was able to do 0-100km/h or 0-62 mph in just 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 220 km/h or 137 mph.
Manufacturing for the Peugot 206 was carried out in the company’s Poissy and Mulhouse factories in France for the most part, though some units were made in the factory located in Ryton, United Kingdom as well as Iran, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, China, Urugay, Indonesia, and Malaysia. In 2003 this vehicle once again underwent a facelift, though this time it was much more minor without a lot of major additions or improvements. The 206 got new clear headlights as well as new side repeater lamps, different rear clusters, chrome badges, and a variety of new colors which were available to consumers all over the world.
The 206 CC was first introduced to the public at the Paris Motor Show in September of 2000 and its overall design was based on the Peugot Two-oh-heart concept car which was introduced two year prior at the Geneva Motor Show. There is also the 206 Escapade which can in an off-road version in certain South American markets. This vehicle was essentially the Peugot 206 SW station wagon, only it had more of an SUV- bodykit as well as a higher and more durable suspension.
The Citroen C2 brand name first appeared on the market in 2006 and was sold by PSA. There were a few key differences between the 206 and the Citroen C2, including the fact that the new version of this car had a modified front and rear body that was very similar to the Citroen LN. This car was sold under the Citroen name in China, though it does not share any similar features with the Citroen C2 which was manufactured in Europe. The Peugot 206+, which was first introduced in 2009 and lasted until 2012, received a facelift which included a new front end as well as different styling. This car was manufactured in the Mulhouse, France, factory and was received very well by the public.