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The Peugeot family began in the manufacturing business in the 1700s. In 1842 they added production of coffee, pepper, salt and grinders. A bicycle was introduced in 1882. Peugeot bicycles continued to be built until very recently, although the car company and bike company parted ways in 1926.

The first Peugeot automobile (a three-wheeled steam-powered car) was produced in 1889. Steam power was heavy and bulky and required lengthy warmup times. In 1890 steam was abandoned in favour of a four-wheeled car with a petrol-fuelled internal combustion engine built by Panhard under Daimler licence. 1896 saw the first Peugeot engines built; no longer were they reliant on Daimler. Peugeot added a motorcycle to its range in 1903, and motorcycles have been built under the Peugeot name ever since. By 1903, Peugeot produced half of the cars built in France.

In 1974 Peugeot bought a 30% share of Citroën, and took it over completely in 1975 after the French government gave large sums of money to the new company. The joint parent company became the PSA (Peugeot Société Anonyme) group, which aimed to keep separate identities for both the Peugeot and Citroën brands, while sharing engineering and technical resources.

Peugeot has produced three winners of the European Car of the Year award: 1969 - Peugeot 504; 1988 - Peugeot 405; 2002 - Peugeot 307. Using the 205 and a 405, Peugeot won the Dakar Rally four times in a row from 1987 to 1990.

The first trademark symbols included an arrow that can be seen under the paws of the Lion, created in 1850. The most recent heraldic Lion was designed in 1998.

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2011 - 508
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2002 - RC Concept
1988 - Oxia Concept
1986 - Proxima Concept
1984 - Qasar Concept