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Peugeot: Decline of a Lion

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 02:53

Dec. 4 - Reuters looks back over 124 years at PSA Peugeot Citroën, marked by a catalogue of game-changing products as well as missed opportunities.

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-- Citron is a body -- problems of Europe's car industry sent by striking sales and huge losses. But it wasn't always that plan the French brands -- once leaders in innovation and design. Citron's traction now won't this produce from more than twenty years from 1930 fold sixty some pages for the company -- for pleasure. It didn't choose from when you trying to European mass market. The addition of programs produced for even longer its name which translates Petraeus to forces to rise from the supposed -- But that the engine actually Muster more like nothing horse power. Eight point seven million rolled off the line over Spanish food to gifts. Combining simple design radical looks at a low price it's -- the company would love to -- to day. Then there was the deaths that play on the French -- for products. Design Nikon it's looks were inspired by signing frying pan -- nautical background designer on the fifth. But it was a technical mob suit pioneering the use of humanity suspension. Rolls Royce license the system to its 1965. So overshadowed. The pressure for a foreign funny vote for winter's pretty perhaps the new design house in in Friday that would disagree. But bullet proof reliability and study suspension. And the most loyal following especially in Africa. Citron even took on Porsche and John Q a for awhile the SM combined companies that bonds suspension with them -- Iraq TV six engine. The oil price shock of 1973. Brought a quick end to this gas guzzler in the 98 she's -- pioneered the super mini markets. It's to a fight punch front was a smash hit that also made a popular GTI. Darling of the point races. In 1979. -- automobile now -- -- company came up with a pioneering minivan design. Preserve turned it down but -- snapped it up. The rent OS plus a roomy and graceful -- drew comparisons with Francis TTV trains. It -- -- more than one point two million deliveries and remained the main -- revenue earnings for years. President models equipped with hybrid full power trains reached the first customers in early 2012. Electric drive at the -- with diesel transmission powering the front wheels. But a focus on diesel for which there is little them on outside of Europe as effectively -- posters of exposure to which flagging home region. Today the quirky citron's seek to practice with its replace who plastic site panels suggest the French firm is again thinking outside the box. But its pleasures such and left it too late to rediscover its merger 124 years of its history that -- on the owns.

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Peugeot: Decline of a Lion

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 02:53