- 10 ‘World firsts’ over the last 116 years
- Peugeot 1007 the latest ‘World first’ to be launched in July 2005
Introducing ‘World firsts’ is not new to Peugeot. The Peugeot 1007 might be the first car to have electric front sliding doors, but it is just another first from the manufacturer who, over its 116 year history has been a true innovator as the following indicates:
- 1892 - First company in the world to fit rubber tyres to a petrol-engined four wheel car
- 1912 - Introduced the first car in the world to have an engine with double overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder - Peugeot L76 racing car
- 1929 - The Peugeot 201 was the first car in the world to have independent front suspension as standard
- 1934 - Introduced the first convertible car in the world to feature an electric folding roof - Peugeot 401 Eclipse
- 1959 - The Peugeot 403 was the first mass-produced car in the world to have an automatic cooling fan controlled by engine temperature
- 1967 - The Peugeot 204 estate was fitted with the smallest diesel engine in the world, at 1200cc
- 1972 - Peugeot launched the 104, the smallest 4-door car in the world
- 1999 - The Peugeot 607 was the world’s first diesel car fitted with a particulate filter as standard equipment
- 2004 - The Peugeot 206 became the first small sector diesel car to be fitted with a particulate filter
- 2004 - Peugeot unveils the 1007 the first car in the world to feature two electric front sliding doors
From petrol driven cars on rubber tyres, to the ultimate city car the Peugeot 1007, innovation is clearly in the DNA of Peugeot.
Innovation, however, needs to be affordable and with the new Peugeot 1007 starting at only £10,850 on the road, first for value should also be included in the list.
The next chapter in Peugeot’s history of innovation, the Peugeot 1007, will be launched this month.Published 20 July 2005