The Peugeot 206

The 206 GTi 180


The ever-popular Peugeot 206 offers something for everyone, thanks to its wide range of body styles, trim levels and engines. It has also topped the retail sales charts in the UK for the last two years and is currently the best selling retail car in 2003.

  • New revised model range introduced 1 October
  • New specification
  • Introduction of new 1.4 litre 16v engine and new Tiptronic automatic gearbox
  • Improved safety equipment with introduction of curtain airbags and ABS on all models except Style
  • Introduction of a Tiptronic automatic gearbox on the SW range
  • Range starting from £7,995 on the road

From 1 October the Peugeot 206 is set to become even more sought after, thanks to simplification of the range and a host of improvements to specification and equipment levels which will make today’s 206 an even more attractive option. The changes apply across the whole model line-up.

Two model ranges of 206 will now be available. "Classic Range", which consists of the Style, S & SE models, replacing the previous Style, Eco HDi, Look, LX, GLX and Roland Garros and "Sports Range" consisting of Quiksilver, XSi, XSi HDi (replacing the previous Dturbo) and GTi. The Quiksilver 1.4 16v (90 bhp) model is also added to the SW range. The 206 SW 2.0 Si model is discontinued.
New Engine and Gearbox

A new 1.4 16v 90 bhp petrol engine is introduced on SE and Quiksilver models, which features variable valve timing and improved driveability. The engine is Euro 3 compliant.

A Tiptronic automatic gearbox replaces the current automatic gearbox on all previous versions, giving the benefits of both manual and automatic driving. The 1.6 version will be available on both the SW XSi as well as the hatchback – the first time an automatic gearbox has been available on the SW range.

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Published 21 October 2003 Melanie Carter

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