Peugeot is enjoying continued success through 2014 with the announcement of a 5.7 percent rise in global sales during the first half of the year. In the six-month period, the carmaker registered 853,000 vehicles, with growth in their two key markets of Europe and China.
In Europe, the sale of 552,000 vehicles for 2014 to date represented a 13.5 percent increase over the previous year, and in China the sale of 185,000 cars marked a 32.4 percent jump. The manufacturer also reported a one percent rise in overall market share, a considerable boost given the competitiveness of rivals, with a particularly strong showing in the UK, Spain and Italy.
This prosperity in Europe owes much to models such as the award-winning 308 and the 2008 and 3008 crossovers. According to the brand, global orders for the 308 passed 100,000 in June 2014 alone, while the 308 SW estate alternative has shifted 21,000 units.
The French manufacturer will be buoyed by the immediate popularity of its 108, a new addition to the Peugeot line-up. The stylish city car was purchased by more than 1,500 motorists in its first month alone, and it's no surprise given the automaker's reputation for producing dynamic compact models with lots of character.
With a new design signature and a selection of refined yet responsive engines, Peugeot's latest-generation vehicles look set to continue pushing its global sales figure upwards. For your own example, contact Lookers Peugeot in Cardiff or Newport and book your next test drive.