From its pioneering days as a family business, Peugeot has expanded beyond recognition in little more than a century. From its current 24 production sites around the world, the company has produced more than 160 individual models, from the 201 to the 308. Peugeot's history has seen many innovations, from the first four-cylinder engine on the Type 39 in 1902, to the latest petrol engines developed through the co-operation between PSA Peugeot Citroën and the BMW Group.
Peugeot was also the first manufacturer to introduce a Diesel Particulate Emission Filter as standard on the 607 in 2000. This technology can now be found on more than 1.8 million HDi diesel powered Peugeot vehicles around the world. From the start of the next decade, Peugeot will be producing vehicles equipped with second generation Stop & Start systems on a massive scale, as well as vehicles with diesel-hybrid technology. The 50-millionth Peugeot, a Peugeot 308, was produced at Peugeot's manufacturing site at Sochaux, France in late June 2008.