Peugeot is to break with a tradition that has been in use since 1929 and launch future models, which would be extensions of existing ranges, with “double central zero” designations.

Peugeot is to break with a tradition that has been in use since 1929 and launch future models, which would be extensions of existing ranges, with “double central zero” designations.


The French manufacturer has been using a three digit numbering system continuously since the 201 model was launched. Up to now, the first digit has denoted the size of the car (106 being the smallest and 807 the largest), the second digit – always 0 – is the link between the number denoting membership of a particular family and the third digit has denoted the generation (Peugeot is now up to the seventh generation of cars since 1929).


Until now, special symbols were added to model designations required. Such is the case for example of the Coupé Cabriolet, designated by the letters CC, and the family/leisure, identified by SW.


Peugeot has always jealously guarded its middle zero…. When Porsche introduced the 901 in 1963, Peugeot insisted it be renamed and so the legendary 911 was born!


But in future, the Lion of Belfort's non-mainstream models will be given the new numbering system, with the first such model being the 1007 city car - based on a single-volume architecture, derived from the Sésame concept car presented at the 2002 Paris Motor Show.


“Anticipating the future expectations of customers and their increasingly diverse tastes, Peugeot will be proposing a number of new models,” a spokesman for the company said. “To identify these specific models clearly, Peugeot has chosen to expand its numbering system”.