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Monday February 24 2020

Simon Bailes Peugeot celebrates as Groupe PSA is named Manufacturer of the Year


Peugeot group owner Groupe PSA lifts top industry award



Simon Bailes Peugeot celebrates as Groupe PSA is named Manufacturer of the Year

Simon Bailes Peugeot is celebrating after Groupe PSA was awarded the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year title.

The multi-national French manufacturer – whose brands include Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall – was praised by judges for its standing as a leading car maker.

In the first half of 2019 it made £2.86 billion operating profit thanks to a strong product mix and reductions in cost. Profitability reached record levels at 8.7% operating margin.

Groupe PSA was presented with the award at the 2020 Automotive Management (AM) Awards ceremony at the Birmingham International Convention Centre. The other manufacturers shortlisted were: Mazda, Volkswagen, Volvo and Tesla.  

The judging panel said: “It has faced numerous challenges, embraced new thinking, battled to improve efficiency and is now a strong automotive force.”

The award comes shortly after Peugeot was named Most Dependable Volume Brand in the annual JD Power UK Vehicle Dependability Study – which also voted the best-selling Peugeot 208 as Most Dependable Small Car.

The marque has also been showered with top industry accolades throughout its range, including:

·          Peugeot 3008 SUV named the Best Medium SUV at the Carbuyers Best Car Awards 2020, New Car of the Year at the Autotrader Awards and Best Mid-Sized SUV in the Driver Power Survey

·         Peugeot 5008 SUV 1.2 PureTech 120 Allure picked up the Large SUV award at the 2020 What Car? Car of the Year Awards

·         Company Car & Van Awards named the all-electric e-208 its Small EV of the Year 2020; the 508 Medium Car of the Year and Peugeot Partner Van Small Van of the Year 2020

·         All-new Peugeot 208: Awarded the coveted carwow Little Legend Award

·         Diesel Car & Eco Car ‘Used Car Top 50 2020’ Awards: The Peugeot 3008 SUV was named Used Car of the Year 2020 while the Peugeot RCZ voted Best Used Sports Car

·         2020 Company Car Today CCT100 Awards: The Peugeot 5008 SUV named SUV of the Year for the third year in succession, while the Rifter was voted MPV of the Year Award

Simon Bailes said: “It’s fantastic news that Groupe PSA has been named as Manufacturer of the Year 2020, reflecting its deserved position as one of the world’s leading car makers.

“It’s also a huge vote of confidence in Peugeot which, as all these awards prove,  continues to build on its reputation for quality, style and innovation - and producing cars our customers love to drive.”



"Its a huge vote of confidence in Peugeot which....continues to build on its reputation for quality, style and innovation - and producing cars our customers love to drive"
Simon Bailes






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