Logic would dictate the Peugeot 206 took over from where the Peugeot 205 left off, but the firm claimed its new car would sit above the 205 and the Peugeot 106 slotted below. Regardless, the Peugeot 206 was a comprehensive update of its predecessor’s concept and was first available as a three-door or five-door hatchback.
A resolutely modern design, penned by Peugeot itself, the 206 became something of a sales hit when it landed on the showroom floors in 1998. The interior looked great and the car came with generous levels of standard kit, while the agile handling Peugeot was famed for remained.
Only the slightly cramped rear let the car down – at least until the stories of build quality issues crept in.