Peugeot Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: What year was Peugeot founded?
A: 1810
B: 1840
C: 1896
D: 1926
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Peugeot was founded in 1810 as a steel foundry.

2: Who founded Peugeot’s automotive division in 1896?
A: Émile Peugeot
B: Armand Peugeot
C: Charles Panhard
D: Léon Serpollet
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Armand Peugeot founded the automotive division of Peugeot in 1896.

3: What major French car manufacturer did Peugeot merge with in 1976?
A: Renault
B: Citroën
C: Bugatti
D: Simca
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot merged with Citroën in 1976 to form the PSA Group.

4: Where is Peugeot’s new legal and administrative headquarters located?
A: Paris
B: Poissy
C: Sochaux
D: Mulhouse
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot’s new legal and administrative headquarters are in Poissy.

5: Which car-related activity has Peugeot been involved in for more than a century?
A: Aerospace engineering
B: Marine engineering
C: Motorsports
D: Watchmaking
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Peugeot has been successfully involved in motorsports for over a century.

6: What was the first type of vehicle Peugeot produced?
A: Steam tricycle
B: Electric car
C: Gasoline-powered car
D: Bicycle
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Peugeot’s first vehicle was a steam-powered tricycle.

7: Which of the following awards has Peugeot won six times?
A: Best Car Brand
B: European Car of the Year
C: World Car of the Year
D: International Green Car of the Year
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot has won the European Car of the Year award six times.

8: What year did Peugeot’s steam-powered tricycle first appear?
A: 1886
B: 1889
C: 1890
D: 1892
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot’s steam-powered tricycle first appeared in 1889.

9: In what year did Peugeot introduce its first electric car, the iOn?
A: 1996
B: 2000
C: 2010
D: 2015
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Peugeot introduced the electric iOn in 2010.

10: How many times has Peugeot won the Dakar Rally?
A: 4 times
B: 5 times
C: 6 times
D: 7 times
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Peugeot has won the Dakar Rally seven times.

11: Which Peugeot model won the Indianapolis 500 in 1913?
A: Type 15
B: Type 19
C: Type 125
D: L3
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Peugeot’s L3 model won the Indianapolis 500 in 1913.

12: What unique design feature did the Peugeot 402 BL Éclipse Décapotable have in 1934?
A: All-wheel drive
B: Retractable hardtop
C: Gullwing doors
D: Electric engine
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Peugeot 402 BL Éclipse Décapotable featured the first retractable hardtop.

13: Which Peugeot model was a best-seller in France in 1969, 1970, and 1971?
A: Peugeot 204
B: Peugeot 304
C: Peugeot 404
D: Peugeot 504
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Peugeot 204 was a best-seller in France during those years.

14: Which Peugeot model was famously used by TV detective Columbo?
A: Peugeot 203
B: Peugeot 403
C: Peugeot 404
D: Peugeot 504
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Columbo drove a Peugeot 403 in the TV series.

15: In which year did Peugeot become the first non-American-based auto company to win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
A: 1909
B: 1913
C: 1916
D: 1919
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot became the first non-American-based auto company to win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1913.

16: What symbol represents Peugeot due to their early products?
A: Arrow
B: Lion
C: Eagle
D: Horse
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The lion symbol represents Peugeot’s early product, saw blades.

17: What year did Peugeot start producing its first motorcycle?
A: 1899
B: 1901
C: 1910
D: 1920
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot produced its first motorcycle in 1901.

18: What engine type did Peugeot first abandon in favor of the internal combustion engine?
A: Electric
B: Steam
C: Diesel
D: Hydrogen
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot abandoned steam power in favor of an internal combustion engine in 1890.

19: Which designer built Peugeot’s stylish 850 cc four-cylinder car, the “Bébé” in 1912?
A: Ettore Bugatti
B: Ferdinand Porsche
C: Enzo Ferrari
D: Karl Benz
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Ettore Bugatti designed the 850 cc four-cylinder Bébé for Peugeot in 1912.

20: How many factories does Stellantis operate in France for producing Peugeot vehicles?
A: 1
B: 2
C: 3
D: 4
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Stellantis operates four factories in France for producing Peugeot vehicles.

21: Where did Peugeot open a new factory intended for building 300,000 sport-utility and multipurpose vehicles per year starting towards the end of 2016?
A: Wuhan
B: Chengdu
C: Karachi
D: Tehran
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot opened a new factory in Chengdu, China.

22: What major automotive acquisition did Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and PSA complete in 2021?
A: Renault
B: Toyota
C: Stellantis
D: Daimler
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA merged to form Stellantis in 2021.

23: How many European Car of the Year awards has Peugeot won?
A: 4
B: 5
C: 6
D: 7
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Peugeot has won the European Car of the Year award six times.

24: Which Peugeot model was voted the Women’s World Car of the Year in 2022?
A: Peugeot 208
B: Peugeot 3008
C: Peugeot 508
D: Peugeot 308
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Peugeot 308 was voted the Women’s World Car of the Year in 2022.

25: What year did Peugeot introduce the V6 PRV engine in collaboration with Renault and Volvo?
A: 1972
B: 1974
C: 1980
D: 1985
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot introduced the V6 PRV engine in collaboration with Renault and Volvo in 1974.

26: What is the name of the electric concept car Peugeot presented in 2010?
A: Peugeot EX1
B: Peugeot RCZ
C: Peugeot BB1
D: Peugeot HX1
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Peugeot presented the electric concept car EX1 in 2010.

27: What type of vehicle did Peugeot first apply rubber tyres to?
A: Bicycles
B: Motorcycles
C: Petrol cars
D: Steam cars
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Peugeot was the first manufacturer to fit rubber tyres to petrol-powered cars.

28: In which year did a Peugeot car achieve a record-breaking lap at the Indianapolis Speedway practice session?
A: 1913
B: 1916
C: 1949
D: 1990
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In 1949, a 1914 Peugeot model achieved a record-breaking practice lap at the Indianapolis Speedway.

29: Who won the French Grand Prix for Peugeot in 1912?
A: Georges Boillot
B: Albert Lemaître
C: Jules Goux
D: Émile Levassor
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Georges Boillot won the French Grand Prix for Peugeot in 1912.

30: What was the first Peugeot model to use the three-digit number with a central zero?
A: Peugeot 201
B: Peugeot 301
C: Peugeot 401
D: Peugeot 501
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Peugeot 201 was the first model to use the three-digit number with a central zero.

31: What was Peugeot’s best-selling model of all time as of 2012?
A: Peugeot 205
B: Peugeot 306
C: Peugeot 206
D: Peugeot 308
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Peugeot 206 is Peugeot’s best-selling model of all time with over 8,358,217 units sold by 2012.

32: In which year did Peugeot first fit an internal combustion engine to a car?
A: 1894
B: 1890
C: 1886
D: 1889
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot first fitted an internal combustion engine to a car in 1890.

33: Where did Peugeot achieve its first win with a race car featuring Michelin pneumatic tyres?
A: Paris-Rouen
B: Paris-Vienna
C: Indianapolis 500
D: Pikes Peak
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot used Michelin pneumatic tyres in the Paris-Vienna race, though they did not secure a win due to tyre durability issues.

34: What radical design innovation was introduced by Peugeot in their Grand Prix racing cars of 1913?
A: Four-wheel drive
B: DOHC engine with four valves per cylinder
C: Power steering
D: Anti-lock braking system
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot introduced a dual overhead camshaft engine with four valves per cylinder in their 1913 Grand Prix racing cars.

35: Which Peugeot engine concept for the French Grand Prix proved to be a failure?
A: Single overhead camshaft
B: Triple-overhead camshaft with five valves per cylinder
C: Quad camshaft, twin-turbos
D: Rotary engine
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot’s concept of a triple-overhead camshaft with five valves per cylinder engine proved to be a failure during the French Grand Prix.

36: What distinguished the Peugeot Bébé model launched in 1901?
A: It was the first front-wheel-drive car
B: It was a tiny shaft-driven one-cylinder car
C: It had an electric motor
D: It was the first to use a steering wheel
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Peugeot Bébé launched in 1901 was a tiny shaft-driven one-cylinder car.

37: During World War I, how many Type 1525 trucks did Peugeot produce?
A: 404
B: 4,084
C: 14,000
D: 40,000
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot produced 4,084 Type 1525 trucks during World War I.

38: Which luxury car brand did Peugeot control briefly during the PSA Peugeot Citroën era?
A: Rolls-Royce
B: Maserati
C: Jaguar
D: Bentley
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot briefly controlled the luxury car brand Maserati during the PSA Peugeot Citroën era.

39: What innovative feature did the 1934 Peugeot 601 C Eclipse possess?
A: All-wheel drive
B: Retractable hardtop
C: Turbocharged engine
D: Digital dashboard
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Peugeot 601 C Eclipse featured a retractable hardtop.

40: When did Peugeot re-enter the Philippines market?
A: 2005
B: 2012
C: 2010
D: 1997
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot re-entered the Philippines market in 2012.

41: What was Peugeot’s production output increase in 2017?
A: 1,000,000
B: 2,119,845
C: 2,500,000
D: 3,000,000
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot’s production output in 2017 increased to 2,119,845 units.

42: Which record did the Peugeot 208 T16 break at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb?
A: The fastest hill climb time
B: The most fuel-efficient hill climb
C: The longest hill climb distance
D: The highest hill climb altitude
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Peugeot 208 T16 broke the fastest hill climb time at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

43: In what year did Peugeot win the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time with their 908 HDi FAP diesel car?
A: 2007
B: 2008
C: 2009
D: 2010
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Peugeot won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time with their 908 HDi FAP diesel car in 2009.

44: Which automotive company did General Motors purchase a stake in 2012?
A: PSA Peugeot Citroën
B: Ford
C: Audi
D: BMW
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: General Motors purchased a 7% stake in PSA Peugeot Citroën in 2012.

45: Who won the 1919 Targa Florio with a Peugeot car?
A: André Boillot
B: Georges Boillot
C: Jules Goux
D: Paul Zuccarelli
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Georges Boillot won the 1919 Targa Florio with a Peugeot car.

46: What was Peugeot’s best-selling car in Europe in 2022?
A: Peugeot 208
B: Peugeot 308
C: Peugeot 3008
D: Peugeot 508
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Peugeot 208 was the best-selling car in Europe in 2022.

47: What concept car did Peugeot showcase in 2010 as a sports coupe hybrid?
A: Peugeot SR1
B: Peugeot 5×08
C: Peugeot HX1
D: Peugeot 4008
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Peugeot showcased the SR1 as a sports coupe hybrid concept car in 2010.

48: Which of the following Peugeot models won Diesel Car magazine’s ‘Sports Car of the Year’ five times in a row?
A: Peugeot RCZ
B: Peugeot 308
C: Peugeot 405
D: Peugeot 208
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Peugeot RCZ won Diesel Car magazine’s ‘Sports Car of the Year’ five times in a row.

49: What year did Peugeot participate in its first car race, the Paris-Rouen?
A: 1889
B: 1894
C: 1896
D: 1899
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot participated in its first car race, the Paris-Rouen, in 1894.

50: Which feature was pioneered by Peugeot’s racing cars from 1913?
A: Carbon fiber body
B: Ball-bearing crankshaft
C: Turbochargers
D: Traction control
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot’s racing cars from 1913 pioneered the use of a ball-bearing crankshaft.

51: What world record did the Peugeot EX1 Concept achieve?
A: Fastest electric car to 100 km/h
B: Longest range for an electric vehicle
C: Highest altitude achieved by an electric vehicle
D: Most economical electric vehicle
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Peugeot EX1 Concept achieved the fastest electric car acceleration to 100 km/h.

52: What type of car is the Peugeot iOn, launched in 2010?
A: Hybrid
B: Sports car
C: Electric car
D: Diesel car
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Peugeot iOn is an electric car launched in 2010.

53: What year did Peugeot close its production plant at Aulnay-sous-Bois?
A: 2008
B: 2010
C: 2013
D: 2014
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Peugeot closed its production plant at Aulnay-sous-Bois in 2013.

54: Which famous designer developed Peugeot’s 850 cc Bébé model in 1912?
A: Ettore Bugatti
B: Karl Benz
C: Ferdinand Porsche
D: Henry Ford
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Ettore Bugatti developed Peugeot’s 850 cc Bébé model in 1912.

55: In what year did Peugeot introduce its first front-wheel drive model?
A: 1948
B: 1965
C: 1985
D: 1995
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot introduced its first front-wheel drive model, the 204, in 1965.

56: How many times has Peugeot won the World Rally Championship?
A: Three
B: Five
C: Seven
D: Nine
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Peugeot has won the World Rally Championship five times.

57: What engine did Peugeot develop in collaboration with Renault and Volvo in 1974?
A: CVH engine
B: LS engine
C: Hemi engine
D: PRV V6 engine
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Peugeot developed the PRV V6 engine in collaboration with Renault and Volvo in 1974.

58: Which Peugeot car prototype broke the standing record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2013?
A: 208 T16
B: 308 GTi
C: RCZ R
D: 306 S16
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Peugeot 208 T16 prototype broke the standing record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2013.

59: What was the first car to win the European Car of the Year award for Peugeot?
A: Peugeot 404
B: Peugeot 504
C: Peugeot 205
D: Peugeot 305
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Peugeot 504 was the first Peugeot car to win the European Car of the Year award in 1969.

60: What is the primary focus of Peugeot’s concept car, VELV?
A: Luxury
B: Speed
C: Efficiency
D: Off-road capability
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Peugeot VELV is an electric concept car focused on efficiency.

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