On September 12, 1991, Peugeot made the commercial launch of the first model of the 6 generation brand: the Peugeot 106, which was created by the French company to expand its offer in the segment B of the small city cars.
The model was presented as "A bubble of sympathy wrapped in smiles and elegantly dressed, which is in its sauce with its 3,56 meters of surprises".
In addition, from the brand they claimed that "Developed as a multipurpose car designed for the city and suitable for the road, it is a concentrate of elegance and seduction with front-wheel drive and transverse engine."
The Peugeot 106 was a front-wheel drive car that was offered with 4-cylinder engines of the TU type: from 954 to 1.587 cc gasoline and from 1.360 to 1.558 cc diesel.
It was initially built with a three-door silhouette, although a five-door silhouette was added in 1992 for a total production of almost 2.800.000 units until the end of its commercial life in 2003.
The Peugeot was produced, above all, in Mulhouse, but the factories of Sochaux y Aulnay-sous-bois they strengthened production in the years of greatest demand.
The 106 is undoubtedly one of the Leon brand models on which a greater number of limited series were developed. The most emblematic are the luxurious Roland Garros y Zenith, launched in 1993. They are also remembered 106 Kid (1994) 106 Cartoon Presented by droopy (1996 to 1999), the elegant Ines de la Fressange (1997) or the Enfant Terrible (2000).
In addition, other limited series were marketed such as Graduate, aimed at a young audience; and the Quicksilver, sporty and luxurious. This car was also distinguished by its sports versions such as the 106 Rallye (1993), the 106 XSI 95 hp (1992) and 105 hp (1995) and the 106 S16 120 hp (1996).
He also had a notable sporting career in the different circuit and rally promotion cups, in this case in the Group N category.
Forerunner of the electric vehicle with the first model VLV By 1941, Peugeot relied on the 106 to create its second vehicle of this type. Of the electric version, almost 3.550 units were sold to both private and fleet customers and remained the world's best-selling electric model until 2010.
30 years after its launch, the Peugeot 106 has already entered the select group of collector cars.