Published on December 14th, 2010 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Peugeot’s 5008 is the 20 Millionth Car To Be Produced At Their SOCHAUX Plant
In conjunction with its bicentenary year, Automobiles Peugeot recently rolled out its 20 millionth car at its historic Sochaux plant in France with the honour going to a Peugeot 5008 MPV. The Sochaux plant currently produces 1,765 vehicles daily comprising of 734 units of the 308, 651 units of the 3008 and 380 units of the 5008. The award-winning 5008 MPV was recently launched by Nasim on Dec 3. Nasim has set an initial sales target of 100 units a month for the 5008 MPV. The Sochaux plant in France was established in 1912 and began producing trucks followed by shells during World War One. It began car production in 1921. It is the biggest manufacturing facility in France with 11,800 employees.
Production at the Sochaux plant is expected to reach 360,000 units by end-2010 while the total output in 2011 is forecast to reach 400,000 units. In 2008, the plant had the honour of manufacturing the 50 millionth Peugeot (combined from production sites). As at end-October, a total of 55.66 million Peugeot vehicles have been produced worldwide. The seven-seater 5008 is a new interpretation of the MPV and sets itself apart from its competitors in terms of power, luxury, comfort, practicality and safety. With an on-the-road price of RM159,888 in Malaysia, the front of the 5008 features attractive profiled headlamps, a steeply plunging bonnet, a chrome-detailed grille and 17-inch alloy rims to exude both a sporty and premium appeal.