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Latest model: Peugeot 307 2005
Peugeot 307 2005The Peugeot 307 is a small family vehicle manufactured by the French Peugeot maker since 2001. It was awarded the 2002 European Vehicle of the Year.

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The Peugeot 307 was originally introduced as the Peugeot 307 Prométhée prototype at the 2000 Mondial de L'automobile. The production hatchback versions were presented to the European markets in 2001 as a successor to the extremely successful and impressive Peugeot 306 - often regarded as the best vehicle in its class when launched in 1993 until the advent of the Mk 4 Volkswagen Golf in 1997, which itself usurped by the Opel Astra just a few months later in the same year.

For 4 years after its release the 306 had dominated its class, seeing off all new-comers but by 1997 the 306 was now four years old and faced new, and crucial, competitors, most notably the Mk 4 Volkswagen Golf and Mk 2 Opel Astra/mk 4 Vauxhall Astra, both of which were big-sellers and where expectations were high. Also on the horizon was the Ford Escort's replacement which was even more noteworthy because the world was now alerted to Ford's new found ability with the Mondeo, Ka, Puma and 1996 Fiesta, all of which were class best when launched - a reputation which was almost a given for most new Peugeots since the 205 and last seen with the 406. The new Ford was eagerly awaited which was also hightened by Ford's radical New Edge layout theme first seen with Ka.

When the Mk 4 Volkswagen Golf and Mk 2 Opel Astra/mk 4 Vauxhall Astra were launched in 1997 the 306 had to relinquish its crown as best vehicle in its class, being 2nd best in too many areas even if the handling and ride were still impressive. However, when the radical and dominant Focus was launched in 1998, the 306 was not even in the same league as the Ford and the vehicle was now 5 years old with a replacement still 3 years away.