The new 206 fits between the 106 and 306 models. It will be priced against the Ford Fiesta, VW Polo and new Renault Clio - a starting price of about pounds 8,500. As well as three- and five-door hatchbacks, the 206 will be offered as a coupe and a convertible. It debuts at the Paris Motor Show in September; its British debut is at the Birmingham Motor Show in October.
Peugeot will replace the 205 model this October, when it launches the 206 hatchback. The 205 is the most popular Peugeot in history and was one of the greatest small cars of the Eighties.