Did you know? Why the ‘0’ in Peugeot?

Peugeot 201
A 1930 Peugeot 201, with crank handle hole

The names of Peugeot cars are distinctive by the 0 in the middle of the name of nearly every car they produce; so we have the Peugeot 104, the Peugeot 202, the Peugeot 305, the Peugeot 908...

Legend has it that the 0 was introduced because in early cars the name of the model was positioned around the crank handle hole, which became the O in the name. This explanation has been widely publicised, but according to Hervé Charpentier, curator of the Aventure Peugeot Museum, situated next to the company’s most important car manufacturing ...

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