Peugeot - 504
The Peugeot 504 made its public debut on the 12th September 1968 at the Paris Salon. It was a four-door saloon, available in carburated and injection 1,796 cc four-cylinder petrol engines, rated at 82 bhp and 97 bhp respectively. Both models were available with either a four-speed manual or automatic transmission. The 504 was European Car of the Year on its launc, praised for its modern styling, solid build quality, smooth ride, strong engines and top notch refinement. The 504 Injection two door coupé and two door cabriolet were announced at the Salon de Geneva in 1969. These models were mechanically identical to the saloon version.
Peugeot 504 1971
Peugeot 504 Cabriolet
All existing 504 models received a new four-cylinder 1,971 cc engine, rated at 93 bhp for the carburated model and 104 bhp for the injection model. More than three million 504s were produced during its production in Europe, which ended in 1983.
Manufacturing then moved abroad, where it continued in Nigeria and Kenya until Peugeot discontinued the knock down kits in 2004. Kenya production was 27,000 units. Egypt also had it own production facilities. The 504 was voted European Car of the Year for 1969. It replaced the 404 as Peugeot's large family saloon, and was produced as a saloon, estate, coupé, convertible, and a pickup truck with a wide range of engines. The car was assembled in various countries, under licence of Peugeot. In Australia it was notably assembled by Peugeot's arch-rival Renault, and sold through Renault Australia's dealer network.