Originally started in 1810 as a coffee mill company, Peugeot became a separate automobile manufacturer in 1926. The tagline “Motion and Emotion” describes the kind of car they manufacture. It is a subordinate company of the PSA Peugeot Citroen, the company that owns Citroen. So the two major car manufacturers in France have the same origin. Like Citroen, the company has been heavily influenced by the modern technology which is quite visible in their products.
Renault is another French big gun established in 1899. The automobile company also produces a number of luxury and commercial vehicles apart from the regular automobiles. Having significant joint ventures in several countries Renault has a big market for their productions. The alliance between Renault and Nissan has proved to be beneficial for the entire world as they have invested a significant amount of money on eco-friendly cars.