Its market launch is planned for the beginning of the second half of 2004. The 'Sesame', a small car with sliding doors, will also be launched in 2004. It is not supposed to become a successor to the 206 but will be positioned slightly higher, priced from 12,000 euros. The 206 successor will be launched in 2005.
In March 2004 PSA will introduce the service-free diesel particulate filter with a running life of 200,000km. It will be used in the new V6 diesel model by the end of 2004. The launch of the new Euro-4 diesels with particulate filters (1.6l and 2.0l capacity) will be postponed by a few months and the engines will now be presented in November 2003 and will be available from the beginning of 2004.