Tim Zimmermann is Peugeot’s new managing director in the UK

Article by Christian A., on September 27, 2011

Tim Zimmermann has been appointed as the managing director of Peugeot UK after having led its operations in China for 14 years as its General Manager. The career of the 47-year-old Englishman who was born in Reading began with Peugeot in Coventry in September 1986. He has had numerous positions in the UK and Europe such as Fleet, Leasing and Used Vehicle Director for Peugeot France, Marketing and Commercial Director of Banque PSA Finance and Managing Director of Peugeot Netherlands.

Zimmerman returns to the UK as Peugeot readies for the launch of the 3008 HYbrid4, the first diesel electric hybrid in the world. The 3008 has received numerous awards and has had plenty of success in the UK.

This latest version is the first of several diesel-electric vehicles from Peugeot that will offer a CO2 emission rating of only 95g/km and a fuel economy of up to 74mpg.

These are excellent figures for a car that delivers 200bhp and is available with four-wheel drive. Zimmermann added that his return to the UK comes as Peugeot is preparing for a project rejuvenation with the arrival of the RCZ, 3008, 508 and 5008 models.

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NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR PEUGEOT UK

Born in Reading and raised in North Devon, Zimmerman, 47, is currently General Manager of Peugeot’s operations in China and returns to the UK after fourteen years away. His career started with Peugeot in Coventry in September 1986 and since then he has held various roles in the UK and Europe including Fleet, Leasing and Used Vehicle Director for Peugeot France, Marketing and Commercial Director of Banque PSA Finance and Managing Director of Peugeot Netherlands before moving to China.

Zimmerman rejoins the UK subsidiary as the Company prepares to launch the world’s first diesel electric hybrid- the 3008 HYbrid4. The multi award winning and versatile 3008 has been hugely successful in the UK and this latest derivative is the first of a number of diesel-electric vehicles from Peugeot that will offer CO2 levels from just 95g/km and fuel economy of up to 74mpg - an amazing result for a car with 200bhp and four-wheel drive available.

Zimmerman said, “I am delighted to be returning to Britain and I relish the opportunity my new role gives me. I have long-standing acquaintances in Peugeot UK and its Dealer network so I look forward to working with them again. I also return at a time of fantastic product rejuvenation within Peugeot with the stunning RCZ, 3008, 508 and 5008 all attracting new customers to the brand.”

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