Automobiles, in the 1970 or less, were built from heavy and easily corroded materials. In the recent past new materials of lightweights have emerged from research and development efforts which, have contributed immensely to the improvement in performance of the old model vehicles in term of material stiffness, fuel economy and cost of manufacture. The trend of modem material developments is noticeable globally but the content of such materials in automotive components building is unclear. In this study, survey was conducted and data on the level of utilization of new and emerging materials in Peugeot models’ components building were collected. The information was collected from two major Peugeot assembly plants located in Kaduna and Abuja of Nigeria. The data were analysed statistically based on frequency counts and weighted averages. The results of the analyses showed that engine block, gearbox, bumper, bonnet, doors and chassis of Peugeot models were critical parts that witnessed material developments in different degrees over the years.