New figures show that we’re not taking as much exercise as we should. But one of the easiest ways to stretch your legs is by walking – especially if you have a dog.
And this Peugeot 406 Estate could certainly be man’s (or woman’s) best friend when it comes to driving your four-legged companion to his favourite park or open space for a stroll.
The latest satellite navigation system makes light work of finding your way around the winding country roads if you are really going off the beaten track for a hike, and the radio/CD player will keep you entertained while you head for the hills.
The 406 Estate’s large load area provides an almost kennel-like space for your pooch to travel in style, and with safety firmly in mind a dog guard comes as just one of Peugeot’s special accessories.
Side and rear window sunblinds help to reduce glare from sunrise to sunset, while headlight protectors and a spare bulb kit can be provided to make sure the road is always well-lit if travelling home from a stroll after dark.
Don’t worry about muddy paws on floors or dog hairs on the seats – the boot tray, waterproof seat covers and rubber mat set take the stress out of clearing up afterwards.
And when you do get back to the Peugeot from your bracing walk, dog-tired and thirsty, you’ll be glad you had your thermal bag to keep drinks and snacks warm.
Other clever items on Peugeot’s accessory list include warning triangle, light reflective waistcoat, tow rope and first aid kit – all essential equipment for walkers and their dogs who really are heading for the wilds.
All the optional equipment which makes this 406 Estate such an excellent walking companion can be ordered from Peugeot’s nationwide dealer network, either at the time the car is bought, or subsequently. Staff at your local Peugeot dealer will be only too pleased to help you – why not walk there and find out?Published 19 July 2002