The Peugeot 406: Higher Specifications, Lower Prices And Some Stylish New Touches | Part Two


The entire range has been simplified and now adopts new model names - L, S, SE and Executive – thus dropping the existing mid-range LX, Rapier and GLX derivatives. The ‘Family’ Estate models and all V6 petrol versions have been discontinued.

Range/Engine Options
L: 1.8 petrol and 2.0 litre HDi 90
S: 1.8 & 2.0litre petrol, 2.0 litre HDi 90 and 110
SE: 2.0litre petrol, 2.0 litre HDi 110, 2.2 HDi 136
Executive: 2.0litre HPi, 2.0 litre HDi 110, 2.2 HDi 136

Like for like, many models have been reduced in price with some ‘Executive’ prices being reduced by up to as much as £1,300.


Black and white satellite navigation is now standard on all S, SE and Executive models. Standard equipment across the range also includes automatic door locking, rear electric window operation and air-conditioning. Additionally, all SE and Executive HDi 110 models are fitted with cruise control and Executive models are fitted with ESP as standard equipment.

Interior Trim

All models are now offered with an all-new, burnished aluminium finish central facia. Additionally, each model benefits from a range of new look materials on all door and dashboard ‘inserts’.

The dashboard is further enhanced by the introduction of a new five dial instrument display, with ‘S’ and ‘SE’ derivatives further benefiting from sport white faced dials. The burnished aluminium effect also extends to the dial surrounds.

A variety of new seat trim materials also feature in the enhanced 406 range.

External Styling

The classic lines of the 406 now feature the addition of new 16" alloy wheels on all S, SE and Executive models while chrome trim now features on the grille surround and exhaust tail pipe.

The estate models also feature a dark tint rear screen, first seen on the stunning 206 SW along with a new, bold, chrome lion tailgate badge.

Model OTR Price
L 1.8 £13,500
L 2.0 HDi 90 £14,100
S 1.8 £14,400
S 2.0 £15,000
S 2.0 HDi 90 £15,000
S 2.0 HDi 110 £15,600
SE 2.0 £16,100
SE 2.0 Auto £17,200
SE 2.0 HDi 110 £16,700
SE 2.0 HDi 110 Auto £17,800
SE 2.2 HDi 136 £17,300
Exec 2.0 HPi £18,700
Exec 2.0 Auto £19,800
Exec 2.0 HDi 110 £19,300
Exec 2.0 HDi 110 Auto £20,400
Exec 2.2 HDi 139 £19,900

Please Note: For Estate prices, please add £1000 to each model listed above.

Published 2 May 2003 Melanie Carter

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