Peugeot is simplifying its 406 line-up with customers benefiting from a value-for-money range with additional specification being included on some models at no extra cost.
The Peugeot 406 is equally at home as an executive car, family estate or leisure vehicle. Its good looks, ride quality and handling have stood the test of time, evidenced by the 406 Estate’s second year as winner of Towcar of the Year 2002, following its first victory in 1997.
Key models affected by this value-adding initiative are the 406 GLX, 406 Rapier and 406 GTX.
All 406 GLX Saloon and Estate models are now even better appointed with a 6-CD autochanger, leather trimmed steering wheel, electrochrome rear view mirror and practical door sill illumination fitted as standard. All of these enhancements mean that, in effect, the specification of the GLX will now be equivalent to the existing GTX, but at no extra cost. The price of the 406 GLX remains the same, ranging from the GLX 1.8 Saloon at £14,995 on-the-road to £18,695 for the GLX 2.2 HDi Estate with satellite navigation.
In addition to these changes in the equipment levels, the highly acclaimed 2.2 HDi 136 bhp diesel engine with particulate filter is now available for the first time on all GLX derivatives except the Family Estate.
For those looking for that added touch of elegance, full leather upholstery is also available as an option on all GLX models except the Family Estate, priced at £1,100.
New options for the 406 Rapier line-up now include an electric tilt and slide sunroof (£410), 6-CD autochanger (£300) and ultrasonic alarm (£210). These extras mirror those available on LX models, except for satellite navigation.
Due to the added extras now available on GLX derivatives, Peugeot is deleting the GTX from the range to make customer choice simpler between models.
Peugeot’s UK Marketing Director, Jon Goodman, says: "The 406 is one of our most versatile cars on the road, which, despite the introduction of new models from our competitors, remains a firm favourite with fleets and families alike. We see these changes to the model line-up making life easier for our customers, with a clearer distinction between the 406 derivatives as well as offering more for their money."Published 28 June 2002