Peugeot Is Selling Brand New 405s For £7800

The 30-year-old Peugeot 405 has been saved from retirement thanks to a new deal struck between Peugeot and a company in Azerbaijan
Peugeot Is Selling Brand New 405s For £7800

The four-generation-old Peugeot 405 has been given a new lease of life in a deal that will see about 10,000 built every year - for a bargain price.

An agreement between the French car maker and Azerbaijan-based producer Khazar will see lightly modernised 405s sold as Peugeot Khazar 406s after a similar deal based in Iran expired. The Iranian firm switched to the mod-cons of the actual 406.

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The 405 was first launched in 1987 and marketed in the UK as the car that would ‘take your breath away,’ at least according to one of the most fondly-remembered but technically rubbish car adverts ever made.

In the YouTube clip above, a 405 can be seen driving alongside a burning field as the driver sportily shifts down the laughably long-throw gearbox and powers through the flames of an actual explosion. If you’re not old enough to remember watching it yourself, trust us: to a car-happy five-year-old, this advert was the king.

Peugeot Is Selling Brand New 405s For £7800

The ‘new’ version has been brought up to speed ever-so-slightly. The Azerbaijani 405 will come with either a fuel-injected 1.8-litre petrol engine with about 99bhp or a turbodiesel with 104bhp. Compatible automatic gearboxes are standard, for ponderous but reliable shifting. Buyers can enjoy climate control, electric front seats and at least two airbags. Gasp! There are even rear parking sensors on some cars.

The Peugeot Khazar ‘406’ (you’re not fooling anyone, guys) will be sold for 17,500 Azerbaijani Manat, which at the time of writing is about £7830. That’s about the same as an air-con-equipped Dacia Sandero Essential. We’re surely not the only ones actually quite tempted by the 405?

Peugeot Is Selling Brand New 405s For £7800

In the late 1980s and 1990s the 405 was built in the deceased Ryton factory in Coventry, England. The same plant later built the 306 and 206, but after Peugeot decided in 2004 not to build the upcoming 207 in the UK, the writing was on the wall for Ryton. It closed in December 2006 and was demolished almost a year later. The site is now owned by Network Rail, which built a haulage distribution centre there in 2012.



I want that, 405 diesel was best car i ever had

04/15/2019 - 09:06 |
4 | 0

If it was a Mi16, then I would’ve given a damn, but a 99hp benzin and 104 diesel… No, I don’t care.

04/15/2019 - 09:20 |
44 | 2

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

and its in azerbaijan, and iran khodro has more engine options for what is pretty much the same car

04/15/2019 - 09:44 |
12 | 0

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

aw look, its u and ur alt on the same post
u 2 make a cyoot couple

04/17/2019 - 06:06 |
2 | 10

Why do I want one? Why?

04/15/2019 - 09:34 |
66 | 0

Well, it’s good looking, but that’s about it.

04/15/2019 - 09:37 |
18 | 0

Heavy 80s breathing

04/15/2019 - 09:39 |
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Francisco Dias

The original 405 weighed barely over 1 ton, had passive rear steer and handled amazingly, you’d be dead surprised if you took even a slow simple 1.9d with some speed through twisty roads. I wonder how much of that character has been kept with these! Could be surprisingly fun cars!

04/15/2019 - 11:06 |
12 | 0

Wow! 405 Peugeot. Was really good car!

04/15/2019 - 13:04 |
2 | 0

Bring back the 504 estate. Africa’s most resilient motor! Also far more attractive than the new lot

04/15/2019 - 15:02 |
2 | 0

well you got 40 upvotes…..

in this day and age of CT

it shows the 40 people on CT cared

04/16/2019 - 02:14 |
0 | 0
Basith Penna-Hakkim

Please bring back the 405 Mi16!

04/15/2019 - 23:05 |
0 | 0



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