Peugeot 406 for Sale in Nigeria
The Peugeot 406 is a large family car introduced by the French Automobile manufacturer, Peugeot in 1995 to replace Peugeot 405, and utilises the same platform as used by the Citroen Xantia. In 2004, with no specific reason, the production of the 406 was ended and it was replaced by the Peugeot 407. It has been produced in 4-door sedan, five-door station wagon and 2-door coupe body styles, which is also known as the Pininfarina Coupe. The Peugeot 406 is still immensely popular among the masses due to its stylish outlook and unmatched performance, and having made a number of appearances in French and Hollywood movies, its popularity amongst movie lovers is high. The Peugeot 406 also bagged a number of awards during its production years, which include; What Car? Car of the year in 1997 and the Semperit Irish Car of the year in 1998. The Peugeot was marketed and distributed in Nigeria by the Peugeot Automobile Nigeria group, which ensured that there were large numbers of the car in Nigeria. After its discontinuation, the Peugeot 406 was and is still made available by a number of automobile dealers, who market their vehicles through Nigeria’s leading online premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi.
What to know when Buying Peugeot 406
Performance and Specifications of Peugeot 406
The Peugeot 406 is available in a range of trim levels and engine options. The 3.0 liter V6 engine is a true speed demon which accelerates from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 144mph, and also sips fuel at a rather high rate of 25 mpg. The turbo-diesel engines which accounted for two third of the Peugeot 406 vehicle sales offer a perfect balance of performance and fuel efficiency. With the basic 90hp 2.0 HDi, it would reach a top speed of 112mph and 0-60 mph in 14.5 seconds while the 110 hp 2.0 HDi engine accelerates from 0-60 mph in 12.5 seconds and hits a top speed of 119 mph. The 2.0 HDi engine has an official fuel economy figure of 44.1 mpg.
How is the design of Peugeot 406
The 2004 Peugeot 406 is without doubt one of the best looking family cars. The unique Peugeot corporate nose gives it an exquisite feel while the rising waistline bestows it a discreet presence without going overboard. Although both the Sedan and Estate versions are visually marvelous, the Peugeot 406 Coupe is a clear winner in the looks department. The two-door car is a true masterpiece which is a pleasure to look at and highly desirable even today.
The Peugeot 406 offers a spacious and comfortable interior with varying levels of practicality according to the body style. All three body styles provide ample headroom and legroom for all the passengers. Boot space is 391 litres for the Coupe, 473 litres for the Sedan and 1,739 litres for the Peugeot 406 Wagon. With an appealing cabin overall, the Peugeot 406 is ergonomically designed and carved with high quality materials. Some of the standard equipment are remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, automatic climate control, automatic windscreen wipers, CD auto-changer, Adaptive Cruise Control, Satellite Navigation System, eight speaker audio system, tilt and telescope steering and an optional electric sunroof.
What are the standout features of the Peugeot 406?
The Peugeot 406 beats its rivals easily by offering 1,739 liters boot space in the estate model, electric windows and mirrors, automatic windscreen wipers, Adaptive Cruise Control and Satellite Navigation System. These facilities might not sound too fancy to you but they were the best when the 406 was under production.
To add to stand out features, the Peugeot 406 is equipped with standard safety features like SRS Airbag System, Anti-lock Braking System, three point ELR seatbelts, Traction Control, Engine Immobilizer and Electronic Stability Control.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Peugeot 406 in Nigeria
With a strong presence in the Nigerian automobile market due to its ruggedness and availability of spare parts (surprisingly) the Peugeot 406 is not leaving the automobile scene in Nigeria anytime soon. There are constant influxes of the Peugeot 406 from foreign countries for sale, which are also known as Tokunbo, and another alternative are the ones which have been used locally here, and are also available for sale, known as the Nigerian used or Registered version. Whatever condition these vehicles come in, it is advised that a trusted automobile mechanic gives a proper assessment of the vehicle before purchase is made. Car buyers that are looking for used Peugeot 406 for sale in nearby cities or areas can find good price deals below;
The Best Peugeot 406 year to Buy
With only one generation of the Peugeot 406 manufactured, it is undoubted that the best year of the Peugeot 406 to buy would be the 2004 Peugeot 406.
Peugeot 406 Price in Nigeria
Only one generation of the Peugeot 406 was produced, but this does not mean there are no longer any units available. Find below the prices of tokunbo and Nigerian used Peugeot 406 cars in the Nigerian automobile market.
Foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used (Registered) Peugeot 406 prices in Nigeria;
- 1993 Peugeot 406 – 1999 Peugeot 406: ₦300,000 – ₦950,000
- 2000 Peugeot 406 – 2008 Peugeot 406: ₦850,000 – ₦2,400,000
Overall impression of Peugeot 406
The Peugeot 406 was a favourite among customers as a new car and has now become a popular second-hand option. The tough construction, sleek handling and powerful engine all provide a superb value for your money. The car has a proven track record of reliability, decent ride and excellent passenger comfort which has allowed it to stay in the highly competitive automobile market. Some of the direct rivals of Peugeot 406 in the Nigerian market include Ford Mondeo, Renault Laguna and Citroen Xantia.