Peugeot 407 for Sale in Nigeria
The Peugeot 407 is a large family car produced and sold by French automobile company Peugeot between 2004 and 2010. It arrived in 2004 replacing the Peugeot 406, and was then replaced by the Peugeot 508 in 2010. During this period, the company manufactured over 860,000 units of the Peugeot 407. The Peugeot 407 was marketed in television commercials raising the slogan 'Playtime is over'. Though discontinued, the Peugeot 407 was in the runner up for “European car of the year” in 2005, which makes it not only an amazing car, but one worth considering when looking to purchase a large family sedan.
Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited had been offering Peugeot 407 car for sale in Nigeria until its production ended in 2010, but the vehicle continues to be offered in used variants. There are a number of used Peugeot 407 vehicles available all over Nigeria, which makes the task of looking for one close to herculean. But, better days are here, as Nigeria’s number 1 online premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi offers some of the most affordable and good functioning Peugeot 407 cars available in the country.
What to know when Buying Peugeot 407
Performance and Specifications of Peugeot 407
The Peugeot 407 was manufactured in a number of engine configurations; the gasoline engines range from 1.8 to 3.0 liters displacement, while the diesel engines range from 1.6 to 3.0 liters displacement. The standard 1.8 liter petrol engine produces 113 horsepower and 163 Nm torque, while the range-topping 3.0 liter V6 engine gives 208 horsepower and 290 Nm torque. Similarly, the standard 1.6 liter diesel engine generates 108 horsepower and 240 Nm torque, while the high performance 3.0 liter V6 engine puts out 238 horsepower and 450 Nm torque.
With the petrol engines, the Peugeot 407 delivers 0-100km/h acceleration in 8.7 seconds and records a top speed of 235 km/h. Moreover, the diesel-powered 407 can sprint from 0 to100km/h in 7.9 seconds and go as fast as 245 km/h.
How is the design of Peugeot 407
The 2004 Peugeot 407 was launched with a whole new exterior design, with sedan, coupé and estate body styles. For the Peugeot 407 sports coupe, a streamlined design with distinctive exterior features like large front grille and steeply raked screen pillars is incorporated to make the vehicle stand out distinctively. Peugeot also introduced sophisticated headlights for this Sports coupe model, and in 2008, the car received a minor facelift with a few changes in the exterior.
On the inside, there is plenty of room for the driver and front passenger. However, the headroom for rear occupants is lower than any other sedan in this segment, as the rear seats are taller. You can witness the smart French styling with quality materials all around the interior, which features a piano black finish to the centre console, air vents and around door handle, while the instrument gauges are surrounded in white dials.
What are the best features of the Peugeot 407?
The Peugeot 407 offers a more interesting standard equipment kit than any other car in its competition. Features that could be found on any Peugeot 407 are automatic rain sensing wipers, antilock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, electronic brake assist, dynamic stability control, electronic stability program, cornering brake control, cruise control plus speed limiter, front fog lights, LCD odometer/trip meter, multifunction display, RD4 Radio and mono CD with steering wheel mounted audio controls, multifunctional high frequency Plip key, steering column airbag, front side airbags, front and rear curtain airbags and many more.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Peugeot 407 in Nigeria
Although the Peugeot 407 has been discontinued, it still has a strong presence in the used automobile market in Nigeria. Commonly found and in high demand, the foreign used (Tokunbo) Peugeot 407 is definitely one of the vehicles people look out for in the Nigerian automobile market. When not foreign used, the Nigerian used options come in play, as they are always cheaper. Foreign used or Nigerian used Peugeot 407 could present themselves in excellent road useable conditions, which is highly dependent on the previous user. However, it is advised that a trusted automobile mechanic does a proper evaluation of the vehicle before any further arrangements are made towards purchasing the vehicle.
The Best Peugeot 407 year to Buy
The Peugeot 407 was only manufactured for one generation, which would make the last year of manufacture, the 2010 Peugeot 407 the best year of the vehicle to purchase.
Peugeot 407 Price in Nigeria
With one generation produced, the prices of used Peugeot 407 are limited within a certain range. The used options are the foreign used (Tokunbo) and the Nigerian used (Registered) Peugeot 407, and their prices are determined by factors such as; road useable condition of the vehicle, mileage reading, engine capacity and exterior appearance, to mention a few.
Foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used (Registered) Peugeot 407 prices in Nigeria;
- 2002 Peugeot 407 – 2005 Peugeot 407: ₦1,625,000 – ₦1,900,000
- 2006 Peugeot 407 – 2010 Peugeot 407: ₦1,940,000 – ₦2,300,000
Overall Impression of Peugeot 407
The sedan versions of the Peugeot 407 are closely competing with earlier models of Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6 and Nissan Altima. Although the Peugeot 407 easily outclasses Ford Mondeo and Mazda 6, it is ranked far below than the Nissan Altima. Similarly, the Peugeot 407 station wagon is usually compared with the Volvo V40, which has a comparatively low reputation in the Nigerian markets. The Peugeot 407 is usually recommended for families with younger kids, as the rear seating is not much adult-friendly.