Friday, June 8, 2012

Car Of The Day: June 8, 2012

Today's car of the day comes from HarvestmanMan's collection and is Norev's 2005 Peugeot 407.

The Peugeot 407 was a large family car produced by the French automaker Peugeot from 2004 to 2010. It is available in saloon, coupé and estate variants, with both Diesel and petrol engines. The petrol engines range from 1.8 to 3.0-litres displacement, whereas the diesels range from 1.6 to 3.0-litre engines.

The 407, along with the larger 607, was superseded by the 508 in early 2011.

According to the European Car of the Year website, the 407 was one of the runner-ups in the 2005 award.
The 407 was the successor to the hugely successful Peugeot 406, and was launched on May 27, 2004. The streamlined design of the car was seen as quite radical, its most distinctive features being its large front grille and the steeply raked screen pillars.

The estate, known as the 407 SW, was launched four months after the saloon, whereas the coupé has been on sale since early 2006.

Saloon and SW models were given a minor facelift in summer 2008 with most petrol-engined models being withdrawn from sale in the United Kingdom and other countries of Europe.

For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Peugeot 407

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