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Peugeot 406 gets raised spec

STANDARD equipment levels on most Peugeot 406 variants have been raised for the 2001 model year, effective from Tuesday, July 4. Prices remain the same on the entry L specification, starting from £14,320 on-the-road, but the gains are front fog lights, side airbags, trip computer and electric door mirrors.

Small price rises - around £60 - have been announced for LX, GLX, GTX and Coupe, but Peugeot says the extras more than outweigh the on-the-road increases. LX, from £15,395, gains side airbags, trip computer, electric rear windows and front armrests; GLX, starting at £16,595, gets electrically operated front seats, trip computer and front armrests; GTX, from £17,895, now has a six-disc boot-mounted CD autochanger and electrochromatic dipping rear view mirror; and 406 Coupe, from £20,900, receives grained, instead of perforated, leather upholstery. Executive and V6 models remain unchanged.

LX-trim has also been used as the base for a new special edition 406 model which offers a saving of more than £1,000 as well as extra equipment. Rapier-badged saloons and estates, with the choice of 1.8-litre petrol and 2.0-litre HDI 90bhp diesel engines, feature digital air-conditioning, side airbags, rear electric windows, a trip computer, Sebring sports trim, leather covered steering wheel, chrome Coupe-style instrument surround and 15-inch alloy wheels. On-the-road prices are: 1.8 saloon £14,995, 2.0 HDi saloon £15,895, 1.8 estate £15,995, 2.0 HDi estate £16,895.

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