The Peugeot 405 was a large family car first produced in 1987 and which continues to be manufactured under licence outside France.
It was crowned 'European Car of the Year' in 1988, receiving the largest number of votes in the history of the award. Also in 1988, driver Ari Vatanen set a new record in the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in a motorsport version - the 405 T16 GR.
UK versions included a 4-door saloon, an estate (SW) and a variey of popular turbo-diesel models.
In 1995, the 405 was replaced by the Peugeot 406, which continued the popularity of the 405. The 406 was subsequently replaced in 2004 by the 407, which in Spring 2011 was replaced by the Peugeot 508.