Peugeot 33 years old removed from production in Iran

Peugeot 33 years old removed from production in Iran

June 4, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Iran Khodro (IKCO), which is Iran’s largest automaker, has decided to discontinue the 1987 Peugeot 405 sedan.

In Europe, this model has long been forgotten, because in its homeland – in France – it was discontinued in 1997, but in Iran, the 405th “survived” right up to this year.

As the Iranian press informs on Thursday, June 4, from the beginning of June, IKCO stopped accepting new orders for the 405th, but so far it is fulfilling the contracts that were concluded earlier. A certain number of such cars will be released for national taxi services. The assembly of the last instance of the 405th is planned for the middle of this month.

IKCO decided to abandon the Peugeot 405 due to the fact that its power unit does not meet the environmental requirements of Euro-5. The main thing for the Iranian 405 was the 100-horsepower gasoline engine PSA XU7 with a volume of 1.8 liters, although some of the variations had a 105-horsepower PSA TU5 1.6 liters. Motors worked exclusively together with a 5-speed manual transmission. The cost of a model in Iran starts from 631.6 million local reals

It should be emphasized that the production of the Peugeot 405 in Iran under the PSA license started in 1992.

In addition, it was previously noted that the electric crossover Alfa Romeo may be related to the Peugeot e-2008. The new model should debut in 2022.