The Peugeot 404 was a D-segment (giant household automobile classification) produced between nineteen sixty and nineteen seventy 5. Manufactured by the French based mostly automobile makers Peugeot, the 404 was designed by the Italian auto designers Pininfarina. The automobile was produced in Europe till nineteen seventy eight, with the 404 nonetheless produced in Kaduna (Nigeria) till nineteen eighty 9 below license. One level eight million 404s had been produced in France, whereas an extra two level eight vehicles had been manufactured below license for the growing markets the place the automobile proved very profitable.
The preliminary 404 line up included the 5 door property, 4 door sedan and two door pickup physique types, with two door convertible and coupe variations added to the road up inside two years of manufacturing. Out there with each petrol and diesel engines, the petrol engine had a capability of 1 level six liters, and the diesel one level 9. Fitted with a 4 pace guide transmission, the 404 additionally supplied a 3 pace computerized transmission as an extra choice. The automobile proved very fashionable as taxis on account of its worth, reliability and appears.
The extraordinarily standard automobile journal "Autocar" ran highway assessments for the Diesel Peugeot 404 in nineteen sixty 5. The parameters measured included high pace, acceleration and gasoline consumption. The diesel automobile reached eighty miles per hour, and will speed up to sixty miles per hour in twenty 5 seconds. It may journey simply over thirty two miles per gallon of gasoline. The petrol fueled automobile was additionally examined, and was notably quicker than the diesel, and shared the identical gasoline consumption.