The Peugeot 405 is a large family car released by the French automaker Peugeot in July 1987, and which continues to be manufactured under licence outside France. It was voted European Car of the Year for 1988 by the largest number of votes in the history of the contest. About 2.5 million vehicles have been sold worldwide, both in LHD & RHD, as a sedan and station wagon.
Its appearance is similar to the Alfa Romeo 164, launched the same year and also styled by Pininfarina. While the 405 shares its bottom plate with the Citroën BX, it does not have that car's hydropneumatic suspension. As with the BX, the 405 used TU/XU petrol and XUD diesel engines.
The 405 was the last Peugeot vehicle sold in the United States, on sale between 1988 and 1991, including the Mi16.