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Peugeot 405 Break

Peugeot 405 Break in Le causse d'Aspignac, Movie made for TV, 2000 IMDB

Class: Cars, Wagon — Model origin: FR

Peugeot 405 Break

[*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle


Neon IT

2010-01-07 15:25


405 Break

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-01-07 16:45


Break means estate car. Perhaps it derives from "shooting brake":
Quote Shooting-brake is a 2-door car body style with a squared-off rear.[1] They generally have hatchbacks although one or a pair of side-hinged doors is also sometimes seen.

The term originated with custom built 2-door luxury estate cars altered for use by hunters and other sportsmen such as golfers, riders, and polo players requiring easy access to larger storage areas than offered by the typical automobile boot.


-- Last edit: 2010-01-07 16:47:08


2010-01-07 16:49


Same as Station Wagon, Safari, Variant, Cruiser, estate...... (even though some of those are specific to certain marques)

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-01-07 16:55


Anyway, "break" is just the usual French term for estate.

Neptune US

2010-01-07 16:59


I prefer "SportCombi " myself, I just like the way it rolls off the tongue ...

ingo DE

2010-01-07 23:23


On the German market French made Estates/Variants/Wagons... are also named "Break". This goes for Renault, Peugeot, Citroen and Simca. Maybe today it's different, but from the 60ies to the 90ies it was "Break" over here, too.

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