fastback sedan that looks to the future

The Peugeot 408 It is a fastiback sedan with an original look and an aggressive design. Sharp lines for a model who wants to stand out in the crowd segment Cits style is unmistakable, it is after all not the first time that the House of the Lion breaks the mold and proposes a car with unusual shapes.

20-inch wheels, LED taillights with the characteristic three claws, front with the brand’s new emblem: the Peugeot 408 it will be produced in France at the Mulhouse factory for the European market and in China, in Chengdu, for the local market.

Linda JACKSON, CEO of Peugeot Brand: “At Peugeot, we believe that life gets better when you add a little rhythm to it. And with its unique look, innovative style from the Fastback world and skillful elegance, the New 408 is the perfect expression of the Peugeot brand’s philosophy and ingenuity. Unexpected in every respect, the new Peugeot 408 is designed for lovers of cars and life, who want to break free from traditional patterns and are looking for responsible pleasure. It embraces all of Peugeot’s technological needs – great efficiency and top-level digital experience – and all the emotions that come from instinctive driving and a leisurely journey.“.

It will be located in segment C, a market segment that has always been strategic for automakers, after all, the French brand has played a leading role in recent years, thanks to the 3008 and 5008 SUVs and the three generations of 308 and 308 SW.

New Peugeot 408: dimensions and features

The Peugeot 408

The Peugeot 408
The Peugeot 408

ONE elegant sedan Give her size coercive, long 4.69 meters has one step at 2.79 meters and a ‘height at 1.48 meters, generous is also his load capacity which ranges from 536 liters in the standard configuration to 1,611 liters with the rear seat backrests folded down.

The sloping front is characterized by the luminous signature that extends downwards, the two LED stripes in the form of fangs are well embedded in the bumper. In the middle of the camping grille, the brand’s new logo, the large air intakes highlight its width and strength, seen from the side, the generously sized rims (from 17 to 20 inches with class A and A + tires) are striking. .

You are it body colors available:

  • Obsession Blue (launch color);
  • Titanium gray;
  • Grigio Artense (for the Allure setting only);
  • red elixir;
  • Pearl white;
  • Black pearl.

The available fittings include:

  • Lure;
  • Emotion;
  • Excellence
  • GT.

In the cockpit is Peugeot i-Cockpit which sets new levels in terms of economy, practicality and technology, the compact steering wheel is one of its features, on request it can be equipped with heat.

The new digital instrument cluster incorporates a 10-inch digital display that starts with the Allure trim level, while on the GT it is available with 3D technology. The fully customized screen has different display modes (3D Connected Navigation with Tomtom trafficenergy flows, driving aids ADAS).

The infotainment system’s display is 10 inches and is located slightly lower than the instrumentation, it is equipped with fully configurable and touch-sensitive i-toggles and provides quick access to the adjustments of air conditioning, radio and telephone.

The Peugeot 408

The Peugeot 408
The Peugeot 408

That automatic transmission EAT8 is equipped with simple and practical methods:

  • Reverse (R): bakgear;
  • Neutral (N): crazy;
  • Drive (D): gear.

Two additional buttons complete the configuration:

  • Parking (P): parking lot;
  • Brake (B): on the hybrid power supply versions it allows to intervene in the energy regeneration system during tripping or braking.

Through the driving sector, the driver can select different modes based on the selected engine: Electric, Hybrid, Echo, Normal And Sport.

New Peugeot 408: turbocharged engines and plug-in hybrid power supplies

An extremely varied selection at launch is engines with power between 130 and 225 horsepower available, a 100% electric variant also comes a few months later.

Concerning two plug-in hybrid enginesat launch, the following are available:

  • Hybrid 225 e-EAT8: PureTech 180 horsepower (132 kW) engine, 2-wheel drive, 110 horsepower electric motor, eight-speed e-EAT8 automatic transmission;
  • Hybrid 180 e-EAT8: PureTech 150 horsepower engine, 110 horsepower (81 kW) electric motor, 8-speed e-EAT8 automatic transmission.

On both configurations there is one lithium-ion battery of 12.4 kWh for a total power of 102 kW. A 3.7 kW single-phase charger is supplied as standard, while the 7.3 kW single-phase charger is optional.

  • According to what has been declared by the House of the Lion, for it charging times you are missing:
  • for a complete recharge with a 7.4 kW wallbox one hour and 40 minutes:;
  • with a single-phase 3.7 kW charger, it takes three hours and 55 minutes to fully charge;
  • with a standard Shuko socket, using the 3.7 kW single-phase built-in charger, it takes seven hours and five minutes to reach 100% recharging.

The only predictive thermal motorization is 3-cylinder 1.2-liter PureTech petrol 130 horsepower, Euro 6.4 approved. The 8-speed automatic transmission is standard on the entire series.

The Peugeot 408

The Peugeot 408
The Peugeot 408

New Peugeot 408: latest generation of ADAS systems

A complete range of driving assistance systems, 30 latest generation devices (ADAS), several originate directly from the upper segments, all of which utilize the information received from the six cameras and nine radars on board:

  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function: it adjusts the speed of the vehicle according to the distance to the car in front;
  • Active safety brake: automatic emergency brake with collision risk warning, operates up to a speed of 140 km / h;
  • Lane Assistant: warning of involuntary crossing of the carriageway or emergency lane;
  • Drives attention warning: warns driver in case of destruction at speeds above 65 km / h;
  • Extend traffic sign recognition: recognition of road signs;
  • Night Vision system: reveals the presence of objects in front of the vehicle while driving at night, up to a depth of 250 meters;
  • Blind angle signal: up to a radius of 75 meters;
  • traffic alarm at the rear: warns when reversing of the presence of a hazard nearby;
  • 180 degree high definition rear view camera with integrated cleaning nozzle;
  • assisted parking with a 360-degree view;
  • rearview mirrors;
  • Matrix LED projectors;
  • High beam Assist: automatic high beam / low beam switch.

The Peugeot 408

The Peugeot 408
The Peugeot 408

The presence of Drive Assist 2.0 package provides a further step towards semi-autonomous drivingavailable after marketing, this system adds two new features:

  • Semi-automatic lane change: semi-automatic lane change;
  • Expected speed recommendation: suggests the driver to slow down according to the road signs.

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