New Peugeot 408, features, price and data sheet

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Peugeot seeks reinvention. And on that path to evolve a best-selling design, it presents the new peugeot 408a sedan with the aesthetics of a crossover coupé that will coexist with the 308 and will be located halfway between it and the 3008. An SUV air sedan that once again gives a twist to a design that has triumphed in recent years.


With this Peugeot 408, the French firm covers all segments of the market, from compact and traditional sedans to popular SUVs, passing through this vehicle halfway between one and the other to dazzle an audience that loves firm and robust forms that do not they want such a lofty body. In addition, it will arrive with a wide technological endowment and highly electrified.

Technical sheet of the Peugeot 408

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Body type.

Five-seater sedan with crossover coupé aesthetics.

Measurements and weight.

4,690 mm long, 1,859 mm wide (mirrors folded) and 1.48 meters high. 2,787mm wheelbase.

Trunk.

536 liters for the petrol version and 500 liters for the plug-in hybrid.

Maximum power.

225 hp.

WLTP consumption.

To be confirmed.

Environmental badge.

C and Zero emissions.

Driving aids (ADAS).

Adaptive cruise control with Stp&Go function and with emergency braking and pedestrian and cyclist detection up to 140 km/h. Lane maintenance and lane change notice between 70 and 180 km/h. Signal reader. Rear traffic alert with HD reversing camera. Blind spot sensor with a range of up to 75 meters. Night Vision system with anticipation of pedestrians and animals from 200-250 meters.

Others.

Connection via Bluetooth (for two mobiles) with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 4 USB-C sockets and wireless charging. Double 10-inch screen. Focal premium audio system with 10 speakers.

electric hybrid

Nope.

Plug-in hybrid.

Yes. Two plug-in hybrid versions, with a 150 and 180 hp Puretech petrol engine. Both with an 81 KW (108 CV) electric motor that adds up to a total of 180 and 225 CV, respectively. 12.4 kW battery (autonomy to be confirmed).

Electric.

Yes. Launch and technical details to be confirmed.

Price and launch.

To be confirmed.

Peugeot 408, reinventing the formula

The last few years have been really successful for Peugeot. His risky designs, betting on very marked volumes and a hallmark very representative, with its vertical optical groups as a reminder of the fangs of the lion on its shield. Now, the Peugeot 408 wants to give a twist to it. According to the brand, a Peugeot has never been seen as sharp as this one.

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The bodywork appears more volume than it really is. In profile it is very similar to the new Citroën ë-C4 but its height is four centimeters lower than this. In fact, with its 4.69 meters long and 1.48 meters high, it exceeds the Peugeot 308 in height by just over three centimeters. Of course, along the length it approaches the great sedan of the German firm, remaining six centimeters from the 508. It is, therefore, an alternative for those who are looking for an SUV aesthetic without giving up the more contained dimensions of a sedan.

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Inside, the i-cockpit structure is maintained. In other words, we once again find the inalienable hallmarks of this design language: a flattened steering wheel at the top and bottom, a raised dashboard and a central infotainment screen turned towards the driver. The central keypad for climate control is maintained.

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If there is a slight change in customization post. The instrument panel screen is 10 inches and has 3D technology. It is accompanied by a central twin, also ten inches, which also has a small touch strip of color buttons under it. This space has been called i-toggle and it serves to personalize recurring shortcuts in the infotainment system, configuring the buttons that we most want or those that we use often.

During the presentation, we had the opportunity to briefly test the infotainment system. We used Apple CarPlay for our tests, which connects via Bluetooth, and on first impressions we found the panel layout to be clear and intuitive. Yes, it is true that it suffered from a slight lag that we will have to check later if it was typical of the pre-series unit.

In addition to this connection via Bluetooth for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the new Peugeot 408 also supports a second wireless connection for another phone and has four USB Type-C sockets and wireless charging. Peugeot highlights the ease of use and configuration of its screens, with an arrangement of its applications that resembles a tablet. If you prefer the navigation of your own vehicle, the information received is fed by TomTom. The offer is rounded off by the Ok Peugeot voice control system. The vehicle can also be converted into a Wi-Fi point and allows the configuration of eight driving profiles. Sound lovers have the FOCAL Premium Hi-Fi system with 10 speakers as an option.

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Peugeot 408, its engines and driving aids

The arrival of the Peugeot 408 is also confirmation of the huge electrification of its range. In fact, it will have a single gasoline thermal engine. A Puretech 1.2 with three cylinders and 130 hp. This option will be accompanied two plug-in hybrid versions. In both, an 81 kW (108 hp) electric motor is used, but the power of its gasoline blocks changes. Thus, the most modest option will mount a 150 hp Puretech and the top of the range a 180 hp Puretech.

When unleashed at full power, these plug-in hybrid versions add up to 180 and 225 hp. In all cases (including the petrol) it is configured with front-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox with the well-known EAT8 gearbox. A fully electric version will arrive later, of which no further details have yet been offered.

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The battery of the plug-in hybrid versions is 12.4 kWh and has a power of 102 kW. The fastest charging is done with a 7.4 kW Wallbox and lasts 1 hour and 55 minutes. In 3.7 kW sockets, the time increases to 3 hours and 50 minutes with a reinforced socket and 7 hours and five minutes with a standard socket. As for its fully electric autonomy, Peugeot does not give any information at the moment, as it is still waiting for the vehicle’s WLTP approval.

In motion, the technological endowment is really extensive, with six cameras and nine radars to feed its ADAS driving assistance systems, such as its adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function, emergency braking up to 140 km/h with pedestrian detection and cyclists both day and night or signal recognition. It also includes alert and lane maintenance, rear cross traffic detection or long-range blind spot sensor (75 meters).

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In addition, Peugeot announces that it has improved its driver fatigue detection systems and its NightVision, which detects pedestrians and animals at night between 200 and 250 meters before they are illuminated by the vehicle. These headlights can be Matrix LED and have high/low beam change as standard. In addition, the rear camera is high definition, it has 360º parking aids and the mirrors recline when engaging reverse gear.

The set of semi-autonomous driving It can be extended with the semi-automatic lane change that proposes to the driver when to change lane between 70 and 180 km/h or the automatic regulation of the speed based on the signs that are in its path. The technological offer is closed by the possibility of including access and starting with a hands-free function and the activation of the electric trunk with the foot.

Peugeot seeks reinvention. And on that path to evolve a best-selling design, it presents the new peugeot 408a sedan with…

Peugeot seeks reinvention. And on that path to evolve a best-selling design, it presents the new peugeot 408a sedan with…

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