The new Peugeot 408 has just debuted. If it used to be a Peugeot 308 sedan, now it’s a cross-hatchback: an amazing combination of a classic large hood, an outstanding interior area with a sloping rear boot lid, and an increased ground clearance of almost 19 cm. The “cross” in the name means something!
Plus, add a design that is at the forefront of Peugeot’s modern corporate identity: LED fangs in the front and sharp claws on the roof at the rear, a radiator grille with no clear boundaries, a lot of gloss and huge (17 to 20 inches) wheels.
At the same time, the car is based on the Peugeot 308 and the EMP2 platform. However, changing just one digit in the case of Peugeot changes a lot in the car itself. Thus, the new model Peugeot 408 is much larger than the 308: the length reaches 4.69 m, and the wheelbase extends by 2.79 m. This is almost the level of the “older” model Peugeot 508.
And the technique is appropriate. The base version for the Peugeot 408 is a 1.2-liter gasoline turbo engine with 130 “horses”. However, two modern hybrids with the possibility of recharging are also offered: a 1.6-liter gasoline engine plus an electric motor, a total power of 180 or 225 hp, and the ability to cover a distance of up to 60 km only on an electric drive.
In addition, the interior is on a great level: the Peugeot i-Cockpit brand concept is created thanks to two 10-inch displays and a small steering wheel, which has already become a feature of modern Peugeot cars. Also, the maximum versions of the Peugeot 408 will offer a massage seat, a premium Focal audio system, and numerous comfort, and safety systems: adaptive cruise control, matrix headlights, radar around the car, braking, and more.
In the case of the new Peugeot 408, we got a European car (it is not only designed but will be produced in France), which is great for Ukraine: bright design, powerful engines, increased ground clearance, and modern equipment. We are already waiting! There is only one thing left – not to set a very high price.