The new Peugeot-branded car has important dimensions and has the shape of a real fastback, focusing heavily on aspects relating to aerodynamics. This car will make its market debut in early 2023 and was designed to be different from the French automaker’s previous cars. Let’s discover all the information and the main technical aspects.
The new Peugeot 408 it is not possible to identify it with a simple adjective. In fact, it can be considered a sedan, but also an SUV or a coupé model. A car that sets itself the goal of opening a completely new path on the automotive market. But what are its most innovative features? Here are all the details about it.
The new car of the French house can be considered a real one fastback. In fact, the dimensions are important and there is a sloping rear part with a decidedly inclined rear window. We can consider this new model Peugeot a real crossovera novelty for the Lion brand.
The height is less than one meter fifty – 1.48 meters to be precise. The dimensions relative to the length, on the other hand, are very important. Indeed, the car is 4.69 meters long and 1.85 wide. The wheelbase is 2.79 meters. The trunk has a volume of 536 litres. The car also stands out for its decidedly dynamic surfaces and lines.
But what are the other technical characteristics of the new Peugeot 408? Here’s everything you need to know about this car unlike any other from the Paris-based marque.
New Peugeot 408: here are all the features of this innovative car from the French brand
The wheels of the new one Peugeot 408 they have a diameter of 720mm And the circles they are highly geometric and are from 20 inches. This model features a eight-speed automatic gearbox. And from the point of view of the engines? Here’s everything you need to know about this specific aspect.
In the initial stage, this Peugeot model will be in both petrol and plug-in versions. The hybrids are 180 and 225 HP and have a 4-cylinder 1.6 turbo petrolwith a 12.4 kWh battery rechargeable in AC at 3.7 kW or at 7.4 kW. The petrol version, on the other hand, is a 130 HP 3-cylinder 1.2 turbo.
In the near future, moreover, it will also be possible to purchase it in version totally electric. For this type, however, it will be necessary to wait a few more months. The official market debut of the new Peugeot 408 – in the three versions mentioned above – will take place atbeginning of 2023.
A strong point of this model – in addition to the innovative and sporty external aesthetic aspect – is given by the great interior comfort. In fact, for example, the passengers seated in the back they will have all the space needed to ‘experience’ the car in maximum comfort, thanks to the knee room of 19 cm.
From a technological point of view, this car is enormously innovative, thanks to the presence of ben 6 cameras and 9 radars. Among the many systems present, we mention the adaptive cruise control, active lane keeping, Lwith automatic emergency braking at a speed not exceeding 140 km/h (well above the permitted legal limits), side traffic warning when reversing and many other aspects.
Finally, we close with a reference to the price. In version petrol, the new Peugeot 408 will cost 33,800 euros as far as the base car is concerned. For the plug-in hybrid mode, however, the basic cost will be 41,600 euros for the 180 HP model.