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VIDEO: we know in person the new Peugeot 408


VIDEO: we know in person the new Peugeot 408

I have traveled to the Stellantis design center in Velizy (France) to meet the Peugeot 408 in person. And in this video I will tell you what this new compact model is like, which is based on the 308, but surprises with its halfway design between an SUV and a coupé saloon.

Indeed, it sits on the same EMP2 platform as the 308 5p, although it is larger than this, it offers more luggage space and also a greater width in the second row, thanks to its longer wheelbase.

The possible rivals of the Peugeot 408 would be models like the Renault Arkana or the Kia Xceed, since they are crossover derivatives of compact models. Well, the Arkana is actually based on the Captur, but they are similar in size.

In concept it also resembles the Citroën C5 X, but this is much larger, since it measures 4.8 meters long.

In the video I give you very specific details of its design, of how it personalizes the front, despite the fact that it is based on the same brand image of the latest models launched by Peugeot.

Although the most characteristic are its black details, which give it a more crossover look, its greater ground clearance of 189 mm, halfway between the 3008 and 508. And, of course, its lateral design type ‘fastback’, i.e. with a sloping roofline at the rear to give it a coupé look.

At the moment they have not revealed too much about the mechanical range, but we can confirm that there are not and will not be diesel versions and that the most basic engine with which it is going to be put up for sale is the 130 hp PureTech gasoline.

It will also be offered with plug-in hybrid versions of 180 and 225 hp, with a 12.4 kWh battery, without data yet regarding its electric autonomy. All of them linked to the 8-speed EAT8 automatic transmission. And the arrival of a 100% electric e-408 is also confirmed.

About the passenger compartment, apart from its greater amplitude, as I mentioned at the beginning, it should be noted that it is the same as that of the Peugeot 308, therefore, with 3D digital i-Cockpit and i-Toggles shortcuts.

The driving position is also the same and perhaps it would have been nice if the seat was higher, like in SUVs. Something that always provides a greater sense of security and control to those who get behind the wheel.

The trunk in the versions with a thermal engine offers 536 liters, while the PHEVs have one with 65 liters less: 471 liters in total.

This new 408 by size will be considered by both people who have traditionally opted for the 508, as well as customers who have already had an SUV, but are looking for something different and more dynamic. It goes on sale at the beginning of 2023 and will be available at dealerships in the spring of next year for a price that I estimate will be around 30,000 euros.


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