Peugeot 408, the raised coupe with sculpted lines

Peugeot 408, the raised coupe with sculpted lines

Peugeot 408

A few days ago Peugeot unveiled the new 408, a decidedly new car in terms of shapes and proportions; it is an SUV, it is a crossover, it has attractive interiors and a refined design, and offers various electrified engines and a 100% electric version.

The Peugeot 408 line is particular, it is based on an SUV platform and is slightly raised (19 cm above the ground), but the bodywork is that of a sedan with a coupe roof: a nice mix of elements that have been expertly mixed by the Peugeout designers, not new to cars capable of capturing the attention.

Under the hood there are various engines: the entry one is a 1.2 turbo petrol with 130 horsepower, followed by a 4-cylinder 1.6 turbo petrol with plug-in hybrid system which can bring the overall power to 180 or 225 horsepower, depending on the version chosen. The battery is 12.4 kWh and can be recharged up to 7.4 kW. All engines feature an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

| ); } Moving inside, there is no shortage of space: 5 seats, 3 of which in the back have the widest legroom offered by the entire Peugeot range (19 centimeters), a 536-liter trunk and a front row of seats that can enjoy the view of the beautiful dashboard, drawn with angular lines just like those of the bodywork.

It is called iCockpit, and offers the driver 3 screens: one is dedicated to digital instrumentation, the second 10 ″ it is used for the infotainment system, and the third, smaller one performs the function of creating shortcuts for the most important functions of the car - climate control, audio, navigation and system settings.

Peugeot 408 will arrive on the market in 2023, and in the coming months we will also find out more about the 100% electric variant.

New Peugeot 408

The Peugeot 408 is brought together by its unique and fresh exterior design, featuring an intricate grille with Peugeot's new lion head logo and spaceship-like Matrix LED headlights.

Style only elevates when stepping inside the 408, with plush materials and a futuristic design that feels no less than luxurious to experience. Designed to replicate the interior of the 308, the 408 keeps the well-loved design traits of the popular hatchback but with more space and comfort all round.

Borrowing elements from Peugeot's SUV and hatchback models, the 408 boasts a remarkably spacious interior whilst still remaining sleek and good to drive. Families who opt for the 408 will benefit from numerous storage locations and a generous boot capacity of 536 litres stretching to 1,611 litres with the rear seats folded.