Peugeot reveals all-new 408 fastback
The newly revealed 2023 Peugeot 408 boasts stance and style whilst being elegantly efficient. We’ll walk you through the sophisticated design and function of this fastback and why we think it’ll be a revolutionary release.
Peugeot 408 fast facts
- Feline stance, typical in latest Peugeot models.
- Top-of-the-range model.
- New Obsession Blue unique to model colour.
- Full electric coming soon.
- Three drivetrains to choose from.
Peugeot 408 styling
The Peugeot 408 comprises of a unique, dynamic silhouette. The French manufacturer intended for this fastback to be designed for active couples who are looking for a comfortable car to use in their personal and professional lifestyle. That’s not to deter from those who dare to be different, those who want this vehicle purely for its striking features.
Peugeot wanted to accentuate the colour-coded grille to showcase the new Peugeot emblem. A fine and true way to tell the world “We’re still here, we’re still fun, we’re still unique!”
LED Matrix headlights will no doubt be an optional feature for the Peugeot 408, you can’t help but notice how good they would look in your rear-view mirror. Fluidity is certainly a key element to the style of this 408 as you get to appreciate how all the sharp lines and cutting edges merge together beautifully to form the collective aerodynamic structure the 408 holds.
The all-new Peugeot 408 will be available in the following six colours:
- Obsession Blue
- Titanium Grey
- Cumulus Grey
- Elixir Red
- Pearl White
- Nera Black
Peugeot 408 interior and tech
Peugeot certainly wanted size and space to be a major factor in the 408. Though, since we are discussing a C segment vehicle, we would expect higher quality materials and features to give you that prestigious feel you dream to have.
We’re talking options of mottled fabric, Alcantara or fine nappa leather with heated seating and memory function. The interior experience is yours to create.
The 408 has a 10in touch screen infotainment system which allows easy access to both the driver and the front passenger. The system will be easily navigated by the tip of your finger and will provide plenty of on board features. You can also navigate with Peugeot’s handsfree system by simply saying the word, “ok Peugeot.”
The two-part bench rear seats fold in a 60/40 split, increasing its capacity from 536 litres to 1,611 litres. Plenty of space for a weekend away or to fill with moving boxes.
The Peugeot 408 will have all the bells and today whistles modern cars feature such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Long-range blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and many, many more! You can also opt for the Drive Assist 2.0 package which gives you access to semi-automatic lane changes and anticipated speed recommendations.
Peugeot 408 drivetrain
There will be a few powertrains available for the 408 including two rechargeable plug-in hybrids with 180 and 225hp. You can also have a PureTech 130hp petrol version if electric isn’t your thing just yet. All three powertrains support an eight-speed EAT8 automatic gearbox and there is certainly an all-electric model soon to follow.
Since efficiency is a major consideration to this project, Peugeot wanted to combine the cars aerodynamics with weight reduction (a hefty 1396kg lighter) against its predecessor. Both the hybrid models and the petrol model will proudly have low average energy consumptions.
Peugeot 408 reveal date
The Peugeot 408 is predicted to enter showrooms at the start of 2023 as we anticipate it to be sold worldwide online or in showrooms. This fastback is intended to be produced for the European market to begin with, so production will begin in France and then China for its extended global sales, starting from around £28,000.
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