Automotive Peugeot 408

Published on December 11th, 2023 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Peugeot 408 Confirmed For Malaysia In 2024

This Peugeot 408 is fastback silhouette in the C segment

This new age Peugeot combines a unique design and feline stance with engineering excellence focused on efficiency and intelligent electrification, with cutting-edge technologies dedicated to creating an instinctive driving experience.

The mould-breaking Peugeot 408 stands out first and foremost for its dynamic fastback silhouette and unmistakable style. The feline stance is typical of the latest Peugeot models, with its sharp lines and colour-coded grille, the latter of which blends in perfectly with the front end and showcases the new Peugeot emblem.

At the front, a distinctive fang-shaped light signature brings the 408 into line with the rest of the Peugeot family, as do the three-claw LED lights at the rear. An inverted cut-out in the rear bumper also gives the profile a distinctive look.

With a height of 1.48m, a length of 4.69m and a long wheelbase of 2.79m, the new Peugeot 408 provides spacious second row seats with 188mm of knee room. The boot is also generously sized, with a maximum volume of 536 litres, which can be increased to 1,611 litres with the rear seats folded down.

There are six cameras, nine radars and a suite of 30 advanced driver assistance systems to provide peace of mind and safety. These include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go function
  • Night Vision, which warns of animals, pedestrians or cyclists in the lane before they appear in the high beam
  • Long-range blind spot monitoring (75 metres)
  • Rear Traffic Alert, which warns of potential hazards when reversing

The Peugeot 408 will be available with a range of powertrains, including two rechargeable Plug-in Hybrids with 180 and 225hp respectively, as well as a PureTech 130 hp petrol version. All three powertrains work with an eight-speed EAT8 automatic gearbox. An all-electric 408 will arrive in coming months.

Efficiency was a key concern for the designers of the new Peugeot 408, since the combination of efforts in terms of aerodynamics, weight reduction (from 1396kg) and low-emission engines means that the vehicle can now boast remarkably low average energy consumptions both for the hybrids as well as for the 130bhp petrol version.

The new 408 completes Peugeot’s line-up in the highly strategic C segment of compact family vehicles and is positioned at the top end of the C-segment saloon range. Peugeot has taken a leading position in this segment over the last few years, with the success of the 3008 and 5008 SUV’s and three generations of 308 hatchbacks.

The 408 has been spotted on test near its factory in Gurun which means its launch is close and will probably be after the e-2008 electric crossover is launched.

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