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The new Peugeot 408 is a luxury car sold at a very affordable price that made us crack

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Peugeot 408 (2022): a new kind of sedan

After having presented the Peugeot 308 and 308 SW last year, the Lion brand continues its renewal and the diversification of its range with the new 408. This inaugurates an unprecedented silhouette, whether for the brand or the automotive sector as a whole. New standard of the compact segment (also called segment C) for Peugeot, the new 408 is halfway between sedan, coupe and SUV.

New Peugeot 408: Inspired by the Peugeot 308

If design elements seem to recall the new Peugeot 308, in fact, it is not. Indeed, the new 408 is a full -fledged model. With a length of 4.69 meters, it is 32 cm longer compared to a 308 and 6 cm longer than a 308 SW. The 408 is a real family at the limits of the upper segment. Indeed, it has a wheelbase equivalent to that of a Peugeot 508, enough to guarantee excellent habitability on board.

The new 408 takes up many elements in the 308 and 308 SW such as headlights, lights or the sumptuous coachbuilding hood. However, she sports an unprecedented and much more aggressive design than these last two.

The front of the new Peugeot 408

Indeed, the front of the 408 sports a new grille using the color of the body as can be found on the E-208. Initially reserved for 100% electric cars, this style detail shows a new orientation of the brand and the 408 to electrification. The stretch patterns of the grille mark an additional dynamism since they tighten as we get closer to the headlights that can be full led matrix. This pattern balances the size of the grille, which seems too large or too small.

From the front, the wings extended compared to the 308 and 308 SW allow you to establish the car on its large wheels and bring it more presence. This presence also involves new very worked black inserts thanks to geometric details. Their size seems to widen the front side of the 408. In addition, LED fangs almost fully cross this piece, bringing a lot of character and contrast to the model made in France, in Mulhouse.

The profile of the new Peugeot 408

It is in profile that we note that the Peugeot 408 is very long and that it benefits from an incredible dynamism thanks to its falling rooftop falling.

First of all, we notice that she keeps the long hood inaugurated by the 308. However, it no longer seems as long given the wheelbase (2.79 m) and the length (4.69 m) of the 408.

Then our eyes are quickly attracted to the roof falling. On a cut SUV or on a cut sedan, the roof fall generally starts from the central amount, between the front and rear doors. On the new 408, it begins after half of the rear door. This allows it to enjoy a very long rear favoring dynamism, presence, rear habitability and the volume of trunk (volume oscillating between 522 and 1,611 l)). In addition, which is rare enough to be underlined, the rear doors of the 408 are as large as the front doors, ensuring more comfortable access to board.

The profile of the new raised sedan is marked by a very large number of protruding edges covering the entire length of the car. They strengthen its sporting character and the printing of length. These two points are accentuated by very worked chews. To counterbalance the horizontal lines, the designers of the Peugeot 408 subtly added oblique body lines.

The dynamism takes advantage of a decor of triangular custod glass (plastic in black lacquered) flowing on the chest trunk in fine point while following the strong tilt of the rear window.

We note that the rear has a duck beak (ducktail in English) which, beyond bringing sportiness to the profile and the rear, really makes it possible to improve the behavior of the car at high speed.

Finally, Peugeot worked on rims whose disruptive design required more than a year and a half of development. Optional available on the GT finish, they will allow customers to push the authenticity of the 408 Peugeot even further. Indeed, these rims, with a non -circular design, require a long work of balancing and engineering. It was from the first laps that they reveal a striking visual effect.

The new Peugeot 408 is a luxury car sold at a very affordable price that made us crack

Straddling the SUV and Breaks markets, the Peugeot 408 has more strings to its bow than you would have imagined, especially in terms of aesthetics.

The new Peugeot 408 is a luxury car sold at a very affordable price that made us crack

The Peugeot 408 is soft. It is a car with which we could easily cross countries. Its shock absorbers do wonders on regular roads, and with few tire noise, it feels like being driving a much more expensive thing. The 408 easily devours the macadam on long motorway journeys, effortlessly exceeding 70 miles per hour in a way that recalls large luxury roads. By taking place inside, you will immediately notice the softness of the Nappa leather of the seats, as well as the support which envelops you in a reassuring way. If you opt for the high -end version, you will enjoy a flat -bottomed steering wheel similar to that of a racing car, on which the letters “GT” are written. Unusually small, this steering wheel gives the car a feeling of agility that denies its relatively large footprint. This feeling of opulence is still reinforced by the impressive technological panoply of the car.

What happens inside the Peugeot 408 ?

The big 10 -inch HD touch screen is clear and bright like a “real” tablet, and even if it takes a little time to get used to your menus, there is a lot to discover. Like driving assistance, which directs, accelerates and brakes for you if you wish; Multizone air conditioning, for personalized temperature control; Customizable i-Toggles, which give quick access to essential functions, and 360 degree parking assistance, which allows you to sneak in the most restricted areas. Driver and passenger seats can also have a massage system. But above all, there are pimples. You know, physical, analog buttons. This is more than what can be seen on other new cars that often abandon them in favor of haptic touch. All these elements are graciously combined with each other to create a surprisingly luxurious set.

New Peugeot 408: more than € 50,000 at its launch !

Overview of the new Peugeot 408 ? Yes, if we consider that, at first, a single high -end finish will be offered at launch.

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Thus, the Peugeot 408 First Edition will have its superb Obsession blue paint, will put her Aerodynamic flasks of 20 “, and will especially embark the most powerful engine in the range. It’s about a Rechargeable hybridization Cumulative 225 hp which promises more than 50 km of 100% electric autonomy, and which will be delivered with a 7.4 kW charger.

Limited offer

In parallel, the opening of the orders of the new Peugeot 408 will be accompanied by an offer reserved for 300 vehicles, only on the Peugeot Store website. Individuals will be able to acquire it in LLD for a rent of € 490/month, After lightening up with a first monthly payment amounting to € 7,900, when it will drop at € 5,800 for business fleets. A painful to which it will be possible to cut off € 1,000 of ecological bonuses.

Much more affordable at the entry level

To obtain a lower price at a lower price, it will be necessary to wait a few more weeks before the revelation of the full price grid. It is at this point that self-moto forecasts can be verified, or not. But with a 130 hp block associated with an EAT8 automatic transmission, The entry ticket of the new lioness should hardly be established below 35,000 €.
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