It’s official! Peugeot announces the launch of a new model: the 408. We give you all the details about a new SUV that will be presented, for the first time, in June 2022.
Finally, neither Peugeot 408 Cross nor 408 Crossover: will be the new Peugeot 408, “plain”. However, the rest of the information that we had already advanced a few weeks ago is confirmed, by surprise and officially. The French brand has just announced today that it will launch this new model.
What can we tell you about the new Peugeot 408? Well, many things already. First, we will go to the official ones. The lion brand announces that the new car, which will have a global character, will be presented for the first time and worldwide on June 22. That is, in less than a month we will know it completely.
THE NEW SUV IS CONFIRMED
Peugeot also confirms that “it will be a completely new model in the brand’s range “, and that it ” becomes a new species of the Peugeot family: very original in its shapes, it combines the characteristic codes of SUVs with the dynamism of bodies of two-volume passenger cars ”.
Finally, and accompanying a first photo in which only the model’s grille is visible, with the new Peugeot logos and the 408 name, the French manufacturer claims to have sought high efficiency with this new SUV and the desire to offer new experiences. . Now, once this concise official information is known, can we give you some more information? The answer is yes.
WITH THE PLATFORM OF THE NEW 308, ASTRA, AND C5 X
New spy photos and the first illustrations shown by our colleagues at Kolesa.ru give a good idea of what this new model will look like, and we show them to you in this article. But, in addition, we tell you more details. Like that the new Peugeot 408 will be located in the range of the brand between its two current 3008 and 5008, or that it will be developed under the latest evolution of the EMP2 platform of the Stellantis Group, the base from which the new Peugeot 308, Opel Astra, DS 4 and Citroën C5 X.
Precisely, with this Citroën C5 X, it will be, possibly, with which the new Peugeot 408 has the most affinity, especially in terms of crossover silhouette. The length of the new SUV will range between 4.70 and 4.80 meters, betting on a very dynamic body, with an integrated rear spoiler and a notable drop in the roof that fuses the SUV and Coupé styles. New LED lighting, specific wheels, and new rear graphics similar to the new Peugeot 308 will complete its attractive aesthetics.
PEUGEOT 408: A HIGHLY ELECTRIFIED RANGE
On the inside, Peugeot will maintain its commitment to technology and the i-Cockpit spirit that all its new cars already sport. Advanced and sophisticated, the mechanical part will also show off new propulsion systems based on electrification and efficiency.
And it is that, according to the first information coming from France, the new Peugeot 408 will have the brand’s new mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid propulsion systems. As one of the great stars of the range, the 1.6-liter PureTech gasoline engine will appear as part of a PHEV version that is capable of offering variants with one or two electric motors, to yield between 180 and 225 HP of power if it counts. with front-wheel drive or up to 355 hp if you have all-wheel drive.
As the access to the range, its 1.2 PureTech 3-cylinder petrol option together with 48-volt micro-hybrid technology will concentrate the cheapest prices, while the 130 hp 1.5 BlueHDI diesel could also appear on the offer. It is very possible that as the new Peugeot e-308 and Opel Astra-e already promise, the new Peugeot 408 also has a future 100% electric version. But we will know all these details in depth from next June 22. We look forward to it!