2022 Peugeot 408 released, Australian launch confirmed

Worship Expressed his humor 408 The Coupe SUV is a model that blurs the distinction between ordinary liftbacks and crossovers.

This led to a fight with Stellantis’ fellow rivals Citroen C5 X and C4, as well as Renault Arcana.

Peugeot Australia has confirmed that the 408 will launch in Australia, although it will stop shortly when it arrives.

For the context, the Peugeot 408 will be sold in Europe and China “from the very beginning of 2023”.

Kate Gillis, Managing Director of Peugeot Australia, said: “We are currently working closely with the factory on the launch time for our market and look forward to sharing more information in due course.

The local Peugeot division further noted that the Australian specification may differ from what will be offered in Europe and China.

Underneath the bonnet, the Peugeot 408 will initially be available in the global market with three different powertrain options: a petrol and two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) options.

The single petrol offering is a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine Production 96kW Of power and 230Nm Of torque

A version of this engine has been used in Peugeot 308 and Citroen C4 among others.

One of the PHEV powertrains 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine With a Electric pea And a 12.4kWh battery pack. The total system is output 133 kW And 360Nm.

Other PHEV powertrains use the same components but generate total system power output 165 kW. This powertrain is currently offered locally on the Peugeot 508 PHEV.

All three powertrains are combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission and are sent to the front wheels only.

Both PHEV powertrains can charge AC at maximum rate 3.8 kW. It can be extended optional 7.4KW.

Peugeot claims that the standard 3.7kW inboard charger for the 408 PHEV model can be 0-100 percent charged in just four hours using the 14A domestic plug.

With an optional 7.4kW inboard charge, the 408 PHEV can fully charge in one hour 40 minutes using a 32A wallbox.

Peugeot has confirmed that an all-electric version of the 408 will “follow in a few months”.

Measure Peugeot 408 4687 mm Long, 1848 mm Wide, and 1478 mm Tall, with a 2787 mm Wheelbase

For context, the Peugeot 308 SW Wagon 408 is 51mm shorter than the coupe SUV and the 508 liftback is 63mm longer.

The boot measures upright with the second row of seats 536LWhich can be extended 1611L With rear seat folds.

On the design front, the Peugeot 408 has a smooth fastback silhouette with sharp lines and is said to have a “cat position”.

This “three-pointed” LED holds the signature of daytime running light which is a well-known design cue across other Peugeot offers.

There are also 20-inch alloy wheels that have a “disruptive geometric design”.

Inside the Peugeot 408 is the latest version of the French automaker’s Peugeot i-cockpit, which attaches a small steering wheel to a high-mounted digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment screen.

Peugeot 408 does not specify what the internal features are, but does say that it has “extremely advanced technology”.

On the security front, the Peugeot 408 is standardized with the following security features:

  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Night vision
  • Long-range blind spot observation
  • Rear cross-traffic warning

Peugeot also says that the 408 ‘coupe SUV’ is surrounded by six cameras and nine radars.

The French automaker says the 408 will be manufactured first in France’s Mulhouse for the European market and then in Chengdu, China for the Chinese market.

The Chinese-market version of this coupe SUV will be called the Peugeot 408X because there is already a sedan version of the previous generation 308 called the 408.

For now, we’ll have to wait for more details when Peugeot Australia brings the 408 down.

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