Peugeot 408: real SUV or sedan? Photos, prices and info


Peugeot 408: real SUV or sedan? Photos, prices and info

PEUGEOT 408. The new Peugeot 408 was officially presented on June 22, 2022. This raised sedan-like coupé SUV will be offered in petrol, plug-in hybrid and soon in 100% electric. Here is the first info and photos of this Peugeot 408.

[Updated June 22, 2022 3:45 PM] How to classify this new Peugeot 408: is it an SUV, a coupé SUV or a raised sedan? Peugeot breaks the codes with this new vehicle in its range even if some will probably try to bring it closer to the latest Citroën C4. Unless Peugeot is more clearly aiming for a completely different competition, that of the Renault Arkana, the first real coupe SUV offered by a French brand...

After having unveiled the new 308 in recent months in the wake of the successful launch of the new 208 city car, the Lion brand had already announced the arrival of a new Peugeot 408, which completes a range already full of city cars and sedans from the 208 to the 508 (the 108 being on the verge of extinction), not to mention the 2008, 3008 and 5008 SUVs. The Peugeot 408 is not really a new name for Peugeot. But if the 408 already existed to designate a three-box sedan intended in particular for the Chinese market, the latter was not sold on the French market.

It will in fact still not be since Peugeot will replace it with a 100% new model, a Peugeot 408 with a very different design and sold on more markets, especially in Europe. Engines, first info and photos, release date, here is everything you need to know about this new Peugeot 408.

Many rumors evoked the imminent arrival of a new vehicle within the Peugeot range. Some of these indiscretions evoked a crossover between sedan and SUV while others leaned towards a mixture between SUV and coupe, an impression confirmed by stolen photos of models in disguise and shot in full test. At the end of May 2022, Peugeot had put a temporary end to these rumors by confirming the arrival of a new model, without completely lifting the veil on its design, finally presented on June 22, 2022 to the press and which turns out to be less typed adventurer than foreseen. Here are 5 important points about this new 408

In addition to several photos of models in recent tests, Peugeot had sent a first visual of this Peugeot 408 on May 31, 2022. On June 22, 2022, Peugeot sent five first photos of the Peugeot 408 to find by clicking below:

When will the new Peugeot 408 be released? Release date

Officially presented on June 22, 2022, the new Peugeot 408 will arrive on the French market at the beginning of 2023. See you soon at Peugeot dealerships to discover it, the tests reserved for the press must therefore be organized before the end of the year 2022.

The Peugeot 408 will be based on the EMP2 technical platform already used by the Peugeot 308 and its German cousin the Opel Astra. The range of engines will also be close to the compact sedan of the Lion brand with the rechargeable hybrid also available within the range. The price is still unknown but Peugeot should model its launch price on those of its main rival in France, the Renault Arkana. This one is currently sold from 31,300 euros.