In the UK, orders for the new PEUGEOT 408 are now being taken. The C-segment fastback, the first PEUGEOT of its sort, is available right out of the gate with effective Plug-in Hybrid technology, with costs for the new 408 starting at £31,050. In Q1 2023, the first customer deliveries will start.
The new C-segment fastback features sharp lines and an alluring profile. Measuring 4.69m long, 1.48m tall and with a 2.79m wheelbase, the new 408 has a unique shape that benefits aerodynamic efficiency.
At the front, the brand’s distinctive fang-shaped lighting signature ensures the model stands out even in the dark, while the three-claw rear signature ensures drivers behind the new 408 recognise the model immediately as a PEUGEOT.
Inside, the new 408 features PEUGEOT’s latest i-Cockpit® with new i-Connect® Advanced infotainment system. All models come standard with a 10-inch digital instrument panel, with GT models benefitting from 3D technology. Also included is a 10-inch central touchscreen which comes standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto. PEUGEOT’s fully configurable virtual i-toggles are positioned below to give immediate access to frequently used features such as air-conditioning controls, phone contacts and application launches.
The i-Connect® Advanced technology brings Connected Navigation with Live Traffic updates as well as ‘over the air’ updates to all new 408 models, while the ‘OK PEUGEOT’ natural voice recognition gives safe and easy access to all infotainment features.
As part of its commitment to offer an electrified variant across its entire model line-up in 2023, the new 408 is available from launch with two efficient Plug-in Hybrid powertrains, as well as one efficient PureTech petrol engine. The Hybrid 225 e-EAT8 combines a 179hp PureTech petrol engine with an 81kW electric motor for a total power output of 225hp, while the Hybrid 180 e-EAT8 models come with a 150hp PureTech petrol engine that’s combined with an 81kW electric motor for a total power output of 180hp. Importantly, every trim level, from Allure to First Edition is available with Hybrid powertrains.
A 12.4kWh battery is featured in both hybrid models and comes with an eight-year / 100,000-mile warranty. Depending on version, the new PEUGEOT 408 hybrid models are capable of achieving an EAER electric range of 40 miles, and therefore benefit from a 4% reduction in Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) rate to just 8% for business users in 2022/23. Two types of on-board charger are available: a 3.7kW single-phase charger as standard and an optional 7.4 kW single-phase charger.
From launch, the new PEUGEOT 408 is available in four trims; Allure, Allure Premium, GT, and First Edition.