Say hello to the gorgeous Peugeot 408 Fastback; to hit global market by 2023

Peugeot being a French automaker has always put style as one of its main selling points. While some designs have been polarizing, it’s safe to say any car that comes from Peugeot is a head-turner. Their latest car though ticks all the right styling boxes, the car in question? The all-new Peugeot 408 fastback.

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Peugeot 408 Fastback exterior design

The PEUGEOT 408 fastback stands out first and foremost for its dynamic fastback silhouette and its unmistakable style, but also for the extent to which it breaks the mold. Its feline stance is typical of the Brand’s models. Its lines are sharp, the grille is the same color as the bodywork to blend in perfectly with the front end, and it proudly boasts the new PEUGEOT emblem with the head of a lion. The inverted cut-out of the rear bumper is unexpected while giving the profile a strong look. The new PEUGEOT 408 sits solidly on 720mm diameter wheels and the iconic 20-inch rims feature a disruptive geometric design. At the front, the fang-shaped light signature perfectly integrates the 408 into the PEUGEOT family, as do the three-claw LED lights at the rear.

With a length of 4.69m, based on a long wheelbase of 2.79m, the new PEUGEOT 408 has a remarkably spacious second row, with 188mm of legroom. The boot is also generously sized, with a volume of 536 liters, which can be increased to 1.611 liters once the rear seats are folded down. The new PEUGEOT 408 is 1.48m high with a slim and sleek silhouette. This improves aerodynamic efficiency.

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Peugeot 408 Fastback interior design

For both its driver and its passengers, the PEUGEOT 408 offers the latest generation of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, instantly recognizable by its compact steering wheel dedicated to driving pleasure and controlled agility.

In the cockpit, the emphasis is on quality and connectivity, with the very latest technologies to make the driving and traveling experience more intuitive and rewarding.

Powered by 6 cameras and 9 radars, the driver assistance systems provide peace of mind and safety. They include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go function,
  • Night Vision, which warns of animals, pedestrians, or cyclists ahead before they appear in the high beam,
  • Long-range blind-spot monitoring (75 meters),
  • Rear Traffic Alert, which warns of a potential hazard when reversing.
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Peugeot 408 Fastback Engine

The range of engines powering the PEUGEOT 408 fastback includes two rechargeable hybrid versions with 180 and 225bhp and a 130bhp petrol version. All three are paired with an 8-speed EAT8 automatic gearbox. An all-electric version will follow a few months later.

Efficiency was a key concern for the designers of the PEUGEOT 408 since the combination of efforts in terms of aerodynamics, weight reduction (from 1396kg), and low-emission engines means that the vehicle can now boast remarkably low average energy consumption (under homologation), both for the hybrids as well as for the 130bhp petrol version.

The new PEUGEOT 408 will arrive on the market at the very beginning of 2023. It will be produced at first in Mulhouse, France, for the European market. So far no confirmation has been given by the Astara (Local Peugeot distributor) as to when the Peugeot 408 will arrive on our shore and when it’ll arrive as well.

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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