Everything You Need to Know about the New Peugeot 408

Peugeot has always been rolling out stunning and well-rounded vehicles and as of recently, the eye-catching 408 takes yet another step towards total driver-centric performance. Let’s break down everything you need to know about the new Peugeot 408 and discover why this estate-SUV crossover is perfect for you.

You can also check out our video coverage at the bottom of the page to get a better feel for its drive and looks.

The Peugeot 408 Estate Overview

The Peugeot 408 Estate is a versatile and practical car that offers a spacious and comfortable driving experience. With its sleek and stylish design, this estate car stands out on the road. The interior boasts ample legroom and storage space, making it ideal for families or those who require extra room for luggage or equipment.

The Peugeot 408 Estate is equipped with advanced safety features, including multiple airbags, stability control, and anti-lock braking system, ensuring the utmost protection for passengers and peace of mind for the driver. Additionally, the car is powered by a range of efficient engine options, delivering a smooth and responsive performance. With its combination of style, practicality, and reliability, the Peugeot 408 Estate is a compelling choice for those in search of a versatile and comfortable vehicle.

Inspired by one of Peugeot's many futuristic concept cars, there are three trim levels available: the Allure, Allure Premium, and the GT. We will break down each of these just below. In terms of engines, you can choose from a 1.2L petrol version or two plug in Hybrid engines. The Hybrids come as either a 180hp or 225hp variant, offering 211-270 miles to the gallon and up to 41 miles of electric motor range.

A pure electric Peugeot e-408 will arrive in 2024, but until then, you can enjoy an 8-year 100,000-mile warranty as standard on all models. Additionally, the 8-speed automatic transmission offers superior smoothness as you push the 408 to a 0-60 acceleration in around 8 seconds.

What does the Peugeot 408 interior look like?

The new Peugeot 408 comfortably achieves a slick and sporty exterior with its low roofline while maintaining plenty of headspace for passengers and driver. The rear seats are given plenty of leg room too, with two USB ports located nearby so that all passengers can connect and recharge. The front seats also gain two USB charging ports in the centre too. Ambient lighting controlled by the driver display further accentuates the feel of the cabin that you are aiming for.

The design and materials of the Peugeot 408 interior are one of the features that will bring comfort and luxury to any journey. The front seating is precisely designed to be eye catching and ergonomic. Embossed with fractal patterns and an Isabella leather effect trim along the fabric, these seats provide excellent lumbar support to make any drive polished and focused.  

What is the Peugeot 408 Price?

The Allure is the base specification, which costs £31,050 to start with the 1.2L petrol engine. If you wish to use the 180hp hybrid engine on the base specification it will be marked at just under £39,000. There’s an abundance of incredible features on the Allure which goes beyond the Peugeot 408 price. Some of these features which are of interest are:

  • Optimal special awareness. This includes tinted windows, electric mirrors, parking sensors, rear cameras and more.
  • Cabin connectivity. This includes climate control, i-Connect advanced, voice recognition software, 10” display cluster.
  • Driver-centric driving. This includes multiple driving modes, LED headlights, smart beam assist and push-to-start.

Moving to the Allure Premium, you gain all the base model features and more. Most notably, this trim level gives you the option to upgrade the 180hp hybrid engine to a 225hp one instead. The Allure Premium model starts at £32,175 which as you will see is great value considering it's only £1000 more than the standard model and packs a load of extra features. Choosing the more powerful 225hp engine will mark the 408 at £42,000. Features include:

  • Advanced safety. This includes AEB emergency braking, traffic alert, cruise control, and blind spot monitoring.
  • Advanced driver convenience. This includes laminated (polarised) UV windows, front sensors, and keyless entry.

At the top of the range of the new Peugeot 408 line, you will find the GT trim level. At £34,650 for the 180hp hybrid or £44,700 for the 225hp hybrid, you are offered the most luxury Peugeot has to offer. This includes features such as:

  • Peugeot SOS and assistant technology
  • Lane positioning assist
  • Clean cabin technology that is linked to the air conditioning
  • A heated steering wheels
  • Improved interior design with green adamant stitching
  • Black interior roof lining.

Overall, what is the Peugeot 408 Estate Like?

The Peugeot 408 review can be simply expressed as an incredible drive. The 408’s handling exemplifies its sporty architecture while a responsive design gives you a feel for the road without taking anything away from your comfort. Just like all new Peugeots, the flat bottom-flat top steering wheel gives you a clear and convenient view of the gauge cluster while its abundance of features really brings a bang for your buck, no matter which trim level you choose. Overall, the Peugeot 408 is a refined, luxurious, and efficient family crossover.

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