The new Peugeot 408 will begin to appear in Europe and China.  They are two different cars

The new Peugeot 408 will begin to appear in Europe and China. They are two different cars


The Peugeot 408 is returning to Europe in later years. The question is, who remembers the French model (a variant of the Peugeot 308 sedan of the first generation), which on our roads was usually seen with license plates from the east. It’s no secret that in 2012, production was launched at the Kaluga plant with the Russian market in mind. In addition, the 408 was also produced, among others in China, where it will have a successor years later. However, it will be a completely different construction than what the French are preparing in Europe.

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So we are waiting for two shows of different cars with the same numbers. China will see a regular sedan based on the third-generation compact Peugeot 308. Europe will receive a car with a faster body. The ties to the already-released Citroen C5X are even better.

The association with Citroen can mean one thing: a large car with a length of more than 4.8 m and a wheelbase of 2.78 m. Under the hood, probably the same as in the C5 X, ie the familiar three-cylinder petrol 1.2 liters. engine with 131 HP and four-cylinder 1.6 with 181 hp. There will also be a hybrid with a total power of 224 HP known from other French cars. So many guesses. You have to wait until the end of June 2022 for official confirmation.