Peugeot is producing some of the most stylish cars available and the 408 Fastback is
one of them.

Arriving later this year, it follows close on the heels of the Citroen C5 X with which it
shares a platform.

The 408 also shared the same headlights, taillights, and dashboard design as the third-
generation 308, which was developed alongside it.

Described as a coupe crossover, the fastback design cuts an eye-catching silhouette.
The 408 will be offered as a single powerful plug-in hybrid version in Australia.

The hybrid petrol-electric powertrain is paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and
produces a combined 165kW of power, with a 132kW PureTech petrol engine
combined with an 81kW electric motor.

A battery electric model called the e-408 is set to follow, either this year or next year.
In addition, 408 features the latest generation of Peugeot i-Cockpit, instantly
recognisable by its compact steering wheel dedicated to driving pleasure and controlled

Peugeot’s Kate Gillis said that 2023 is a momentous year for the brand locally as it
continued to introduce electrified variants across Passenger, SUV and LCV segments.
“Aligning to our electrification journey, the dynamic Peugeot 408 will launch in a single
powerful plug-in hybrid variant in Australia,” she said.

“We strongly believe the captivating design excellence of the new 408, combined with
the intelligent plug-in hybrid powertrain, will attract discerning local customers.”
If you like what you see, expressions of interest in the all-new Peugeot 408 are now
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About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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