September 29, 2023

This Peugeot would possibly seem like an idea automotive, but it surely’s now on sale in Thailand. It’s the all-new Peugeot 408, which is now an unrecognisable fastback crossover. Title sounds acquainted? The earlier 408 was a conservatively-styled C-segment sedan that was as soon as CKD regionally assembled in Kulim. It’s a uncommon sight, most likely tougher to identify than Lamborghinis.

Anyway, this new 408 made its debut in June 2022 and wears Peugeot’s new lion head badge proudly on all 4 sides. There’s no scarcity of surfacing and detailing right here, which is typical of the flamboyant French model. For those who stare at these 20-inch wheels lengthy sufficient, you would possibly get hypnotised – I can’t even describe the design. Do u see a ‘Z’ or is it simply me? The dashboard is an excellent sharp rendition of Peugeot’s signature i-Cockpit.

The 408 rides on the Stellantis’ EMP2 platform that additionally underpins the 308, 508 and Citroen C5 X; the latter can be now a crossover. At 4,687 mm lengthy and 1,848 mm large, this lion is 64 mm longer and simply 7 mm much less large than the Honda CR-V, so it’s a sizeable automotive. The wheelbase is an extended 2,787 mm.

In Thailand, the 408 is out there as a plug-in hybrid. The powertrain consists of a 1.6 litre turbo engine with 180 PS and 250 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, and an electrical motor delivering 110 PS and 320 Nm, juiced by a 12.4 kWh lithium-ion battery situated underneath the boot ground. Complete output is 225 PS and 360 Nm, delivered through an eight-speed automated transmission.

This PHEV system is able to 63 km pure electrical vary on the WLTP cycle. Charging it up with 7.4 kW AC energy takes one hour and 55 minutes. PureTech 130 (1.2L, 130 PS, 230 Nm) and Hybrid 180 (1.6L PHEV, 180 PS, 360 Nm) powertrain choices can be found in different markets.

The Peugeot 408 retails for two,790,000 baht right here, which is equal to RM361,478. Just like the previous 408 in Malaysia, this distinctive beast may also be as uncommon because the rarest Lambo in Thailand. Value apart, what do you consider the brand new Peugeot 408 and its uncommon format?

GALLERY: Peugeot 408 at BIMS 2023

GALLERY: Peugeot 408 official photos

Tags: 2023 Bangkok Motor Present