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Peugeot 408 [divulgação]

Beautiful, but very controversial wheeled Peugeot 408 launched

After many teasers, sightings and rumors, Peugeot has finally presented the new 408. But she is no longer He did this the other day with a sedan? Yes, there are now two Peugeot 408s: A mid-size sedan exclusive to China and an SUV coupe that will be sold in the most populous country in the world and also in Europe. But this second one promises to be controversial.

Despite its beautiful body shape, the new Peugeot 408 decided to escape common sense in the design of the wheels. Some say that it looks like a drawing of the original wheel, but it is not clear and others point to the similarity with the blade of the mixer. The good news is that the wheels can be swapped.

And that too, because the new Peugeot 408 is a beautiful car. a SUV coupe style It follows the same school as the new Citroën C4: a low car, with a sloping roof, a muscular look and lots of black plastic at the bottom to give it a more aggressive look. Higher commentary also follows in this play.

Peugeot 408 [divulgação]

The front grabs attention with its V-shaped grille with body-colour dots that give the feel of a waterfall. The headlights are thin and feature two LED blocks, accompanied by a dandelion-shaped LED daytime running lamp. The side has vertical creases that bend the body and give muscles to the Peugeot 408.

The spoiler on the rear window is reminiscent of a Volvo C40, while the rear part of the glass is well-angled and the small bump on the trunk lid resembles hatchbacks from the 1990s. The bulging bumper mimics the intakes.

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Peugeot 408 [divulgação]
Peugeot 408 [divulgação]

The cabin is luxurious and very modern. a The steering wheel is the same as 208But with the new logo. At the top, the digital instrument panel is visually integrated with the air vents and gray livery. But the highlight moves to the multimedia center accompanied by a second screen with quick commands and customizable shortcuts.

great hybrid

The high center console and seats with pronounced side panels give the Peugeot 408 a sporty character, and with a wheelbase of 2.78 metres, it is one of the most spacious cars of the brand. The real thing is that it is longer than the seven-seat SUV 5008: the 408 is 4.68 meters long, 1.85 meters wide and 1.47 meters high.

Peugeot 408 [divulgação]
Peugeot 408 [divulgação]

Built on the same platform as the 308 and 3008, the Peugeot 408 features the same engines as its brothers. The entry-level version uses a 120-horsepower 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo engine. For those who want more power, the 1.6 THP is offered in hybrid variants with a combined combined power of 180 hp or 225 hp.

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