Peugeot 408

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Peugeot 408
2013 Peugeot 408 2.0 (Asian version)
Manufacturer Peugeot
Production 2010–present
Assembly Argentina: El Palomar (PSA Argentina)
China: Wuhan (DPCA)
Malaysia: Gurun (NAM)
Russia: Kaluga
Body and chassis
Class Small family car (C)
Body style 4-door saloon
Layout FF layout
Platform PSA PF2 platform
Related Peugeot 308
Engine 1.6 L TU5JP4 I4 Petrol
1.6L Prince Turbo I4 petrol
2.0 L EW10A+ I4 Petrol
Wheelbase 2,710 mm (106.7 in)
Length 4,680 mm (184.3 in)
Width 1,815 mm (71.5 in)
Height 1,525 mm (60.0 in)
Predecessor Peugeot 307 Saloon

The Peugeot 408 is a small family car produced by Peugeot. It was unveiled on January 25, 2010,[1] at the Beijing Auto Show and sales began in China on April 8, 2010.[2] In November 2010, production of the 408 commenced in El Palomar, Buenos Aires, Argentina,[3] with sales starting in April 2011.

Despite its name, it is not the successor to the Peugeot 407, but rather a long-wheelbase saloon version of the Peugeot 308 hatchback,[4] primarily targeted at emerging markets such as China.[5] The 408 is not slated for the Western European market, and not built there. Depending on where this car is produced, there are both internal and external differences.

The front of the car is one of the visible changes, but also the low rear end is different. Indeed, in some markets, there are cars with the front of the South American version and the back of the Chinese version. Inside the vehicle, the most noticeable difference is seen at the door.

First generation (2010-2014)[edit]

The 408 is available in China with either a 1.6 L and 2.0 L petrol four cylinder engine. The 1.6 (TU5JP4) has a capacity of 1587 cc and produces 110 bhp (82 kW; 112 PS) at 5,750 r.p.m. and maximum torque of 147 N·m (108 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm. The 2.0 L(EW10A+) engine has a capacity of 1997 cc and produces 147 bhp (110 kW; 149 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm.[6] Either engine can be specified with a five speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.

Peugeot 408 Sport at 2011 Buenos Aires Motor Show
Peugeot 408 Sport at 2011 Buenos Aires Motor Show

In South America a 1.6 L diesel engine, known as a HDi (Allure,Feline/Griffe), is sold alongside the 2.0 L petrol engine (Allure, Feline/Griffe) and 1.6L THP petrol engine (Sport) with six speed automatic transmission. The four cylinder diesel has a capacity of 1560 cc and produces 143 bhp (107 kW; 145 PS) and torque of 240 N·m (177 lb·ft).

The HDi has a top speed of 188 km/h (116.8 mph) and accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 12.4 seconds.[7]

In Malaysia, 408 comes with two engines, 1.6L Prince turbo engine and 2.0L petrol four cylinder engine. The 1.6L engine produces 163 bhp (122 kW; 165 PS) at 6,000 rpm. and maximum torque of 240 N·m (177 lb·ft) from 1,400 rpm.

The 2.0 L (EW10A+) engine has a capacity of 1997 cc and produces 145 bhp (108 kW; 147 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm. 1.6L Prince turbo engines mated with six speed and 2.0L engine mated with four speeds auto adaptive gearbox with Tiptronic and Sport mode only.

The first generation 408 continues in production in Latin America, with a front/rear facelift and minor changes. The front was restyled with grille, and headlamps in 408 style of the second generation 408.

Sales and production[edit]

Year Worldwide Production Worldwide sales Notes
2010 43,600[8] 4,200[8] All 2010 production took place at the Chinese plant.[8]
2011 81,108[9] 74,603[9] Total production reaches 124,689 units.[9]
2012 75,500[10] 79,900[10] Total production reaches 200,200 units.[10]

Second generation (2014-current)[edit]

Peugeot 408 II
Peugeot 408 II 0001 China 2015-04-13.jpg
2015 Peugeot 408 (China)
Manufacturer Peugeot
Production 2014–present
Assembly China: Wuhan (DPCA)
Malaysia: Gurun (NAM)
Body and chassis
Class Small family car (C)
Body style 4-door saloon
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform PSA EMP2 platform
Related Peugeot 308
Engine 1.6L EP6FDTM Prince Turbo I4 petrol
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,730 mm (107.5 in)
Length 4,750 mm (187.0 in)
Width 1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Height 1,488 mm (58.6 in)
Curb weight 1,420 kg (3,130.6 lb)
Predecessor Peugeot 408
Peugeot 408 (China)

The second generation Peugeot 408 was unveiled in the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. In June 2016, the international version of the Peugeot 408 (known as Peugeot 408 e-THP) was launched at the NAZA Tower in Malaysia, though with only one engine choice and transmission.

Performance and Environmental[edit]

Dynamic performance performance: 0-100 km/h: 8.2 s

  • Fuel Consumption*: 8.3 L/100 km (34 mpg‑imp; 28 mpg‑US) (Urban), 5.5 L/100 km (51 mpg‑imp; 43 mpg‑US) (Extra Urban), and 6.5 L/100 km (43 mpg‑imp; 36 mpg‑US) (Combi)
  • Greenhouse gas emission* (CO2): 200 g/km (11 oz/mi) (Urban), 131 g/km (7.4 oz/mi) (Extra Urban), and 156 g/km (8.9 oz/mi) (Combi)

* Test with New European Driving Cycle (NEDC)


  1. ^ "408 in Beijing". Peugeot. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Commercial launch of the Peugeot 408 in China". Peugeot. 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Automotive World 9 November 2010". 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  4. ^ New Peugeot 408 launched Autocar 25 January 2010
  5. ^ Commercial launch of the Peugeot 408 in China - Peugeot Press Release, 8 Apr 2010
  6. ^ "Peugeot 408 press kit January 2010" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  7. ^ "Peugeot Argentina website". Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  8. ^ a b c "Engine specs from PSA Peugeot Citroën" (PDF). Creator and designer. PSA Peugeot Citroën. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "PSA Annual Report 2012" (PDF). Car manufacturers. PSA. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "Memento Mars 2013" (in French). PSA Peugeot Citroën. 21 February 2013: 50. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 

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