Peugeot’s new coupe SUV will solely provide plug-in hybrid energy

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Peugeot Australia has introduced the funky 408 coupe SUV will solely be accessible with a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain when it arrives in Australia in late 2023.

The corporate has now opened expressions of curiosity for the 408.

The PHEV powertrain consists of a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 132kW, with an 81kW electrical motor and a 12.4kWh battery pack. Whole system output is 165kW of energy.

Peugeot claims a WLTP electric-only vary of as much as 67km and says it may be charged utilizing AC energy at a most charge of three.7kW, with the choice to spice up this to 7.4kW.

This is identical PHEV powertrain as discovered within the not too long ago launched Peugeot 308 GT Sport PHEV hatch. A 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine can also be accessible in different markets.

Australian pricing and specification might be introduced nearer to the 408’s launch later this yr.

Latest authorities approval paperwork, listed three separate variants: Attract and GT fashions with a 1.2-litre turbo three-cylinder, and a flagship turbocharged plug-in hybrid GT.

It’s not unprecedented for a automotive firm to get fashions licensed on the market in Australia that aren’t in flip placed on sale, although this transfer opens the door for Peugeot to introduce extra reasonably priced variations later.

In line with the paperwork, a sunroof might be optionally available on GT grades, with the latter additionally boasting customary “excessive stage lighting” – probably matrix LED headlights as an alternative of the LED items of the Attract.

A selection of 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels might be accessible.

Ought to Peugeot comply with the identical technique with the 408 as its different fashions, the plug-in hybrid powertrain will solely be provided in top-spec guise.

Within the UK market, 408 fashions come customary with LED headlights with automated high-beam, ambient lighting, dual-zone local weather management, and power-folding exterior mirrors with strategy lighting.

The GT additionally receives keyless entry and begin, colour-adjustable ambient lighting, Alcantara and leather-effect upholstery, and “full 3D” LED tail lights.

Lane-keep help and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) are customary, and the latter is camera-based on petrol fashions but additionally features a radar on PHEV fashions.

Further security tools accessible within the 408 consists of adaptive cruise management with cease/go, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-positioning, and entrance parking sensors.

All 408 fashions come customary with a 10-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Unusually for this section, the 408 can be had with night time imaginative and prescient.

Peugeot has beforehand confirmed it’s going to introduce an electrical model of the 408 “a number of months after” the combustion and plug-in hybrid fashions. It’s unclear whether or not this might be provided right here.

The Peugeot 408 measures 4687mm lengthy, 1848mm large, and 1478mm tall, with a 2787mm wheelbase.

For context, the Peugeot 308 SW wagon is 51mm shorter than the 408 and the 508 liftback is 63mm longer.

The boot with the second row of seats upright measures in at 536L, which might be expanded to 1611L with the rear seats folded.

Whereas we don’t but know the way will probably be priced in Australia, within the UK the 408 retails round £4000 (A$7000) greater within the UK in contrast with the associated 308 hatchback.

For reference, the 308 vary in Australia is priced from $43,990 earlier than on-roads, however opens with a GT trim as an alternative of a price-leader Attract.

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