Renewed Peugeot 408 lost atmospheric engineAugust 14, 2018
Company Peugeot has officially presented restyling sedan Peugeot 408, intended for the Chinese market.
In Russia and South America today sell a sedan with the index 408 of the first generation, built on the basis of the former hatch Peugeot 308 (both models are based on the platform PF2), while in the China from 2014, presented sedan of the second generation, created on the platform EMP2. Now the Chinese version of the model has survived the planned restyling: the official images of the novelty brand were distributed last week, and the day before the sedan was presented to the local media. “Live” photos of the refreshed Peugeot 408 published the publication Autohome.
In the sedan of the second generation changed bumpers, bonnet and radiator grille, slightly modernized headlights. The shape of the rear lights has not changed, but the “filling” they have new. Also the palette of colors of a body has been expanded. The dimensions are the same: length is 4 750 mm, width – 1 820 mm, height – 1 488 mm, wheelbase – 2 730 mm. For comparison, the dimensions of the Russian version of the Peugeot 408 are 4 698/1 802/1 542 mm, the distance between the axles is 2,717 mm.
Salon of sedan did not touch, except that the seats can now be studded with beige “skin”. In the list of equipment, a multimedia system with a 9.7-inch touchscreen, a 360-degree view camera, keyless entry system, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, and six airbags are also on display.
The basic atmospheric 1.8 (139 hp, 172 Nm) from the scale of the Chinese Peugeot 408 is excluded: the refreshed model will be available with the former petrol turbo 1.2 THP (136 hp, 230 Nm) and turbo four 1.6 THP (167 hp, 245 Nm), both engines are combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. The pre-reform sedan for the 1.2 THP engine still has a five-speed manual transmission, but it is not yet known whether this box remained in the restyling sedan.
The start of sales of the renewed Peugeot 408 in China is scheduled for August 29, prices have not yet been announced. Note, version 1.8 was the cheapest in the lineup of the model – from 129,700 yuan. Pre-reform Peugeot 408 1.2 THP costs from 139,700 yuan. Production of a second-generation sedan is set up in the Middle Kingdom at the Dongfeng JV plant and PSA.
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