Peugeot to launch

new 408

Peugeot 408, 2022, grille

PEUGEOT is to expand its line up with a new coupe style SUV which is to be called the 408.

Sitting between the new 308 hatch and the 3008 SUV the 408 is to be revealed towards the end of June.

The French car maker is keeping details of the newcomer under wraps but has said it is a car which ‘combines the characteristic codes of SUVs with adynamic fastback silhouette'.

As such the 408 will be joining a growing market for sleek-looking SUVs such as the Renault Arkana, the new Kia Sportage and sister brand Citroen's new C5X.

It is understood the 408 will be based on the widely-used Stellantis EMP2 platform also used for the Peugeot 308 and 3008 as well as the new Citroen SUV.

The platform can accommodate a range of powertrains and it is likely the 408 will be similar to the new 308 which is offered with a variety of engines including a 1.5-litre diesel, two versions of the PureTech 1.2-litre petrol and two plug-in hybrids.

The company has released one teaser image of the 408 - which it says will be a global car - which shows a redesigned grille with body-coloured vertical lines.

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