Peugeot 408 is a four-door compact sedan released in the year 2010 in China. The variants launched in other countries, differ slightly in its external-internal facade, specially visible changes are employed to its front profile. Talking specifically about Indonesian market, it is offered in two trims designed in elongated wheelbase, well-equipped interiors and safety features.
Peugeot 408 is offered in two trims in Indonesian market powered in 1.6-litre Turbo engine and 2.0-litre engine. 1.6-litre twin scroll turbo high pressure (THP) with Direct Petrol Injection, in-line 4 cylinder DOHC 16V, VVT engine churns out a maximum power output of 163 hp at 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 240 Nm at 1400 rpm. Whereas, the other engine, 2.0-litre thresholds at a power of 145 hp at 6000 rpm and high torque of 200 Nm at 4000 rpm. 1.6-litre delivers a mileage count of 8.2 l/100km and ticks the speed mark of 100km/h from 0 in 9.2 seconds. Other engine takes 8.6 l/100km fuel count and delivers 0-100 kmph acceleration in 12.5 seconds. The top speed lies in the range of 195-215 km/h for the vehicle.
Peugeot 408 is a four-door sedan designed in overall proportions 4682mm x 1815mm x 1525mm (L x W x H) along with the wheelbase of 2710mm. Its front profile starts with integration of halogen headlights with automatic functioning & manual settings on the bonnet, horizontal slats designed front grille and flowing creases on the bonnet. Side design of the car leaves elegant impression on the on-lookers fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels, that come in tyre size 225/45 R17 and lines running parallel to the wheelbase. Roof line is articulated in smooth manner starting from front windscreen to the rear bumper improving the aerodynamics of the car at high speeds.
Interiors of Peugeot 408 are elegant and sophisticated, employed with leather covered seats, steering wheel with aluminum ring and inserts, height and slide adjustable front seat and dual zone automatic air conditioning system with rear passenger air conditioning vents. Fun segment is packed with LCD display on instrumental panel, audio-cruise control switch mounted steering wheel, AM, FM, CD, MP3, USB and Bluetooth connectivity surrounded with 6-speaker sound system. To laden your cargo on long journeys, this car offers boot space of a generous 562-liters, centre armrest with storage, seat backrests, door pockets and more.
Firm braking and handling in this car is a result of ventilated disc brakes fitted on the front wheels and solid disc brakes on the rear. Furthermore, additional braking support system is given by Independent McPherson type struts and anti-roll bar front suspension, deformable U shaped cross member located by two arms and a hollow anti roll bar rear suspension, Antilock Braking System (ABS) with EBD, Emergency Brake Assist and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Passive safety system employs airbags in front for driver and front passenger, side passenger airbag, front and curtain airbags. Other safety features packed in this car includes anti-slip regulation, anti-skid regulation, rear parking sensor, Peugeot transponder immobilizer security and more.
Peugeot 408 has moderate exterior appearance with well-equipped interiors and security aspects, however it does face a lot of competition.