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Peugeot 408. What do 308 and 3008 owners suppose?

With the 408, Peugeot is investing in a brand new phase, the crossover, and is gearing as much as win over new clients. What concerning the present owners? Will they be prepared to purchase it? To discover out, the editorial workers of L’argus invited three owners of the model’s fashions to Lion.

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Peugeot loaned us the 408 to preview 3 fashions of the Lion model.

Matthew Mayhewst / L’Argus


Who higher to guage than a Peugeot proprietor… a Peugeot? A number of days after the official presentation of the brand new 408, its editorial workers logic Grabbed the keys to a crossover Submit it to the decision of three owners of Lion model fashions: Ronan, owns a 2018 3008 GT Line, Justin, owns a 2019 Peugeot 308 GT Line and Renaud, owns a 2020 5008 Allure.

A mode that pleases

If our three heroes notably admire the design of their respective fashions, to take heed to them, Peugeot 408 doesn’t go away them detached. Ronan thinks she’s “stunning and aggressive”, Renaud thinks she’s “fairly uncommon in her line” whereas Justin says she’s “unsettled” resulting from her appears to be like someplace between a sedan and an SUV. In this place, Ronan finds it exactly “attention-grabbing”. Reynaud was enticed by this “fastback” profile, and Justin discovered the cat’s small ears and spoiler “aggressive and imposing”. Ronan additionally has a crush on this spoiler which provides the 408 a “very colourful look”. With this sturdy stylistic bias, the crossover is bound to show heads in each outing it makes. Now let’s have a look at what our owners take into consideration the inside of this Peugeot.

A livability that surprises

Since we had been at the back of the automotive, let’s keep there and open the trunk. The automated tailgate on this GT model is appreciated by Renaud who additionally finds the opening vast and due to this fact notably admirable. Justin, for his half, finds the pill hooked up to the rear window as “intelligent” because the pull tabs on both aspect of the highest that enable the seat backs to fold down instantly. Ronan, who appreciates the low loading threshold, finds the trunk does not supply sufficient quantity for his wants, nonetheless. An remark shared by Renaud, particularly on this rechargeable hybrid model whose energy is decreased by the presence of the focal audio system. In the again seat, all welcome roominess. The vital house offered on the foot and roof guard degree is appropriate for the biggest templates.

In the driving place, three of our owners stated “to not be misplaced”. However, the arrival of a bigger contact pad and a extra responsive multimedia system is welcome. They additionally recognize that the imposing Cobra gear lever of the automated gearbox is moved by a small lever. This saves cupboard space however above all, cleans up the middle console. Note that the 408 will solely be supplied with an automated gearbox and petrol engines: basic or rechargeable hybrid.

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Peugeot 408 rear drive

408 strict of division. The progress of this black plastic isn’t all the time unanimous.

Matthew Mayhewst / L’Argus

So are they shopping for or not?

After getting behind the wheel, it is time for our three “beta testers” to take inventory Overall, the Peugeot 408 captivates them, particularly from a design, livability and tools perspective. Renaud says she is “pleasantly stunned” and Justin finds her “very enticing”. However, the younger lady finds the 408’s dimension “too imposing” for on a regular basis city use. “Even although it is solely €2,000 costlier than a 308*, I choose to stay with a compact automotive,” he assures us.

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Peugeot 408 Drive

The Peugeot 408 will go on sale in January 2023.

Matthew Mayhewst / L’Argus

Ronan, for his half, admits that, “if he has no limits,” he may enable himself to be seduced. As for Renaud, if he does not have a “massive household” (after all), he’ll be tempted. So it is virtually a full field for the newest creations from the Peugeot workshop! And you, what do you say about it? To choose, you will see the concession in January 2023 or on the Paris Motor Show, the place the crossover will star on the Peugeot stand from October 17 to 23, 2022.

*According to our estimate

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