Pre-orders are now open for Peugeot’s new high-riding plug-in hybrid fastback, ahead of customer deliveries commencing in the third quarter of 2024.

    A single GT variant of the Peugeot 408 will be offered in Australia, priced at $67,990 before on-road costs.

    Customers can place a pre-order either online or via a Peugeot dealership.

    The 408, revealed in June 2022, was originally set to arrive late in 2023.

    It will slot between the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the 308 ($64,990 before on-road costs) and the PHEV-only 508 (from $81,610 before on-roads).

    The priciest member of Peugeot’s PHEV range is the only one with all-wheel drive: the 3008 GT Sport Plug-in Hybrid, priced at $82,915 before on-roads.

    The 408 doesn’t have much in the way of direct competition, with the Cupra Formentor VZe the most obvious rival. It’s priced at $64,990 before on-road costs.

    Pricing

    • 2024 Peugeot 408 GT Fastback Plug-in Hybrid: $67,990

    Price excludes on-road costs.

    Drivetrains

    The 2024 Peugeot 408 features a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with 132kW of power and 250Nm of torque, mated with an 81kW/320Nm electric motor, a 12.4kWh lithium-ion battery, and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

    Total system outputs are 165kW and 360Nm.

    Efficiency

    The Peugeot 408 has a claimed WLTP electric driving range of 60km, and combined cycle fuel economy of 1.5L/100km.

    It features a 3.7kW onboard charger.

    The 408 has a 40L fuel tank.

    Dimensions

    The Peugeot 408 measures 4685mm long, 1859mm wide (2062mm including the mirrors), and 1485mm tall on a 2790mm wheelbase.

    It has 471L of boot space, expanding to 1545L (measured to the roof) with the rear seats folded.

    Braked towing capacity is 1400kg, while unbraked is 750kg.

    The 408 weighs 1684kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Peugeot 408 is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and an eight-year, 160,000km battery warranty.

    Servicing is required every 12 months or 20,000km, whichever comes first.

    The first five services are capped at $425, $771, $425, $900 and $439, respectively.

    Peugeot also offers three-, four- and five-year pre-paid service plans priced at $1200, $1700 and $2000 respectively, representing savings of up to $960.

    Safety

    The Peugeot 408 has yet to be assessed by ANCAP, but Euro NCAP gave it a four-star rating in 2022. This testing was based on that of the 308, which Euro NCAP says has a “practically identical” structure.

    It received an adult occupant protection rating of 76 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 84 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 78 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 65 per cent.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Autonomous emergency braking
      • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Driver attention alert
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane centring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags

    Standard Equipment

    The 408 comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 20-inch Monolithe alloy wheels
    • Tyre repair kit
    • Matrix LED headlights
    • 10-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • DAB digital radio
    • Proximity entry with push-button start
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • 8-colour ambient lighting
    • 8-way power driver’s seat
    • 6-way power passenger seat
    • Heated front seats
    • Massaging front seats
    • Nappa leather upholstery
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • heated steering whel
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Electric parking brake

    There’s also three free years worth of Connected Services access, which includes car park locations and space availability and fuel station locations and pricing.

    A panoramic sunroof is optional.

    Colours

    Obsession Blue is standard, with Okenite White, Sellenium Grey and Nera Black finishes costing an extra $690. Elixir Red is a $1050 option.

    MORE: Everything Peugeot 408

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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