In South American countries today sell Peugeot 408 first generation, which is built on the basis of the previous hatch Peugeot 308 (both models are based on the platform PF2). And in China, as early as 2014, a second generation sedan appeared on the EMP2 platform (on which the new 308 is also based). This year, the Chinese model survived the planned restyling: spy photos of the refreshed four-door sedan appeared on the web in July, now Peugeot has distributed official images of the 2019 model year sedan. The presentation of the novelty is scheduled for August 13, it will be available for sale at the end of this month.
Chinese Peugeot 408 got a new hood, radiator grilles and bumpers, other fog lights and tail lights. In addition, the palette of the body colors was expanded – a blue enamel appeared. The salon has not changed much, except that the armchairs can now be studded with beige “leather”, and on the front panel there are inserts of the same color.
The engines at the sedan are the same: in China the model is available with petrol atmospheric 1.8 (139 hp, 172 Nm) and turbo engines 1.2 THP (136 hp, 230 Nm) and 1.6 THP (167 hp, 245 hp Nm). All engines are combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, for the first two engines there is also a five-speed manual transmission.
For the Chinese market Peugeot 408 is produced at the local factory of JV Dongfeng and PSA. The pre-reform sedan costs from 129,700 yuan. Despite the relatively high price, the 408th three years in a row became the most popular model of Peugeot in China (from 2015 to 2017), although by the end of 2017 the sales of the four-door sedan were almost halved: 56 735 sold sedans against 100 156 units in 2016.