Prices and specifications of the Peugeot 408 GT Fastback 2024 confirmed: a mid-size hybrid crossover targeting the Audi Q5, Lexus NX and Volvo XC60 – Automotive News
Peugeot Australia has opened order books for the 408 GT Fastback Plug-in Hybrid with local pricing and specifications confirmed for the new vehicle, which is set to arrive in local showrooms in the third quarter of this year.
With a manufacturer’s list price of $67,990, the five-seat turbo-petrol hybrid is priced competitively against the lower end of the Audi Q5 lineup as well as the Genesis GV70, Lexus NX and Volvo XC60.
It’s worth noting that the price of the 408 GT Fastback is noticeably higher than the Citroen C5
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The 408’s intricately sculpted, aerodynamically influenced design is enhanced by 20-inch ‘diamond-cut’ alloy wheels as well as the brand’s signature LED Matrix headlights and ‘three-claw’ LED taillights.
Inside the latest version of Peugeot’s unique ‘i-Cockpit’ dashboard design includes a 10-inch digital instrument cluster with another 10-inch central screen for media management and vehicle settings.
Interior ambient lighting can be adjusted in eight colours, and Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth connectivity are standard, as is 3D navigation, Nappa leather seat trim and electric front seats (heated with massage function on both sides).
Power is provided by a combination of a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed automatic transmission which sends drive to the front wheels only. Combined power is 165 kW/360 Nm, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds.
Peugeot claims an electric-only range (WLTP) of 60 km, and although the 408 is a plug-in hybrid, it is unable to accept DC fast charging, with recharge times for the 12.4 kWh lithium-ion battery limited to 3.5 hours for three stages. 16 amp (11 kW) and 32 amp (7.4 kW) single-phase wall box-type outlets, or approximately six hours when connected to a 10 amp domestic plug.
The official combined cycle fuel economy figure is 1.3 liters per 100 kilometres, although this figure can only be achieved in real-world driving if the hybrid battery is constantly recharged.
Peugeot has opened a pre-order page on its website where potential buyers can configure the car before initiating contact with the dealer.