2016 Peugeot 408 e-THP Start-Up and Full Vehicle Tour
The Peugeot 408 Sedan was designed by the Franco-Chinese consortium Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroen. Debut took place in Beijing in 2010. Initially, the car was focused exclusively on the market of China and South America. The issue was established in the city of Wuhan (Wuhan), which is a major industrial center and the capital of the province of Hubei (Hubei), and Argentina. It is noteworthy that this sedan has nothing to do with the real successor to the model 407. Replaced 407 in 2010 came Peugeot 508.
The car is an extended hatchback 308. The appearance can be called harmonious. Almost unlimited freedom in the rear seats and the wide openings of the rear doors allow even tall passengers to stay in complete comfort. At the same time there is still a rather impressive supply of space for the legs and head. The sedan has many niches and compartments, the total capacity of which reaches 33 liters. The luggage compartment pleases impressive volume of 560 liters.
In 2012, the assembly of the Peugeot 408 sedan began in Russia at a plant in the Kaluga region. Before launching the Russian car production, special tests were carried out on domestic roads, for example, in the Urals and in the Arctic. After testing, the sedan was finalized taking into account the climatic and road conditions. Peugeot 408 will be the first model of the French car brand, gathering in our country on a full cycle.
As a result of the improvements, now all cars coming off the assembly line of the plant are nominally equipped with steel protection of the engine compartment, a full-size "spare wheel". They have a more powerful battery and a starter, a larger volume windscreen washer tank (4.9 l), as well as extended and enlarged air ducts in cross section, supplying warm air to the legs of the rear passengers. Moreover, acquiring a car even in the initial Access configuration (there are three equipment levels: Access, Active, Allure), customers can order a winter package by heating the windshield in the zone of rest of the wiper blades, adjustable heated front seats and windshield washer nozzles.
In the Asian market, the sedan is sold with gasoline 4-cylinder engines of 1.6 and 2.0 liters, and a capacity of 106 and 147 hp, which are combined with a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual gearbox.
A wider range of power units is available on the Russian market. Three petrol engines of 1.6 liters each provide 110 hp, 120 hp and 150 hp and one 1.6 liter diesel with 112 hp The diesel version shows record fuel consumption in its class - only 5 liters per 100 km in the combined cycle. As an available type of transmission for the 110-hp petrol and diesel modifications, only the 5-speed “mechanics” is available. For the 120-strong version, the manufacturer offers, in addition to the “mechanics,” an upgraded 4-speed automatic, which received a torque converter from the company ZF and a new hydraulic unit, which made it possible to significantly reduce delays during switching. "Top" modification with a 150-horsepower engine equipped with a turbocharger, is available only with a 6-step "automatic" from the company Aisin.
Basic equipment includes ABS, emergency braking, anti-skidding (REF), two front airbags, central locking of doors, heated exterior mirrors with electric, metal engine protection, and an on-board computer.
In the Active configuration, the car is additionally equipped with a dynamic stabilization system (ESP), which is turned off at a speed of up to 40 km / h (provided only for the version with a turbocharged engine), fog lights, air conditioning, front seats with adjustable heating, a CD-RD4 MP3 car radio with control audio system on the steering column.
The Allure top-end equipment includes front side airbags, lights in the driver and front passenger sun visors, highlight thresholds and legroom, heated bottom of the windshield and heated washer nozzles, rear sequential power windows with anti-clip function, headlight washers, dual-zone climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth communication system and front armrest with USB input, dashboard sport dials with a white background, as well as a 6-inch alloy wheel .