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The Peugeot 408 plug-in hybrid already has a presentation date, and these are its latest images

peugeot shows for the last time preview images of what may be its last electric sedan. Its about peugeot 408a model that will come with plug-in hybrid mechanics as a claim, and that already has a presentation date.

It will be, more specifically, on June 22 when the firm of the lion presents the 408 in society, so there is little more than a week left for its coming-out. However, the brand will not reveal the model 100% since by then it will keep “the camouflages that hide their details”.

The 408 will be a traditional sedan, although as consumer trends dictate, will display aesthetic solutions typical of an SUV to be more attractive to most buyers. This is also indicated by the name that Peugeot has chosen to market the 408 in China, where it will be sold under the name 408X.

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In terms of design, we can expect the 408 to end up being a sedan-type 308 with SUV aesthetic solutions.

Taking advantage of the announcement of its presentation date, the brand has revealed two more images related to the exterior design of the 408, although they barely allow us to appreciate anything else about its aesthetics. In the spy photos that we published in Hybrids and Electrics previously, the aesthetic path taken by the brand can be seen in more detail.

Among the details that the brand has revealed with the latest photographs, the third volume draws attention, in which a small aerodynamic appendix together with a bulky rear bumper are responsible for giving the set a certain aggressiveness.

Broadly speaking, the 408 is expected to be an electric sedan directly derived from the newly commercially released peugeot 308. Based on it, we can expect the compact model to gain a third volume and that its aesthetics will end up being defined by the most popular SUV-type detailssuch as a more pronounced height with respect to the ground than the 308, as well as protections for the bodywork in the lower parts and wheel arches.

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Peugeot says that the units in charge of supporting the development of the 408 plug-in hybrid have covered more than 1.1 million kilometers.

Assuming that it will be based on the EMP2 platform, will take the same plug-in hybrid scheme that we find in the rest of the models of this condition from Stellantis. This is made up of the union of a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline block and a battery that, if it ends up being the same as in the Peugeot 308, will have a capacity of 12.4 kWh. With a full charge of it, the Electric autonomy approved based on the WLTP cycle should be around 55 to 60 kilometers.

In this sense, and assuming that the plug-in hybrid range will be the same, it will have versions of 180 and 225 hp of maximum power between the gasoline and electric motors, with the only differences between them being the electronic management of both power groups. .

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