The French automaker Peugeot has just added a new model to their lineup for the Chinese market. While the new Peugeot 408 is in fact a long wheelbase sedan based on the 308. The new car’s name follows the Lion Marque’s traditional nomenclature, with the number 4 referring to the size of the vehicle, which measures 4.68 meters in length, and its position in the midsize luxury saloon segment. The 0 denotes the 408 as a Peugeot, while the 8 signifies the sedan’s generation.
The Peugeot 408 is offered with a choice of 1.6 Liter 16 V four cylinder making 110 HP or a 2.0 Liter 16 V cranking out 147 HP. Both being mated to a “BE” type five speed manual gearbox.
Press release after the jump.