Spyshots: Peugeot 308 Sedan / 408 II
Today, we received a fresh set of photos which show a sedan version of the 308 masked by heavy camouflage. Simply calling it the 308 Sedan would be sort of wrong in our opinion.
First of all, there's already a 301 sedan on sale, targeting the affordable market, and there could be a bit of confusion. Besides that, anybody who's ever owned a 407 and thought it was a nice car will want this thing to be a successor and to be called the 408. Hopefully, the French have enough common sense to see that.
Peugeot currently offers a 408 sedan. It's an outdated model, a version of the older 308 hatch stretched by 100 mm and offered to in places lie China, South America and Russia.
Whatever it's called, the compact Peugeot sedan will compete against the Skoda Octavia and should offer the same engines as the 308: 1.2 VTi 82, plenty of versions of the 1.6 THP and 1.6 HDi plus maybe a decent 2-liter HDi as well. The French automaker's EMP2 platform should allow this car to be quite light.
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