Peugeot 408 Coupe Rendering

Peugeot 408 Coupe 1 photo
The Peugeot 406 Coupe was a Pininfarina design, and this clarly showed. Sleek, low and lean, it had plenty of fans which were loyal until they saw the 407. This had a sort of executive car feel to it, despite Peugeot’s efforts to hide its sedan origins with gills on the bumper.
While the 508 that replaced the 407 makes for a better sedan, it’s not the sort of car that you chop the doors off.

However, Peugeot also recently unveiled the 408, a sort of budged sedan for Emerging markets like Russia. We’re not particularly impressed with its dated design, but this could be used as a platform for a simple mid-size European coupe.

The bad news is that this will likely never happen due to the overlap with the 308 CC. Peugeot has developed a naming system under which all cars will start with either '1' or '8'. The 301 and other cars that end in 1 will be budget-minded, and the ‘8’ models are to be more upmarket.

Photos via Theohilus Chin
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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