Spyshots: 2011 Peugeot 408

Spyshots: 2011 Peugeot 408Spyshots: 2011 Peugeot 408Spyshots: 2011 Peugeot 408Spyshots: 2011 Peugeot 408Spyshots: 2011 Peugeot 408
French manufacturer Peugeot is intensively working on the new 408 model, a car supposed to replace the popular 407 and this new set of spyshots comes to confirm this. Only a little can be seen in the adjacent photos, so there's not much to talk about the exterior look of the upcoming model.

However, according to some company insiders, the 408 is going to bring significant changes, more important than the ones seen in the 406 - 407 transition. Early hints indicate that Peugeot's future contraption will boast an eye-catching detailing and "hard-edged" appearance to set it apart from other mid-sized sedans on the market.

Unfortunately, only sketchy information is available when talking about the engines to be fitted on the 408, but we will most likely get a hybrid powertrain also available on a number of other Peugeot models. Specifically, Peugeot plans to use a diesel engine rather than a gasoline the hybrid powertrain, with the French manufacturer aiming to achieve the best in class fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions below the 100 g/km milestone.

The diesel hybrid to be offered on the 3008 could be fitted on the 408, as well as several next-generation sedans prepared by the French carmaker.

The future 408 range is likely to be officially revealed at a 2010 auto show, but there's still no information on the event to witness the first official appearance. However, the car is likely to go on sale in the next few months following the public release, so expect the 408 on the market in late 2010.
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