We drive Peugeot 408 PHEV and its surprisingly good

Is the Peugeot 408 PHEV worth the money

Peugeot 408 PHEV – Peugeot recently released their beautifully styled 408 PHEV. This is typically Peugeot, in that its design crosses boundaries, between hatch, fastback, SUV and sedan.

2024 Peugeot 408 PHEV front quarter 1Not only is it elegant in design but is lacks for almost nothing inside.

The seats are especially comfortable and for the front two occupants there are heating and ventilation and a Multi choice massage function. Let me tell you it works well.

The drivers instrument cluster is a 3D design with multi functionality. Again, it screams Peugeot innovation.

I love the flat bottom and top steering wheel that sits below the raised I cockpit. It allows, for me, perfect positioning of the steering wheel without any obscuring of the instruments.

The 10-inch central touch screen is amongst the best in class for clarity and functionality.

The whole interior ergonomics are first class.

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Powering the 408 PHEV is a 1.6L turbocharged petrol engine with a 12.4 kWh battery. This allows around 45km of pure EV only driving, or you can use it as a normal hybrid. You can also save the EV drive if you wish.

The Peugeot is a delight to drive. Its smooth, quiet and comfortable. Its one of those cars that just feels right as soon as you sit in it.

Available by order only the 408 PHEV is definitely worth a drive if you are after a premium PHEV.

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I’m Rob Fraser

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Readers can find more details about the Peugeot 408 PHEV  HERE 


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What is good?

  • Engaging to drive- smooth ride and handling
  • Chic exterior styling
  • Premium interior ambience with unusual icockpit

What is not so good?

  • Low profile tyres can be a little harsh
  • PHEV range is a little on the short side at 45km.
  • A full hybrid would be excellent

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Instead of the Peugeot 408 PHEV buyers could look at:

Plug in Hybrid vehicles or PHEV are a mixed bag. They can be great and practical, or they can be misused. Either way there aren’t many available.

Buyers could look at the: Audi Q5 PHEV, Citroen C5-X PHEV, Mazda CX-60 PHEV, Lexus NX PHEV

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