2024 Peugeot 408 GT PHEV Price & Specs Breakdown

By Alexi Falson on 26 Mar 2024
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Peugeot 408 GT PHEV Specs
    • 40L
    • 30
    • 6000 / 1750
    • Unrated
    • Automatic
Peugeot has announced plans to expand its range of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) offerings here in Australia, with the unveiling of the Peugeot 408.

The Peugeot 408 is billed as a stylish, comfortable and high-tech Fastback package that comes powered by the company’s fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid tech.

With the Peugeot 408 set to touch down here in Australia in the third quarter of 2024, let's take a closer look to see how it stacks up as a plug-in hybrid for the Aussie market.

Peugeot 408 GT Fastback PHEV Competition

Peugeot 408 GT Fastback PHEV

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MINI Countryman
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

How Much Does It Cost?

The Peugeot 408 GT Fastback PHEV range is set to arrive here in Australia in a single highly-specified variant priced at $67,990.

Keep in mind that this price is subject to change and does not include on-road costs. 

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Peugeot 408 (GT PHEV) Specifications

Model Date 2024
Model 408
Series MY23
Variant GT PHEV
Drive FWD
Engine TDDFI
Engine capacity 1598
Engine configuration NOT PROVIDED / 0 valves
Engine RPM 6000 / 1750
Cylinders T4
Torque 250
KW 132
Fuel tank size 40.0
Fuel usage specs 1.3 / 0
CO2 30
ANCAP security rating Unrated

What Features & Specs Does the Peugeot 408 Have?

The Peugeot 408 comes riding on a set of 20-inch alloys and receives Matrix LED headlights with LED tail lights, a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, keyless entry & start, adaptive cruise control, a hands-free boot lift, dual-zone climate control, heated and massaging power-adjustable front seats, Nappa leather upholstery with a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Connectivity & Infotainment Features

The Peugeot 408 is packaged with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system paired with a premium ten-speaker sound system from Focal.

2024 peugeot 408 interior

Owners also receive a three-year subscription to Peugeot’s connected services system.

Does the Peugeot 408 Have Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto?

The Peugeot 408’s infotainment system offers both wireless and wired Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity to access your favourite apps, make phone calls, set reminders and reply to messages hands-free.

You can connect to your phone to Apple CarPlay and/or Android Auto via the USB-C cable or establish a wireless connection as you’re setting up the vehicle.

What Engine Powers the Peugeot 408?

Peugeot’s 408 Fastback comes powered by a clever plug-in hybrid powertrain that pairs a petrol engine with an electric motor and a battery pack, an identical setup to that powering the existing 308 GT Sport PHEV.

Under the bonnet, the 408 receives a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pushes out 132kW of power and 250Nm of torque.

The petrol unit works alongside an electric motor mounted at the front axle that produces 81kW of power and 320Nm of torque.

Combined power and torque outputs for the Peugeot 408 stand at 165kW and 360Nm, respectively, with electricity provided to the e-motor via a 12.4kWh battery pack.

Power is thrown to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission in a configuration identical to the current 308 GT Sport PHEV hatchback, with a 0-100km/h time standing at 7.8 seconds.

How Far Can the Peugeot 408 PHEV Drive on Electric Power Alone?

The 12.4kWh battery pack powering the Peugeot 408 GT Fastback PHEV offers all-electric driving figures up to 60km on the WLTP test cycle. 

2024 peugeot 408 rear

Is it Fuel Efficient?

Peugeot’s plug-in hybrid tech makes for a super fuel-efficient Fastback offering, so long as the battery is charged.

Officially, Peugeot says the 408 GT Fastback PHEV is rated at 1.5L/100km.

As per usual with plug-in hybrid vehicles, the figures listed above require a charged battery pack, allowing the electric motor to provide as much assistance to the petrol unit as possible.

Is it Practical and Spacious?

Peugeot has opted for a near identical front cabin to that of the 308 hatchback, which is quite a good thing.

The cockpit features a low-slung seating position that gives the driver and front passenger a decent amount of headroom, even for taller drivers.

In terms of storage, the 408 offers a chunky centre console with a split-fold armrest, a retractable tray hiding cup holders, a wireless charging pad, a glovebox and a pair of sizable bottle holders on either side of the cabin.

To get an idea of its size, the Peugeot 408 measures 4685mm long, 1869mm wide, 1485mm tall and has a wheelbase spanning 2790mm, which gives it a longer wheelbase than a number of midsize SUVs.

2024 peugeot 408 rear seats

This will likely translate to a generous amount of legroom for those seated in the rear of the cabin, as well as ISOFIX anchors and top tether mounts for child seats that make it an option for growing families.

How big is the Peugeot 408 GT PHEV’s Boot?

The Peugeot 408 GT PHEV has a boot measuring 471L, putting it within striking distance of many popular midsize SUVs.

2024 peugeot 408 boot

Fold down the rear seats and the 408 can swallow up to 1545L of bulky cargo and sports equipment.

Is it Safe?

As a single, highly-specified variant, the Peugeot 408 GT PHEV picks up a long list of active safety gear.

The list includes autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane-keep assist with lane-departure alerts, driver attention alerts and a rear-view camera with front & rear parking sensors.

Does the Peugeot 408 GT PHEV Have an ANCAP Safety Rating?

The Peugeot 408 GT PHEV is yet to be officially tested by ANCAP.

Testing by the European-equivalent Euro NCAP awarded the Peugeot 408 range with a four-star safety rating after scoring the following marks.

  • Adult Occupant Protection: 76%

  • Child Occupant Protection: 84%

  • Vulnerable Road User Protection: 78%

  • Safety Assist: 65%

What Warranty Does the Peugeot 408 GT PHEV Come With?

The Peugeot 408 GT plug-in hybrid range is offered with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre factory warranty.

The 408’s battery is also backed by an eight-year/160,000km warranty that ensures its capacity will remain above 70 per cent.

Peugeot also offers five capped-price services, with service intervals standing at 12 months or 20,000km, whichever elapses first.

2024 peugeot 408 side

Five Peugeot 408 GT Fastback PHEV Specs You Need to Know

  1. Five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty

  2. Eight-year/160,000-kilometre battery warranty

  3. 1.5L/100km fuel economy figures, 60km EV driving range

  4. 471 boot expands to 1545L with rear seats folded

  5. Four-star Euro NCAP safety rating; remains untested by ANCAP 


Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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