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Peugeot 408 2012

A couple of years after the first 408 model was introduced on the automotive market, Peugeot has revealed the latest generation 408, a sedan which aims to combine elegance, practicality and sportiness. Interestingly enough, the latest Peugeot 408 was built with the Russian automotive market in mind, and that's a subject we'll soon tackle.

First and foremost, during the development of the 2012 408, Peugeot engineers took into consideration the Russian road specificities and climate, in order to deliver a sedan fit for that specific market. The 2012 Peugeot 408 was intensely tested in the Urals and even beyond the Arctic Circle to ensure that it will function perfectly in the harsh weather conditions of those regions, so overall, the 2012 Peugeot 2012 should be a pretty reliable vehicle.

Under the bonnet the 2012 Peugeot 408 sports one of two engine variants, a 1.6 liter 16 V engine able to produce 110 horsepower at 5750 rpm, and a second more beefy 2.0 liter engine capable of delivering 147 horsepower. The power will be sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The looks of the 2012 Peugeot 408 have been refined both on the exterior and the interior and overall, higher-quality materials have been used on the interior in order to give the passengers a more luxurious feeling. The boot is very generous as well, the 2012 Peugeot 408 offering a load space of 526 liters making it one of the most generous sedans in its segment.

In the safety and electronics department, the 2012 Peugeot 408 will come with up to 6 airbags as well as other features such as ESP and ABS as a standard, and EBDF to ensure a high level of safety. A significant increase in seat quality compared to its predecessor, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, cruise control, CD player supporting MP3 files as well as a 7-inch screen on the dashboard are a few other features that are to be expected from the latest generation of 408.

As for when will the 2012 Peugeot 408 be available on the automotive market, all we can say is that the mass production will begin sometime this year at the PCMA RUS production facilities in the Kaluga region.

Peugeot 408 2012

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