2023 Peugeot 408 fastback spotted testing in Malaysia

2023 Peugeot 408 fastback spotted testing in Malaysia

The 2023 Peugeot 408 with its edgy concept car like design has been sighted on test in Malaysia by Instagram user @jw0n. What started off as a conservatively-styled C-segment sedan has now transformed into this C-segment fastback crossover you see here.

No word from Peugeot’s Malaysian distributor of the 408 will make its way to Malaysian showrooms, so this unit most probably belongs to Peugeot’s parent company Stellantis, who took over Naza’s Gurun plant. The plant’s existence has resulted in all kinds of Stellantis cars being sighted on our roads, but none of them actually go on sale. Will it be the same for the 408? We don’t really know for now.

The 2023 Peugeot 408 is sold in Thailand as a plug-in hybrid, retailing for 2,790,000 baht, which at today’s exchange rate converts to an eye-watering RM371k. The plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.6 litre turbo engine with 180 PS and 250 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, and an electric motor delivering 110 PS and 320 Nm, juiced by a 12.4 kWh lithium-ion battery located under the boot floor. Total output is 225 PS and 360 Nm, delivered via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 408’s PHEV system is capable of 63 km pure electric range on the WLTP cycle. Charging it up with 7.4 kW AC power takes one hour and 55 minutes.

At 4,687 mm long and 1,848 mm wide, this lion is 64 mm longer and just 7 mm less wide than the Honda CR-V, so it’s a sizeable car. The wheelbase is a long 2,787 mm.

Do you think there’s a market for the Peugeot 408 fastback here in Malaysia? Or would it overlap too much with the Peugeot 3008?

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  • Helenesssssssssssssssss on Jul 05, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Design looks good, for normal fella they might think it is a Proton because of the new black logo

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    • Peppa on Jul 06, 2023 at 10:08 am

      What an idiot. Peugeot used to have this type of logo long time ago. PLoton fanboys are stupid as usual

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      • Haters are stupid as usual thinking everything must spew their hatred even for passing comments.

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  • Like a 2-series wagon wearing heels.

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  • ROTI CANAI on Jul 05, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    dream on la

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  • Welson Poon on Jul 05, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    So this my taste car not for local car tofu car kimchi car say nothing because you no have class. You know what pupil say when drive Conti car if don’t know buy first before open big mouth

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  • @NotBruceWayne on Jul 06, 2023 at 9:17 am

    & for the 1 millionth time, wtf is 208 ?

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  • Forza on Jul 06, 2023 at 9:26 am

    Gurun plant is not just a “plant”, but equipped with a full fledged R&D centre. A legacy of Tan Sri Nasimuddin’s dream of becoming its own car manufacturer.

    The R&D at gurun plant has a track record of solving design issues of PSA and KIA cars, so it is not a strange sight if new Stellantis models are being tested from Gurun Plant.

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  • Nigel on Aug 07, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    Last month i saw this car on KESAS highway back to Klang, from far i thought it was a Lamborghini Urus. Near see the Car Logo not Lamborghini it’s Peugeot. Hahahaha…

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