These are the first images of an uncloaked Peugeot 408 sedan lurking in the shadows showing a sleek sporty profile with large split 5-spoke rims. The 408 will replace the Peugeot 407 which was launched in 2004 with several body variants such as a station wagon, a two-door coupe and a sedan.

From what we can see the 408 looks production ready, begging the possibility of a Geneva Motor Show debut in March. On the other hand it would be a surprise to see an all-new model since the 407 just received a minor facelift in 2008.

Regardless, the current 407 range has an assortment of engines ranging from a 114hp (85kW) 1.8-litre petrol to 1.6 HDi turbo diesels to the 2.7 HDi V6 making 201hp (150kW) and a sweet 440Nm of torque.

Peugeot could be preparing for a busy year. Recently the French manufacturer unveiled the new 3008 CrossOver while a 7-seater variant of the 3008 is soon to follow.


Gallery: Peugeot 408 First Spy Photos Surface

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