We have the first details of Peugeot's newest sedan for the Chinese market, the Peugeot 408. Photos inside.
Peugeot's newest car for the Chinese market was unveiled over the weekend at the Beijing Motor Show. The Peugeot 408 is a long-wheelbase sedan based on the 308 giving more room for passengers sitting in the back.
This model is not to be confused with the recently-spied Peugeot 508 for the European market. That car will replace the Peugeot 407 & 607 beginning in 2011, and be significantly longer than the Chinese market's 408.
The 408 features a large sunroof and a self-contained trunk to keep the cabin light and spacious. Because of the interior room, and the somewhat popular Peugeot styling in China, the automaker and their Chinese joint-venture partner are expecting annual 408 sales to top 100,000 units.
Peugeot's sedan was designed in China and Europe with three objectives: "[E]mbody the Marque's modernity, guarantee maximum safety and offer unrivalled interior space," according to a press release.
At 4.68-meters long, the Peugeot 408 will be produced in Wuhan, China.