Peugeot takes family cars in a new direction with striking 408 fastback

Peugeot’s styling team is on a roll, and now it has created the 408 – a car that sits somewhere between the 308 hatchback and 3008 SUV

The new Peugeot 408 has a grille that seems to blend into the car’s nose with two fang-like strips of LED daytime running lights down the sides

In the endless pursuit of new niches to fill, car manufacturers are coming up with ever more wacky designs. The latest of those is the new Peugeot 408, which occupies a strange no man’s land between the 308 family hatchback, the 3008 SUV and the 508 five-door fastback. As a result, the 408 doesn’t have many natural rivals, but Peugeot will be hoping it can steal sales from the Renault Arkana and forthcoming Citroen C4X, ...