Peugeot 408 with Focal HiFi Premium System

The list of those vehicles of the brand Peugeot of the group Stellantis N.V., in which you can find an audio system of the French specialist Focal-JMlab, is extended by a new model. The Peugeot 408 is also equipped with a Focal HiFi Premium system.

The Peugeot 408 is another Peugeot brand vehicle from the Stellantis N.V. Group equipped with an audio system from French specialist Focal-JMlab. The Peugeot 408 thus features, on request, the Focal HiFi Premium system, which could provide the occupants with a precise, sonorous performance, giving the impression of a concert hall on-the-road.

Longstanding cooperation

The cooperation between the French car brand and the likewise French loudspeaker specialist has lasted for many years and dates back to a time when Peugeot, Citroen and DS Automobiles did not yet belong to the Dutch-based Stellantis N.V. group, but rather to the PSA Groupe. As is well known, the merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles created the new Stellantis N.V. automotive group, which now includes Opel, Vauxhall, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Lancia, Maserati and Jeep, in addition to Peugeot, Citroen and DS Automobiles.

However, Focal-JMlab will obviously continue to focus primarily on the French brands of the group, and here especially on the vehicles of the Peugeot and DS Automobiles brands.

Audio systems from Focal-JMlab can currently be found in the Peugeot 308, Peugeot 508, Peugeot 508 SW, Peugeot 2008, Peugeot 3008, Peugeot 5008 and the Peugeot Peugeot 4008 SUV as well as the new Peugeot 408, and as the Focal Electra Premium HiFi System in all DS Automobiles models.

Peugeot 408 – Performance, charm and pleasure

The new Peugeot should be characterized by three main features: Performance, charm and pleasure. The cooperation between the car manufacturer and Focal-JMlab is intended to ensure that the audio system in the vehicle also contributes to this.

Thus, the companies state that for the Peugeot 408 they worked together again to combine the pleasure of driving with that of listening, with the same efficiency and excellence as always.

Focal HiFi Premium System

The Focal HiFi Premium system in the Peugeot 408, said to be distinguished by its dynamic fastback silhouette, offers a wide, open and extremely precise sound image. Thanks to the so-called Front Optimization mode, the sound is said to be exceptional and worthy of a live concert for both driver and passenger. Each of the passengers comes into the benefit of pure high-fidelity sound, so the promise of the French specialist Focal-JMlab.

They also explicitly point out that they were able to draw on their many years of expertise and a wide range of technologies to seamlessly integrate the audio system into the interior of the vehicle, thus further refining its design line and guaranteeing the desired outstanding sound experience.

Clear, detailed and deep performance.

The Focal HiFi Premium system is based on a total of ten speaker systems integrated into the Peugeot 408, relying on exclusive technologies from Focal-JMlab, the manufacturer is on record as saying.

For example, a center channel integrated centrally into the dashboard based on a driver with polyglass cone is said to provide a solid foundation for the sound stage. Four mid-range drivers with Focal TMD Surround and Polyglass Cone have been integrated into the driver doors to guarantee a precise, balanced and dynamic performance.

The tweeters were installed in the A- and B-pillars of the vehicle, using inverted dome tweeters with aluminum cones and optimal radiation towards the passenger to ensure the particularly detailed imaging promised by the manufacturer.

The system is rounded off by a Focal subwoofer with Triple Voice Coil and Power Flower Technology, which can be found on the underside of the trunk.

At the heart of the Focal HiFi Premium system in the Peugeot 408 is a 12-way Class D amplifier with DSP-based signal processing that can unleash a total of 690 watts of power.

The audio system is an integral part of the on-board computer, once again using the Peugeot i-Connect advanced infotainment system. This in turn is part of the so-called Peugeot i-Cockpit, which is intended to be a particularly intuitive way of supporting the driver and presenting him with all the relevant information while driving and making it easier to operate.

By the way, the Peugeot i-Connect Advanced Infotainment System offers connected navigation via TomTom including real-time information via TomTom Services, and supports wireless or wired Mirror Screen via Google Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay.

Getting to the point

It is the result of a collaboration that has spanned many years and now continues between Stellantis N.V. and Focal-JMlab in the new Peugeot 408, the Focal HiFi Premium System. The vehicle with fastback silhouette, which is offered with a gasoline engine or as a plug-in hybrid and features, among other things, Peugeot i-Cockpit of the latest generation. The driver should benefit not only from the high-quality interior, but also from the Focal savoir-faire for the best sound while driving.

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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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