2017 Peugeot 308 for UK market is the boldest yet

By CARSIFU | 9 May 2017

LONDON: The latest Peugeot 308 is the boldest and most high-tech model yet.

Available for delivery in the UK from September onwards, the new-generation 308 features sleek exterior cues with an assertive new vertical grille and LED daytime running lights (DRLs) for all models.

Inside, the integration of PEUGEOT’s i-Cockpit interior layout means owners can enjoy a capacitive touchscreen, offering connected 3D satnav and new graphics.

Meanwhile, under the skin, there is a new 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Stop&Start engine and a new eight-speed automatic transmission coupled with the BlueHDi 180 Stop&Start engine.

Design-led changes include a new front bumper with three generous lower grille openings, to ensure effective engine cooling, while the rear lamps show a proud three-claw light signature night and day.

The new 308 is the first PSA Group model to get the new BlueHDi 130 S&S Diesel engine.

The BlueHDi 180 Stop&Start Diesel engine, exclusive to the new 308 GT, is available with a new-generation EAT8 automatic transmission, which has been developed with Japanese specialists Aisin.

A new eight-speed unit featuring slick, smooth, linear response, plus Stop&Start capability from 12mph.

David Peel, managing director at Peugeot UK, commented: “Across the board, we’ve enhanced the 308’s unique personality with a strong and high-tech look, and that feeling has been applied inside too with features such as the i-Cockpit bringing seamless connectivity, as well as driver assistance systems that help to take the stress out of driving."