New Peugeot 308 on the way

The new Peugeot 308 arrives here early in January and is available to order now. It is priced from €18,990 ex-works for the 308 Access 1.2 Vti petrol version and €21,490 ex-works for the 308 Access 1.6 HDi entry-level diesel model.

Peugeot says the new 308 is a car that oozes style, efficiency and high quality, and it also comes to market with Peugeot’s five-year peace of mind warranty in 2014.

Reduced weight, shorter overhangs, a lower centre of gravity and electric power steering, together with new weight-saving suspension components, ensure the new 308 provides drivers with a benchmark in handling, agility, comfort and road-holding. Furthermore, while it claims to sport the biggest boot in the segment (470 litres ) and excellent passenger room, the new Peugeot 308 has the most compact exterior dimensions in its class which, it says, delivers excellent manoeuvrability.

The new 308 range has three trim levels, with what it says are class-leading features at a competitive price. The entry-level Access model comes with air conditioning, cruise control with speed limiter, LED daytime running lights, front electric windows, six airbags, Bluetooth, ESP, tyre indirect under-pressure warning, and a spare wheel.

The new 308 will be sold from launch with options only on Active and Allure models, to include a reverse camera and satellite navigation pack at a retail price of €575 and a reverse camera, satellite navigation and panoramic roof pack at a total retail price of €1,100.

From launch the new 308 will be available with three petrol and HDi diesel engines, and Peugeot says all offering excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. The highlight for environmentally aware drivers will be the 1.6-litre HDi 92bhp, which has CO2 emissions of 95g/km.

Peugeot says it ensures the new Peugeot 308 has the widest possible range of high-performance and economical engines to suit every taste and budget.

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