There is a style of premium on this new Peugeot 308 whose fashion line is impressed much less by the Golf, the bestseller of the C phase, than by the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series or Mercedes Class A.
The designers performed on the morphology, drawing a automobile for much longer than the earlier model (+10 cm, at 4.36 m for the sedan and 4.64 m for the SW station wagon model), slightly decrease (-2 cm , at 1.43 m) whereas maintaining the identical width (1.8 m).
The silhouette adjustments utterly with a rear cabin, a hood lengthened by 9 cm, the windshield of 10 cm and a wheelbase elevated by 5.5 cm (2.67 m and a couple of.73 m in SW). The consequence provides a high-end impression bolstered by a very redesigned entrance face round the model's new crest. The lion imposes it.
Style at the service of aerodynamics
In reality, styling has been put at the service of aerodynamic objectives with out resorting to the normal levers of accelerating wheel or observe measurement.
“The posture of the car, we didn't go looking for it towards the outside. The location of the wheels has not changed from the previous version but it is the whole structure that has compacted from the inside to sculpt those hips and make the car appear wider than it is. it's not the case. The back side completes this job. We have respected the optimal line of style cutting drawn by our aerodynamicists and it is from these lines that we have adjusted our design ”, signifies Pierre-Paul Mattei, answerable for the fashion of this new 308.
Inside, the fashion can be significantly neat. This new Peugeot 308 marks a break with its predecessors with a brand new refined central console, the redesigned dashboard …
The new era i-Cockpit is supplied with two contact screens: a 10-inch most important one surmounting one other, utterly customizable horizontal strip to entry the most important features in an ultra-simple approach.
An innovation made attainable by a brand new air flow system now discreetly positioned at the head of the driver and passengers. Peugeot has rectified specifically the small defects glimpsed on the i-Cockpit of the 208.
Ultra-connected, this new Peugeot 308 embeds “more technology but no more stress”, in the phrases of Agnès Tesson-Faget, model challenge supervisor for the new 308.
The Drive Assist 2.0 pack, obtainable at the finish of the 12 months, combines adaptive cruise management with Stop and Go operate, helps preserve place in the lane but in addition three new features, specifically semi-automatic lane change, adaptation velocity in accordance to restrict indicators, in addition to when cornering.
On the street, the new 308, nonetheless in the working for the Car of the 12 months 2022 award, has a really robust Peugeot character.
Gasoline, diesel, hybrid … and shortly 100% electrical
The floor connections are labored with the acknowledged know-how of the model of a lion which evolves with nice agility but in addition with a precision bolstered by the small steering wheel, now hooked up to the picture of the model.
It shouldn't be a toy however this 308 has the trunk to make driving very nice.
Under the hood, the new 308 is obtainable in petrol (PureTech 110 6-speed guide gearbox and PureTech 130 BVM6 and EAT8 computerized gearbox), diesel (BlueHdi 130 BVM6 and EAT8), in addition to in plug-in hybrid mode (180 or 225 hp with a completely electrical vary of round 60 km obtained by combining a 150 or 180 hp petrol engine with an 81 kW electrical motor). A 100% electrical model is anticipated in 2023, after an SUV mannequin in 2022.