Peugeot Australia has released details of a new Plug-In Hybrid variant of its 308 small-medium

The 308 GT Sport hatchback PHEV joins the 308 GT hatch and GT Premium hatch and
wagon models that were launched here in November 2022.

It is the third electrified Peugeot model to arrive here alongside the 3008 GT Sport PHEV and 508 Fastback GT PHEV. Plug-In Hybrid
versions of the 2008 small SUV and 508 Sportwagon will arrive later this year along with an all-electric e-Partner small van.

Priced from $64,990 plus on-road costs the 308 GT Sport PHEV combines a 1.6-litre
132 kW 1.6-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with an 81-kW electric motor for combined
power and torque outputs of 165 kW and 360 Nm.

It is integrated with the e-EAT8 transmission, which for this application has the
traditional torque converter replaced with a wet, multi-disc clutch.

As with the other 308 variants the GT Sport PHEV is front-wheel-drive.

The 12.4 kWh Li-ion battery with 100 kW of battery power and 3.7 kW onboard charger
provides a WLTP test range of 60 kilometres in electric-only driving. Fuel tank capacity
is 40 litres.

Three driving modes are available: Electric, Hybrid and Sport.

The 308 GT Sport PHEV comes as standard with a mode two charging cable, supplied
with the vehicle at time of delivery. The on-board charger unit restricts the accepted
charger to a capacity of 3.7kW.

Using a domestic power socket with a 2.3kW single-phase 10A charger the battery will
be charged in around 5.5 hours. With a home charging station such as a Wallbox this
will reduce to about 3.5 hours.

The 308 GT Sport PHEV is on sale now. We’re booked into a week-long road test in
early May and will provide a detailed review at that time.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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