Peugeot has released an updated version of its 308 small-medium hatch and wagon.

First sold here in 2008 the 308 has never seriously challenged comparable models
from Korea and Japan for sales, but those loyal to the French brand have always
loved it for its style, comfort and handling.

The MY22 308 will initially come with the choice of three variants: GT Hatch, GT
Premium Hatch, and GT Premium Wagon. A GT Sport Plug-In Hybrid Hatch will join
the range in the first half of 2023.

The 308 will be the first Peugeot model to feature the brand’s new coat of arms,
centrally mounted on bold, graphic grille.

As before power for the petrol variants will come from Peugeot’s PureTech 130
engine. A 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged unit it delivering 96 kilowatts of
power and 230 Newton metres of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed Efficient
Automatic Transmission (EAT8).

The all-new GT Sport Hatch Plug-In Hybrid will combine a 1.6-litre 132 kW 1.6-litre,
four-cylinder petrol engine with an 81-kW electric motor for 165 kW of power and 360
Nm of torque together with an upgraded version of the EAT8 transmission.

The MY23 308 is also roomier thanks to increases to the wheelbase, overall length,
height, and width, ensuring even more space for rear seat passengers and luggage.

It also gets the next-generation of the i-Cockpit system with a new compact, multi-
function steering wheel, 10-inch 3D digital instrument panel display and 10-inch,
high-definition colour touchscreen housing Peugeot’ latest i-Connect infotainment

Standard safety and driver-assistance features in the new Peugeot 308 include:
Active Safety Brake with pedestrian and cyclist detection, Lane Keeping Assist,
Driver attention warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop Function, Full Matrix LED
headlights, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and 360-degree surround view parking camera.

We’ll be testing each of the three Peugeot petrol models early next year and will
report then.

308 GT Hatch: $43,990
308 GT Premium Hatch: $48,990
308 GT Premium Wagon: $50,490
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact
your local Peugeot dealer for drive-away prices.




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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