The new Peugeot 308 is available with petrol and diesel engines, in versions with rich amenities of comfort and security and prices starting from 14,340 euros (petrol versions) and 15,870 euros (diesel versions). Prices include the benefit of state withdrawal and the bonus of Peugeot. The 308 belongs to the strategic category of compact cars market, which represents one third of total car sales in Europe. It is a dynamic and highly competitive market in which 5 door models remain the most popular choice of bodywork. The new Peugeot 308 is placed on the market as a possible alternative and different, whose philosophy focuses on four key sections: economics, design, driving pleasure, quality.
The designers and engineers at Peugeot created a new five door model. Using the new platform EMP2 of the company, the 308 has compact dimensions and a much lower weight than its predecessor, -140 kg. The 308 is the lowest and wider. The body overhangs front and rear, have declined as a consequence of the use of the new platform EMP2. Thus, it became possible to mount the wheels close to the four corners of the body. The 420 liters of total volume of the luggage compartment of 308 constitute a record for the class. The low loading sill and the wide opening rear door make loading and arrangement of objects easy. The folding rear seat can increase the volume of the luggage up to 1309 liters. Choosing an advanced interior with innovative instruments and the new online i-Cockpit of Peugeot, offers driving experiences. It consists of four integrated components: a small diameter steering wheel, a high mounted instrument panel and a also elevated, center console on which dominates a sizable touch screen 9.7”.
This display offers a central, integrated control of all individual functions of the car as the air conditioning system, the audio system, navigation system, etc. This arrangement of the instrument panel and screen for secondary functions, gives the driver a panoramic, direct reading of information on the car. The substantial absence circuit, gives the design of the dashboard purity. The audio knob surrounded by a ring of white light, while the CD right next to it, underlined by a thin chrome bar, as in domestic systems Hi Fi. All these components of the interior decoration of the new 308 is designed to blend perfectly with each other. The new Peugeot 308 is manufactured at the company’s factory in Sochaux, while the engines are manufactured at plants in Tremery and Douvrin.
The 308 is equipped with latest generation petrol and diesel engines, such as the new 3 cylinder petrol engine PureTech 1.2 liters, but the diesel range of e-HDi. The power range of petrol engines ranging from 82 up to 155 horsepower, with CO2 emissions start at 114 g/km. This equips the Peugeot 308 with diesel HDi, which combined with the micro hybrid e-HDi. Capacity 1.6 liters recoverable from 92 to 115 horsepower to CO2 emissions start from 95 g/km and consumption of 3.7 litres/100km. All mentioned economic engines can be combined with the new tires extremely low rolling resistance which have evolved into an exclusive partnership with Michelin. These tires allow a new generation to reduce CO2 emissions by 3 g/km, on average, while providing reduced stopping distances and braking on wet roads. The wear and tear is similar to that of conventional tires.
By Nicole P.