2022 Peugeot 308 goes upmarket with bold styling, premium cabin

The all-new 2022 Peugeot 308 has been officially unveiled, bringing upmarket design, more efficient powertrains and new generation driving aids.

Bearing the brand’s new coat of arms, the new 308 pushes into premium space with one of the sharpest designs in the segment, distinguishing itself with bold posture and style that is now lower and sleeker than before. The new model has grown some 110mm in length, while shedding 20mm in height. The longer body stretches the wheelbase by 55mm, providing more room for the rear passengers.

If the new Peugeot 308’s exterior is desirable, then its interior is just pure seduction. Peugeot’s interior design has been at its finest in recent years and the new 308 takes it up a notch. The upscale cabin features the company’s second generation i-cockpit, combining a 10-inch fully digital driving instrumentation cluster and a 10-inch central touch screen.

The interior design is lifted by the LED ambient lighting, which offers 8 colours to choose from. The lighting lights up behind the central screen and door panels which, depending on the level of finish, can be trimmed in foamed, fabric, Alcantara or real deep drawn aluminium.

In terms of powertrain, the new Peugeot 308 is available with a range of turbo petrol and diesel engines, as well as two hybrid drivetrains. The petrol models are powered by a turbo 3-cylinder 1.2-litre engine offering either 110hp (82kW) or 130hp (97kW). The diesel model is motivated a turbo 4-cylinder 1.5-litre engine producing 130hp (97kW). Both engines are available with either a six-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.

The plug-in hybrid models pair the 1.2-litre turbo engine found in the petrol models with an 81kW electric motor. Available with two different power outputs, the hybrid variants offer up to 60km of pure electric range.

The new Peugeot 308 is set to launch in Australia in Q1 of 2022, with local specification and pricing to be revealed closer to the release date.

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