2023 Peugeot 308 price and specification locked in

The new 2023 Peugeot 308 range will initially launch in Australia with three variants across two body styles, both powered by the French marque’s “PureTech” turbo petrol engine, with a fourth variant powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain due to arrive in the first half of 2023.

When complete, the local line-up will consist of three hatchback variants and a wagon, giving buyers the choice of 308 GT Hatch, 308 GT Premium Hatch, 308 GT Premium Wagon and the 308 GT Sport Hatch Plug-in Hybrid.

The PureTech 130 engine powering the non hybrid Peugeot 308 hatch and wagon models is a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine delivering 96 kW of power and 230 Nm of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission which Peugeot calls Efficient Automatic Transmission (EAT8).

The range-topping Peugeot 308 GT Sport Hatch Plug-In Hybrid matches a 132 kilowatt, 1.6-litre, PureTech turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and 81 kW electric motor, the pair combining to deliver 165 kW and 360 Nm.

The 308 GT Sport Hatch Plug-In Hybrid uses a derivative of the EAT8, the electric-Efficient Automatic Transmission (e-EAT8) which replaces the torque convertor with a clutch pack.

Notably, the Peugeot 308 is the first model to bear the brand’s new coat of arms, which is centrally mounted on the bold, graphic grille, highlighting the grille pattern that gradually converges towards it. The badge also neatly houses the radar sensors used by the car’s electronic driving aids.

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

That changed architecture of the new 308 also enhances the next-generation of the Peugeot i-Cockpit with its new compact, multi-function steering wheel, 10-inch 3D digital instrument panel display and 10-inch, high-definition colour touchscreen housing Peugeot’s new i-Connect infotainment system.

A comprehensive range of safety features and driver assistance technologies are standard across the new Peugeot 308 range and 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
  • 360-degree surround view parking camera

Pricing for the local line up is as follows (prices exclude on-road costs):

  • Peugeot 308 GT Hatch – $43,990
  • Peugeot 308 GT Premium Hatch – $48,990
  • Peugeot 308 GT Premium Wagon – $50,490

2023 Peugeot 308 line-up and specification

Peugeot 308 GT Hatch

Performance:

  • 3 cylinder, 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 96kW of power and 230Nm of torque

Exterior:

  • Full LED matrix headlights
  • Rear full LED 3D PEUGEOT ‘claw effect’ lights
  • 18″ ‘Kamakura’ alloy wheels

Interior:

  • PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit: with 10-inch colour touchscreen and 10-inch digital instrument panel
  • Fraxx knit Tri-Material Alcantara with ‘Isabella’ leather effect and ‘Adamite’ green top stitch
  • Multi-function, full grain leather steering wheel
  • Eight-colour customisable ambient lighting
  • Frameless electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Automatic air-conditioning with clean air filtration
  • Electric, heated and power folding exterior mirrors
  • One-touch electric windows front and rear
  • Acoustic tinted windscreen

Safety, Technology and Entertainment:

  • Keyless entry & push button start
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android AutoTM connectivity
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Peugeot iConnect voice activation: for radio, navigation and telephone
  • AM/FM/DAB radio
  • Six-speaker audio
  • 2 x USB sockets front (incl 1 x USB-C), 2 x USB sockets rear (incl 1 x USB-C)
  • 12-volt socket
  • Parking sensors front/rear
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Detection (long range)
  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function
  • Visio Park 1: 180-degree colour reversing camera
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags, driver and front passenger side airbags, front and rear curtain airbags
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Braking Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Braking Assist (EBD)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB): with low light pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Automatic hazard light activation: for heavy braking applications
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • Automatic door locking
  • Rear door child locks
  • Perimeter, volumetric and tow-away alarm
  • Safety front head restraints, retractable rear head restraints
  • Rear Isofix child seat fittings x 2
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and Intelligent Speed adaption
  • Speed Limit Recognition and Recommendation
  • Driver Attention Warning

Peugeot 308 GT Premium Wagon adds:

Exterior:

  • 18″ ‘Portland’ matte black alloy wheels
  • Panoramic opening glass sunroof
  • Smart electric tailgate with foot sensor and pedestrian detection (GT Premium Wagon only)

Interior:

  • Black full grain Nappa leather seat trim with ‘Tramontane’ charcoal grey top stitch
  • Electric driver’s seat
  • Heated driver & front passenger seats
  • Driver & front passenger massage seats
  • Two position boot floor  (GT Premium Wagon only)

Safety, Technology and Entertainment:

  • Active Lane Positioning Assist (semi-autonomous driving)
  • 360° HD colour reversing & front camera

Peugeot 308 GT Premium Hatch adds:

  • Focal premium 10 speaker audio

Peugeot 308 GT Sport Plug-In Hybrid Hatch

  • 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine with 132 kilowatts of power
  • 81kW electric engine
  • Combined 165 kilowatts of power and 360 Newton metres of torque
  • Electric eight-speed Efficient Automatic Transmission (e-EAT8)

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