The Peugeot Australia model range is expanding with the impending arrival of the new Peugeot 308.
With the Peugeot 308 Hatch and Wagon already confirmed for the local market, Peugeot Australia has announced that the 308 hybrid variant will also be headed Down Under. The full local line up will consist of four variants: 308 GT Hatch, 308 GT Premium Hatch, 308 GT Premium Wagon will arrive in Q4 2022, with the 308 GT Sport Hatch Plug-In Hybrid following in 2023.
The three internal combustion engine (ICE) variants will be powered by a 3 cylinder, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 96kW of power and 230Nm of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Peugeot 308 GT Sport Hatch Plug-In Hybrid will combine a 4 cylinder, 1.6-litre petrol turbocharged engine producing 132kW of power with an 81kW electric engine, mated to an e-EAT8 8-speed automatic gearbox to provide a combined output of 165kW of power and 360Nm of torque.
Notably, the Peugeot 308 is the first model to bear the brand’s new coat of arms, which is inscribed in the bold graphic grille. Its positioning is highlighted by the grille pattern that gradually converges towards it.
The architecture of the new 308 benefits the interior space and dynamism of its silhouette. Featuring a distinctive style and trend-setting design, the 308 has an enhanced posture and elevated identity on the road, whilst brand signatures, such as the LED lights with three claws at the rear, firmly assert the new Peugeot design language.
Also integral to the brand’s DNA is the Peugeot i-Cockpit. With each generation, it is enhanced and modernised. With the new 308, it marks a clear change in terms of ergonomics, quality, design and technology.
Further information, including specification and pricing, will be available closer to launch.