Peugeot has introduced its 308 GT models in Australia, featuring bespoke visual and dynamic upgrades, and two, all-new turbocharged engines.
Peugeot says the GT Line has been designed and engineered for those that want access to greater power without compromising overall comfort and practicality.
Buyers have the choice of a 151kW 1.6-litre petrol engine developing 285Nm, or a 133kW 2.0-litre diesel developing 400Nm.
Designed and engineered to offer greater power and dynamic abilities, the new GT model maintains many of the winning traits, including a featherweight 1200kg kerb mass.
Both 308 GT models feature lower ride height at the front (7mm) and rear (10mm) over other 308 models. Spring and damper rates for the 308 GT have also been stiffened by between 10 and 20 per cent, depending on drivetrain.
The 308 GT’s response to driver inputs has also been sharpened with firmer steering, sharper throttle mapping and, in the case of the diesel drivetrain, sharper gear changes from the automatic transmission.
Both variants are also complimented by exclusive exterior and interior styling, as well as other features, including:
- A new signature Magnetic Blue colour for the GT
- Amplified and sportier engine note
- Exclusive interior trim and steering wheel
- Red illumination for the instruments
- Instrument panel displaying read-outs from the car’s ECU, including levels of power and torque being delivered, turbo boost pressure, plus longitudinal and transverse acceleration
- Exclusive GT badging
- LED headlights
- Sequential Indicators
- 18-inch alloy wheels
Peugeot Australia, General Manager John Startari said the addition of 308 GT tops off a brilliant, innovative and thrilling model range.
“The arrival of GT tops off an exciting five month rollout of 308 for Australia – with the full complement of 308 models now available,” said Startari.
“The 308 GT adds further desirability to the Peugeot range and, with the existing models already surprising the harshest of critics, the GT is only going to bolster the allure of the Peugeot 308 range.
“The GT Line will give us the ability to offer a vehicle that offers visual and performance upgrades, while still maintaining the comfort and practical features of vehicle that is driven daily,” said Startari.
Alongside the GT models, the 308 range will also receive an all-new 1.6-litre, turbo-petrol drivetrain developing 110kW and 240Nm.
The THP 150 drivetrain will be available on Allure and Allure Premium models.
|Model||Price (Excl. on-roads)|
|308 Allure 110kW THP Auto||$32,790|
|308 Allure Premium 110kW THP Auto||$36,440|
|308 Allure Touring 110kW THP Auto||$35,490|
|308 Allure Premium Touring 110kW THP Auto||$39,140|
|308 GT 151kW e-THP Manual||$41,990|
|308 GT 133kW BlueHDi Auto||$42,990|