Resolutely futuristic, the car offers connectivity enhanced by the Mirror Screen feature and on-board telematics that includes a touchscreen with 3D connected navigation. The new PEUGEOT 308 incorporates all the driving-assistance features recently revealed on the new SUVs, PEUGEOT 3008 and 5008. These new systems firmly place the car at the market’s high end. Power trains never seen before in the segment can likewise be found in the new PEUGEOT 308.
The new PEUGEOT 308 offers streamlined, classy styling. This design spans all six of its finishes: Access, Active, Allure, GT Line, GT, and GTi. Its build displays well-balanced proportions, both on the hatchback and estate. With its reduced overhang, the new PEUGEOT 308 continues to provide top-level maneuverability. Its lines flowing tightly over the mechanics express sturdiness and dynamism.
At the front end, a wide boot caps a tall radiator grille. Over the entire range, the famous lion takes pride of place at the radiator grille’s centre, below the sculpted letters of the brand’s name on the upper strip. On all the finishes, the LED lighting signature incorporated into the headlights give the new PEUGEOT 308 a sharp look. New halogen elliptical module headlights are available on the first three levels of finish. The high-end levels of the range – GT Line, GT, and GTi – offer full LED lighting. Two new bumpers with a keen, dynamic look underline the strong personality of the new PEUGEOT 308: one version designed for the Access, Active, and Allure levels of finish, and a second one for the GT Line, GT, and GTi finishes.
Distance Alert warns the driver if there is a risk the vehicle may collide with the vehicle ahead or if there is a pedestrian in the detection zone. If the driver takes too long to brake after the alert, Active Safety Brake is immediately triggered. This prevents collisions and even reduces the overall number of crashes by drastically reducing the speed of the car. The system detects registered cars that are stopped or going in the same direction, as well as pedestrians in the car’s path. Bikes, motorbikes, animals, and objects on the road are not detected.
The forthcoming Euro 6.c standard, which comes into force in September 2017, restricts nitrogen oxide (NOx) engine emissions under normal driving conditions to 2.1 times those measured during test bench tests. With these unique engines, PSA group is already showing its commitment to obeying the 1.5 coefficient, which only comes into force in 2020. So, 3 years ahead of schedule, its new diesel engine is inaugurating a brand new system for the treatment of NOx, incorporating a 2nd-generation SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) catalytic converter and a particle filter (DPF), both right next to the engine. In addition to the 3-way catalytic converter, the direct injection turbo petrol engines are fitted with a GPF particle filter for the treatment of HC, CO2, NOx as well as particles.
The new Shift and Park by Wire automatic gearbox control is easy to use and intuitive thanks to its effortless, ergonomically designed electrical controls. Standard features, the steering-wheel blades allow for manual gear changes without losing automatic functionality. From a safety point of view, the Park function is activated automatically as soon as the engine is turned off. The control of the direction of progress us now automatic with the use of Park Assist or Adapted Cruise Control with the Stop Function, all this without any action on the part of the driver.
Exclusive new PEUGEOT 308 GTi 270, the new “Coupe Franche” option is available with the Magnetic blue and Perla Nera combination. The new PEUGEOT 308 and PEUGEOT 308 SW are produced by the Sochaux factory in France.