The new generation of Peugeot 308 will debut on March 18

The new generation of Peugeot 308 will debut on March 18

February 13, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The new Peugeot 308 is ready to debut with a new, more modern design, as well as a new brand logo and other important updates. Peugeot has already announced the launch date for the second French compact STELLANTIS Peugeot 308.

The Peugeot 308 2021 is one of the new models to be unveiled at the 2021 Geneva Motor Show. The Swiss show will not open its doors, but Peugeot is keeping the deadline for the third-generation debut with modern styling and details inherited from the e-Legend concept, including headlights, grille and logo. The new crest, which debuted on this concept car, will appear on the front, rear and inside.

The rear end of the Peugeot 308 will differ from the 208 and 508 models, while the shape of the side surface will resemble the model on sale. This format has been preserved thanks to the success of the current model, which has almost the same proportions. 308 will become longer (4.3 meters), slightly wider and lower.

Inside, the brand unveils the 508 dashboard with a three-dimensional ‘i-cockpit’ digital instrument cluster launched in the 208. An important update, along with a new infotainment system, a new head-up display with augmented reality and LED headlights, come standard on all versions, inheriting most of the systems from the new DS 4.

The new 308 will be unveiled on March 18 and will go into production in May. At the end of summer, European dealers will receive 8 versions of the model. The petrol range will include a 1.2-liter three-cylinder PureTech engine with 110, 130 and 155 hp, the first two with a 6-speed manual transmission with 48-volt MHEV technology and an electric motor integrated into the transmission, and the most powerful with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The same system will be installed in a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in 2022.

The diesel offer is limited to a 130 hp, four-cylinder, 1.5-liter DVR BlueHDi engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The next two options will be plug-in hybrids, the most powerful of which produces 225 hp. and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.