Updated hatchback Peugeot 308 went on sale

Updated hatchback Peugeot 308 went on sale

November 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Dealers will ask for at least £ 21,310 for the new product

The Peugeot 308 hatchback has been updated for 2020 with fresh technology and new customization options. Dealers in the UK have announced pricing for the updated hatchback, which is already available for order, with first deliveries expected to begin before the end of the year. Prices start at £ 21,310 for the base Active Premium and climb to £ 31,985 for the top 308 GTi hatchback.

The changes to the hatchback are minor, including some new tech, a new Vertigo Blue paint job and two new alloy wheel designs, but the company remains confident the updates will help the Peugeot 308 compete with the likes of the SEAT Leon, Volkswagen Golf Mk8 and Ford Focus.

The body of the refreshed Peugeot 308 is identical to the previous model, but the cabin has a new 10-inch digital instrument cluster instead of analog dials. Also a 9.7-inch infotainment system has become standard across the lineup.

The biggest change in the 308 lineup is the introduction of a new trim structure. The firm ditched its old lineup in favor of a three-tiered system based on its Active, Allure and GT specifications. Except for the entry-level model, all three variants can also get the Premium package, which adds additional equipment.

The entry-level Peugeot 308 Active Premium comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, electrically folding exterior mirrors, front fog lamps and rear parking sensors. Inside, buyers get dual-zone air conditioning, a 9.7-inch infotainment system, and a new 10-inch digital instrument cluster.

The Peugeot Allure trims from £ 23,280 and comes with rear glass, 180-degree reversing camera, sat nav and front parking sensors. The Active Premium package costs £ 750 and adds keyless entry and adaptive cruise control.

The sporty Peugeot 308 GT starts at £ 26,630. The model additionally gets 17-inch alloy wheels, a lowered sports suspension, improved front brakes and LED headlights, and a pair of leather-effect sports seats for the interior.

The GT Premium models are £ 750 more expensive than the GT and get 18-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara and leather upholstery, Active Blind Spot Monitoring and Park Assist. As an option for the GT model, buyers can also opt for Peugeot’s Black Pack, which replaces the chrome grille, fog lamp bezels and side window trims with high-gloss black.

Peugeot has cut the range of engines from the 308 lineup, and now buyers are offered only three gasoline and two diesel units. The petrol range opens with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged unit with 108 or 128 hp. The former comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while the latter can be fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Four-cylinder 2.0-liter diesel engine with 178 hp. was discontinued and the 308 diesel lineup now consists of only 1.5-liter PSA four-cylinder turbocharged units with either 99 or 128 horsepower. Both come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard.

At the top of the lineup is the hot 308 GTi hatchback. It starts at £ 31,985 and is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 259 hp. and a torque of 340 Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

The hot hatchback is 11mm lower than the standard model and features stiffer springs and stiffer dampers. There is also a mechanical limited slip differential, and 380mm disc brakes with reinforced calipers are installed on the front wheels.

Design changes for the GTI include 19-inch alloy wheels, aggressive body kit, red brake calipers and a dual-outlet exhaust system – inside, buyers get a set of electrically adjustable Alcantara sports seats and a perforated leather steering wheel.