Peugeot claims the new 308 is the “boldest and most high-tech model yet” and says it comes with “a raft of changes, including sharpened styling and the very latest in highly efficient powertrains and touchscreen connectivity.”
The released image shows the 308’s redesigned nose with a fresh vertical grille and new LED daytime running lights on all models. Rear taillights are also new.
Inside, the 308’s infotainment system will get the facelift treatment, featuring Peugeot’s i-Cockpit with in-car connectivity including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Tom Tom connected 3D satellite navigation.
A new safety suite builds on the outgoing model’s five-star Euro NCAP rating and puts it on par with its 3008 SUV sibling. Drive assistance technologies include active safety brake, active lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, reverse camera and park assist.
Peugeot’s 308 is the first of the carmakers lineup to receive the new BlueHDi 130 Diesel engine which is a “four-cylinder unit that also implements at-source and at-exhaust emission control” and Peugeot says its more efficient than before.
Other under-bonnet changes include the BlueHDi 180 Diesel engine mated to the new eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 308 line-up is the same: Access, Active, Allure, GT Line and the range-topping GT and GTi hot hatch.
Australian timing, pricing and details have yet to be revealed but we can expect this information in the coming weeks.