Peugeot has revealed its new 308, which will come with petrol, diesel or, new to the model, a pair of plug-in hybrid powertrains when it arrives late this year.
The new car offers, according to Peugeot, attractive new design and premium interior with class-leading technology and safety in the lower medium segment.
As well as the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines, both offering 130hp, the plug-ins will offer 225hp or 180hp, offering an electric-only range of 36 and 37 miles respectively.
The new model has a 55mm longer wheelbase than the current car, offering extra rear-seat space, while the 20mm drop in height and same width as the outgoing 308 gives it a sportier stance. The 308 is also the first Peugeot model to feature the brand’s new logo.
All models will get LED headlights as standard, as well as an updated version of the company’s i-Cockpit 10-inch digital dashboard cluster. The central infotainment screen now features what the brand described as “fully configurable virtual i-toggles” to set shortcuts for functions including the climate settings, telephone contact, radio station or application launch.
The suite of safety kit includes three new systems. Semi-automatic lane change, speed recommendation according to limit signs and curve speed adaption, where the car will select the appropriate speed according to severity of bend.
“The compact family car class remains one of the most important and competitive segments – and one in which Peugeot has a proud record of success,” said Julie David, managing director of Peugeot UK. “It is therefore very exciting to be launching the new 308, which is one of the most efficient, practical and technologically advanced offerings in the market. With the addition of plug-in hybrid powertrains for the first time, the new 308 represents another significant step in our commitment to have an electrified variant of every new Peugeot model by 2025.”