Peugeot 308

The Peugeot 308 is closely related in design to the smaller and delightful Peugeot 208, we feel it has the look of a futuristic Volkswagen Golf, which is no bad thing, but it is a car that has to stand as it competes in the toughest sector in the industry, the Ford Focus, Hyundai i30 and Seat Leon are indeed excellent but the lush clean interior of the 308, the ample boot of 470 litres (90 litres more than the VW Golf) and decrease in weight of up to 140kg over the outgoing model make for a very competitive package, throw into the mix a super diesel engine capable of over 75 miles per gallon and it becomes a real player so if you are after a medium sized car that is stylish, comfortable, well mannered to drive and well equipped then the 308 is worth a second look.

 

Four versions are available of the 308, the, Active, Allure, GT Line and the new Tech Edition, even the entry level Active is well equipped with LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, electric front windows, cruise control, DAB digital radio, 9.7 inch touchscreen control panel that controls the audio, dual zone climate control and integrated sat nav, externally there are 16″ Alloy wheels and reversing sensors and extra comforts such as automatic lights, windscreen wipers and an electronic handbrake. The Allure adds 17 inch alloy wheels, front parking sensors and a glass roof, the GT Line adds 18 inch alloys (which are reported to have an adverse effect on the comfort of the 308), twin exhaust pipes, lower body frame, full LED’s and discreet body skirts. The Tech Edition adds reversing camera City Park, driver assist pack and safety pack.

 

 

Both Diesel and Petrol engines are available for the 308, the 1.2 litre 3 cylinder with 130bhp being able to reach 62 in under 10 seconds and on to 127 mph while still return a claimed 57 miles per gallon, available as a six speed manual or an 8 speed EAT automatic. The 1.5 litre diesel offering 130 brake horse power as a six speed manual or EAT 8 speed auto can propel the 308 to 62 mph in 10.8 seconds and a claimed 78.5 miles per gallon. Automatic Diesel 308’s start at a crazy £2699 or the petrol auto 130bhp from Price reduced from previous quarter price£899.

Autumn Best Buy – Peugeot 308 ‘Allure’ 1.2 130bhp petrol 6 speed Manual  –  £99 Advance Payment (£61.72 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£199 (£62.39 wpms) in GT line