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, Allure, Allure Premium, GT and GT Premium. The entry level Allure now comes with a digital I-Cockpit with 9.7 inch touchscreen, Apple CarPla & Android Auto connectivity, power folding door mirrors, front fog lights, electric parking brake, reversing camera, 3D Navigation, smartbeam assistance and front & rear parking sensors.  Allure Premium adds adaptive cruise control and keyless entry & start. GT cars have PEUGEOT Connect SOS & Assistance, GT badging & styling, aluminium style pedals & door sills and LED headlights & LED front fog lights. GT Premium adds Park Assist,  active blind spot monitoring, 18 inch alloy wheels and Alcantara & leather seat trim with red stitch.

 

Both Diesel and Petrol engines are available for the 308, the 1.2 litre 3 cylinder with 128bhp being able to reach 62 in under 10 seconds and on to 127 mph while still return a claimed 42.3 miles per gallon, available as a six speed manual or an 8 speed EAT automatic. The 1.5 litre diesel offering 128 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 53.4 miles per gallon. Automatic 308’s now are up to £1000 reduced, starting at £799 advance payment.

Full Peugeot Q2 Prices

Price reduced from previous quarter price Spring Best Buy – Peugeot 308 ‘Allure Premium’ 1.2 130bhp petrol 6 speed Manual Hatchback Digital Cockpit –  £499 Advance Payment (£66.84 wpms) or £899 (£69.25 wpms) as an automatic