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2015 Peugeot 308 GT to launch in Oz

Peugeot will launch the 2015 Peugeot 308 GT alongside the refreshed 508 GT early this year, and has hinted at the possibility of more GT models.

THE REFRESHED 2015 Peugeot 508 GT Sedan and Touring which launch early this year will be joined by a 308 GT with Peugeot Australia hinting at more GT models down the track.

National Marketing Manager for Peugeot Australia, Dimitri Andreatidis, said the expansion of the GT Line would add to the allure of Peugeot vehicles in Australia.

“Australians love performance and sports-oriented models, as proven by the response to the 208 GTi, so there is an opening for us to talk to a range of customers who don’t necessarily want the high-performance experience of a GTi variant.”

“The GT Line will give us the ability to offer a vehicle that offers visual and performance upgrades, while still maintaining comfort in day-to-day driving duties.

“The first step in broadening the GT Line will be the launch of the all-new 308 GT in 2015. From there we will be working with France to investigate a number of opportunities to grow this segment in the future,” said Andreatidis.

2015 Peugeot 508 GT

The refreshed 2015 Peugeot 508 GT gets a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 150kW and 450Nm, of torque double-wishbone front suspension, 19-inch alloys, GT badging, and Bi-xenon directional headlamps.

The all-new 308 GT will also launch in the first quarter of 2015 will be offered with both a petrol and diesel engine: a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 150kW and 285Nm, and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder making 131kW and 400Nm of torque.

The 2015 Peugeot 308 GT offers:

  • A new signature colour for the GT called Magnetic blue;
  • Firmer and more responsive power steering;
  • More responsive accelerator pedal mapping;
  • More responsive shifts from the six-speed transmission, with steering wheel-mounted paddles;
  • Amplified and more sporty engine note;
  • Exclusive interior trim and steering wheel;
  • Red illumination for the instruments;
  • Instrument panel displaying read-outs from the car’s computer, including levels of power and torque being delivered, turbo boost pressure, and longitudinal and transverse acceleration;
  • Exclusive GT badging; and
  • 18-inch alloys.

Pricing will be announced closer to the launch.

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