The 2018 Peugeot 308 has been revealed ahead of its on-sale in Europe later this year and likely arrival Down Under early next year.

THE 2018 PEUGEOT 308 has been revealed with Peugeot calling it “its boldest and most high-tech model yet. With a raft of changes, including sharpened styling and the very latest in highly efficient powertrains and touchscreen connectivity, the car is now an even more compelling option”.

The new 308 will go on-sale in Europe from September this year, but there’s been no firm date announced for its Australian arrival by Peugeot locally. The 308 gets a new look grille and LED daytime running lights on all models, while on the inside, Peugeot’s tweaked the interior with its latest infotainment unit boasting 3D sat-nav and improved graphics.

The old 308 received a five-star rating from both ANCAP and EuroNCAP and Peugeot claims its improved safety on the new car. Indeed, the new 308 will run the same active safety system as the new 3008.

Peugeot says the new 308 will get eight latest-generation systems, including Active Safety Brake and Active Lane Departure Warning and adaptive cruise control, including a stop function (with automatic transmission), or a 30km/h function (with manual transmission). 

The new 308 is the first PSA Group model to get the new BlueHDi 130 S&S Diesel engine, a four-cylinder unit that incorporates at-source and at-exhaust emission control. Further efficiency gains are afforded by the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) pollution control system, fitted as close as possible to the engine for the fastest possible post-treatment action. The BlueHDi 180 Stop&Start Diesel engine, exclusive to the 308 GT, is available with a new-generation EAT8 automatic transmission, which has been developed with Japanese specialists Aisin. A new eight-speed unit it offers Stop&Start capability from 16km/h.

Peugeot is one of the first car makers to “anticipate an introduction of the Euro 6.c standard, consistent with the PSA Group’s advocacy of measures to ensure customers have access to independent, certified information on actual fuel consumption under real-life driving conditions”. From September 2018, Real Driving Emissions (RDE) must not exceed 2.1 times the certification figures.


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