The Peugeot 308 has proven to be very popular with families, as well as businesses. There are several reasons for this. For instance, this accomplished hatchback possesses a nicely appointed cabin that delivers a refined ride. It also features a minimum-size 470-litre boot which, with rear seats folded, expands to a not-inconsiderable 1,390 litres. Last but not least, the 308 is affordable to run thanks to its range of frugal engines.
The latest 308 features a re-profiled front bumper, bonnet and radiator grille, with the latter designed to incorporate the iconic Peugeot lion. A new LED lighting signature for the headlights and various alloy wheel options further complement the 308's stunning new design.
Peugeot's i-Cockpit technology is available across the 308 range. It has been designed to offer an environment that puts the driver in complete control, with a compact multi-functional steering wheel, head-up instrument panel, and 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen with smartphone-like responsiveness.
Space for passengers is more than adequate and the 470-litre boot rivals even the roomiest of rivals. In terms of safety and security, you get driver and passenger SMART airbags, front, rear, and side airbags, as well as remote control central locking with two plip keys.
The sportier 308 GT is available with either the 1.6L THP 205hp petrol mated to a 6-speed manual or the 2.0L BlueHDI 180 mated to an all-new, 8-speed automatic gearbox. The latter of which offers hyper progressive changes, reduced weight, and improved fuel consumption.
The Peugeot 308 has been awarded Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating. This is in recognition of the abundance of safety features that are provided as standard. As well as six airbags and a pair of ISOFIX child-seat fixtures, driver aids such as an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) are included. ESP not only reduces the risk of skidding, it incorporates Hill-Hold Assist, which prevents uncontrolled rolling whenever the engine is started on a slope.