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Peugeot updates 308 with latest digital enhancements

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The Peugeot 308 is being updated for 2020 with 100% digital i-Cockpit instrument cluster and new options.

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Following the trend established by the 208 and 2008 SUV, the latest 308 adopts the all-digital i-Cockpit instrument cluster with a 10-inch display.

The central infotainment screen is now also gloss, said to reflect the example given by the latest smartphones. Additionally, connectivity features high on the spec sheet, with Mirror Screen function, compatible with Mirrorlink, Android Auto and Apple Carplay each making an appearance.

The 3D navigation features voice recognition and is reactive and connected to TomTom® Traffic, it allows you to optimise your journeys with real-time traffic monitoring. Warning of danger zones is now included free of charge as standard.

Driver assistance systems include: Adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function (on EAT8 automatic cars only); Visiopark with 180° rear view camera and Park Assist function; AEB and collision risk warning; Active lane departure warning with lane correction; Driver Attention Alert; Automatic Smart Beam Assist; Speed sign recognition and recommendation; and Active blind spot monitoring system.

Petrol options include the 1.2 PureTech 110 with a six-speed manual or the slightly more powerful 1.2 PureTech 130 with either a six-speed manual or EAT8 automatic. Diesel variants include the 1.5 BlueHDi 100 with six-speed manual or the more potent 1.5 BlueHDi 130 with six-speed manual or EAT8 automatic. CO2 is rated from 95g/km.

A further option comes in the form of the 263hp GTi, with 340Nm torque from its 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine.

The 308 is available in both regular hatchback and SW (estate) variants and in three main trim levels, with an additional set of equipment via ‘Premium’ derivatives (not available on the GTi model). Minor additions to the range feature a new Vertigo Blue colout and two new alloy wheel designs. The top-of-the-range versions provide access to the Black ‘pack’ option, which allows customers to alter the specification of chromed items to black.

The new line-up will be available both in showrooms and on ‘Peugeot Buy Online’.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.