Refreshed Peugeot 308 drives down CO2 emissions to 98g/km
The new model features the latest Peugeot styling elements already seen on the 508 and the SR1 Concept Car and is available in three body styles; hatchback, CC and SW, and four trim levels; Access, SR, Active and Allure. A range-topping hatchback and CC THP 200 model will also be available in GT trim.
All models feature air conditioning, ESP (Electronic Stability Programme), ABS, EBFD, EBA, front and rear electric windows with child security, remote control central door locking with deadlocks and six SMART safety airbags.
Special attention has been paid to the reduction of CO2 emissions and the model’s overall weight has been reduced by 25kg on average on all models. In addition, new 16-inch ultra- low rolling resistance tyres have been fitted and engine options have been optimised. As a result, the 308 HDi FAP 92 model, fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox, offers CO2 emissions of 110g/km.
Also available is Peugeot’s micro-hybrid e-HDi Stop & Start technology – combined with the 1.6-litre HDi FAP 112 Euro 5 diesel engine, which reduces CO2 emissions to 98g/km; the lowest in its segment. This engine option will also be available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox (EGC).
At launch four petrol and four diesel en- gines will be available. Petrol units comprise the 1.4 litre VTi 98, the 1.6 litre VTi 120, the 1.6 litre THP 156 and the 1.6 litre THP 200 (GT hatchback and CC models only).
The range of Euro 5 HDi Diesel Engines takes in the 1.6 litre HDi FAP 92, 1.6 litre e- HDi FAP 112, 2.0 litre HDi FAP 150 and 2.0 litre HDi FAP 163. The new range will start from £15,245 OTR and Peugeot promises an improved standard specification to the current model. The 98g/ km of CO2 308 1.6 litre e-HDi FAP 112 model will be available from summer 2011.