The 2012 PEUGEOT 308 has just been unveiled by the French automaker, through a series of photos and details which underline the aesthetic and mechanical improvements featured by this facelift version.
The 2012 PEUGEOT 308 facelift will hit the British market in March, and the car which will be available in three body styles – hatchback, CC and SW will be offered with four trim levels named Access, SR, Active and Allure.
In terms of design the 2012 PEUGEOT 308 comes with a refreshed front fascia that resembles with the 508, and some of the features include LED headlamps, and newly designed 16 inch alloys.
Engine options for the 2012 PEUGEOT 308 will include the latest generation VTi, THP petrol and HDi diesel plants, all of which are Euro 5 compliant, plus the new micro-hybrid technology which promises CO2 emissions of 98 grams per Km when combined with the automaker’s 1.6-litre HDI FAP 112 diesel.
This engine option can be ordered with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic and will represent the cleanest model in this segment.
Standard equipment on the 2012 PEUGEOT 308 facelift includes ESP, ABS, EBFD, EBA, front and rear electric windows, remote control central door locking and six airbags.
The 2012 PEUGEOT 308 price will start at 15,245 GBP in UK.
Peugeot press release :
* New micro-hybrid e-HDi reduces CO2 emissions to 98 g/km*
* Latest generation Euro 5 VTi, THP petrol and HDi diesel engines
* Four model range – Access, SR, Active and Allure – all with high-level specification
* Two range topping GT THP 200 models – Hatchback & CC
* Range starts at £15,245 O.T.R
* On sale in May
The New Peugeot 308 will be launched in the UK in May with a new look, a range of innovative technology and CO2 emissions from just 98 g/km.
Since launch in September 2007 over 900,000 308 models have been sold
worldwide. In the UK over 84,000 vehicles have been sold, making it
the second most popular Peugeot model.
The New Peugeot 308 is being launched onto the UK market integrating
all the latest Peugeot styling elements already seen on the Peugeot 508
and the SR1 Concept Car. The new Peugeot 308 will be available in three
body styles; Hatchback, CC and SW, and four multi-model trim levels;
Access, SR, Active and Allure. A range topping hatchback and CC THP 200
model will also be available in a single GT trim level.
A new look at the front with the latest LED headlamps and running
lights gives the New Peugeot 308 an elegant and modern look. All the
dynamic and emotional strengths of the original Peugeot 308 have been
retained and strengthened further with the introduction of more
efficient engines and Peugeot’s innovative micro-hybrid e-HDi Stop &
Peugeot’s micro-hybrid e-HDi Stop & Start technology is the
latest generation technology and combined with Peugeot’s class leading
1.6 litre HDi FAP 112 Euro 5 diesel engine reduces CO2emissions
to 98 g/km. This engine option will also be available with either a
six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed electronically controlled manual
gearbox (EGC). This will give the New Peugeot 308 the lowest emissions
in its segment.
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.
To ensure the New Peugeot 308 is as environmentally efficient as possible all factors affecting CO2emissions have been optimised;
- Overall weight reduced by 25 kg on average on all models
- Fitment of new 16” ultra low rolling resistance tyres
- Optimisation of all engine options (VTi, THP petrol and HDi diesel engines to Euro5)
- Cx of 0.28 for the low consumption models – Record for this segment
This also enables the New Peugeot 308 HDi FAP 92 model, fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox, to emit CO2 emissions of only 110 g/km.
At launch four petrol and four diesel engines will be available.
|Euro 5 Petrol Engines|
|1.4 litre VTi 98||
|1.6 litre VTi 120||
|1.6 litre THP 156||
|1.6 litre THP 200 (GT Hatchback & CC models only)||
|Euro 5 HDi Diesel Engines||
|1.6 litre HDi FAP 92||
|1.6 litre e-HDi FAP 112||
|2.0 litre HDi FAP 150||
|2.0 litre HDi FAP 163||
The New Peugeot 308 will be launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show
and go on sale in the UK in May. The new range will start from £15,245
on-the-road with an improved standard specification to the current
*The 98 g/km CO2 308 1.6 litre e-HDi FAP 112 model will be
class leading in its segment and is pending approval, and will be
available from summer 2011