One of the most awaited cars in the C-segment, the Peugeot 308 can now be ordered in the UK. From launch, the new 308 is available with two Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrains alongside efficient petrol and diesel engines, giving buyers the power of choice and a powertrain to suit any requirement.

Plug-in hybrid buyers have a choice between the HYBRID 180 e-EAT8 (From Allure) or the more powerful, HYBRID 225 e-EAT8 (From GT), with both vehicles powered by a 12.4kWh electric battery and a 1.6-litre petrol engine.

Both the HYBRID 180 e-EAT8 and HYBRID 225 e-EAT8 models feature an 81kW electric motor and both are capable of driving up to 37 miles in electric mode under WLTP testing. With CO2 emissions from just 25g/km, the 308 HYBRID models are also eligible for a Benefit-in-Kind rate of just 11%, making them perfect for fleet and business users.

All PHEV variants come with a 3.7kW on-board charger as standard, with buyers able to add a faster, 7.4kW charger as an option. A full charge using the standard charger will take just 3 hrs 50 mins, while the optional 7.4kW charger reduces this to 1 hr 55 mins.

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The new 308 is also available with advanced and efficient petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre PureTech 130 EAT8, delivering 130hp and the 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 EAT8 diesel, delivering 130hp. All 308 models are available exclusively with PEUGEOT’s 8-speed Efficient Automatic Transmission.

Active Premium models come standard with 16-inch ‘Auckland’ alloy wheels, grained black ‘diffuser effect’ rear trim and a grained black rear cluster connecting strip between the tail lights. Active Premium models also feature EcoLED automatic headlights, LED rear lights with PEUGEOT’s three-claw signature and automatic windscreen wipers.

Inside, customers enjoy a new multi-function split leather and gloss compact steering wheel, PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with a 10-inch digital instrument panel display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear parking sensors, electro chromatic frameless rear-view mirror, and driver and front passenger comfort seats for an improved ride.

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Allure models upgrade the wheels to 17-inch ‘Calgary’ diamond-cut alloys, and feature a front grille with horizontal chrome stamping, while HYBRID models feature bespoke HYBRID badging around the vehicle.

The driver and passenger seats inside are covered in ‘Falgo’ Tri-Material with ‘Isabella’ leather effect and cloth seat trim and feature Mint stitch detailing, while interior ambient lighting to the door panels adds to the atmosphere inside.

Allure Premium models add PEUGEOT’s Drive Assist Pack, which features rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, as well as long range Active Blind Spot detection and wireless smartphone charging with wireless connection for Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Allure Premium models feature 17-inch ‘Halong’ diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Dynamic GT models feature distinctive 18-inch ‘Kamakura’ diamond-cut two-tone alloy wheels and specific GT badging on petrol and diesel variants. The new PEUGEOT lion emblem also adorns the front wings, while the radiator grille features a dark chrome chequered design and the body sills have been extended to the front and sides, providing a more aggressive stance. All GT models feature Full Matrix LED headlights and PEUGEOT’s new full LED 3D ‘claw effect’ rear lights with a sequential welcome signature.

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Top of the range GT Premium models add 18-inch ‘Portland’ diamond-cut two-tone black alloy wheels and come with a Focal Premium HiFi 10HP system with four tweeters, two woofers, and one central speaker with sub-woofer for an even better acoustic experience.

GT Premium models also feature an AGR-certified (for Aktion Gesunder Rücken) driver’s seat for improved support and comfort, and include a massage function, while the heated driver and front passenger seats provide four-way electric lumbar adjustment.

All GT Premium models come with PEUGEOT’s Drive Assist Pack Plus – including semi-autonomous lane positioning assist technology – as well as Visio Park 3, which adds 360-degree HD camera technology and semi-autonomous parking assistance.

Prices start from £24,000 with first models arriving in UK showrooms in December.