Pricing and specification details released for new Peugeot 308 hatchback; set to cost more than a Focus but feature better equipment levels

Peugeot has announced that its new Peugeot 308 hatchback is available to order now, with prices starting from £14,495.

The trim levels for the new model, which is hoped to help make the manufacturer a more credible premium brand, have also been confirmed.

Buyers will be able to pick from Access, Active, Allure and range-topping Feline trims. Entry-level £14,495 Access models include air-con, remote central locking, cruise control, a speed limiter, DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity.

Active versions, costing upwards of £17,145, add a large 9.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, 16-inch alloys, an electronic handbrake and rear parking sensors.

Peugeot 308s in Allure specification, starting at £18,585, improve upon Active models further with full LED headlamps, 17-inch alloys, a reversing camera and front parking sensors.

Range-topping £20,995 Feline models feature 18-inch alloys, a panoramic glass roof, sports seats trimmed in Alcantara and a Driver Assistance Pack that includes advanced features like adaptive cruise control and an emergency braking system.

Five engine options will be offered, including a 1.6-litre HDi 120 that emits 82g/km of CO2. A 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine will also be launched in spring 2014, in 110bhp or 130bhp outputs.

Rivals like the Ford Focus, in entry-level Studio specification, start from a lower £13,995 but don't feature Bluetooth, cruise control, a speed limiter or DAB radio, unlike the equivalent Active-specification Peugeot.

Customer deliveries are expected to begin on 4 January 2014.

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3 October 2013

Still not convinced by the 'looking over the wheel at the dials' / dodgem-like steering wheel combo ... Otherwise, looks a classy beast ...

3 October 2013

Good to see DAB coming in as standard, I was looking at a DS3 the other day and although it had cruise control as standard there wasn’t even a factory fitted option of DAB radio. Bad omission

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

3 October 2013

This has just made the rapid sportthingy looking expensive. Id rather have this looks good if nothing wow, with a really nice interior, along with some great standard spec

3 October 2013

... emissions from the 120bhp diesel (82 g/km CO2) sounds good to me. The equipment that the entry level Access offers is another class leading and makes cars from a class below like the new Skoda Rapid as well as the Octavia appear some right rip-offs.

3 October 2013

By the standards of 5 door hatchbacks it looks very nice. Its look are growing on me the more i see it. And the prices are certainly keen.

I suspect the engine range in the base trim will be very restrictive though, because they wont want too many buying at that price. But with the kit the base model has, it should still be popular. From my point of view a conventional handbrake, and buttons instead of a touch screen are far more appealing too.

And whilst we all know the CO2 numbers are daft, 82g/km will ensure the driver pays less tax than most.

It seems a very good package, and will hopefully be a great success for PSA

3 October 2013

If you don't do serious miles, then the 130hp 1.2L turbo looks a winner. Even the automatic in the top range spec is just shy of £20k list, which is pretty competitive. The depth of technology/gadgets available at that price point is also a highlight.

Price will look even better with some customary discount applied ...

4 October 2013

The instruments have a look of President Hollande - the downward slope round the eyes. How many times have we heard about enhanced quality? Renault tried it years ago, Citroen have, Peugeot the same.

French cars virtually always have real character, a virtue the manufacturers seem to forget in their efforts to seem German.


5 October 2013

Peugeot does not need a grill, vw doing well without one. ever since they tried to go walter da silva audi grill, it has only got worse and as the grill got smaller the cars started to look better. this 308 however looks good except for the slightly disappointing front. that steering wheel did prompt me to check my screen resolution settings

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