Peugeot 308

New Peugeot 308 with micro-hybrid e-HDi Stop and Start technology

The new Peugeot 308 will have micro-hybrid e-HDi Stop & Start technology and CO2 emissions from just 98 g/km.

This forecasted emissions figure is a result of Peugeot’s micro-hybrid e-HDi Stop & Start technology being combined with Peugeot’s 1.6 litre HDi FAP 112 Euro 5 diesel engine.

This engine option will also be available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox (EGC). Peugeot claims that this will give the new 308 the lowest emissions in its segment.

Further efficiency features include 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), and improved aerodynamics.

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.

The 308 will have revised styling at the front with new LED headlamps and running lights. It 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.

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.

The new Peugeot 308 will be launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and go on sale in the UK in May (the 98 g/km CO2 model will be available from summer 2011).

The new range will start from £15,245 on-the-road with an improved standard specification to the current model.