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2014 has seen a great year for the Peugeot 308

2014 has seen a great year for the Peugeot 308

This year has been an incredible one for Peugeot's 308. It has earned numerous awards including that of the Car of the Year.

It was only in January just gone that the French company launched this compact family car and it hasn't disappointed.

Now, a year on, the 308 sees the next chapter in the developing success of this impressive car. The range is to be further enhanced in January 2015 with the eagerly anticipated performance-oriented flagship models on the GT lines.

With figures showing 15,000 cars sold across the UK and 220,000 in other European markets, it's easy to see how the 308 has been so successful. Broadening its horizons, the family car is to go on sale in China next year.

Morgan Lecoupeur, Marketing Director at Peugeot UK, commented: "It's been a triumphant year for the PEUGEOT 308, richly deserved by everyone who has been involved. That includes the creative team, the engineers who developed the car and our retailers who share its virtues with our customers."

The PEUGEOT 308 is built on the innovative Efficient Modular Platform 2, which incorporates a staggering 116 patented technologies. Engineered to make the car lower and wider than before, the hatchback design allows for 420 litres of boot space  the largest in the segment.

At the opposite end of the vehicle is a range of highly advanced and class-leading engines and gearbox choices. The Brand's acclaimed new PureTech three-cylinder petrol and leading-edge BlueHDi diesels engines ensure the 308 has class-leading economy and lowest emissions right across the range. Depending on the model selected, fuel economy can be as high as 91.1mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 82g/km (lower than some hybrid cars).

For owners, the Peugeot 308 is a versatile and practical compact family car.

Tamsin Fewkes

by: Becca Chaplin