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Peugeot's award-winning 308 receives strong demand ahead of 65-plate change

Peugeot's award-winning 308 receives strong demand ahead of 65-plate change

By combining performance and style with high levels of fuel economy and efficiency, the Peugeot 308 is the one car that has it all.

The compact family hatchback, which was awarded European Car of the Year in 2014, is the perfect choice for buyers considering a new '65-plate' model this September.

More than 22,000 308 cars have been sold in the UK since the car was launched 18 months ago and its striking design has been key to that success.
The 308's sleek exterior gives the car a genuine contemporary presence on the road, though it's the beautifully executed cabin that has stolen the hearts from many discerning drivers.

The premium Peugeot 'i-Cockpit' interior has been a real game-changer for brand. Driver-focused and minimalist, like nothing else in the segment, it offers a state-of-the-art 9.7-inch touchscreen, which takes in-car infotainment to a high level.

The 308 is powered by a range of ultra-efficient PureTech petrol and BlueHDi diesel engines. Mated to a choice of advanced manual or automatic transmissions, the result is a blend of powerful and environmentally friendly performance. It offers a combined fuel consumption figure of up to 91.1mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 82g/km.

For drivers seeking extra practicality, the 308 SW is the car to have. Its generous boot space is among the best in the segment with an impressive 660 litres below the parcel shelf, including 70 litres hidden under the boot floor for extra security. 'Magic Flat' rear seats are standard and the 'instant folding' system is simple and intuitive to use. For outstanding versatility, it creates a flat floor and a massive 1,660 litres of luggage space.

From Access trim, through Sportium, Active and Allure, the specification offers a mix of comfort, convenience and technology. Broadening the range further, the 308 GT adds a touch of performance, with the choice of a 1.6-litre e-THP 205 manual, or 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 automatic under the bonnet. The 308 GT is supported by the 308 GT Line, which resembles its sporty sibling but with a wider range of economical engines.

The letters 'GTi' have long been associated with Peugeot performance and after a triumphant unveiling earlier this summer at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the flagship 308 will soon be arriving in dealerships. Developed by Peugeot Sport, it's designed to offer a thrilling and unparalleled driving experience with power outputs of 250hp and 270hp. It will be available on a 65-plate from November.