Peugeot has facelifted its 308 hatchback and the newcomer has gone on sale in South Africa. Here are the pricing and specifications for the new model.
The Peugeot 308 is one of the brand's better vehicles and we really liked what it brought to the table. It had a fantastic 1.2-litre turbocharged engine and as a result, drove well. For 2018, this model has been revised. Visually, the new Peugeot 308 has been tweaked slightly and the range has been cut to just the one model, with the choice of either a manual transmission or automatic gearbox. Mechanically, the second generation of 308 is up to 140 kg lighter than the outgoing model.
One of the highlights of the new Peugeot 308 are the safety features which include ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Traction Control System (ASR), Emergency brake assist (EBA) with emergency brake flashing hazard lights,attention alert, automatic drive-away locking, central locking, dead locking, anti-theft alarm and super locking (2 pips) systems, child lock system, unfastened seatbelt warning, and ISOFIX mounts for child seats are all standard. The 308 has never been short on standard features and these range from cruise control, satellite navigation, auto wipers/lights and it appears that Apple CarPlay is now also available.
The engine has been carried over into the second generation Peugeot 308. The Puretech 1.2-litre engine has won numerous Engine of the Year titles in its category. With outputs of 96 kW and 230 Nm, there's ample performance on tap, plus it's going to be reasonably thrifty too. Peugeot claims a top speed of 204 kph and a fuel economy figure of 5.1 L/100 km.
Peugeot 308 (2018) Price in South Africa
The facelifted Peugeot 308 comes with a 3-year/60 000km Service Plan, 3-year/100 000km Manufacturer’s warranty, 3-year/100 000km Roadside assistance, 12-year anti-perforation and 3-year paint warranty. Servicing is recommended every 12 months or 15 000km
Peugeot 308 1.2 Allure manual - R334 900
Peugeot 308 1.2 Allure automatic - R369 900