It has been 8 years since the launch of the second generation Peugeot 308 and has received many facelifts since the first launch, but now the company is all set to launch its new third-gen Peugeot 308 which comes with a variety of exterior and interior updates. However, even before the launch company has revealed the new Peugeot 308 with its might.
Talking about the design, the new Peugeot 308 rocks a new sleeker headlamp setup with Peugeot’s signature fangs LED DRLs, a new 3D grille with the company’s new logo, the interesting thing to know here is that the new Peugeot 308 is the first car to have produced to carry this new Peugeot logo and the company will be slowly rolling out this new logo on other models of Peugeot as well. Other than that, the also gets prominent character line to the side, protruding wheel arc which covers the large 18-inch alloy wheels, at the rear the car gets some basic designing like the extended roof spoiler, modern styled taillights with claw-like highlights, and chrome tip twin exhausts to either side.
From the dimensional perspective, the new Peugeot 308 is bigger in size than its predecessor and even has a wider wheelbase to provide more legroom to the passengers.
The interior of the new Peugeot 308 gets a variety of new upgrades and looks and feels more premium than its older counterpart. The new 308 get a large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple car play support, below this, the car features an array of touchscreen button called the i-Toggles which can be self-customized to perform any specific task you desire. The Peugeot 308 also gets smaller steering which sits above the fully digital instrument cluster with a 3D imaging feature to give the driver a realistic feel.
Coming to the powertrain options, the new 2021 Peugeot 308 will be offered with 5 options to choose from – 2 pure petrol options, 1 diesel option and 2 petrol plug-in hybrid options.
For pure petrol variants the 308 comes with a PureTech 110 variant which carries a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that belts out a max power of 108 bhp coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. Other than that, the car also comes with a PureTech 130 variant which even though comprises of the same engine but can belt out a max power upto 128bhp, coupled with an optional 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
For the diesel engine, the Peugeot 308 comes with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which can produce a max power output of 128bhp and comes mated with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox as standard.
For the Hybrid engine, the car combines a 178bhp producing engine along with the 109bhp producing motor for a combine power output of 222bhp, with a claim of 60km range on a single charge and a charging time over 7 hours from a household charger, will take approx. 4hrs with a 3.7kW charger and will take about less than an hour to charge from an onboard fast charger.