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The Peugeot 308 Facelift Unveiled at The Geneva Motor Show


The Peugeot 308 facelift has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Peugeot 308 comes with a new look, features innovative e-HDi micro-hybrid technology and optimises fuel
consumption and CO2 emissions. The Peugeot 308 subtly incorporates the Marque's latest stylistic codes. The car's body follows the contours of the mechanical assembly underneath.

Available in April, the updated model features modified bumpers, a "floating" grille, and restyled headlights. A styling line, running from the front wheel arches, crosses the side of the body and the rear lights before dropping towards the lower rear panel and coming to an end in the lower section. The fluidity of the style is enhanced by the lateral glazed surface which follows a plunging waistline, and also by the panoramic rear window, which overlaps the rear quarter panel pillars. New diamanté effect 16 or 17 inch alloy wheels or Storm Grey 18 inch wheels for the GTi version underline this dynamic appeal.



Inside, designers focused on providing an "enhanced sense of perceived quality." To achieve this, they added improved seats, higher quality materials, and revised trim. The result is a fluid, pure and elegant fascia panel where pride of place is given to superior materials, according to finish: soft covering, leather trim, chrome, black lacquered materials. If that doesn't impress you, options include a panoramic sunroof (sedan and estate), automatic dual-zone climate control, GPS navigation, and a JBL audio system.

Specs engine, a variety of engines will be available. On the petrol side, choices include the 98 bhp (73 kW / 99 PS) 1.4-litre VTi, the 120 bhp (89 kW / 122 PS) 1.6-litre VTi, the 156 bhp (116 kW / 158 PS) 1.6-litre THP, and the 200 bhp (149 kW / 203 PS) 1.6-litre THP. If you're a diesel fan, you get to choose from the 92 bhp (69 kW / 93 PS) 1.6-litre HDi FAP, the 112 bhp (84 kW / 114 PS) 1.6-litre e-HDi FAP, the 150 bhp (112 kW / 152 PS) 2.0-litre HDi FAP, and the 163 bhp (122 kW / 165 PS) 2.0-litre HDi FAP. following in the footsteps of the 508 , the new Peugeot 308 features innovative e-HDi micro-hybrid technology, the latest generation STOP & START, on the 1.6 litre HDi FAP 112 bhp Euro 5 engine.


Occupants are put through to an assistance helpline when an emergency call is made (Peugeot Connect SOS) or a breakdown service in the case of a mechanical incident (Peugeot Connect Assistance). These services are available via a Peugeot Connect unit or with the top-of-the-range WIP Com 3D telematics offer.

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