The 2022 Peugeot 308 range goes on sale in the UK

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The Peugeot 308 hatchback and 308 SW estate have now hit UK roads, including plug-in hybrid variants for the first time.

Although this new range is based on the same platform as the old second generation 308, the 2022 range features extensive design revisions inside and out as Peugeot tries to target private buyers and more exclusive brand fleet customers.

Both the 308 hatchback and 308 SW estate can be specified with either a 1.2-litre petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel engine, and the range also includes two plug-in hybrid powertrain options, using a 1.6-litre petrol engine. connected to a 12kWh battery. Peugeot says these plug-in hybrid models can travel a maximum of 37 miles on electric power alone.

The brand also says the cheaper ‘180’ plug-in hybrid model is eligible for an 8% benefit-in-kind tax rate, making it ideal for fleet customers.

All of these 308 options come equipped with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The new 308 range includes five trim levels. All models are equipped with Peugeot’s ten-inch ‘i-Cockpit’ infotainment screen, while the Allure model onwards has customizable touchscreen buttons that the brand calls ‘i-Toggles’, which allow the owner to set access direct to car controls for ease. of use.

Buyers who opt for the mid-range ‘Allure Premium’ version will also get Peugeot’s Drive Assist Pack, which includes semi-autonomous driving technology that can automatically adapt the car’s speed in fast corners.

The hatchback model has 412 liters of boot space, while the longer estate model’s boot is significantly larger at 608 litres. All models also come with 34 liters of storage space behind the center console.

Key trim level features

Entry level ‘Active Premium’ (from £25,270)

  • LED headlights
  • Peugeot’s 10-inch ‘i-Cockpit’ infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Two USB sockets
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic rear wiper that activates in reverse
  • Center console armrest
  • start button
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

‘Charm’ (from £27,120)

  • All non-replaceable lower trim features
  • Leather effect upholstery
  • Chrome accents on the exhaust
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • A frameless rearview mirror that can block harsh light
  • Peugeot navigation software with updates from TomTom
  • Customizable ‘i-toggles’ control buttons on infotainment display
  • Ambient lighting in the door panels
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 180 degree reversing camera

‘Allure Premium’ (from £28,020)

  • All non-replaceable lower trim features
  • keyless entry
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • blind spot detection
  • adaptive cruise control
  • Wireless smartphone charging

‘GT’ (from £29,920)

  • All non-replaceable lower trim features
  • Matrix LED headlights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Alcantara leather upholstery
  • A heated steering wheel
  • LED lighting in the glove box
  • Checkered grill design

Top-of-the-range ‘GT Premium’ (£31,520)

  • All non-replaceable lower trim features
  • Driver’s seat electrically adjustable, heated and with massage function
  • Enhanced stereo system
  • electric tailgate
  • 360 degree parking camera
  • semi-automated parking assistance

The Peugeot 308 has been winning awards even before its UK launch, recently receiving the award for Women’s World Car of the Year. Many reviewers already have both the hatchback and estate model on their hands, and the Peugeot 308 currently has a 72% expert rating.

The 2022 range is available to buy now from Peugeot dealers in the UK and on the brand’s website, with prices for the 308 hatchback starting at £25,270 and £26,470 for the 308 SW estate.

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