Peugeot adds sporty hybrid to inbound 308 range

With the new look Peugeot 308 hatch already announced, news that a sportier, plug in hybrid version is on its way too, is sure to excite fans of the redesigned model. The other three variants include a GT hatch and GT Premium hatch and wagon.

The non-hybrid versions are expected to be the first to land, in Q4 of this year, with the PHEV to touch down in early 2023. The three initial models are powered by a 3-cylinder 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, producing 96kW of power and 230Nm of torque.

Each is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid sports a 4-cylinder, 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, producing 123kW of power, which is married with an 81kW electric motor, coupled to an e-EAT8 8-speed gearbox.

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The package produces an impressive 165kW of power and 360Nm of torque. Notably, the Peugeot 308 is the first model to bear the brand’s new coat of arms, which is inscribed in the bold graphic grille.

The architecture also benefits the interior space, with the latest version of the car maker’s impressive i-Cockpit on board. LED lights with three claws at the rear also feature, firmly asserting the Peugeot DNA.

“We’re delighted to welcome the Peugeot 308 range to the Australian market,” Peugeot Australia managing director Kate Gillis said.

“The range has been carefully considered to provide a strong offering for Australian consumers looking for dynamic and stylish design, an enjoyable and convenient driving experience and enhanced technology across both electrified and turbocharged internal combustion powertrains.”

Further information, including specification and pricing, will be available closer to launch. If you’d like to find out more, visit

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