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Peugeot gives the 308 a new lease on life

THE intensely seductive design of the 2022 Peugeot 308 bears the brand’s new coat of arms, while the overall optimisation of the architecture enhances the interior space and asserts its dynamic, fresh look and identity.

The front headlamps use LED technology from the first trim level. Chiselled and slim, they contribute to the identity of the new Peugeot 308. They are extended by hook-shaped daytime running lights on the front bumper.

At the rear, the headlamps use full LED technology displaying the three claws, for a modern, brand-specific light signature. The new look is complemented by seven exterior colours as well.

These include Olivine Green, Vertigo Blue, Elixir Red, Pearl White, Ice White, Artense Grey and Perla Nera Black. In terms of technology, the new Peugeot 308 also offers the latest-generation driving aids.

The new version of i-Cockpit, joins i-Connect Advanced, providing an infotainment system that is intuitive, connected and resolutely modern. The new compact steering wheel includes sensors which can detect the driver’s grip on the steering wheel too.

The cluster, located at eye level, has a 10-inch digital panel and in higher grades, it features a 3D display. Fully configurable and customisable, this digital cluster has several display modes that can be modified directly from the stalk.

Other interior design highlights include eight colour LED ambient lighting, stretching across the main décor to the door panels which, depending on the level of finish, can be foamed, fabric, Alcantara or made of real deep drawn aluminium parts.

Next generation smartphone technology is also on board, while Peugeot is also preparing for the next step towards semi-autonomous driving with the Drive Assist 2.0 pack (when available).

This will include adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane keeping, and three new functions; semi-automatic lane change (which provides overtaking suggestions), anticipated speed recommendation and curve speed adaptation.

More efficient propulsion options, including rechargeable hybrid powertrains, and petrol and diesel engines also join the new model range, as the French car maker continues its forward focus.

There are three 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engines and two diesel 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engines. The 308 will also score two rechargeable hybrid engines. It’s expected the 2022 Peugeot 308 will arrive early next year. Further details closer to launch.

2022 Peugeot 308
Inside the 2022 Peugeot 308 (overseas model shown)
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.

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