Peugeot kills multiple 308 variants, introduces new offerings

PEUGEOT is set to kill off its exciting 308 GT hatch, the entry grade Active 308 hatch and the diesel touring variant, as the French car maker sharpens pricing and swaps in a new petrol wagon model. It will add the sporty new 308 GT-Line as well.

Reflecting Australia’s taste for sporty looks, the 308 GT-Line leverages the visual muscle of the GT and GTi variants, while benefiting from Peugeot’s highly awarded PureTech turbo-petrol drive train.

The new 308 GT-Line hits the road at a competitive drive away price of $36,490 and will sit above the Allure variant, with a panoramic glass roof, full LED lighting, and 18-inch Diamante Black diamond cut wheels.

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It also grabs a sports styling kit, including a new front bumper, side skirt extension, exhaust trim, grille, exclusive interior trim and steering wheel (cloth with red highlights), GT-Line exterior badging, and red sport mode illumination for the instruments.

In that mode, you’ll also be able to check readouts from the car’s ECU, including levels of power and torque being delivered, turbo boost pressure, plus longitudinal and transverse acceleration.

Joining the 308 GT-Line is the 308 Allure Touring Sportswagon, re-powered as a petrol model, with Peugeot’s award winning PureTech drive train. In its first Australian appearance in this configuration, it’s packed with features.

The 308 Allure wagon features a six-speed Aisin automatic transmission, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, reverse camera, parking sensors, an electronic park brake, and key-less entry and start.

It also comes with a touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation, and chrome accents, as well as new 16-inch two-tone alloys as standard. It’s priced at $33,490 drive away.

A hatch version of the new Allure wagon is also being added, with a drive away price of $31,490, making it more than $4,000 cheaper than the previous model.

“The revised Peugeot 308 range adds value where it matters, while delivering new models that hit the sweet spot in terms of visual appeal, performance and practicality,” said Peugeot Australia product manager Daniel Khan.

“We are particularly excited about the petrol 308 Touring as it arrives into a segment where there is little choice and value is scarce,” he added.

“With a complete suite of safety and convenience inclusions, the revised Peugeot 308 range is sure to garner the attention of customers that value style just as much as value.”

All models in the rationalised 308 range  retain Peugeot’s 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty with roadside assist and Peugeot Price Promise servicing.

Mick Glenn
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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