Western Suburbs Weekly - - Driveway -

PEUGEOT Aus­tralia has made com­pre­hen­sive changes to its 308 range, re­duc­ing com­plex­ity, in­creas­ing spec­i­fi­ca­tion and im­prov­ing over­all value.

Vari­ant choices have been cut from 17 to six, driv­e­trains have been op­ti­mised and all models now have re­vers­ing cam­eras and sat­nav as stan­dard equip­ment.

The model line-up now be­gins with Ac­tive then moves to Al­lure (petrol and diesel), Al­lure Tour­ing, GT and GTi .

Ac­cess and Al­lure Pre­mium models are now dis­con­tin­ued.

The Euro 6-com­pli­ant PureTech 1.2litre, turbo-petrol pow­er­plant stan­dard on Ac­tive and Al­lure, re­places Al­lure’s pre­vi­ous Euro 5com­pli­ant, 1.6L driv­e­train and Peugeot’s 110kW, 2.0L, BlueHDi tur­bod­iesel be­comes the sole choice for the 308 Tour­ing, while the 133kW ver­sion of the same driv­e­train be­comes the sole power plant for GT models.

All Ac­tive, Al­lure and GT models are paired ex­clu­sively to a sixspeed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

The 308 GTi hatch stays on as the range-top­ping model and will be of­fered as one model – the $49,990 Peugeot Sport-de­vel­oped, 200kW, six-speed man­ual, 308 GTi 270.

All models from Ac­tive through to GT ben­e­fit from greater spec­i­fi­ca­tion – al­ready pre­viewed on re­cent up­dates to the 308 Ac­tive, which now gains a re­vers­ing cam­era and satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion as stan­dard for $27,990.

Al­lure models gain a re­vers­ing cam­era, blind spot mon­i­tor­ing, ac­tive cruise con­trol, pre-col­li­sion brake, city-park (self-park­ing), key­less en­try with push-but­ton start and new half-fab­ric TEP in­te­rior trim.

Peugeot Aus­tralia’s Kai Brue­se­witz said the changes were de­vised to in­crease value, de­crease com­plex­ity and boost com­pet­i­tive­ness.

“In to­day’s mar­ket, satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion and re­vers­ing cam­eras are con­sid­ered non-negotiable and we have worked to en­sure that the en­tire range now fea­tures these as stan­dard while adding fur­ther niceties along the way,” he said.

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