PEUGEOT INCREASES SPECS
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.