Peugeot to Reveal Next Generation 308 at Frankfurt in September
|   Sunday, April 14, 2013
The next model of the Peugeot 308 is expected to be very different from the current version of the vehicle, company sources have confirmed. With Peugeot drawing reference from the Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Focus, the next generation 308 could feature a new platform along with a completely new exterior. Expected to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013, the 308 could resemble the Onyx Concept Car.

The front grille is inspired from the Onyx but the vehicle will resemble the 504 Coupe Classic as well.
This will also be the first vehicle form Peugeot to design a vehicle based on the EMP2 platform designed by PSA. The EMP2 platform is similar to Volkswagen's MQB platform and could be used on the B and C segment vehicles from Peugeot in the future.

The multi torsion beam and link support the rear end of the vehicle and the advanced suspension and damper settings make the ride quite comfortable as well as enhance the drive ability of the vehicle. Peugeot is confident about the design of this vehicle and the car is set to be sent to production before the end of the year. The engine mount has been lowered to enhance the aerodynamics as well and this enhances power displacement as well.

Linear power displacement is the forte of the vehicle and the front end has been designed in a conventional manner with sharper and smoother design elements which work together to give the vehicle sharper ergonomics. The driving position should also been enhanced due to the increased volume inside the cabin and this should give the driver better control over the vehicle.

The weight is expected to be reduced by 70 kg and this adds great performance boost to the vehicle. The entry level model of the Peugeot 308 is expected to weigh a total of 1300 kg and this could mean a serious boost to the performance of this model. Peugeot has confirmed the use of the 308 tag on this vehicle and the 8 will be the required suffix on the vehicle, just like any other vehicle in the segment.

This news has stirred up the market and the most awaited model at the moment from Peugeot is the 308. The Onyx was widely accepted and praised and a production ready model representing the Onyx is a very good prospect for the market. Although the 308 is not a sports vehicle, it is close enough to being one and this attracts the performance lovers to the 8 series vehicles.

The 308 will not disappoint and although the details of the engine specifications or the interior has not been revealed as of yet, the vehicle has managed to create the hype in the market and this could affect sales if Peugeot manages to hit the right chords with the customers when the vehicle is formally launched into the market. The design team is quite confident about the vehicle and this could result in better design elements on the next generation vehicles from Peugeot.
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