Peugeot Unveils the latest 308 Hatchback
|   Saturday, October 05, 2013
Peugeot has just opened up pre bookings for its latest 308 hatchback. The company has also revealed technical specifications and price of this vehicle and the base price are set to start from £14,495. However, the best part about this new 308 hatchback, is its high trim level. Peugeot has confirmed plans to offer high level luxury trim on this vehicle. Peugeot is working its way up to be one of the premium brands on a global platform. Hence, these are major movements in its stride.


Buyers will have to pick from Active, Access, Allure and Feline trim levels, feline being the range topping trim of its lot. Entry level trim packs in remote central locking, air conditioner and climate control, cruise control, DAB radio, speed limiter and Bluetooth and USB connectivity. This proves Peugeot's will to offer best in class services within a budget.

Its Active trim costs upwards of £17,145 and features advanced satellite connectivity, a 9.7 inch touch screen device, dual zone climate control, rear parking sensors, electronic hand brake and 16 inch alloys as standard, along with the features of its base model. Peugeot's Allure trim starts from £18,585 and this features 17 inch rims as standard, LED headlamps, front parking sensors and rear parking cameras as standard.

The range topping model starts at £20,995 and features 18 inch sports rims, sports seats, Alcantara upholstery, panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control and Driver Assistance Pack. These enhance the way this vehicle sits in class while emergency brake control has been added to improve safety. Peugeot is also offering different engine options on all variants and users can now choose to have fuel economy as well as performance friendly engines according to their will.

Peugeot is expected to launch every single engine option by en 2014 while the 308 hatchback should be available in markets fall 2014. Engine lineup includes a three cylindered 1.2 liter turbo charged petrol engine, a 1.6 liter HDi engine displacing 110 BHP – 130 BHP according to user specifications. The Peugeot 308 hatchback efficiently rivals Ford's Focus hatchback although Peugeot has a range of modifications and trim levels unknown to Ford.

Even though on road tests are yet to be conducted, we expect Peugeot to make a range of modifications in terms of drive dynamics and handling. Even though massive changes and upgrades are available on performance, this vehicle is class leading material. Peugeot hopes to start initial deliveries fall January 2014 and this is confirmed news from top industry officials.

Peugeot showcased world class technology at Detroit this year and we expect something similar in the production version of the car. Peugeot will start initial deliveries in the UK, followed by other European nations while spreading to other nations soon after. Exterior wise, this vehicle is a complete modification over its standard version. We will keep you updated on latest developments regarding the Peugeot 308 hatchback. Stay tuned for latest updates as we will be posting recent updates soon.
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