2015 Peugeot 308 GT diesel:: Week with Review
  • Stylish exterior and interior; gutsy and efficient diesel engine; excellent inner-city manoeuvrability
  • Laggy automatic transmission is only option; pricing could be sharper; ergonomic and technology ‘eccentricities’ may be too great for some buyers

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2015 Peugeot 308 GT diesel: Week with Review

You can't expect to instantly feel at home in every new car you get into. Different manufacturers do things differently and each has their own style or flair in terms of interior design and ergonomics. And when it comes to being 'different', Peugeot as a brand, is often king...

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Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
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Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has long been the preeminent hot-hatch for keen drivers. But what if you’re after a European small car with a little extra spice, that isn’t the Volkswagen? What are some alternatives? And how close can they get to the benchmark GTI?

Taking on the Volkswagen Golf GTI today, we have the Peugeot 308 GT and Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV...


Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison
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Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison

The term ‘hot-hatch’ is commonly used to describe a hatchback that straddles the line between performance and practicality. Some skew closer to performance than practicality, while others veer the other way. What happens when you have Volkswagen Golf GTI money, though, but don’t necessarily want to blend in with the tartan-clad German crowd? That’s where the French Peugeot 308 GT and Italian Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV step in...


2015 Peugeot 308 Touring Review
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2015 Peugeot 308 Touring Review

In my day-dreamy, 25-year-old mind, one of the highlights of one day having kids is going to be buying a station wagon something like the Peugeot 308 Touring. While acknowledging that it may not be the most conventional inspiration for procreation, I’m saddened that the traditional family hauler is today so often overlooked – and in many cases not considered at all – in favour of the ubiquitous SUV...

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More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV
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More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV

A national recall of 10,217 Great Wall V200 diesel utes is one of a number of such campaigns announced by various brands over the past few days. The Chinese ute-maker’s importer Ateco recalled the ute over a potential problem with the fuel filler neck, which is made of plastic and has been observed to crack near the top under certain circumstances — likely a result of people putting too much weight on it during filling...


2015 Peugeot 308 now available from $21,990 driveaway
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2015 Peugeot 308 now available from $21,990 driveaway

The Peugeot 308 Access is now available with driveaway pricing, with the car maker permanently cutting on-road costs from its entry-level small hatchback. The change means the 308 Access six-speed manual now starts at $21,990 driveaway (previously $21,990 plus on-road costs) and the Access six-speed automatic starts at $24,690 driveaway (previously $23,990 plus on-road costs), translating to savings of approximately $1500-$2000, depending on the state of purchase...


2015 Peugeot 308 Allure Touring:: Week with Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Peugeot 308 Allure Touring: Week with Review

A holiday fling. I’ve had one, you’ve had one. I’m not necessarily talking about a Sandy and Danny type musical liaison, but whether it’s the sun or the sand, some things always seem better after a few days off. Last year I travelled to France for a wedding, and spent a couple of weeks with the Peugeot 308 Touring wagon...

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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid concept unveiled
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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid concept unveiled

The Peugeot 308 R HYbrid concept has been outed and detailed ahead of its public debut at the 2015 Shanghai motor show next week. Powering the potential flagship of the 308 range is a hybrid drivetrain. Driving the front wheels is a 201kW 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and an 85kW electric motor allied to a six-speed automated transmission...


Peugeot 308 Touring v Volkswagen Golf Wagon : Comparison review
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Peugeot 308 Touring v Volkswagen Golf Wagon : Comparison review

Not everyone wants an SUV and even those who crave one may be better off with a traditional wagon – it is a line we’ve heard before, yet the sales charts scream that the people have spoken otherwise. Neither the Peugeot 308 Touring or Volkswagen Golf Wagon can provide the high driving position of a sports utility vehicle, and likewise they don’t sit high enough that you could slide a baby into a capsule without bending down into the car...


2015 Peugeot 308 GT Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Peugeot 308 GT Review

It is definitely not a hot-hatch, the Peugeot 308 GT. By missing the ‘i’ on the end of its badge, the French small car promises to trade a bit of fast for a bit of flash.   Identically priced to that perennial hot-hatch favourite, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Peugeot 308 GT trades a fraction of focus on performance and handling, and gives you back luxury you don’t get in its German rival...


2015 Peugeot 308 GT pricing and specifications
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2015 Peugeot 308 GT pricing and specifications

Seemingly ready to bait both hot-hatchback and luxury diesel rivals, the 2015 Peugeot 308 GT arrives in Australia priced from $41,990 plus on-road costs. With 151kW of power and 285Nm of torque, the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine is available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission...


Peugeot Museum Tour in Sochaux, France
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Peugeot Museum Tour in Sochaux, France

During a recent trip to France, I had the pleasure of visiting the Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot (the Museum of the Peugeot Adventure). The Peugeot brand itself is centuries old and its history is a rich tapestry of diversification and innovation.

The museum is spectacular and offers a fascinating insight into the industrial revolution and the foundation it laid for the development of the technology we know today...


Peugeot 308 road trip through France and Peugeot 508 launch in Spain

Peugeot 308 road trip through France and Peugeot 508 launch in Spain

  During any international launch, a motoring journalist is likely to see some amazing scenery, stay at nice hotels and eat at gorgeous restaurants (read what CarAdvice founder Alborz Fallah has to say about the life of a motoring journalist here)...


2015 Peugeot 308 Active Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Peugeot 308 Active Review

We’ve already had some time in the new-generation Peugeot 308 hatchback and deemed it a worthy rival to the Volkswagen Golf in the race for Euro hatch supremacy. In fact, as we’ve written, it’s hard to think of a single area in which this iteration doesn’t improve over its predecessor, be it dynamics, performance, comfort, value or refinement...


Peugeot 308 Touring sees higher than expected demand
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Peugeot 308 Touring sees higher than expected demand

The new Peugeot 308 Touring wagon has only been on sale a month and has exceeded sales forecasts by almost 300 per cent. Speaking with CarAdvice, Peugeot Australia says that one in three 308s sold has been the wagon. Peugeot sold 112 308s last month, of which almost 40 were wagons. This demand now sees deliveries with a 12-week wait - but that hasn't slowed interest down...


Small car comparison : Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Volkswagen Golf
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Small car comparison : Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Volkswagen Golf

Definitions shift over time, none more so in the automotive landscape than with the term ‘people’s car’. What once referred to a German Beetle, French 2CV or an Indian Tata bringing motoring to their respective masses can also be placed in an Australian context...


Peugeot 308 Touring Review
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Peugeot 308 Touring Review

The Peugeot 308 Touring rolled into the CarAdvice garage on a metaphorical red carpet – granted the VIP treatment after its hatchback sibling proved itself a wonderfully complete small car in our first Australian drive late last month. The 308 Touring shares the five-door’s new lightweight platform, major mechanicals, premium interior and elegant exterior design...

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2015 Peugeot 308 Review
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2015 Peugeot 308 Review

Challenging a certain renowned German small hatchback is no easy feat, but the 2015 Peugeot 308 might just be a big enough leap forward for the French to mount a serious attack.   The Peugeot 308 Access starts from $21,990 – just $500 more than an equivalent Volkswagen Golf 90TSI...


Peugeot 308 GT Line offers warm-hatch styling on a budget
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Peugeot 308 GT Line offers warm-hatch styling on a budget

Those keen on the look of the new Peugeot 308 GT but with only the budget for something cheaper can now get the best of both worlds thanks to the introduction of the Peugeot 308 GT Line. The GT Line makes many of the sporty styling elements previously unique to the 308 warm-hatch and -wagon available to five different petrol and diesel engine variants...


Peugeot 308 GTi confirmed: 199kW hot-hatch on the cards
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Peugeot 308 GTi confirmed: 199kW hot-hatch on the cards

A new Peugeot 308 GTi hot-hatch could boast as much as 199kW from a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine. CarAdvice can reveal that Peugeot is looking at offering the new 308 GTi with either 250 or 270PS (that’s 184kW or 199kW, respectively). The brand currently offers a 199kW tune of its 1...


2014 Peugeot 308 GT SW - first look
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2014 Peugeot 308 GT SW - first look

2014 Paris motor show - Tegan takes a quick look at the forthcoming sporty GT spec of the Peugeot 308 SW - due to land in Australia later this year...


2015 Peugeot 308 Review
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2015 Peugeot 308 Review

The new second-generation Peugeot 308 has been seven years in the making and the French car maker has big plans for the revamped small car, hoping it will re-establish the brand within the segment and be a disruptive force against the top-sellers...

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Peugeot 308 Review : First Drive
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Peugeot 308 Review : First Drive

Tegan Lawson heads off on a 1500km road trip across three countries in the 2015 Peugeot 308 at it's Australian launch in France.


2015 Peugeot 308 : Australian technical specifications revealed
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2015 Peugeot 308 : Australian technical specifications revealed

Updated with new information on Australian engine line-up. Technical specifications of the all-new Peugeot 308 have been revealed more than a month ahead of the compact French car’s arrival in Australian showrooms. CarAdvice understands Peugeot Australia will launch both hatchback and ‘SW’ wagon body styles of the new-generation 308 at the end of next month...


Peugeot 308 GT warm hatch and wagon revealed
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Peugeot 308 GT warm hatch and wagon revealed

The Peugeot 308 GT warm hatch and wagon have just been revealed and will make their first public appearance at this year's Paris motor show. The new 308 variants will be not only be available in a choice of body styles, but buyers will also be able to pick between boosted petrol and diesel motors. The petrol mill squeezes 153kW of power and 285Nm of torque from its 1...


Peugeot 308 SW: week with Review
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Peugeot 308 SW: week with Review

Total immersion, says my father, is the best way to learn anything. Remove any connection to your comfort zone and throw yourself into the deep end – you’ll be a natural in no time. I was questioning the validity and practicality of this mindset as I pulled out of Peugeot head office in Paris and onto the Avenue de la Grande Armeé, with the driver’s seat on the left side of a manual Peugeot 308 SW, with a vague map and no navigation...


2014 Peugeot 308 SW Review
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2014 Peugeot 308 SW Review

The all-new Peugeot 308 hatchback was on sale for barely a few months prior to winning the coveted European Car of the Year Award in March this year. To keep the momentum going, Peugeot followed the hatch with the 308 SW wagon variant which hit the road in May. Like the hatch, the 308 SW uses the Peugeot EMP2 platform allowing flexible configuration for space maximization and use of different powertrains...


Peugeot 308 R production model to lead motorsport-inspired performance charge
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Peugeot 308 R production model to lead motorsport-inspired performance charge

A production car based on the 200kW-plus Peugeot 308 R concept will reportedly lead a motorsport-inspired charge by the French car maker, aimed at boosting its image and potentially seeing it break a 31-year-old Nurburgring lap record. UK publication Autocar reports a production version of the Peugeot 308 R - the go-fast hatchback concept that debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show -  is already well under development and earmarked for a 2015 launch...


Peugeot 308 claims fuel economy record with new three-cylinder petrol engine
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Peugeot 308 claims fuel economy record with new three-cylinder petrol engine

An all-new Peugeot 308 powered by a new three-cylinder petrol engine has travelled more than 1810km on 51.4 litres of fuel to claim a new production car fuel economy record. Taking the title of 2014 European Car of the Year earlier this month, the record-setting Peugeot 308 was driven for 32 hours over a distance of 1810.03km by a newly introduced 96kW turbocharged 1...


Peugeot 308 SW : compact wagon revealed
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Peugeot 308 SW : compact wagon revealed

The Peugeot 308 SW has been revealed, expanding the French brand's all-new small car range with a versatile wagon body style. The 4580mm Peugeot 308 SW is 330mm longer than the new 308 hatchback, and features a 610-litre boot, bettering the hatch by 190L. Peugeot says the 308 wagon’s rear seats can be folded in a single action from inside the boot to create a flat cargo floor for transporting longer and larger items...