2015 Peugeot 308 GT Review
  • Superb luxury-sports interior backed by soothing ride comfort and quietness; mid-range performance of diesel and petrol; exterior styling; big boot; active safety technology
  • Handling of the grippy and composed, rather than sharp and fun variety; petrol engine doughy low in the rev range; priced to compete with proper hot-hatchbacks

OUR RATING
8 / 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...

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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
Rating: 8.510 /10
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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
Rating: 8.510 /10
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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
Rating: 8.510 /10
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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
Rating: 8.510 /10
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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
Rating: 810 /10
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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...


Peugeot 308 GTi hot-hatch spotted
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Peugeot 308 GTi hot-hatch spotted

The Peugeot 308 GTi is getting ready for its return to showrooms as part of the next-generation French small car's line-up. CarAdvice revealed exclusively in March that Peugeot would re-create the bigger brother to the 208 GTi and now our spies have snapped the Volkswagen Golf GTI rival testing...


Peugeot 308 R concept: 200kW French hot-hatch revealed
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Peugeot 308 R concept: 200kW French hot-hatch revealed

The Peugeot 308 R concept has been revealed ahead of its debut at next month's Frankfurt motor show, previewing a future production hot-hatch from the French manufacturer. The 308 R concept inherits its turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine from the new RCZ R performance coupe, producing 201kW of power at 6000rpm and 330Nm of torque at 1900-5500rpm...


2014 Peugeot 308 revealed
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2014 Peugeot 308 revealed

The new Peugeot 308 has been unveiled by the French car maker, though Australian customers have another year to wait before they can buy it. Peugeot’s new-generation small car retains the 308 rather than moving to 309 as part of a revised model-naming strategy it announced in 2012. The car will debut at September’s Frankfurt motor show before reaching Australian in mid 2014...


Peugeot 308 GTI, 308 XY and 208 R models part of upmarket move
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Peugeot 308 GTI, 308 XY and 208 R models part of upmarket move

A genuine Peugeot 308 GTI hot-hatch, a luxury-focused 308 XY and a range-topping Peugeot 208 R are all set for production as the French brand extends its model ranges upwards. Peugeot is planning to create a sub-set of more upmarket variants among some of its models, comprising a mix of four badges: XY for luxury, Air for hybrid, GTI for sportiness and R for its raciest cars...


GM, PSA Peugeot Citroen to partner on four new vehicle platforms
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GM, PSA Peugeot Citroen to partner on four new vehicle platforms

General Motors and French manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen have announced the details of a significant global alliance that will see the two automotive giants collaborate on four all-new vehicle platforms from the second half of the decade...


Peugeot 308: first look at svelte French hatch
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Peugeot 308: first look at svelte French hatch

The next-generation Peugeot 308 has been spied for the first time wearing full production panels ahead of the French small car's anticipated unveiling and launch in 2013. The spy shots reveal a cleaner and sharper design for the new Peugeot 308, which is set to be longer and wider than the current model, giving it a sportier stance and creating a more spacious interior...


Peugeot 308 Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Peugeot 308 Review

2012 Peugeot 308 Active Hatch Petrol: 1.6-litre direct-injection turbo with six-speed auto transmission, 115kW/240Nm. $31,490 (Manufacturer's List Price) Any idea how many 308s Peugeot sold up to September this year, remembering the company only launched the car in 2007 and has recently released the first revision of the model? The answer is one million...

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Peugeot 308, 508 e-HDi micro-hybrids on sale in Australia
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Peugeot 308, 508 e-HDi micro-hybrids on sale in Australia

Peugeot has launched its ultra-efficient micro-hybrid diesel technology in Australia, with the first examples of the Peugeot 308 e-HDi and Peugeot 508 e-HDi now in local showrooms. Peugeot’s e-HDi technology is available in the 308 Series II Access hatch and Touring wagon models, as well as the 508 Active sedan. Both models are powered by an 82kW/270Nm 1...


Peugeot 308 at Australian International Motor Show 2011
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Peugeot 308 at Australian International Motor Show 2011

Peugeot has just unveiled the facelifted Peugeot 308 at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. The car features a redesigned body and some revisions to the engine trim levels. The new Peugeot 308 was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier on in the year and features a revised front end with a new face...