Peugeot 308

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2015 Peugeot 308 Review
  • Handsome styling; big boot; quality, classy cabin; willing, refined engine; low road noise; keen handling and comfortable ride quality; class-exclusive internet connectivity and LED headlights
  • More expensive than competitors, with some equipment missing; rear suspension hops over some mid-corner bumps; slow stop-start system; throttle doughy in normal mode

OUR RATING
8.5 / 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...

Recent Peugeot 308 News & Reviews
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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$21,490 to $37,490

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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$22,990 to $37,990

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...


2006-2009 Peugeot 307, 308, 407, Expert recalled
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2006-2009 Peugeot 307, 308, 407, Expert recalled

Peugeot Automobiles Australia has recalled 7051 Peugeot 307, 308, 407 and Expert vehicles over an issue with the engine vacuum pump. The affected vehicles were built between December 2006 and September 2009 and all feature Peugeot’s HDi diesel engines (with and without the FAP particulate filter)...


2011 Peugeot 308 on sale in Australia second half of 2011
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2011 Peugeot 308 on sale in Australia second half of 2011

Peugeot has released the first official images and details of the new 2011 Peugeot 308 range ahead of its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1. The new range brings with it styling inspired by the Peugeot SR1 Concept, while maintaining the emotion of the original 308...


Peugeot 308 CC earns five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Peugeot 308 CC earns five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Peugeot 308 CC has been awarded a five-star safety rating by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Tested by its overseas affiliate Euro NCAP in left-hand drive layout, the 308 CC recorded a near-perfect 35.87 points out of 37. The rating makes it the highest scoring ‘sports car’ available in Australia according to ANCAP, although the independent tester is yet to rate many updated models...


Diesel Comparison: Ford Focus vs Hyundai i30 vs Mazda3 vs Peugeot 308
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Diesel Comparison: Ford Focus vs Hyundai i30 vs Mazda3 vs Peugeot 308

Ford Focus TDCi vs Hyundai i30 SLX CRDi vs Mazda3 MZR-CD vs Peugeot 308 1.6 XS HDi Model overview   Ford Focus TDCi hatch six-speed sequential - $29,790 Hyundai i30 SLX CRDi hatch four-speed automatic - $28,390 Mazda3 MZR-CD hatch six-speed manual - $29,230 Peugeot 308 1...


Peugeot 308 recall
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Peugeot 308 recall

Peugeot has recalled the 308 due to a bonnet latching striker that is not secure in some cases. Peugeot will be contacting the affected cars owners to bring their cars into a dealership for inspection and replacement if required. In some rare cases the bonnet may require replacing if the striker is found to be insufficiently secured...


Peugeot 308 CC Review & Road Test
Rating: 610 /10
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Peugeot 308 CC Review & Road Test

The Pug for sun-lovers Model Tested: 2009 Peugeot 308CC; 2.0-litre, four cylinder, diesel, six speed automatic; coupe/cabriolet - $52,990* Options Available: Leather seats with integrated heating, AirWave and windstop - $4,100 CarAdvice Rating: Ah, the convertible...

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$22,990

Peugeot 308 CC Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Peugeot 308 CC Review

2009 Peugeot 308 CC - First Steer Has Peugeot found an answer to Volkswagen's EOS? It's 9:30 am on a freezing Monday morning and I'm suppose to be at the Gold Coast airport by 10:45 am. If I wasn't such a convertible fan, the thought of having to drive there from Brisbane in peak hour traffic wouldn't have been so appealing...

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$22,990

Peugeot 308HDi Touring - Long term update
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Peugeot 308HDi Touring - Long term update

2009 Peugeot 308HDi Touring - Long term update “After two months as our family chariot, Peugeot’s 308 HDi Touring is a car we could easily live with permanently” Right from week one, I was impressed with the sheer versatility of the Peugeot 308 Touring, particularly for a car that is just 225mm longer than the 308 Hatchback...