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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi 270 review - track test

The 2018 Peugeot 308 GTi hot hatch gets some minor tweaks inside and out – but the French manufacturer hasn't dared to mess with the mechanicals... which is just as well.

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CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge
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CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news, Hyundai is aiming to dominate Korean brands in Europe by 2021, the Rolls Royce Phantom has been revealed in a leaked brochure, Australia gets details on the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 and the 2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR has been unveiled in Buick form...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Peugeot 308, 308 GTi fully revealed in new images, more details confirmed
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2017 Peugeot 308, 308 GTi fully revealed in new images, more details confirmed

The entire 2018 Peugeot 308 range has been revealed in new official images, along with some new details (for Europe at least) of the company's small hatch and wagon. Headlining changes on the design front include the more upmarket look of the GT-Line, GT and GTi models now featured across all of the 308's specification grades - which in overseas markets also includes Access, Active and Allure...


2018 Peugeot 308 GTi leaked on Twitter
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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi leaked on Twitter

The 2018 Peugeot 308 GTi has been accidentally leaked this week by the company's Spanish arm on Twitter in a single image. While the original tweet has since been taken down, the single image shows the updated hot hatch in Peugeot's signature two-tone paint finish, though you'd be hard-pressed to noticed any real changes...


2017 Peugeot 308 shake-up sees Australian range almost halved
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2017 Peugeot 308 shake-up sees Australian range almost halved

The 2017 Peugeot 308 range has been cut down from 11 variants to just six as the brand tries to make things a little less complex for buyers - and, presumably, to attract more customers. The 2017 Peugeot 308 line-up sees the mainstream 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol versions removed, and just one of the GT variants remains...


2015 Peugeot 308 GTi recalled for tyre valve fix: 64 vehicles affected
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2015 Peugeot 308 GTi recalled for tyre valve fix: 64 vehicles affected

Peugeot has issued a recall for 64 of its 2015 308 GTi hot hatches over concerns a faulty tyre valve could cause a loss of pressure. The French manufacturer reports that the recalled vehicles are potentially fitted with defective tyre valves. If a loss of tyre pressure occurs as a result of the fault, this could affect the handling of the vehicle and in a worst-case scenario, cause an accident...


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi 270 Review
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi 270 Review

The 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi 270 is a phenomenal little pocket rocket, provided you're the right buyer...


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi 250: Week with Review
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi 250: Week with Review

Since launching in Australia four months ago, the Peugeot 308 GTi has certainly garnered a lot of praise within the CarAdvice office. With this in mind, I swiped the keys to the entry-level 250 variant, and spent a week with the most affordable Peugeot 308 GTi you can buy...


Peugeot 308 GTi 270 v Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Comparison
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Peugeot 308 GTi 270 v Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Comparison

How does Peugeot's wicked new 308 GTi 270 flagship hot hatch fare against the established might of Volkswagen's GTI Performance edition? We hit the twisty back-roads to find out.


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi Review
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi Review

Peugeot has unequivocally created an impressive hot-hatch with the 2016 308 GTi, but will it be enough to dethrone the definitive Golf GTI...


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi launches in Australia
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi launches in Australia

Just 18 months ago, the Peugeot 308 GTi was merely a concept car, yet this week marked the official media launch of the all-new French hot hatch in Australia. The new Peugeot 308 GTi is the latest instalment in Peugeot Sport’s line of go-faster cars, like the RCZ-R and the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary – both of which delivered outstanding performance from a small displacement engine...


Small cars coming in 2016
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Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...


2016 Peugeot New Cars
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2016 Peugeot New Cars

Details of the new and updated Peugeot models launching in Australia in 2016.   Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 The hottest Peugeot 308 to date, the 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi, will launch locally in the first quarter of the year. There will be two versions of the French hot hatch sold in Australia, but both will come powered by a pumped-up 1...


Peugeot 308 range reshuffle coming, Golf R Wagon rival unlikely
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Peugeot 308 range reshuffle coming, Golf R Wagon rival unlikely

The planned early 2016 local launch of the Peugeot 308 GTi is expected to be followed by revisions to the rest of the Australian 308 range, but a performance variant of the 308 wagon is unlikely to be among them...


Peugeot Australia "extremely happy" with sub-$45-$50k 308 GTi pricing
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Peugeot Australia "extremely happy" with sub-$45-$50k 308 GTi pricing

Despite pricing for the new Peugeot 308 GTi raising eyebrows when announced less than four weeks ago, the French brand's local distributor says the final figures are better than originally expected. Speaking to CarAdvice at this week’s Peugeot 308 GTi ‘preview’ drive in Sydney, the public relations and communications manager for Sime Darby Motors Group – Peugeot’s Australian distributor - Tyson Bowen, said the group is pleased with the two-model range's $44,990 to $49,990 pricing...


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi Review : Quick Drive
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi Review : Quick Drive

Not due to launch locally until early next year, we get a quick home-soil track drive of the new 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi...


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi pricing and specifications: $44,990 hot-hatch on the way
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi pricing and specifications: $44,990 hot-hatch on the way

The new 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi will hit Australia in the coming months with a $44,990 (before on-road costs) starting point, the French carmaker has confirmed today. Available for pre-order from December, ahead of a first-quarter 2016 launch, the range will open with the Peugeot 308 GTi 250, while the more powerful 308 GTi 270 will slot in just below $50k with a $49,990 list price...


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi Review
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi Review

The new 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi may look somewhat sedate on the outside but rest assured, this thing is serious…...


Peugeot won't 'play the game' with Nurburgring lap times
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Peugeot won't 'play the game' with Nurburgring lap times

Despite fierce competition and years of one-upmanship across various brands, Peugeot has said it will not 'play the game' when it comes to chasing record-breaking lap times around Germany's infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit...