Updated with new information on Australian engine line-up.

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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.

Documents seen by CarAdvice suggest the 2015 Peugeot 308 sold locally will be available with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine.

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CarAdvice understands Peugeot Australia considered three tunes of the petrol engine - a naturally aspirated 60kW/118Nm version and two turbocharged versions with 81kW/205Nm and 96kW/230Nm - but will offer only the most powerful of the trio in our market, teamed with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

The larger diesel engine will produce 110kW and 370Nm and will come paired exclusively with a six-speed auto ’box. Both engines will feature stop-start technology.

European data reveals combined cycle fuel consumption of between 4.6 to 4.9 litres per 100km for the petrol-powered variants and a frugal 4.1L/100km figure for the diesel.

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Daytime running lights will be standard on all variants. Steel and alloy wheel sizes will range from 15 to 18 inches, depending on the model grade.

Full Australian specifications and pricing will be released in the coming weeks in the lead up to the 308’s local launch. The new model promises to be significantly better equipped and more technologically advanced than its predecessor.

Features available in Europe include full LED headlamps, panoramic glass roof, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, 9.7-inch colour touchscreen with reverse-view camera and satellite navigation, and a driver assistance package with dynamic cruise control and an emergency collision alert and automatic braking system.

Read our review of the European spec 308 SW here.