Details of the new and updated Peugeot models launching in Australia in 2015.
Peugeot 308 GT – March
The new warm-hatch version of the Peugeot 308 hatchback, the new Peugeot 308 GT, is set to hit showroom floors late in the first quarter of the year.
The GT model is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine pushing out 151kW and 285Nm (or slightly less than a VW Golf GTI and about the same as a Kia Pro_cee’d GT) in petrol guise. The diesel 2.0-litre has 133kW and 400Nm.
Expect it to be sold as a five-door hatch and small station wagon, and it should be easily distinguishable from the rest of the 308 range by its sporty body additions and larger 18-inch alloys.
Who knows? We may even see a 308 GTi by the end of 2015.
Read more about the Peugeot 308 GT.
Peugeot 308 1.6-litre turbo – March
The Peugeot 308 line-up will receive a new 1.6-litre turbocharged engine in the Allure specification and the soon-to-be-added Allure Premium specification.
The new 110kW/240Nm four-pot engine will replace the three-cylinder, 96kW/230Nm unit that is currently the mainstay of the petrol model range. That smaller engine will remain in the Access and Active models.
The new four-cylinder will be available in both hatch and wagon body styles, meaning buyers who want a more practical small car will have the choice of the new petrol engine or the existing 2.0-litre diesel.
Read more about the Peugeot 308.
Peugeot 3008 update – Q2
A new-look version of the Peugeot 3008 hatchback-cum-crossover will arrive locally between April and June, sporting a new look and major revisions.
The updated model has a new front-end design incorporating revised headlights, grille and bumper, while under the bonnet are new engines – including updated 1.6-litre turbo petrol and 2.0-litre turbo diesel powertrains.
The 3008 will also score a new interior, including an updated infotainment screen with reverse-view camera display.
The current 3008 starts at $36,490 plus on-road costs and tops out at $43,490 plus costs. Expect word on pricing and specifications in the coming months.
Read more about the Peugeot 3008.
Peugeot 508 update - Q2
The new-look Peugeot 508 mid-size sedan and wagon will arrive in showrooms in the second quarter of the year.
The sharp-looking new model sees a major styling upgrade, with a new front-end and redesigned rear tail-lights increasing the visual presence of the 508.
Inside, there are new tech items such as a colour heads-up display, revised 7.0-inch touchscreen media system with reverse-view camera display and updated trim and upholstery.
Under the bonnet you can expect revised turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
Read our review of the updated 2015 Peugeot 508.