At $27,990 plus on-road costs, the 308 Active is $1100 than the model it replaces, though the upgrade also includes complimentary map updates for the vehicle warranty period - valued at $450 over three years.
While the navigation system lifts the cabin appeal, the inclusion of a rear-view camera addresses a glaring omission in the 308 Active’s safety suite.
Kai Bruesewitz, general manager for Peugeot Australia, said the equipment upgrades are in response to customer demands.
“Demand for safety and on-board services such as satellite navigation has grown significantly over the past year and this is the first step in us responding to these demands,” he said.
“Our Active hatches attract younger buyers, so it was logical for us to enhance the vehicle with key safety and navigational aids – it also signals greater changes in store for the 308 range in the near future.”
Those near-future changes could well be the minor facelift that is expected to arrive at some point next year.
A prototype was spotted a month ago, wearing some light disguise over the front bumper and grille, though revisions to the tail-lights could also be in the pipeline.
Bruesewitz’s comment, though, could also be referencing numerous interior, safety and technology upgrades that will come part of the 308’s refresh.
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