Update (22/1): Peugeot's local division has confirmed that the 208 GTi and 308 GTi are unavailable with AEB from the factory, and therefore are not included as part of the range-wide safety upgrade.
Peugeot Australia has added autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment across its line-up, including the 208, 308, 2008 and 3008.
The update is met with no price increase for any model line, with every Peugeot model now featuring key safety features like AEB and a rear-view camera as standard equipment.
Depending on model, the AEB system uses just a front-facing camera or camera with front-facing radar, and includes pedestrian detection. Speed thresholds vary between models.
“Autonomous emergency braking is a vital safety assist technology and Peugeot Australia is to be commended for this commitment to make AEB standard across its entire Australian model range.” said James Goodwin, CEO for independent crash-tester, ANCAP.
“Safety is not a luxury and having AEB as a standard offering provides enhanced safety to consumers.”
As already mentioned, there are no price increases despite the tech add-on, in fact, the entry-level 208 Active is now $200 cheaper - starting at $21,990 before on-road costs.
However, the 208 GTi and 308 GTi hot hatches don't receive the safety tech as it isn't compatible with those models.
The 5008 large SUV will complete the AEB-equipped line-up next month, becoming the French brand's first seven-seat crossover.