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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi review

The hot-hatch market is more crowded than ever. Where does the 308 GTi fit among a gamut of fun, fast, affordable rivals?

2018 Peugeot 308 Allure review

The top-spec Peugeot 308 offers an upmarket look and feel with a dash of French flair.

2018 Peugeot 308 Touring review

The 2018 Peugeot 308 Touring presents as an attractive and viable alternative to a flood of SUVs on the roads.

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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Peugeot 308 Videos

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track

It's time. With some new entries in the Australian scene, it's time to pull together some of the most compelling hot hatches to see which is most deserving.  ...

2017 Peugeot 308 Active review

Read the full article here. That’s that. Three months and as many thousand kilometres later, and it’s time to hand back our 2017 Peugeot 308 Active hatchback. We’ve traversed highways and country roads, done the daily grind commute thing, pawed over its interior and infotainment, and while I’ve been the primary possessor of the car during its time here, it has spent time with other members of the editorial and executive teams...

2016 Peugeot 308 GTi Review : Australian First Drive

It’s no fun arriving late for the party, especially when it's 15 years late. Since the 2000 model 306 GTI-6, Peugeot has been busy building some other fine front wheel drive fare, like the RCZ-R and 208 GTI 30th Anniversary. But now they’re back with this, the 308 GTI, a potent new hot hatch built to go head-to-head with Volkswagen’s definitive Golf GTI...

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Peugeot 308 Comparisons

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track

We pit five of the best turbo hot hatches - and one wildcard sedan - against one another to find out which is the fastest and most fun small rocketship for under $60k. In this video we test outright performance and lap times...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test

Is there a more vibrant and diverse segment on the market right now than that labelled 'hot hatch'? In fact, is it technically a segment at all, but rather a broad net cast wide enough to include a $25K compact-sized Suzuki Swift Sport at one extreme and larger, circa-$80K Audi RS3s and Merc-AMG A45s at the other? And that’s just hatchbacks...

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Peugeot 308 News

Peugeot 308 hits 1 million units

Peugeot has produced its one millionth 308 this past week, along with the 500,000th 3008, both rolling down the production line at almost the same time. According to the French brand, the 308 is being built at a rate of 860 vehicles per day, while the 3008 is running at over 1000 units a day. The plant is said to be running seven days a week to meet global demand...

Hot hatches have jumped the shark, and we deserve better

I despise the phrase 'jumped the shark'. It comes from a late episode of Happy Days, where Fonzie literally jumps over a shark on water skis – at least, that's what Wikipedia told me. I wasn't born when the shark was first jumped, you see, but the expression still lingers like a bad smell over pop culture...

Peugeot 308, 3008, 5008 diesels recalled

Inchcape Australia has issued a recall notice for diesel-powered Peugeot 308, 3008 and 5008 models, over concerns about engine overheating. According to the company, the cooling strategy and maximum temperature alert might make the engine overheat. If the engine overheats and seizes on the move, owners and other road users could be at risk of an accident...

Peugeot Australia considering 96kW petrol option for 3008, 308 Touring

Peugeot's local division is mulling a 96kW 1.2-litre petrol engine for a "broader range" of models, namely the 3008 crossover and 308 Touring wagon. Currently used in models like the 208 light hatch, 2008 SUV, and 308 small hatch, the 'PureTech' turbocharged three-cylinder unit makes the aforementioned 96kW of power at 5500rpm, along with 230Nm of torque at 1750rpm...

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Peugeot 308 Owner Reviews

2016 Peugeot 308 Active review

So, a little while ago here I posted a very glowing review of my 2008 Ford Territory TX – my first car. In March this year, though, a family discussion of my needs and the car’s age and resale etc came up, and the decision was made to switch from the trusty but aging Tezza. Ideally, the next car would be a direct replacement – a dog-mobile/tow car with preferably a diesel engine and lower mileage...

2008 Peugeot 308 XSE HDi review

I bought my (what has proven to be) trustworthy 308 amidst all the usual small car options. I surveyed Mazda 3s, the Ford Focus, and the CarAdvice all-rounder Volkswagen Golf. Due to the kilometres I travel, a diesel seemed like the best option. One thing that PSA has always done very well is diesel! I took the ‘risk’ of buying my first car, an ‘unreliable’ French car...

2015 Peugeot 308 Touring Allure review

I have had my 2015 Peugeot 308 Touring wagon for a year-and-a-half now, and really enjoy the car. Originally I was tossing up between a Holden Calais, Subaru Liberty and the 308. I ended up going with the Peugeot because of the nimble handling and supremely light steering. The Calais by comparison was boat like, although I can see the benefit of the larger vehicle on the open Australian country roads...

2013 Peugeot 308 Sportium Touring HDi Review

When I bought the 2013 Peugeot 308 Sportium Touring wagon, space enough to fit two bikes standing in the rear instead of plonking them on the roof or rear mounted rack was the main requirement as was the ability to load large Ikea flat-packs. This car is versatile enough for all this as all rear seats( 5 of them) can be removed...

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Peugeot 308 hits 1 million units

2018 Peugeot 308 GTi review

2018 Peugeot 308 Allure review

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test

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