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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...

Peugeot 308: Next-gen coming in 2020 - report

The Peugeot 308 looks set to be replaced by an all-new car at the turn of the decade, according to a new report out of France. Caradisiac claims the new-gen 308 will be launched in 2020, boasting hatchback and wagon body styles, and a design inspired by the brand's newer models like the 3008 SUV and the 508 sedan and Touring wagon...

Peugeot 308 GTI production halted for WLTP, local supply unaffected

Peugeot has halted production of the 308 GTi for four months, as it works to revise the car's 1.6-litre engine to pass incoming World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) standards. Local supply of the turbo tearaway, which finished fifth in our recent hot hatch mega test, shouldn't be affected by the break in production at Peugeot's factory in Sochaux, France...

Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches

Peugeot is offering a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on its SUV models sold before the end of June, as part of a wider sales campaign. The brand's 'delicious' deals campaign will upgrade 208 Active ($21,990 before on-roads) and 308 Active ($26,990 before on-roads) purchases to the Allure grade, representing $3000 and $5000 of extra value respectively...

2014-15 Peugeot 308 recalled

Peugeot has issued a recall for its 'T9' 308 small car over concerns a faulty cooling strategy and maximum temperature alert could cause the engine to overheat. The French manufacturer says overheating could cause the engine to seize when in use, meaning the vehicle could stop suddenly. If the condition occurs, this poses an accident risk for the vehicle's occupants and other road users...

Peugeot adds AEB across the line-up - UPDATE

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...

Peugeot Avantage Editions launch with seven-year warranty

Peugeot Australia has announced its range of Avantage Editions, celebrating our summer of tennis and the French brand's partnership with the ATP men's tennis association. Available on the 208, 308, 2008 and 3008, the special variants are limited to just 80 units in total, making these cars quite exclusive...

2018 Peugeot 308 pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Peugeot 308 range have been revealed on the company's local website. The revised range gets a new look, upgraded levels of standard specification, and spells the end of the GT variants featured in the outgoing lineup. As before, however, the range opens with the entry-level Active - which starts at $26,990 plus on-road costs...