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PEUGEOT 308 HATCHBACK

1.2 PureTech 110 Active Premium 5dr

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Peugeot's third generation 308 is much improved. Jonathan Crouch takes a look

Background

You might not have ever thought of the Peugeot 308 family hatch as being truly aspirational but maybe it's time to start. Peugeot's been making Focus-class models for half a century and we're already on the third generation of the one badged '308'. This is the most up-market version yet, in keeping with the Peugeot brand's more premium positioning within the new Stellantis Group formed by the merger of PSA and Fiat. The last 308 wasn't really a car many customers would have chosen in preference to a Golf, let alone anything premium, but this MK3 version might be. Everything's different - even the front Peugeot grille badge. And the sharky looks clothe a cabin that could just be the segment's most sophisticated. Premium values with mainstream value? Is that what we've got here? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, there's a mix of something old and something new. Familiarity comes with the conventional petrol unit, an updated version of the brand's usual PureTech three cylinder 1.2-litre powerplant and available with 130hp. Peugeot is also still offering its usual 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel in 130hp form. Both these two mainstream engines are being offered only with 80-speed EAT8 auto transmission. As for what's new, well inevitably it's electrified. There are two petrol Plug-in Hybrid units, starting with the Hybrid 180 model which combines a 150hp PureTech petrol engine with a 109hp electric motor and a 12.4kWh battery smaller than that in the 3008 SUV, but large enough to take the car up to 37 miles between charges. The same range is also possible from the alternative Hybrid 225 variant, which combines a 180bhp petrol engine with the same 109bhp electric motor for a maximum combined power output of 225hp. What about autonomous drive technology? After all, a car of this kind these days isn't quite complete without it To satisfy this need, the French maker is offering its 'Peugeot Drive Assist 2.0' set-up. Previously, PSA Group tech relied on stop-and-go cruise control and lane-keep assist, but this evolved set-up can now automatically adapt the speed of the car around corners, operating at speeds up to 112mph.

Design and Build

This third generation 308 certainly makes a pavement statement. As before, there are hatch and estate body styles, both of which have plenty of overtaking presence. There's a longer-looking bonnet and a lower-looking nose bearing the latest, rather different Peugeot badge on its grille. Flanking this are slimmer LED headlights complemented by Peugeot's fang-like LED daytime running lights. In profile, existing owners might notice the extra 11mm of length and the prominent creases that have appeared over the wheel arches, which sit below a stronger shoulder line. At the rear, there are tail lights with three 'claw' style lighting elements. And inside? Well if you thought the exterior was different, take a look in the cabin. Yes, there's still Peugeot's i-Cockpit layout with its small steering wheel, but that now sits beneath a completely new digital instrument panel, with clever 3D image tech borrowed from the brand's smaller 208 supermini. The tall, sloping dashboard features a sharp-looking 10-inch touchscreen display which has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and is available in two forms - basic 'i-Connect' and more sophisticated 'i-Connect plus', which offers widescreen navigation from TomTom. Bottom of Form Beneath this monitor is a row of freely configurable touch-sensitive controls, called 'i-Toggles'. Each one offers a shortcut to a major function, such as radio, climate control or 'phone. Out back, a 55mm wheelbase increase makes the rear cabin noticeably more spacious than before. And boot space for the hatch is rated at 412-litres, better than most class rivals. If you want more, you'll need the alternative SW estate, which offers 608-litres before you start folding seats.

Market and Model

To reflect all the fresh technology, prices have risen a little. Expect a starting point for the hatch of around £24,000, with the brand's usual 'Active Premium', 'Allure', 'Allure Premium', 'GT' and 'GT Premium' trim levels. There's no GTi this time round. There'll just be the two body styles to start with - hatch and SW estate. There are no plans to reprise the Cabriolet body shape that featured with the first generation 308. For the asking figures, you get plenty of extra safety tech, including a long-range blind-spot-monitoring function, rear cross traffic alert and a reversing camera with a 180-degree field of view. There's also automatic high-beam and traffic sign recognition. If you go for an EAT8 auto variant, you can have Adaptive cruise control with a full stop-and-go function. Manual versions can also modulate distance to the car ahead, but not below speeds of 19mph. Across the range, a 360-degree top-down style surround view camera is also offered. If you want to add luxury touches, your dealer will offer you nappa leather upholstery and powered, massaging seats. From 'GT' trim upwards, there's also a clever cabin air filtration system designed to keep polluting gasses and particles out, with the cabin air quality level displayed on the centre-dash screen.

Cost of Ownership

The PureTech and BlueHDi diesel petrol engines deliver very similar WLTP efficiency figures to those of the same units in the previous generation version of this car. Think around 55mpg on the combined cycle and 128g/km of CO2 for the PureTech 130 engine; and about 65mpg and 117g/km of CO2 for the 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 diesel. This latest car's chassis (an evolved version of the PSA Group's EMP2 platform) can support a full-electric variant, but the Group already has the Citroen e-C4 in this segment, so the 308 goes PHEV with two Plug-in Hybrid variants, the Hybrid 180 and the Hybrid 225. As we mentioned in our 'Driving Experience' section, up to 37 miles of battery running is claimed in each case, while CO2 is rated at 25g/km. From a household plug, both PHEV variants will be replenished in just over seven hours. You'll find 3.7kW single-phase charging supported as standard, which means recharges will take three hours and 50 minutes. A 7.4kW on-board charger is available as an option and plugged into a wallbox, the battery will take one hour and 50 minutes to be topped up. The plug-in hybrid 308 variants offer a thermal pre-conditioning function too. Via the MyPeugeot smartphone app or by using the vehicle's touchscreen, owners can schedule a wake-up time for the battery. This means that the cells can be at the optimal temperature for efficiency from the time you start up, plus of course the interior can also be pre-cooled or pre-heated too.

Summary

Peugeot isn't just building a car with this third generation 308. It's building a reputation. For too long, this much-loved brand lost sight of what made people want its products. Now, it's setting out to build desirable machines once more, models that aren't simply playing catch up or trying to copy the big sellers. Sure enough, this is vehicle with a definite feel of its own. It's not going to appeal to everybody but it is now a car that the company can rightly feel proud of - a contender good enough to worry the best in the business. After all, it gets so many things so right. French family hatchbacks in this class haven't always been able to justify themselves, either in terms of quality or in the harder discipline of pounds and pence running costs, but this one performs beyond expectations in both these areas. Overall, what's on offer here is a car that's continuing to restore Peugeot's reputation for building elegant, comfortable and understated vehicles. A car that gives the brand a shot at making good on its upmarket aspirations. It's been a long time coming.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions132.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed116mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • Bluetooth telephone facility
  • Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
  • Mirror screen with mirror link, apple carplay and andriod auto
  • Multi function trip computer
  • PEUGEOT i-Cockpit with 9.7" capacitive touchscreen in centre console
  • Peugeot i-cockpit with compact multi-function steering wheel
  • Peugeot i-cockpit with head-up instrument panel
  • Programmable cruise control and speed limiter
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Service interval indicator

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers radio with mp3 compatible
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Steering column mounted multifunction controls
  • USB socket
  • Voice recognition for radio, navigation and telephony features

Exterior Features

  • 2 X Rear number plate lights
  • Automatic triggered rear windscreen wiper in reverse gear
  • Black side window trim
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch/auto up/down
  • Electric operated/heated door mirrors
  • Front windscreen wiper with multi speed setting
  • Halogen foglights
  • Halogen headlights
  • Headlights left on audible warning
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • LED daytime running lights built into the headlamp unit
  • Power folding door mirrors with courtesy approach lighting
  • Radiator grille - chrome edge trim and with black central
  • Rear LED Peugeot signature 'Claw Effect' lights
  • Roof mounted antenna
  • Side indicator lights integrated into door mirrors

Interior Features

  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
  • 12V socket
  • 2x Rear coat hooks
  • 4 Grab handles retractable and damped
  • Central front armrest with height and longitudinal adjustment
  • Comfort front seats
  • Door armrests and facia panels trimmed in mistral fabric
  • Driver and front passenger seat height adjustment
  • Driver and front passenger seat manual adjustment in longitudinal and back rest angle
  • Driver seat lumbar adjustment
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Electric power steering with reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Fixing rings 4 in load compartment
  • Front centre console cup holders
  • Front interior light with 2 reading spotlights and rear interior light with timer
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Metax mistral cloth upholstery
  • Mistral full grain leather steering wheel
  • Roof lining - light grey
  • Satin chrome gear lever
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Seatbelt not fastened audible and visual alert for front seats
  • Seatbelt unfastened on the move audible and visual alert for front and rear seats
  • Seatbelt unfastened warning display

Packs

  • Visibility pack - 308

Safety

  • 2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats
  • 3x Rear three-point retractable seatbelts with force limiters in the outer rear seats
  • ABS + EBD + EBA
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags with passenger airbag deactivation function
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • ESP
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests (x3), height adjustable
  • Front three point retractable seatbelts with force limiters
  • Front/rear disc brakes
  • Hill assist control
  • Mechanical parking brake
  • Tyre pressure sensor

Security

  • Automatic door locking
  • Automatic hazard light activation upon heavy brake application
  • Deadlocking system
  • Electronic code immobiliser
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote control central locking with two plip keys
  • Thatcham cat 1 ultrasonic alarm

Trim

  • Satin chrome dash trim

Wheels

  • 16" Quartz alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.321
  • HC
    0.03
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    67
  • NOx
    0.022
  • Particles
    0.0004
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    132
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    142
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    116
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    150
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    124
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    124
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    101
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    162
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    134
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    139
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    112

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1199
  • Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    75
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    90.5
  • Engine Code
    EB2ADT
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    44.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    54.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    42.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    51.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    51.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    63
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    47.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    45.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    56.6

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.2
  • Badge Power
    110
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    PureTech 110
  • Coin Series
    Active Premium
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    12500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    10
  • Engine Power - BHP
    110
  • Engine Power - KW
    81
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    151
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    20.9
  • Engine Torque - NM
    205
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1750
  • Top Speed
    116

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    QUARTZ
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1457
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4253
  • Wheelbase
    2620
  • Width
    1804
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2043

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    53
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1735
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1309
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    470
  • Max. Loading Weight
    532
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1300
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    580
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1203
  • No. of Seats
    5
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Customer Reviews

   
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Julie Judge

"Excellent Service I would definitely recommend. Scott and Holly have been outstanding. Thank you so much I love my new car!!."

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