The all-new 2022 Peugeot 308 has finally been unveiled, and as promised, it is not just the latest evolution of Peugeot’s compact passenger car. As Peugeot turns a new chapter under the new Stellantis automotive group, the all-new 308 is also the first model to feature the French automaker’s latest branding and logo design.
The all-new Peugeot 308 is arguably one of Peugeot’s finest designs yet in our opinion. Upfront, you get Peugeot’s latest signature grille design flanked by standard-fit LED headlights with vertical LED daytime running lights. Sitting proudly in the middle of the grille is Peugeot’s new roaring lion logo. Moving towards the side, and you’ll see that the 308’s silhouette is sleeker than ever. This is thanks to its wheelbase growing by 55 mm and the roofline being lowered by 30 mm. And then at the rear is Peugeot’s signature three-claw LED taillights that are connected by a black strip for a sportier look.
Inside, the all-new Peugeot 308 features the latest evolution of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit design, which includes a 10-inch digital gauge cluster with added stereoscopic 3D function on GT variants and a 10-inch infotainment touch screen. Interior build quality and materials have also been significantly improved as Peugeot pushes its brand to move a bit more upmarket compared to mainstream rivals such as Toyota.
Under the hood of the all-new 308 are five engine choices, two of which are plug-in hybrids (PHEV). The non-PHEV models are the PureTech 110 and PureTech 130 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engines, and the 1.5-liter BlueHDi 130 four-cylinder diesel engine. The numbers also denote the horsepower ratings of these engines. The PureTech 110 is only available with a 6-speed manual while the PureTech 130 and BlueHDI 130 are available in both a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic.
The two plug-in hybrid versions are the Hybrid 180 e-EAT-8, which combines a 150-hp PureTech gasoline engine and an electric motor. Total system output is at 180 hp and pure electric range is at 60 km when the vehicle is fully charged. The flagship model is the Hybrid 225 e-EAT8, which combines a 180-hp PureTech gasoline engine and an electric motor that provides a total system output of 225 hp and a pure electric range of 59 km when the vehicle is fully charged. All PHEV models come as standard with an 8-speed automatic only.
As with every modern car nowadays, the all-new Peugeot 308 is equipped with the latest and greatest in driver aids, such as automatic emergency braking, full-speed radar cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot warning, just to name a few.
The all-new 2022 Peugeot 308 will go on sale later this year through Peugeot’s European online and physical dealerships.